This gorgeous ad to the right is from 1945--alas, this was all we could salvage; it's an advertisement for Community Silverplate... because now that the war was over...click on the photo
Community had some really interesting ads. You can see more at the end of this posting.
Moving along: Lisa found this very interesting blog called Vanished Americana; it has some interesting Christmas entries:
--Pages from the 1940 Sears Christmas catalog http://www.vanishedamericana.com/vintage-christmas-2/highlights-from-the-1940-sears-christmas-catalog/
--1960’s commercial for Lionel Trains Astro Missile train set http://www.vanishedamericana.com/advertising/1960s-commercial-for-lionel-trains-astro-missile-train-set/--Buy your Christmas gifts at an “electric” shop ---H.I. Scharr Electric Co. – Things Electrical http://www.vanishedamericana.com/advertising/h-i-scharr-electric-co-things-electrical/
Some wonderful vintage holiday store windows—click on the link, scroll down the page http://www.glamoursplash.com/2009/12/magical-window-dressing-for-holidays.html
Wonderful Christmas song videos—quite a few to choose from, some vintage, scroll down the page once you click on the link http://www.glamoursplash.com/2009/12/christmas-songs-for-holiday.html
Those of us who lived in the Bronx will certainly remember…FREEDOMLAND! Click on the link http://www.viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2012/11/freedomland-postcards.html