Well, you've no doubt dragged out the boxes of vintage Christmas: the houses; the ornaments; the lights...It's a little like seeing old friends again...
Which reminded your editor of this outstanding blast from vintage putz house past: the amazing Christmas village of J. St. Pierre. Click on the photo.
Your editor spent a half hour trying to get the pre-lit artificial tree lights to work again; this was NOT fun--as it turned out, a strand of dead LED lights was the culprit, rendering the rest of the tree dark...problem solved! But not without quite a bit of colorful language along the way...stay tuned...
Check out this 1952 French Christmas toy catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/39495180@N07/sets/72157628127948461/with/6394616143/
Love this site---a page full of Victorian inspired Christmas reproduction pop up cards, message fans, die cuts and more https://carriagegifts.hostasaurus.com/Xmas.html
Martha Stewart takes a tour of the National Christmas Center; you have to endure a commercial first however http://www.marthastewart.com/252802/christmas-center
Check out this 1949 Christmas tree dripping with tinsel http://on.fb.me/1XzI0HH
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS: A LOOK BACK AT DIRECTOR ERNST LUBITSCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/11/from-our-friends-european-film-star.html
WANT MORE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS, including matchless stars, putz houses and more? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_9.html
And for those who may be visiting the Croton area during Advent... http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-advent-experience-at-crotons-asbury.html