Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Vintage Christmases Gone By

If you were lucky and well wealthy enough, fifty years ago or more you would have owned a film recorder or video camera. Today we call them camcorders and almost everyone has one. My how things change!

I was curious to see if there were any vintage home movies made on Christmas day and by golly there were many. It was eerie and yet sweet to view some of these home videos. Just knowing that many of the people I was looking at were most likely gone or very old was emotional for me because looking at these home movies is basically like taking a peak into some one's private life from long ago.

So without further adieu, here are some really beautiful home videos ranging from the 1930's to the 1960's. They were all found on YouTube. *smile* Oh, and keep in mind there is no sound included (except for an introduction in the '39 video and some music added by the movie owners of the '60 video) because the camcorder was in  it's beginning stages back then.

This is from 1939, capturing family life during Christmastime.
The person who posted this was the little boy playing---
 with his father who was 35, his grandmother who was 60, and
his younger brother who was only six months at the time, in 1940.

1950's Christmas-Lets just say I want every
toy this little got from Santa! hehehe

Christmas 1960-A beautiful family with four children
opening their presents on Christmas morning-what a delight!

I hope you enjoyed watching these as much as I did!!



  1. These are so sweet. I know exactly what you mean about feeling emotional. I love seeing family time and happy children. Thanks for starting my day off right :)

  2. These are so heart warming ♥ I feel the same too whenever I see some vintage stuff from long ago, I'm young but I always feel for those who lived long ago ♥VISIT HIM AND HER PROJECT♥

  3. I am totally with you girls! They actually reminded me that simplicity is a good thing and that memories are ever more precious than I thought they were! xox

  4. What a heartwarmingly charming idea for a post. I'm opening each of these immensely sweet holiday videos in their own tabs and will be watching them before turning in for the evening. Thank you for a most delightful way to cap off Saturday night.

    Oodles of hugs,

  5. So happy you enjoyed them! Did you see all those toys the 1950's little girl got-lucky! Hehe xox


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