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Christmas Wishes: A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats & Treasures Hardcover – July 16, 2010
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"What a joy! Live your favorite Christmases over again with this sugar-sprinkled guidebook of magic memories." (Karal Ann Marling Author of Merry Christmas 2010-04-01)
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Tim Hollis lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the recognized authority on the South's roadside history.
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Very colorful fun pictures of the Christmas holiday. Starts out with intro about how big of an event Christmas was at the author's house, growing up.
Pictures along the way chronicle the years as they went by, as an infant.
Discussions of the toys throughout the years...I can recall some of them but a lot I'm unfamiliar with.
Candy and other 5 and dime store items were big hits. There is even a recipe for sugar cookies. I recall getting my turn to note pages of things I wanted from Sears catalog and Montgomery Wards catalog.
Christmas TV specials were a big hit.
I was so fortunate to be able to contribute many images which Tim used in this great book. Having grown up in the time frame celebrated within the pages of this book, it is a keepsake that you will want to read and explore again and again. If you or anyone that you know loves the holiday season- this book is for you and would make the perfect gift for others. This book will no doubt become a tradition during the holiday season and all year round!
With few exceptions, the books, records and TV shows Mr. Hollis writes about held no memories for me. Same with the toys which were either too early or too late for my interest to be held.
His writing style is more than a little wordy, but I appreciated his sense of humor which help lighten some things up. His opinion of Spencer Gifts was quite strong, and not without justification, but he started to sound whiney.
Though I found parts of this book interesting, he really pulls the excessive minutia out in chapters 2, 3 and 4, leaving me truly bored.
While this book doesn’t count as one of my favorites, the images throughout the book were well done and enjoyable. Maybe I’ll wait before putting it in the yard sale box.