Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Annual Christmas Pop-Up

Yes, it does pop up once a year, doesn't it? Though perhaps not quite like this. It isn't Halloween anymore, Santa - you're not supposed to jump out from piles of things and scare people.

Actually this lady just looks bemused, not scared or annoyed (the way I would be if he tried this out on me). She's probably his wife and has seen him do this many times before. In fact, this is very likely to be the Wembley tie couple from yesterday. She has that pursed-mouth expression down very nicely, all right.

Anyway, I want to wish you all a wonderful and amazing holiday! You might want to put out some extra eggnog, though, because Santa looks like he could use a little sit-down and some refreshments.

[From Life, November 10, 1952.]

13 comments:

Auntie E said...

I love visiting your site. I have posted some old Santa sponsored ads on my Living Healthy site.
I have a song for you on my At home site, a special Christmas morning treat on my Kitchen site and a Christmas card on my Garden site. Have a wonderful day.

FreshHell said...

A very Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for such an entertaining year.

Eric said...

This ad reminds me of a Jack In The Box, or maybe some sort of oblique allegorical nod to the 'popping up' resurrection of Jesus rolled in with the Christmas celebration. Man, if I were a psychiatrist, I could have a field day with the advertising wizards who came up with this.

Merry Christmas to all

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I'm glad I got to know you this year :) Hope your holiday is lovely!

Tracy

Margie and Edna said...

Wishing you the merriest Christmas ever from the basement.

Hairball T. Hairball said...

Merry Christmas, Lidian!

I've seen hats with veils before, but I've never seen one with an eye mask like that. It reminds me of a burglar wearing a mask, except it doesn't conceal her identity. *puzzled*

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Merry Christmas! Santa looks like he could do with a sedative! :D

Tori Lennox said...

She's probably wondering who's going to clean up the mess when all those cards go flying and scatter all over the floor.

Rebecca said...

Merry Christmas, Lidian! You have a retro ad for everything, don't you! ;) God bless you & yours, and have a wonderful New Year.

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Will said...

She better be his wife cause that look on her face definitely gives away what she is thinking! ;-)

Have a wonderful Christmas!

gallery said...

Merry Christmas to all of you!