Saturday, December 19, 2015

K.A.C. 2015 - T - 6 ...

     Continuing our space theme from yesterday (you ARE still playing on a continuous loop the Darth Vader Burning Corpse Yule Log, aren't you?), Blaze sent me this updated and colorized Christmas photo of the Robinsons from LOST IN SPACE. The original was in black and white and didn't have either the Robot or Dr. Smith - I like this one better! And since it's the 50th anniversary of the show, I thought I would mention (again) what a stellar job 20th Century Fox did with the Blu-ray box set of the entire series - if you haven't gotten it yet and want a piece of true 1960s nostalgia, get it! 


     Speaking of the Sith Lord, perhaps you would like to remember him from happier times, like when he was decked out in a jolly holiday sweater and cap. That never happened, you say? Hmmm ... then why is there an ornament commemorating it? It's just the first of the '12 Most Disturbing Hallmark Ornaments of All Time' (and you'll get NO argument from me about putting that Kirk and Spock ornament on your tree)!

      Two years ago, I featured this book at left featuring Santa bringing Christmas to the astronauts on the moon. Since then, I've learned some more information about it. Entitled The Moon Christmas Coloring Book, it was put out by Lord & Taylor in 1970. That part always confused me until I did some further digging and realized this was the department store's giveaway for kids who came to see Santa at Lord & Taylor! Then it made perfect sense! When my Mom would take me, usually kids got a small toy or candy cane or some such, but I also remember getting a generic coloring book and crayons some years, too (although not the Moon one pictured here). If YOU have young ones driving you up the wall yet trying so hard to be good until Christmas, go to the link below and print off the whole book for them to color! 


     Coming Tomorrow: How do you sell the public on a Christmas mascot that nobody loves? Plus the most clever ads of the year - see you soon! 

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