Kodachrome Christmas from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

Rebecca found this Christmas video…no sound, but the images are classic. And, as she says: “The color is terrific. The barkcloth! The red leather chair!” Source: Kodachrome Christmas from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

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  1. Maureenog says:

    I don’t even think I can express the joy I feel at seeing this video! Thank you! It’s hilarious. I agree with the other person who said… it was wonderfully tidy housewives like that who preserved all those wonderful items we can love now!

  2. nina462 says:

    I love the drapes! Actually I saw some at a local antique store this weekend (I’m going back for the console tv). This is just precious! And I’ll bet all those toys were made in the USA and the plastic on those (howdy doody figures?)…there was no message stating that the ‘plastic is not a toy’. This was just precious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Terri says:

    This looked much like our 1967 Christmas! I had those scary clown/jester toys that were propped up against the fireplace. They had plastic faces and satin bodies…they were just creepy. The only thing missing on the ladies were the corsages that looked like package ties!
    As a mom of two younger kids, the melting toddler was PERFECT!!!
    This was just wonderful!! Happy Holidays!

  4. Alice says:

    What a wonderful way to start the day Pam! And what a progressive Mom for buying her daughters a toy car and a tank!

  5. Marta says:

    A month late watching this, but enjoyed it so much!

    I think the parents are the first couple shown with the kids sitting on their laps, Dad comfortable in casual shirt, mom looking happy but a wee bit exhausted. The second couple playing ring-around-the-rosie looks like the mom’s sister and BIL, dressed up for the visit. Speaking of which, what a great maternity outfit!

    Really jazzed to see the doll in the background. My sister and I got that same doll for Christmas, probably about the same year.

  6. Kelly Jackson says:

    Hi, Pam: Just going through some of your old posts and this video seriously made me scream with laughter! We all have similar images somewhere, whether on film or photographs. The little girls all in red, with baby mad at everybody, throwing a tantrum, then everyone playing “ring around the rosy” (at least it looked like) was just too darn cute! Thanks!

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