Tag Archives: Christmas

memories of the ’80s – Popples

For kids of 1987, the most desired gift for under the tree was inspired by a television show: Popples. Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC), a division of American Greetings, created the Popples, which are teddy bear/marsupials with a long tail … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Atari 2600

In 1977, the coveted toy for Santa to bring was The Atari 2600. Early on in the personal gaming universe, it was The Atari 2600 that every kid pleaded Santa and their parents to bring them for Christmas 1977. Debuting … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Candleshoe

In 1977, Walt Disney Productions brought a book to the screen for the holiday season: Candleshoe. Based on the novel Christmas at Candleshoe by Michael Innes, the screenplay was written by David Swift and Anne Marie Sisson, with director Norman … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Last Christmas by Wham!

The Brit pop duo Wham! decided to get into the holiday spirit in the mid 1980s with their contribution to the season with Last Christmas. Released as a B side single with the song Everything She Wants from the 1984 … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney

In November 1979, a former Beatle, working by himself in his home studio decided to celebrate the holiday season with the song Wonderful Christmastime. In the Fall of 1979, Paul McCartney was focused on writing and recording his second solo … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Christmas 1975

In 1975, young kids were writing their letters to Santa Claus – hoping for that favourite toy. During this year, some of the top selling toys included the infamous Pet Rock and the video game Pong. Looking at the some … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

For this pop culture & beach lover, Honolulu’s Santa Claus is my kinda of guy….

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