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The Christmas Season Through The Years — What Was Popular The Year You Were Born?

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Christmas through the years has changed drastically. We always have new movies coming out, new songs, and new lovable characters that we cherish throughout time. It’s always fun to take a trip down memory lane and check out what aspect of Christmas was most popular during each year, and it could’ve been the year you were born!

From movie specials to Christmas decorations, here’s what was popular the year you were born during Christmastime, featuring the year 1950 all the way up to 1970!

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1950

CBS / Rankin Bass Productions

This year is when the famous Gene Autry first recorded Frosty the Snowman. It’s already been 65 years!

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1951

Etsy

A photo of Marilyn Monroe putting up Christmas decorations in not so much clothing was popular this year. She ended up signing a huge acting contract with Fox that same year.

1952

Flickr

During this year, Queen Elizabeth II made her first Christmas broadcast, following her ascension to the throne.

1953

Good Housekeeping

Decking your trees in the most ornaments you possibly can was the most popular thing you could do that year. If it wasn’t almost falling down from the heaviness of the ornaments, you weren’t doing it right, apparently.

1954

Paramount Pictures

While the song “White Christmas” was originally recorded by Bing Crosby 13 years prior, the official movie for White Christmas released in 1954 made the song a Christmas hit.

1955

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

During the Christmas season, Guys and Dolls starring the incomparable Frank Sinatra was playing in theatres in 1955.

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