December 14, 2011: The Spirit of Christmas

I added 22 more holiday ads today that originally appeared in 1971-1974 issues of The Blade plus one Random Pages gallery addition, a Monday, 12/23/74 column by Norman Dresser in the Peach Section on upcoming Christmas programs, including Glory to God and The Spirit of Christmas on channel 11 and Focus Detroit on Detroit's channel 2. There are six ads in the Channel 11 gallery including those for the two specials above. There are two Friday, 12/24/71 ads, the first one for a partial rerun of A Christmas Odyssey, a 90 minute special with 40% new material and the second one for The Night Before Christmas, sponsored by Ponderosa Steak House. Next is a Saturday, 12/25/71 ad for two more specials, Christmas with the Toledo Symphony Chorale and Christmas in Ivory (Robert Allen) and a Saturday, 12/23/72 ad for another showing of A Christmas Odyssey which was sponsored by Toledo Edison. There's also a Monday, 12/23/74 ad for Glory to God with the Toledo Symphony Chorale, conducted by David Greenlee, and the Toledo Symphony Brass and Percussion Ensemble, and there's a Wednesday, 12/25/74 ad for The Spirit of Christmas. There's one in the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 12/23/74 ad for "Scrooge" on NBC (Albert Finney) and there's one in the Channel 24 gallery, another Thursday, 12/23/71 ad for Christmas in a Treehouse with Erl, the purple squirrel. There are two Channel 30 ads for The Nutcracker Ballet, featuring the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Toledo Ballet, in the PBS gallery, a Monday, 12/30/73 ad and a Tuesday, 12/24/74 ad. There's one ad in the Buckeye CableVision gallery, a Saturday, 12/25/71 ad for A Very Special Christmas and A Journey Through Wonderland, a special from the Lucas Country Rec Center. The other eleven ads are all in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There's a Wednesday, 12/22/71 ad for Miller's Turnpike Restaurant, a Thursday, 12/23/71 ad for Rink's Bargain City and a Saturday, 12/25/71 ad for Sear's. Next is a Thursday, 12/21/72 ad for Gene Davis Appliance, followed by a another 12/21/72 ad for an old fashioned Christmas at Greenfield Village and a Friday, 12/22/72 ad for breakfast with Santa at Churchill's in Sylvania. There are also two Saturday, 12/23/72 ads, the first one for The Little Sisters of the Poor and the second one is another Rink's Bargain City ad. There are two more Monday, 12/24/73 ads, the first one for Ohio Bell and the second one for First Federal Savings of Toledo. The last of today's ads is a Tuesday, 12/24/74 ad, another one for Ohio Bell. You'll find all the holiday ads here and there are more '70s holiday ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade on the way...