December 9, 2011: Toledo's Downtown Christmas Parade (1963)

I added 20 more ads today including nine from the December 28, 1996 - January 3, 1997 issue of TV Guide Magazine, along with one Random Pages gallery addition, a Tuesday, 12/3/96 page with a close-up of New Year's cable marathons (Moe Howard, Joan Rivers). There are two ads in the ABC gallery, a Tuesday, 12/31/96 ad for Dick Clark's 25th New Year's Rockin' Eve (Stacey Dash, Donald Faison) and a Wednesday, 1/1/97 ad for Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits (Bill Maher). There are two more in the CBS gallery, a Monday, 12/30/96 ad for Ladie's Home Journal's Most Fascinating Women '96, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis (Rosie O'Donnell, Gloria Estefan, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Dana Reeve) and a Friday, 1/3/97 ad for the first CBS episode of JAG, "We, the People" (David James Elliot). There's one in the FOX gallery, a Tuesday, 12/31/96 ad for Sinbad's Dynamite New Year's Eve. The remaining four TV Guide ads are all in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery. There are two A&E ads for Biography of the Year, a Sunday, 12/28/96 ad and a Thursday, 1/2/97 ad. There are also two Disney Channel ads, a Tuesday, 12/31/96 ad for New Years Eve Flashback Party which included the shows Gidget (Don Porter, Sally Field), Room 222 (Heshimu, Judy Strangis, David Jolliffee), Square Pegs (Amy Linker, Sarah Jessica Parker) and Flash Forward (Ben Foster, Jewel Staite), and a Wednesday, 1/1/97 ad for a Flash Forward Marathon. The remaining eleven ads are all 1961-1965 holiday ads from the Blade. There are two in the Channel 11 News gallery, a Friday, 11/29/63 ad for Toledo's Downtown Christmas Parade (Gordon and Connie Ward) and a Sunday, 12/20/64 ad for Christmas Week on The Big Show, featuring "Tom Sawyer, Detective," "The Rogues of Sherwood Forest," "Red Pony," "Curly Top" and "The Miracle on 34th Street." There's one in the Channel 13 gallery, a Monday, 12/28/64 ad for ABC's "Carol for Another Christmas," which includes a 'TV Highlights' description. There's one in the Radio Station Ads gallery, a Sunday, 12/24/61 ad for A Christmas Carol, starring Ronald Coleman, on WSPD-AM 1370. The rest of today's ads are all in the Other Vintage ads gallery. There are two for Tiedtke's, a Sunday, 12/24/61 ad wishing a Merry Christmas and a Friday, 11/29/63 ad with Santa, inviting customers to shop after the parade. There's another 12/24/61 ad for Lane's and a Monday, 12/24/61 ad for Mulberry TV. Next is a Tuesday, 12/31/63 ad for an appearance by channel 13's Salty at Children's Wonderland at the Rec Center, a Wednesday, 12/8/65 ad for Texaco's Fire Chief Speaker Hat and the last ad is a Wednesday, 12/15/65 ad for Happy Holiday Savings at Sterling Milk Marts. You can catch all the Christmas and New Years ads in the Holiday Season Ads gallery. More holiday ads from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...