December 5, 2013: Act Now For Christmas

Today you'll find fifteen more ads and one Blade Peach Section story, from 1978 and 1979, all additions to the Christmas and New Year's Ads gallery, starting with a Thursday, 11/30/78 ad for Christmas with the Lennon Sisters, a holiday special on channel 11. Next is a Wednesday 12/6/78 full-page ad for Southwyck Shopping Center, with their holiday shopping hours, followed by two CableSystem ads, a Thursday, 12/7/78 ad (The Simple Gift for Christmas...) and a Friday 12/8/78 ad (Last Second Gift Woes, Mr. Santa Claus?). There's a Thursday, 12/14/78 ad for The Music of Christmas on WSPD-AM 1370, sponsored by Sylvania Savings Bank and featuring the choirs of area high schools, followed by a Friday, 12/15/78 Blade Peach Section story by Norman Dresser, "Ohio Public TV Christmas Show To Include Ch. 30." There's also a Monday, 12/18/78 ad for Tony Packo's Cafe, inviting Toledoans to watch "tree topping" Jamie Farr on M*A*S*H. The episode that night was "Dear Sis." Next you'll find a Friday, 12/29/78 "Happy New Year" ad for a Toledo Goal Diggers vs. Fort Wayne Komets game. The next three ads announced the arrival of Santa Claus at area shopping centers, a Wednesday, 11/21/78 ad for Greenwood Mall, a Thursday, 11/22/79 ad for Miracle Mile, and another 11/22/79 ad for Southland. There's also a Thursday, 11/29/79 ad for Woodville Mall, "Santa's perfect shopping place," and another one for the CableSystem, an 11/29/79 ad (Save $25...Act now for Christmas). There's also one more for Southwyck, a 12/11/79 ad (Look who's been shopping at Southwyck...Ol' Mr. Scrooge), followed by a Thursday, 12/15/79 ad for a "Santa's Arrival Sale" at Peaches Records & Tapes, featuring John Denver & the Muppets' "A Christmas Together" for $5.28. The last ad today is a Sunday, 12/16/79 ad for Toledo Trust (For the Christmas Shopper Who Needs Everything: Later Banking Hours). 1980 and 1981 holiday ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...