December 16, 2014: With Wishes for a Bright and Happy Holiday Season

 

Today you'll find twelve more additions to the Holiday Season Ads gallery, from December 1994 and November 1995. The first two are for holiday movies, a Sunday, 12/4/94 ad for "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy) and a Friday, 12/9/94 ad for "White Christmas" (Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye), both on ToledoVision 5. Next is a Saturday, 12/10/94 ad for How the Grinch Stole Christmas on TBS, followed by two more for TV5, a Saturday, 12/10/94 ad for four animated specials, Doug's Christmas Story, Rugrats Christmas, Rocko's Christmas, and Christmas in Tattertown, and a Wednesday, 12/14/94 ad for The Flintstones Christmas Carol. There's a Saturday, 12/24/94 full-page ad (Season's Greetings from the management and staff of The Blade), followed by two more TV5 ads, a Saturday, 12/24/94 ad for four more animated specials, Deck the Halls, Alein's First Christmas, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, and Up on the House Top, and a Saturday, 12/24/94 ad for the encore showing of "March of the Wooded Soldiers" and also for "Sesame Street Live presents Let's Be Friends" at the Toledo Sports Arena. Next is a Sunday, 12/25/94 full-page color TV Week ad (with wishes for a bright and happy holiday season...The CableSystem). You'll also find a Saturday, 12/31/94 ad for TNN's New Year's Eve specials, Wildhorse Saloon New Year's Eve '94 and New Year's Eve at Sea World (Tim McGraw, Little Texas). And there's a Sunday, 11/19/95 full-page ad for the Food Town Holiday Parade, followed by a Wednesday, 11/22/95 Blade story by Clyde Hughes, "4-1/2 Ton Block of Cheddar to Star in Downtown's Holiday Parade." Marcy Kaptur was the parade's grand marshal along with celebrity grand marshals Drew Carey and Jon Paul Steuer of Grace Under Fire. The parade was show on Channel 13. More November and December 1995 ads, from the online archives of The Toledo Blade are on the way...