To all who long for a “kinder simpler time” and say that today’s retailers start their Christmas sales too early, here is the May Co. ad for aluminum Christmas trees, which was published Oct. 11, 1959, well before Halloween. (You see, nothing has really changed, has it?)
And for $39.98 on sale, you could buy “A wonderfully gay musical tree stand in white or gold.”
Adjusted for inflation, that aluminum Christmas tree cost $300 in 2014 dollars. The tree stand was $326.21.
From 2010: “Oh Tin-Enbaum.”