I remember one of my first Christmas holidays in the late 1960's.
All my relatives were there. They were dressed in a mixture of red and green -- more red for the women, green for the men -- mini skirts and dresses, skinny ties, buffant hair-dos, crew cuts and smoking inside the house.
The tree was a large type of fir and covered from head to toe in silver icicles (or tinsel). The large bulb, multicolored lights casting shades of the rainbow around the room. The glass ornament balls in silver, gold, red, green blue and other colors glowed as they hung beside the bulbs. It was a mesmorizing sight. Candy canes and popcorn strung string could be seen peeking out from under the tinsel.
The fireplace was adorned with fir boughs and ribbons and the stockings bursting at the seams hung from nails in the mantel.
It was the Christmas from my dreams.
Merry Retro Christmas!