Christmas Through the Decades

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 8.2  (36)

Watch and learn some history of Christmas through the decades on the History Channel. You will learn all the fun customs that have changed through the years. You will also learn how our shopping ways have increased and changed. One will enjoy and laugh how crazy Christmas has gotten with all the gift buying, sales, and special shopping days. You will see that decorating a home at Christmas time use to be close to sparse. Now it's a billion dollar business with contests who can decorate the best and biggest. Also how differnt cultures all do not serve the traditional dinner of turkey at Christmas time. One will also see how different are gifts have become over the decades. Decades ago it was about homemade gifts. Today it is about buying the latest gadget. We email each other Christmas greetings, instead of mailing a card in the mail. Despite all the changes, one thing remains the same at Christmas, family and friends, and the anticipation of this wonderful day.

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The 90's
4. The 90's
December 16, 2015
The 90s holiday season began with cheer as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev resigned on Christmas Day. Desktop computers, Tickle Me Elmo and the latest Beanie Baby toys were on everyone's Christmas list. And Socks the Cat got his own Christmas decorations at the White House.
The 80's
3. The 80's
December 9, 2015
The 80s were all about the Walkman, Cabbage Patch Kids, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Relive the splendor of Clark Griswold's Christmas light display, and rock out as now classic hits by Run DMC and Band Aid set the soundtrack for the holiday season.
The 70s
2. The 70s
December 3, 2015
A look at Christmas in the 70's, from the enjoyment of Star Wars action figures and pet rocks to waiting anxiously for American hostages to be released in Iran.
The 60s
1. The 60s
November 25, 2015
Christmas in the 1960s was a turbulent time, marked by the tragic loss of JFK and absent loved ones fighting in Vietnam. A live Christmas Eve broadcast from Apollo 8 astronauts offered peace and hope to all on Earth, and Charlie Brown reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas.
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Watch and learn some history of Christmas through the decades on the History Channel. You will learn all the fun customs that have changed through the years. You will also learn how our shopping ways have increased and changed. One will enjoy and laugh how crazy Christmas has gotten with all the gift buying, sales, and special shopping days. You will see that decorating a home at Christmas time use to be close to sparse. Now it's a billion dollar business with contests who can decorate the best and biggest. Also how differnt cultures all do not serve the traditional dinner of turkey at Christmas time.

One will also see how different are gifts have become over the decades. Decades ago it was about homemade gifts. Today it is about buying the latest gadget. We email each other Christmas greetings, instead of mailing a card in the mail. Despite all the changes, one thing remains the same at Christmas, family and friends, and the anticipation of this wonderful day.

Christmas Through the Decades is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on November 25, 2015.

Where to Watch Christmas Through the Decades

Christmas Through the Decades is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Christmas Through the Decades on demand at Philo.

  • Premiere Date
    November 25, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (36)