Sunday, July 27, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 27: Magic and the Occult

Do you believe in magic, or the world of the occult? When you're a kid you believe in the power of anything, especially the imagination! I totally loved magic kits when I was little, Hell I still do-- and the mysteries into the dark, misty regions of the occult realm will always be fascinating to me as well. So come on, be the life of the party-- or be the death of your enemies, --either way it's time to ask Santa for some REAL power this year! #3 Genie Bottle is an interesting spin / variation on the Magic Eightball game. (Montgomery Wards Christmas Catalog, 1971)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 26: Tiger Socks & Cocktail Mixer

After a hard day at work I just wanna kick back and relax with a cold beverage, and what better way to do so than in these wild winter warmer tiger slipper socks with nails and padded leather patches on the soles and heels! So pour some Mountain Dew into my shapely go-go girl cocktail mixer, flick her switch and watch this Little Annie Fanny look-a-like shimmy and shake and pussy-foot the night away! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, 1971)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 25: Flip Wilson Doll

Now that I know this talking Flip Wilson / Geraldine doll exists, how can I live without it???!! (Montgomery Ward Christmas Catalog, 1971)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 23 and 24: KISS tickets / KISS Pendant

Yesterday I had planned to post a pic of my KISS concert ticket stub from when I saw them at the Checkerdome in St. Louis MO in '79. Unfortunately-- WHERE IS IT??!! Arghh! So this is kind of a rip-off post for Day 23 because it was gonna say "KISS CONCERT TICKETS" which was always on my xmas list every year since they came through my town quite frequently, and then finally one year I got lucky. Anyway, that was yesterday, today now I've got my eye on a killer KISS Pendant necklace-- and of course you know I got it, and of course I still have it buried in a jewelry box somewhere in the closet. God, this is a lazy post. But here's the cool ad for it! Merry KISSmas!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 22: Lounger Bean Bag

The "wet-look wonders of a take-it-easy world" just got a lot more wet looking and easy going with these super cozy, giant, vinyl bean bag lounge chairs. I miss the red one I had as a kid, though you can imagine me looking like Santa Claus (pictured), but instead of contemplating reindeer games and what part of the world sets out the best cookies on Xmas Eve, I'd be reading a comic book. The mushroom shaped variation is cool looking too, but I prefer the floppy traditional style that I can totally sink into! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, 1972)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 21: See-It-Bake Oven

I don't care who thinks it's girly of me to want a See-It-Bake Oven, cuz who the Hell doesn't love cakes and pies and brownies and biscuits??!! A cute little contraption and efficiently designed-- man, I'm ready for some Xmas in July cookies NOW! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, 1972)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 20: Bendy Toys

Maybe you saw the Pink Panther on the nightstand in our last post, well here he is again-- all 2 ft. of foam rubber and flexible wire frame! Along with Tom & Jerry, these Bendy Toys were really awesome and totally different style English imports, and I want them both for xmas, please!! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, '71)