December 25, 2012

At the Santa Claus Café...

Christmas 1953

... the traditionalists here at Althouse seem to believe that Christmas is not complete without this photograph from 1953.

24 comments:

Danno said...

Very nice.

edutcher said...

You look so sweet there.

phx said...

Got a drudge thing goin' on there?

pm317 said...

Did you pull his beard later..after giving him that look.

LarsPorsena said...

.. the traditionalists here at Althouse seem to believe that Christmas is not complete without this photograph from 1953.

I'm one of those traditionalists.

Merry Christmas to all in Meadehouse

n.n said...

I'll guess you are sitting on Santa's lap.

Merry Christmas, Althouse, Althouse, and Associates.

Kevin said...

I'm a New Traditionalist. Next year I'll just be a dumpy ol' regular one.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I love the one where Palladian colorized a carrot top and hid a squirrel.

Good times.

Irene said...

Sweet!

ddh said...

Even at three, forming an hypothetical.

rcocean said...

Love the picture, although the one with the Father asleep with his ashtray and beer glass brings back memories.

john said...

That's one real-looking Santa. Even in B/W, right down to the red nose.

Clyde said...

We missed a tradition this year. My dad has this goofy stuffed reindeer toy where if you press on it, it sings "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." However, since he moved a few months ago, the reindeer apparently got boxed up, and Dad didn't think about it until I mentioned it over Christmas lunch. I told him it's his job to find it for Christmas 2013.

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Big Mike said...

You were the younger one?

Merry Christmas!

pm317 said...

Go Maria! Bartiromo, that is.

TML said...

If the WSJ can repeat the same editorials every year just before Thanksgiving and Christmas since. like, 1960, why shouldn't you share that photo?

Quayle said...

It was all so simple back then.

Actually, the secret is that things still are that simple.

A girl with her sister.

One of the most wonderful and powerful things in life.

FleetUSA said...

Cute classic. I am sure your parents were proud of that pic.

Patrick said...

I admit that I was expecting and waiting for this.

Merry Christmas all. I have enjoyed your company over the last year.

EDH said...

Clicking this post to the top of the page, it's interesting to compare the two profile shots of Althouse some 59 years apart.

Was it the model for the Althouse blog portrait? The expressions seem very similar: cruel neutrality.

MadisonMan said...

I hope your day was a very merry one!

n said...

All hail the traditionalists!

Mick Havoc said...

I was next in line but I pooped