Retrospace Christmas Posts

Some of my Holiday Favorites from retrospace


NOTICE: I have stopped updating these "Best of" pages, so none contain posts beyond July 2009.  This is due primarily to the fact that it is time consuming, but also because Retrospace is fairly easily navigated without the need for a "Best of" page to assist readers.  I decided to leave these pages up because I figured they aren't hurting anything or costing me anything - so why not?


So, by all means, scan around the "Best of" pages, but please be sure to check in at retrospace. We're sure to have some new stuff you'd like! 

The Best of Retrospace (Part 1)


The Best of Retrospace (Part 2)


The Best of Retrospace (Part 3)


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Favorite Christmas Albums

As many of you know I'm a big fan of the LP cover, and the more tawdry, kitschy, and excessively garish the better. Here's a few of my favorite holiday album covers.









A Space Age Christmas

I happened across this great article from 1974 speculating about how Christmas will be in 2003. Here's a reproduction of some of it (with my astute commentary


Retro Christmas Ads

Well, I like my retro ads like I like my album covers: kitschy and excessively garish. Here's a few of my favorites.
Retro Christmas Ads Part 2










A Very Heino Christmas

I am sure that many English speaking musicians seem strange to other cultures... but that doesn't erase the fact that Heino scares the hell out of me. Heinz Georg Kramm is one of the most famous singers in Germany. He (and his hair and shades) has been one of the best known personalities in Germany since the mid-1960's!



Dressed for Christmas

Here's a bunch of women from yesteryear in Santa costumes.


Christmas Ephemera

Here's some Christmas odds and ends I found lying around retrospace. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas from Huggy Bear

Many of you may remember Antonio Fargas from his work in Foxy Brown (as Pam Grier's no-good brother) or the jittery superfly informant to Starsky and Hutch, Huggy Bear (played by Snoop Dogg in the film adaptation).
If you do remember him, then you can understand my surprise at finding he had released a Christmas record. The news that he'd made a record at all was shock enough, but a Christmas record?


A Look at Holiday Gatherings
From office Christmas parties to dysfunctional family gatherings - retrospace takes a fun look at holiday get togethers.