So now that Thanksgiving is upon us, the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off. Today it's crazy with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all that. But back in the good ole 70s, there was one unmistakable sign of the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
The arrival of those Christmas catalogs from the big mail order retailers.
At the time, all I cared about much was the toys, but looking back they had some classic 70s craziness as well.
(1) For all of you younger readers of this blog, records where large, flat circular sound storage devices. One needed something called a "turntable" to activate the sounds. It was the main way recorded music was bought and sold. Barbaric, I know, almost stone age technology compared to today.
(2) A number of these pics are from VoicesOfEastAnglia blog. Thanks!