45 Unsettling Vintage Santa Ads

Mad Men is the portrayal of the most fun job America has ever had. It seems like you could get away with putting anything in the papers in America’s golden age compared to today’s standards. Even Santa Claus himself was not immune to selling cigarettes that didn’t give you a scratchy throat. He was party to some rather crude and strange behaviors in ads. Just look at the first one using all those hapless people to, I don’t know, stab victims with his giant pen of Christmas terror? And even Ol’ Saint Nick can’t help peering up a skirt every once in a while should the opportunity present itself.

Fountain Pens


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Underoos

Tired Face

Stockings

Lucky Strike

Pall Mall

Jack Daniels Santa

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Boswell's

Murad

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Murad3

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chesterfield2

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bissell

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1953 Santa Claus Christmas 1950s Vintage Coca Cola Advertisement From National Geographic Back Page 24

1956 Santa Claus 1950s Vintage Coca Cola Advertisement From National Geographic Back Page 21

Golden Boot

American Toys

Remington Rollectric

Marlboro

Chesterfield 4

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Santa's Zippos

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Carolina Power and Light Co

Santa and Dog

sketchy santa fails - And They Wonder Why I Drink!

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Santa Banana

Courdoroys

Colgate

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Santa Spy

Refridgerator

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