Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

19 Vintage Photos Show How Much Christmas Has Changed Over The Years.

By now, you've all probably had a chance to take in the holiday scene: Buildings everywhere are covered in lights, festive trees illuminate every house's window, and you can't take a quick trip to the shopping mall without running into Santa (not to mention about 10,000 shoppers) himself.

But what did the holiday season look like decades ago?

Turns out, it's not all that different from how it looks now. These 20 vintage Christmas photos will transport you to another holiday season, sometime long, long ago. You'll be amazed to see just how many aspects of these images are familiar -- you may even spot something similar to #17 this New Year's Eve.

#1. Children gazing with wide eyes at the display at Macy's in New York City, sometime between 1908-1917.

Children gazing with wide eyes at the display at Macy's in New York City, sometime between 1908-1917.

Bain News Service/Library of Congress

#2. A classic holiday storefront, taken in Washington D.C. in the 1920s.

#3. A display of Christmas postcards from 1910.

A display of Christmas postcards from 1910.

Bain News Service /Library of Congress

#4. Santa Clause making a deer do his bidding.

#5. Christmas in Chicago, sometime in the 1950s.

Christmas in Chicago, sometime in the 1950s.

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