A reader goes back to 1964:
This is a great (read awful) Christmas ad. It has everything that makes this time of year cringeworthy: Malls, consumerism, terrible rhyming, and cancer to boot. It’s especially great since I just had a discussion with my father (65) who railed against consumerism of my generation and harkened back to the ’50s and ’60s when X-mas was still a sacred time. I can’t wait for 30 years down the road when we look wistfully back on the pureness of the holiday season circa 2013.
Much more Christmas Hathos here.