100 Years of Christmas Music - 1950's
Music has always been a vital part of my Christmas celebrations, even since I was a child and into my adulthood. During my childhood my family started out with a small radio that my parents placed on the fireplace mantel but then years later that was replaced with a surround sound stereo. However, the real music that stands out in my memory was from Christmas Eve candle light services hearing the German Baptist choir harmonizing the songs of the season.
Even more precious than the choir music that I have memorialized in my heart occurred around the Advent Wreath during our
"Advent Family Worship" (click HERE to read).
In this series I will feature Christmas songs from each decade over the past 100 years.
We just finished featuring songs from the 40's (click HERE to view 1940's)
Today we continue our musical study with the "1950's."
This decade was a struggle between capitalism and communism. The Korean War occurred early in this decade to try to stop the spread of communism. The "Interstate Highway Act" began in 1956 but the building completion of all these highways took decades to finish. Also, the "Space Race" began with the release of Sputnik in 1957. Household television ownership soared during this decade.
A few Christmas movies released during this decade are: White Christmas (with Danny Kay and Bing Crosby) and Scrooge (with Alastair Sim).
Since the 50's saw the largest increase in home television ownership I thought it would be fun to look at a few old television commercials from that era.
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