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In addition to collecting Christmas music, I have collected nearly 1000 vintage Christmas ads over the years. Many of these include celebrities, radio, television, cigarettes, liquor, modern appliances, and the like.

Last Friday and every Friday from here until I run out, I will feature an ad from my collection.

I invite you to add a fun comment, witticism, clever remark, or observation in the comments section provided. Any comments deemed worthy of repeating will be included into this entry where all the world will see it.

Everyone wants a really good Christmas present. Every December 25th, there amongst your individual piles of swag you got from Santa and your family are gifts that you really love, like, dislike, or really dislike.

Many people shop for themselves at Christmas - and why not? You yourself know what you want for Christmas. Placing ones faith in Santa only goes so far. It's okay to splurge on yourself for that fine, FINE present you've always dreamed of.

This was the attitude of the Colt Gun Company back in 1939 when they came up with a doozy (and I mean doooooozy) of a Christmas ad:

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Here you go - put this beauty under the tree and watch the kids go for it on Christmas morning! It's perfectly fine - paramedics work on Christmas Day too. By the placement of the note next to the gun, we could be looking at a crime scene.

What do you think?

Stubbyfears says: As Santa once said in a great cinematic moment: "You'll shoot yer eye out, kid!"

Ernie says: Eventually you'll end up with that Santa from Futurama who's always going around killing people and what-not. Nobody wants that.

Inkydog says: Sounds like they want you to put a bullet in your head for the holidays! Special delivery courtesy of Colt. Ho-Ho-Ho-Bang!

Any other opinions?