Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

No long post today, just a nostalgic trip back through the Sears Wishbook from 1964, when I got a Skipper doll – Barbie’s little sister for those of you not up on your Barbie trivia – along with a carload of other longed-for Barbie stuff for Christmas.

If you’d like to look at your Christmas Past, you can visit and find Speigels 1933, Sears 1940, Lord & Taylor 1941, Sears 1942-1944, and dozens of others all the way up to Sears 1988. (You can also laugh at the god-awful clothes from the 1970s.) I don’t know who is digitizing those giant vintage mail order catalogs, but I’m glad they are.





  1. Michelle Goodrum 24 December 2011 at 10:34 PM

    I still have my Barbie and Skipper dolls!

  2. Sheri 25 December 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Merry Christmas Sassy Jane! I was born in March 1959 same as Barbie and I have one of the first Barbie bought by my mother when I was born. Have Ken, Skipper, Midge & Allen too!

  3. Wendy Grant Walter 25 December 2011 at 8:18 PM

    I loved my Skipper doll and case! I remember it was blue and opened in the center. Inside it was like a closet. I was never interested in Barbie.

    Thanks for listing the site. I’m looking forward to looking for my other childhood favorites.

  4. Sassy Jane Genealogy 27 December 2011 at 9:03 PM

    I think Allen was actually Bob in my day. And wasn’t there a Scooter who was Skipper’s friend?

  5. Cheryl Cayemberg 28 December 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Cute post! I’m going to have to share the link with my family! Merry Christmas!!!

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