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Get into the festive spirit with these delightful hints of holiday cheer

Background imageFestive Collection: Ballroom dancing 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage

Ballroom dancing 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageFestive Collection: Christmas Market in Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Christmas Market in Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell

The Allies of Santa Claus by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Two little girls slumber on a window sill as the elvish helpers of Father Christmasm sprinkle fairy dust in order that he may deliver presents. Date: 1919

Background imageFestive Collection: Dancing in a dingy cellar in Soho, London Cy Lauries jazz band beats it out

Dancing in a dingy cellar in Soho, London Cy Lauries jazz band beats it out and the fashions of the jiving girls are as traditional as the jazz

Background imageFestive Collection: Brandenburg gate at Christmas time, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Brandenburg gate at Christmas time, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Christmas Market, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Christmas Market, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Illustrated London News Christmas number cover, 1904

Illustrated London News Christmas number cover, 1904
A beautiful fairy with wings, looks thoughtful as she gazes out to the sea and starry sky. Front cover of The Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageFestive Collection: Golden Retriever Dog - driving car collecting Christmas tree Digital Manipulation

Golden Retriever Dog - driving car collecting Christmas tree Digital Manipulation
JD-21386-M4 Golden Retriever Dog - driving car collecting Christmas tree John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFestive Collection: The jive 1950 dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news

The jive 1950 dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageFestive Collection: Windmill Theatre Owner Miss Sheila Van Dam watches as the curtain comes down over

Windmill Theatre Owner Miss Sheila Van Dam watches as the curtain comes down over the legs of the Windmill Girl Dancers for the last time today as the era of the famous Windmill Theatre London comes

Background imageFestive Collection: John Inman gets fitted for his role in Mother Goose at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool

John Inman gets fitted for his role in Mother Goose at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool. 17th December 1982

Background imageFestive Collection: Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood

Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood
A cheeky young lad chuckles to himself after placing a sign for fattened geese on the posterior of a rather plump lady who is herself choosing which goose to buy for her Christmas dinner. Date: 1909

Background imageFestive Collection: JITTERBUG 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news

JITTERBUG 1940s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageFestive Collection: Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane

Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane
Father Christmas jumps out of an aeroplane using a parachute onto snowy rooftops. Who needs reindeer to deliver presents in the modern age? Date: 1932

Background imageFestive Collection: Young boy and girl kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas time 1956 love

Young boy and girl kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas time 1956 love couple romance romantic for valentines day be my valentine

Background imageFestive Collection: Santa caught by the tax inspector by H. M. Bateman

Santa caught by the tax inspector by H. M. Bateman
A rather surprised looking Father Christmas, who has arrived at the house of a tax inspector to innocently deliver toys on Christmas Eve, finds himself caught by a vigilant tax inspector. H.M

Background imageFestive Collection: Overtime at a Christmas cracker factory by William Heath Rob

Overtime at a Christmas cracker factory by William Heath Rob
Colour illustration by William Heath Robinson depicting one of his usual contraptions designed to solve the increase in demand for Christmas crackers during the forthcoming festive season

Background imageFestive Collection: Girls dancing a sevillana beneath colourful lanterns

Girls dancing a sevillana beneath colourful lanterns, Feria de Abril (April Fair), Seville, Andalucia (Andalusia), Spain, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1906

Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1906
Front cover of The Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1906 with an illustration of a young girl trying to force feed her terrier dog Christmas pudding. Date: 1906

Background imageFestive Collection: A box of Christmas Eve crackers

A box of Christmas Eve crackers
A lovely box of Christmas crackers from the 1920s, with the contents intact and the box lid featuring a bright and jolly picture of Father Christmas being helped to cross the road by a policeman

Background imageFestive Collection: Wrapping Gifts 1950S

Wrapping Gifts 1950S
Festive model in red baby doll nightie with broderie Anglaise trim & white slingback shoes sits on a cushion & wraps presents, showing her knickers in the process

Background imageFestive Collection: Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes, Sufis dancing, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Tivoli Gardens at Christmas, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Tivoli Gardens at Christmas, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee

Ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee, which is now being celebrated (colour litho)
2815168ss Pope Pius X, a portrait made on the occasion of his priestly jubilee, which is now being celebrated (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageFestive Collection: Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching)

Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching)
465482 Fezziwigs Ball - A Christmas Carol, 1843 (coloured etching) by Leech, John (1817-64); 13x9 cm; Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info)

Background imageFestive Collection: Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Trinidad Carnival Band

Trinidad Carnival Band
An oil drum band playing festive music at the annual Port of Spain Carnival, Trinidad, West Indies. Date: 1968

Background imageFestive Collection: Herdwick Sheep feeding on hay during a cold snap near Tarn Hows in the Lake district UK

Herdwick Sheep feeding on hay during a cold snap near Tarn Hows in the Lake district UK
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Background imageFestive Collection: G Sparagnapane Christmas crackers

G Sparagnapane Christmas crackers
Catalogue cover for G Sparagnapane and Co, ornamental confectioners and manufacturers of Christmas crackers

Background imageFestive Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 2

Festive Nutty Squirrel 2
Oh what an enormous nut for such a small squirrel. Festive tableau with nut munching stuffed red squirrel nestling amongst the holly berries

Background imageFestive Collection: Gendarmen markt Christmas market and Konzert Haus, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Gendarmen markt Christmas market and Konzert Haus, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Gendarmen markt Christmas market and Franz Dom, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Gendarmen markt Christmas market and Franz Dom, Berlin, Germany, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Buddhist stupa at Bodnath (Bodhnath) (Boudhanath)

Buddhist stupa at Bodnath (Bodhnath) (Boudhanath), Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Background imageFestive Collection: Tivoli Gardens at Christmas, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Tivoli Gardens at Christmas, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageFestive Collection: Ken Dodd with his Diddymen after after switching on the Christmas lights in the centre of

Ken Dodd with his Diddymen after after switching on the Christmas lights in the centre of Liverpool. 26th November 1970

Background imageFestive Collection: India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

India, Punjab, Amritsar, The Harmandir Sahib, known as The Golden Temple

Background imageFestive Collection: Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll

Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll
3928698 Along the River During the Qingming Festival, Qing Court Version, hand scroll, 1736 (ink and color on silk) by Chinese School

Background imageFestive Collection: The Toast, 1913

The Toast, 1913
NOO69080 The Toast, 1913 by Jack, Richard (1866-1952); Private Collection; (add.info.: by Richard Jack); Photo © John Noott Galleries, Broadway, Worcestershire, UK

Background imageFestive Collection: Souvenir of Fete at Bourne End, New York Lodge, Buckinghamshire

Souvenir of Fete at Bourne End, New York Lodge, Buckinghamshire
3057572 Souvenir of Fte at Bourne End, New York Lodge, Buckinghamshire, August 1st 1908 (gouache on paper) by Woolls, Henry William (b.c.1860); 48.3x73.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageFestive Collection: Pantomime at Liverpool Empire Theatre. Getting together for rehearsals at the Empire

Pantomime at Liverpool Empire Theatre. Getting together for rehearsals at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, are (left to right), Georgina Moon (Sleeping Beauty), Barbara New (Tea Lady)

Background imageFestive Collection: Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year

Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year
Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park, Beijing, China. During Lunar New Year, many parks and temples in China have large outdoor fairs, festivals

Background imageFestive Collection: Sally Rand of Fan Dance fame is shown in one of the positions in her new dance which

Sally Rand of Fan Dance fame is shown in one of the positions in her new dance which she has named " Leda and the Swan ". Miss Rand will present the dance soon in a Chicago theatre

Background imageFestive Collection: Couple energetically Dancing jive or jitterbug 1950s dance / dancing / party

Couple energetically Dancing jive or jitterbug 1950s dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive

Background imageFestive Collection: Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania

Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania
A Dickensian Christmas as imagined by the Italian-born artist, Fortunino Matania, who in his later career concentrated on historical genre subjects

Background imageFestive Collection: Father Christmas - on bicycle cycling past Fir Trees covered in snow Digital Manipulation

Father Christmas - on bicycle cycling past Fir Trees covered in snow Digital Manipulation
ME-2563-M Father Christmas - on bicycle cycling past Fir Trees covered in snow Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFestive Collection: Britannia and Eve front cover, December 1952

Britannia and Eve front cover, December 1952
Front cover of Britannia and Eve featuring an illustration showing a group of children, from the late 18th or early 19th century, gazing in awe at a festive arrangement of greenery, candles

Background imageFestive Collection: Common Snowdrops - in the snow Digital Manipulation: added snow bottom left, lightend, brightend

Common Snowdrops - in the snow Digital Manipulation: added snow bottom left, lightend, brightend
ROG-13892-M Common Snowdrops - in the snow Galanthus nivalis Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFestive Collection: Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley

Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley
Charming silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley depicting a traditional Victorian Christmas. The morning begins with a visit to church, followed by skating on a frozen pond



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Get into the festive spirit with these delightful hints of holiday cheer. 🎄✨ "The Allies of Santa Claus" by Mabel Lucie Attwell - A heartwarming illustration capturing the magical companionship that helps Santa on his merry journey. Immerse yourself in the enchanting Christmas Market at Romerberg, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe - a picturesque wonderland filled with twinkling lights and traditional delights. Step back in time at the Christmas Market in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany, Europe - where ancient cobblestone streets come alive with festive stalls and joyful laughter. Transport yourself to 1904 through the Illustrated London News Christmas number cover - an exquisite portrayal of yesteryear's holiday charm. Marvel at Brandenburg Gate adorned with dazzling decorations during Christmas time in Berlin, Germany, Europe - a sight that truly captures the essence of seasonal joy. Chuckle along with Lawson Wood's "Fat Geese. " as these adorable characters add their own comical touch to your festivities. Swing into celebration mode as Cy Lauries jazz band beats it out while people dance away in a dingy cellar in Soho, London - an underground party full of rhythm and merriment. Witness a Golden Retriever Dog driving a car to collect its very own Christmas tree. This whimsical digital manipulation brings together all elements of holiday delight – from hats and scarves to baubles galore. Experience overtime at a Christmas cracker factory through William Heath Rob's artistry – showcasing dedicated workers spreading joy one pop at a time. Let vintage news transport you to the jive-filled dance parties of 1950s – where every step is pure happiness during this season of celebration.