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Quiz: How well do you know your 90s commercials?

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Television shows and movies from the 1990s are getting a lot of love these days. But what about the commercials? Discovering that you still remember a 20-year-old ad word for word is not only testament to the power of advertising, but it can be a huge trip down memory lane for those of us who grew up during that time. And let’s face it, commercials in the US during the 90s were unparalleled in their cheesiness and memorability. Put your memory to the test with this quick quiz and find out how well you actually remember your 90s commercials.

 

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‘Tis the season: 10 historic examples of Christmas mayhem

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For most people, this time of year means loving family get-togethers, gaily-wrapped presents, colorful trees, a feeling of goodwill towards all. For some of us, however, it can mean only one thing: Drunken, criminal Santas! The following are ten cases where “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” was more like the Eve of Destruction.

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Toy joy: 50 years of toys from the Sears Wish Book

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The Sears Christmas Book, fondly known as the Wish Book, got its start in 1933 and quickly became a holiday staple for many American families. Each year, children would pore over its pages, dog-earing corners in hopes that Santa might notice and decide to leave their favorite toys under the tree. Let’s take a look at a few toys of Christmas past that the kids of the time were dreaming about, from the 30s through the 80s.

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