90 Years of Christmas

Posted December 14, 2020

Christmastime in the city--does it get any better than that? 

The New Yorker compiled film and videos of the season taken for the past 90 years, and when you watch it, you'll see that the old adage--the more things change, the more they stay the same--rings oh-so-true for the holidays in New York.

Ice skaters in Rockefeller Center, gliding beside the always-magnificent tree. Cozy carriage rides through Central Park. Those oh-so-amazing department store Christmas windows. Santa soliciting gifts for the needy. 

Yeah, the Rockettes are taking a break this year, and the cameras are noticeably different (How could anyone in 1940 possibly imagine a camera that was a phone???)

But one thing holds true: Christmas in New York is magical every year, for children and adults alike.

Check it out:

Image via Brecht Bug/Flickr