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December 7, 2020

30 Candid Photographs of People Posing With Their Aluminum Christmas Trees From the 1960s and 1970s

The aluminum Christmas tree became extremely popular and sought after by the public in the early and mid-1960s. With beautiful mercury glass balls of red, blue and green these trees were very dazing to behold. Throw in a color wheel and you are on the launch pad for an awesome display that gives a dazzling brilliance to any room.

The Aluminum Christmas tree remained a top seller on the market until the mid 1970s, and was phased out by the bicentennial year of 1976 when more traditional trees became popular. Originally, the trees predominant color was silver and represented a wonderfully-sparkling breathtaking symbol the “Space Age Era” with silver reflecting bright moving points of light that had silvery shimmering branches. However in the late 1960s pink, purple, gold, green, red and a whole gallery of colors became available.

Even the famous vintage aluminum Christmas tree the Sparkler or Pom-Pom was later manufactured in various other shades such as blue, pink, green and red. In our times these remarkable and well-made aluminum trees are found on vintage sites across the internet with their swirled and tapered fullness ready to be UN-boxed for a new Christmas.


  1. The "Icicle" tinsel that was common in those days was full of lead, and people should NOT have been handling the stuff.

    My parents were penurious enough to re-use it

    1. I learned a new word today. Thank you. lol

  2. That lead stuff was the only kind heavy enough to hang straight and look good. My mother reused it too until it was just tiny shards. Don't know how cats, dogs and parakeets ate pieces until they were poisoned. And even kiddos. Guess we learned.




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