During the month of December kids across America were flipping feverishly through the Sears Wish Book catalog trying to decide what to add to their Christmas list.
Of course you always started at the back of the catalog and before the Atari came out we just usually glanced at the electronics and then made a b-line to the toy section.
Ah, yes the toy section, many pages of childhood bliss. This catalog was truly a wish book for us kids as we sat quietly for hours turning the pages with our marker in hand, circling each item that we hoped Santa would bring. I’m sure the catalog was a wish come true for parents too, as they could do most of their Christmas shopping from home and it was nice to have hours of peace and quiet when the children were in a Sears trance lost in the book.
Here's some pages out the 1976 Sears Wish Book that are fun to look and laugh at! Of course we start from the back. Remember to click on the pictures for a closer look!