Tuesday’s Chrosmas ad is for Miller Brewing, from the 1950s. This ad features a horse-drawn sleigh moving through a snow-filled country setting and passing a barn with “Miller High Life Milwaukee Beer” painted on the side a silo. The ad also includes the text. “Christmas in the country is a pleasure that everyone would enjoy … but wherever you are, you can relax and enjoy life with Miller High Life.”
Archives for December 25, 2018
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
— Calvin Coolidge
‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ’twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man’s heart through half the year.
— Sir Walter Scott
The original image, which I doctored, was the cover of a 1950 issue of Guinness Time, “a quarterly publication by the Guinness company [that] was distributed to all Guinness staff.” I found it at Bygone Bodiam, a very cool website covering old time Bodiam, a hop growing area in England. There are also a number of great nostalgic photographs of the local hops industry back in the day.