A lonely Betty Draper drinks and smokes while decorating a foil Christmas tree. A near empty bottle of French red wine sits on the Formica and chrome table. Real toys from the 1960s are scattered about the front window with matching framed advertising on the walls.
Various 1960s Christmas movie scenes are shown on the TV. We switched them out each day. This varied from Charlie Brown Christmas, White Christmas, Rudolf, Miracle on 34th Street to the dark crazed look of Jimmy Stewart as he’s about to jump in “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
This window display had many interesting toys and props that engaged people. Lots of nostalgia and cultural references in layers. The scene was brightly lit and sparkly.
The music on the street was a special mix of vintage jazz Christmas tunes. Very boozy with a hint of dark cheer. People loved it and didn’t know why.