It's that time of year again: the Yuletide. In celebration, I thought I'd dredge through the VC&G archives for Christmas material and collect it all in one place. (I also did this last year, but I have updated the list of links with new material for 2012.)
Below you will find a list of everything Yule-flavored from this site and my offsite freelance work. There are a couple slideshow gems in there that you don't want to miss, so check those out if you haven't already.
I have a soft spot for Christmas, having been raised with the tradition, so this list is for me as much as it is for everyone else. After going through these things again, it's amazing to see how much Christmas stuff I've posted over the years. I hope you enjoy it.
* = New to 2012 Edition
- Opening Computers on Christmas Morning * (PCMag, 2011)
Vintage family photos of kids receiving computers as Christmas gifts in the 1980s. (VC&G description)
- The Ghost of Christmas Graphics Past (PCMag, 2010)
A compilation of vintage Christmas computer graphics, mostly culled from BBSes and the early web. (VC&G description)
- The Ghost of Christmas Games Past (PC World, 2009)
A list of vintage Christmas-related console and computer games. There are more than you might think. (VC&G description)
- A Very Vintage Tech Christmas (PC World, 2007)
Vintage computer advertisements with Christmas themes. Sadly, the pictures came out tiny due to technical limitations. (VC&G description)
- Ye Olde Vintage Computer Gift Guide (PC World, 2009)
A Christmas gift idea guide featuring vintage computers. It's funny how commenters interpreted this as a holy war for/against certain platforms.
- 10 Worst Christmas Gift Ideas (PCMag, 2010)
Not vintage, but written by Benj. Expect ample amounts of silliness, including 2000-watt light bulb and a box of tiny gears.
- Popular Tech Gifts of Holidays Past * (TechHive, 2012)
TechHive asked me to figure out the most popular tech Xmas gifts of the last decade. So I did.
Christmas Retro Scans of the Week
- An Analog Christmas *
- Merry Christmas From Nintendo, 1988
- Datalife Holiday Pack
- Nintendo vs. Sega: Christmas 1987 Shootout
- Give Your Apple Vision For Christmas
- Kickle Cubicle Blows In
- Give The Gift of TRS
- A Peachtree Christmas
- Santa's Big Secret
- Hot CoCo (2) For Christmas
- RB5X: Your Christmas Robot
- Castle Wolfenstein: Bring an Allied Soldier Home for Christmas
- A Very TRS-80 Christmas
- Christmas 1983 Challenge
- Your Atari Christmas List
Christmas VC&G Posts
- May the Triforce Be With You
- Homemade Zelda Ornament
- Animated Christmas GIFs of Yore
- Christmas Music Classics — NES Style
- Eric's VC&G Christmas Medley
- What's the Best Christmas Present You've Ever Received?
- An OS/2 Christmas Miracle