It’s hard not to get a little nostalgic around the holidays. With every year, the carols get a bit more familiar and that old string of lights across your neighbor’s roof loses another bulb.
But one can always look back on days gone by—days when “Mele Kalikimaka” was a new hit single and residents across Los Angeles took Christmas decorations to new heights.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some images of holiday revelry in decades past. May they keep you warm on a cool, 55-degree December night.