1. Aluminum Tree

These recyclable trees instantly make your holidays bright. I suggest silver, white or daring pink. Dress the tree with shiny glass or plastic ornaments of the same color for a sophisticated monochromatic look or go for high contrast with red or green. Don’t forget the tinsel. Retro Ornaments are available at www.retro-redheads.com or www.etsy.com. A couple of Don Featherstone plastic flamingos in the front yard wouldn’t hurt either.

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2. Stuff Your Stockings

Enjoy a sweet blast from the past with exciting candy such as Banana Turkish Toffee, Peppermint Crunches, Chocolate Santa Suckers, Zagnuts, Pex, and Lemonheads. Available at www.oryans.com

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3. Host a cocktail party

Break out your favorite mad men inspired outfit and some red lipstick. Serve sidecars, Singapore slings and Sitngers recipies available at www.DrinksMixer.com. Play some classic holiday music by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Billie holiday. Turn the lights low and light a fire.

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4. Watch a Mod Era Movie

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (1966) is a classic example of the avant garde and fantastical design ideals from the midcentury modern movement. Ever notice how fashionable those whos were? Enjoy the classic film at a local theater or in your own home. Other Mod themed Christmas Movies include, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and White Christmas (1954).

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5. Give the Gift of Mod

Your fashionable friends will love these stylish and unique gifts. A Rimini Figurine, a Chimex Drip Coffee Carafe or a stylish Eames Clock. Check out www.yliving.com for more decorative and classic retro gift ideas.

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