1. These festive 42-inch hairdos decorated with tinsel and ornaments in 1962. Bettmann / Getty Images 2. Nat King Cole sharing a tender holiday moment with his daughter Natalie in 1955. Echoes / Redferns / Getty Images 3. The chaotic bustle of holiday shopping at London's Woolworths store in 1955. Charles Hewitt / Getty Images 4. And the aftermath of the shopping rush at NYC's Macy's department store in 1948. Nina Leen / Getty Images 5. This candid snapshot of the Kennedys on Christmas morning, 1962. John F. Kennedy Library / Getty Images 6. A young Queen Elizabeth giving her first-ever Christmas broadcast to the nation in 1952. Fox Photos / Getty Images 7. The dreamy atmosphere of Christmas on Hollywood Boulevard in 1950. Harvey Meston / Getty Images 8. This kimono-clad family decorating their Christmas tree in Yokohama, Japan, circa 1950. Evans / Getty Images 9. The iconic sight of The Rockettes performing a dance number in 1967. Nbc / Getty Images 10. This group of holiday munchkins from the Homeless Children's Aid and Adoption Society in London, trying their best to lend a helping hand in 1938. Gerry Cranham / Getty Images 11. This jolly pair caught unexpectedly under the mistletoe in 1937. Richards / Getty Images 12. And this soldier stealing one last kiss under the mistletoe before shipping off in 1939. Gerry Cranham / Getty Images 13. And these Londoners keeping the Christmas spirit alive during WWII in 1940. Bettmann Archive / Getty Images 14. This humble Christmas tree standing outside of an NYC Hooverville camp during the Great Depression. Historical / Getty Images 15. The glamorous Jayne Mansfield placing the angel topper on her Christmas tree in 1960. Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images 16. The eccentric Salvador Dali offering his surreal season's greetings in 1961. Bettmann / Bettmann Archive 17. This "living" Christmas tree comprising what has to be the most incredible troupe of carolers in history, 1971. Ralph Crane / Getty Images 18. Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson spreading a bit of holiday cheer in 1950. Afro Newspaper / Getty Images 19. Drummer Keith Moon of The Who channeling his inner Scrooge in 1970. Michael Putland / Getty Images 20. The Beach Boys celebrating a California Christmas in 1963. Michael Ochs Archives 21. John Lennon and Yoko Ono's holiday card to NYC in 1971. Three Lions / Getty Images 22. A pair of American GIs in Vietnam enjoying some holiday comforts in 1967. Afp / AFP / Getty Images 23. A young 21-year-old Bob Dylan offering a special Christmas performance for Londoners in 1962. Brian Shuel / Redferns 24. Jim Henson's 1986 holiday card, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Abc Television / Getty Images 25. And this Santa who's ditched his reindeer for a more modern ride, circa 1920. Hirz / Getty Images See more incredible pictures of Christmas past at Getty Images.