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Rewind: The kinder and softer side of past Black Friday shopping

Dallas — The name and day of “Black Friday” wasn’t always that dark and mind-boggling. Labels the day after Thanksgiving shopping are believed to have started in the early 1960s, but weren’t commonly adopted until decades later.

In fact, in the 1975 North Texas newspaper ad, the shopping experience was more laid-back than chaotic, so product transactions were labeled “Thanksgiving Clearance” and “Christmas Sale.” I did.

A day to dust off holiday decorations, seasonal music and Santa costumes.

And where Santa is, there are toys.

And where there are toys, there is Bill O’Reilly.

A former WFAA reporter was an expert on old story toys from the 1970s archived in the SMU Jones Film Library. As the holiday season approached, he broke the competition for the latest educational toys, Sonny & Cher dolls and foreign toys.

Rewind: The kinder and softer side of past Black Friday shopping

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