Holt Howard Kitschmas in July

The Holt Howard Company was created by three college friends with start up money from their parents. Their first products were Christmas items made in the USA. Young married couples who did want to decorate the way their parents would wanted fresh, bright and whimsical items and the HH Company was well on its way to provide just that. Imagine Santa flying a jet with a reindeer’s head at the nose cone or driving a jalopy or the captain of the S.S.Noel with a snowman as first mate. An older person may have thought “Why would these kids want this kitsch?!”

Originally kitsch was a word for over-the-top, tasteless things bought or made by the masses with undiscriminating taste. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Time has made the word kitsch more funny, irreverent and tacky in a good way. There is so much kitsch that abounds and is accepted around the holidays that I can’t help but use the word Kitschmas.

These Holt Howard Kitschmas items lift my spirits. Join me in the celebration and the collection of Holt Howard’s Kitschmas collectibles.  I’d like to continue with another post for other Kitschmas items that make me and hopefully giggle.

Santa King Decanter
Santa King Decanter

 

Cone Angels for Tree or Table Decor
Cone Angels for Tree or Table Decor

 

Winking Santa Covered Vessel
Winking Santa Covered Vessel

 

Winter Green Salt & Pepper Shakers
Winter Green Salt & Pepper Shakers

 

S.S. Noel
S.S. Noel

 

Christmas Tree Candle Holder
Christmas Tree Candle Holder

 

The Holt Howard Hand Tag from the Christmas Tree Candle Holder
The Holt Howard Hang Tag from the Christmas Tree Candle Holder

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10 comments

  1. You did make me smile, Mary Ellen! Thank you.

    I’ll bet those three college kids are thrilled their idea was successful enough that people are still collecting their “kitsch” years later.

  2. I didn’t know that it wasn’t one person!! That’s interesting 🙂 I love HH stuff. Their pixie line is adorable and I have their meowing cat S&P shakers!

  3. If you have the Santa decanter and ever want to sell it let me know. I have a lot of that collection. Thanks!

  4. I always keep my eyes peeled for Holt Howard! I’d be thrilled to be able to get another King Santa or any of that line. Thanks all for your comments.

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