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.