Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reddy Kilowatt Christmas Ad – December 1950

Well, it's the last post before Christmas, so I thought we would spend Christmas Eve with our old pal Reddy Kilowatt. I can't believe I haven't featured him on the blog since his small cameo appearance in an Ohio Edison ad that I posted on January 2 of this year.

The above ad – which ran on December 1, 1950 in the Lorain Journal – is the Mother Lode (or Mother Electrical Load if you prefer) of Reddy appearances in a Christmas ad. No less than 10 images of Reddy are spotlighted in the ad, mostly demonstrating those newfangled electrical appliances.

As I do every year, I'm taking some much-needed time off from blogging until around New Year's Eve. So here's hoping you and all your family and friends enjoy a most wonderful and happy Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Dan. Thanks for another year of entertaining articles! Peggy

Dan Brady said...

Thanks, Peggy! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!

-Alan D Hopewell said...

If I remember correctly, there used to be a Reddy Kilowatt action figure in the window at the old 8th and Broadway Electric Company office, about a foot or so tall; as a kid, I wanted one.