A Baby Boomer Christmas with Hardrock, Cocoa and Joe

Christmas videos: 20th vs 21st Century
In 2005, the Polar Express was a breakthrough children's film whose state-of-the-art 3D graphics helped to redefine Christmas movies.

Fifty years before, baby boomer kids were watching a very different kind of animation, using awkward stop-motion photography or simple paper and pen drawings.

It was low-tech and unsophisticated compared to today's standards yet it was imbued with a charm and simple wonder that spans half a century.

Travel back in time five decades and see the season the way that kids did in days gone by.

Hardrock, Cocoa and Joe

Frosty the Snowman

Suzy Snowflake