Join us on the 80s Music Video Station at 8pm EST on Saturday December 23rd for our Annual 80s Christmas Party!
Christmas morning in the 1980s was a time of unwrapping iconic toys that have become timeless classics. Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, and My Little Pony were at the top of every child's wish list. The era also saw the introduction of the Rubik's Cube, challenging both kids and adults to solve its colorful puzzle. Teddy Ruxpin, the talking teddy bear, became a sensation, bringing joy and laughter to households.
The 1980s witnessed the boom of personal computers, video games, and electronic gadgets. Christmas lists were no longer limited to toys and clothing but expanded to include cutting-edge technology. The iconic Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) made its debut in 1985, becoming a must-have Christmas gift for kids and adults alike. The introduction of handheld electronic games, like the Nintendo Game Boy in the late 1980s, added an extra layer of excitement to the holiday season.
The 1980s produced some of the most beloved Christmas songs and movies that have become synonymous with the holiday season. Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" may be a modern favorite, but in the '80s, classics like Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" ruled the airwaves. Iconic Christmas movies such as "A Christmas Story," "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," and "Die Hard" (debatably a Christmas movie) became annual traditions for families.
Ugly Christmas sweaters became a fashionable trend during the 1980s. These sweaters, often adorned with bold patterns, festive motifs, and sometimes even LED lights, reflected the era's love for eccentric fashion. Families gathered for holiday photos wearing matching sweaters, creating cherished memories that are still enjoyed today.