While the average person was not as affluent as today, post-war Scots knew how to celebrate the festive period.
Major shopping thoroughfares were bedecked in all manner of imaginative and colourful decorations and large crowds would gather to watch the switching on of the Christmas lights.
And every big department store had a grotto and a queue of eager children, patiently waiting for their turn to sit on Santa’s lap.
Grab a mince pie, pour yourself a mulled wine and sit back, as we take you on a journey to Scottish Christmas past.
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1. Window shopping
Christmas window displays in Patrick Thomsons on North Bridge in Edinburgh.
Photo: Alan Ledgerwood
2. Yule never manage...
A man with a Christmas tree trying to get on a bus on the High Street in Edinburgh
Photo: Denis Straughan
3. Christmas special
The Christmas tree in Central Station in Glasgow, December 1965.
Photo: Gordon Rule
4. Proof is in the pudding
340lb Christmas pudding being mixed by Pastry chef Danny Morton (left) with second chef William Milne at the Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh. Tested by receptionist Olivia Renylel.
Photo: George Smith