Can you guess what decade these vintage Thanksgiving ads are from?

Cranberry mayonnaise candles anyone?

Image: Lucky Strike / Alamac / Hellman's

While the general consensus for Thanksgiving food consists of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce, how each item is prepared can differ wildly from cook to cook. According to these vintage ads, midcentury America was full of creative holiday dinner ideas!

Forget canned cranberries, try candle cranberries (if that sounds strange, don't worry, it's all held together with mayonnaise). Why not warm up that cold Dr. Pepper? You can prepare everything easily in your brand-new microwave oven!

Try to guess if these vintage ads are from the 1950s, '60s, '70s or '80s!

  1. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Alamac
  2. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Lucky Strike
  3. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Swift's Premium
  4. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Panasonic
  5. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Swift's Premium
  6. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Hellman's
  7. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Wild Turkey
  8. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Pyrex
  9. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Jell-O
  10. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Dr. Pepper
  11. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Dromedary
  12. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Bisquick
  13. What decade is this vintage ad from?
    Image: Hormel

Can you guess what decade these vintage Thanksgiving ads are from?

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JamesB 10 months ago
Only 8 correct but in my defense, Jell-O has been around for a LONG time. If my mom had served dates at Thanksgiving, my dad would've had to pin me down to eat one. They are okay when nothing else is around but not when surrounded by good stuff! That hot Dr. Pepper looks interesting; before my time but hmmm!
SashaPayneDiaz 10 months ago
7 outta 13 meh! Not great but not too bad graded on a curve.
CaptainDunsel 10 months ago
5/13
I think eating those cranberry salad candles affected a few synapses. (Well nobody *told* me I wasn't supposed to eat the wax and wick!)
Hogansucks1 10 months ago
Could have thrown in a commercial ad for a green bean casserole? I know, I know- tight budget 😆
Filmnoirfan 10 months ago
7/13 - all things considered not a bad score but nothing to boast about either
Barry22 10 months ago
4/13. Make America Gobble Again.
purplerose60 10 months ago
Hot Dr. Pepper with lemon is awesome!! We used to drink that instead of hot chocolate after sledding. I got 8 right🙄
frenchman71 10 months ago
I murdered this, 5/13. This was a toughie. The "Hot Dr. Pepper" I saw in a "Barney Miller" episode. NYC was having a water shortage so Wojo made some hot Dr. Pepper. Barney took a sip and almost upchucked on camera.
Moverfan frenchman71 10 months ago
Almost killed old Stan, too, as I recall. Oh, well, he tries--gotta give him credit for that. Just make sure somebody takes that blasted Grey Book away from him...
dodgebob 10 months ago
4/13, safe to say I don't recall, keep this up and I'll get that illusive 0/Whatever yet. C'mon
jimmyvici 10 months ago
6/13...yikes. Eating turkey made me sleepy, brain not functioning properly...abort!
Epsdel 10 months ago
7/13 for a child of the 80s I think that is good.
JC 10 months ago
You got 8 out of 13
No matter how many you got right, you can use these ads as inspiration for your own Thanksgiving food and outfits!
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