Rewind to 1977: The Sears Christmas Wishbook

I used to freak out whenever the Sears and Eatons Christmas catalogues arrived in October. What new wonders would they contain? has a look back at the 1977 Wishbook here, but I’d like to highlight the kind of home electronics you could hope for under the tree.

Sears Christmas Wishbook 77-1

Sears Christmas Wishbook 77-2

Sears Christmas Wishbook 77-3


Alan Cross

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2 thoughts on “Rewind to 1977: The Sears Christmas Wishbook

  • December 25, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    Gads,does this bring back Memories!!!
    Guess it was three years at that time since we had come back from Germany.
    Working for the CAF,S, we had access to top audio components duty-free.
    Had a Dual Turntable, Sansui Amp,Pioneer Speakers, Kenwood Cassette deck(wish I could remember the model #,s…
    I was probably blasting Montrose’s Debut album at about the time the Catalogue came out,….
    It was an interesting time,much simpler than now….

    Merry Christmas!

  • December 25, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    My first stereo was a Christmas gift from my parents in 1978. It was a Viking from Eaton’s, if I remember correctly, that included an 8-track player. It looked Iike the ones in the pictures you’ve posted here. It began my love of all things audio and my record collecting.

    Merry Christmas!


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