Through the '60s the ornaments turned into silvery tinsel and metal. I guess it had to do with space exploration of the day. We had those tinsel trees in my elementary school, complete with the hot light and rotating primary colors. They were so cool. They can be pretty pricey if you get them now.
Today, holiday ornaments somehow just aren't the same - unless you make your own. They're mass-produced overseas and look sort of cheap. Yeah, they don't cost much either, but I'm just sayin'.
So, as you drag out your holiday decorations this year, take pause to remember the past and all of the thought and care that went into decorating back then. Also, please don't leave your outside lights up until March.