Vintage HolidaysClassic Christmas Photos12.20.10Vintage HolidaysClassic Christmas PhotosFrom skiing with the Kennedys to tree trimming with Sophia Loren, it’s the time of year to remember holidays past. See pictures of Christmas through the years.12.20.10 2:27 PM ETJohn Chillingworth, Picture Post / Getty ImagesFrom skiing with the Kennedys to tree trimming with Sophia Loren, it’s the time of year to remember holidays past. See pictures of Christmas through the years. Keystone / Getty ImagesSurfer Santa, 1978Santa Claus surfs with Lisa Seconda in Florida on December 13, 1978.AP PhotoRocking Rockettes, 1959Rockette seamstress Leanne Mitchell takes the final measurements on the Rockettes' costumes at Radio City Music Hall. John Chillingworth, Picture Post / Getty ImagesSanta’s Little HelperAn exhausted Father Christmas wearily answers another child's question on Dec. 19, 1953, at Harrod’s department store in London. AP PhotoBlue Christmas, 1960Elvis Presley poses by a Christmas tree at his home in Memphis in 1960. Gamma-Keystone via Getty ImagesSanta’s Little Helpers, 1960sOne Santa was a hit with the ladies on a beach in Miami in the early 1960s. Orlando, Three Lions / Getty ImagesSleigh Ride, 1955Santa and several children piled their sleigh with presents for a ride at the North Pole Workshop in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.AP PhotoThe Holly and the Ivy, 1971At her villa in Rome on December 23, 1971, Sophia Loren decorated her tree—wearing head to toe Christian Dior. Alan Band, Fox Photos / Getty ImagesA Christmas Aquatic, 1968Two of Santa's more alluring helpers decorated an underwater Christmas tree in a pool at Cypress Gardens, Florida, in 1968.A Kennedy Christmas, 1961The Christmas tree in the White House Blue Room gets a visit from a young Caroline Kennedy on Dec. 13, 1961, as she inspects it before a party for White House employees given by her parents. In the background are her aunt, Jean Kennedy Smith and cousin Stephen Smith, Jr.Harold M. Lambert, Lambert / Getty ImagesWaiting for Santa, 1955Three children in pajamas looked out of their snow-covered window in 1955.Getty ImagesLife’s a BeachOne woman planted a Christmas tree in the sand on the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the 1960s. Bettmann / CorbisSkiing With Uncle Ted, 1964John F. Kennedy Jr. got a ride from his his uncle Ted Kennedy on the slopes in Stowe, Vermont, in 1964.Murray Garrett / Getty ImagesSun Valley Serenade, 1951Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams offers a Coke to her snowman in Sun Valley, Idaho.Alan Band, Fox Photos / Getty ImagesA Christmas Message, 1969Water-skiers sent a message, “Merry Xmas and Happy New Year To Y’all,” in Cypress Gardens, Florida, in 1969.