There's a great selection of photos including this one of the Christmas parade outside the Co-operative Society's store in Bolton in the 1960s.
But for anyone planning their Christmas menu there are these recipes from the 1940s, Christmas under rationing. Imitation marzipan sounds particularly appetizing.
"Easy on the Rations Recipes. Christmas is a time when most of us make special efforts to provide fun and gaiety for the children." December 1945.