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Retro Rumson ‘That 70s’ Kinda Holidaze

A Rumson 1970s Christmas at the Hoey house
Photo/Tom Hoey

Nothing says 70s quite like a first (or second) Christmas snapshot of a Rumson family rockin’ the look around the tree.

His birthday today, of let’s say decades later, prompted Tom Hoey to post this time warp shot. From the tinsel, to the ornaments, to the hair and outfits and, especially, that TV, nothing could be more “that 70s” of a holiday pose.

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Focus: A Festive Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree

“Thank God it’s F … ugly Christmas sweater time!” That could have been the mantra for at least one crew of holiday revelers on Friday night at Murphy’s Tavern in Rumson.

All dressed up with somewhere to go, donning their special attire, a partying bunch burst onto an otherwise quiet scene at the old speakeasy and got busy showing and telling about their fun and ugly Christmas sweaters. Call them fugly.

There was showcasing, socializing, lots of festiveness and prizes, too. We’re not sure who won, but a glimpse into the scene at the classic side door Rumson hangout offers an idea of who may have. It’s more fun to guess than to know. This way, everyone gets a good look at all the sweaters.

So, cheers to a little ho, ho, hooooocus pocus of the magical season. Check out the all warm and fuzzy holiday fun wrapped in some festive sweaters. (And don’t forget to CLICK on ONE photo in the upper gallery to enlarge and scroll through. Enjoy!)

Who’s the winner in your starry holiday eyes?

Scene Around: Baking Up Sweet Holidays with a Fair Haven Mom

There’s nothing sweeter than a traditional holiday bake-off between a longtime Fair Havenite and her daughter. Sugar coat that with a little dance, too, and call it a festive confection perfection. The sweetest.

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Lighting Up the Holidays in the R-FH Area

Yes, we are doing this again. Just because …

Remember the old Sunday night drive to check out all the Christmas lights when you were a kid?

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Focus: Santa Claus Comes to Fair Haven

Well, the weather outside was threatening to be slightly frightful on Friday night as Fair Haven’s Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll got under way. But, despite a little drizzle rain, the annual tradition went on without a hitch. Delightful.

The stage for holiday merriment was set at the usual spot at Memorial Park, people gathered, Santa arrived via firetruck, the tree was lit strolling and festivities abounded.

Take a look for a glimpse into the night … (And don’t forget to CLICK to ENLARGE and scroll!)

— Photos/Elaine Van Develde

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