For so many little girls of the early Barbie era, Barbie was only obtainable once a year, as a Christmas gift. The memory of coming to the Christmas tree and seeing that rectangular box in the early morning light is unforgettable. Even the scent of new Barbie vinyl was intoxicating and is indelible.
The excitement and anticipation of receiving Barbie under the tree was fueled in no small way by the first television advertisement which showcased the soon-to-be fashion icon in a most enticing way. Watch and enjoy the magic!
Barbie's First Television Commercial