Movie posters are a fun way to add retro flair to your holiday decor. They evoke the narratives and feeling of the films and shows and also give a taste of mid century graphic design. Bring a piece of the mid century to your walls with these retro holiday movie posters.
They just don’t make illustrated movie posters like they used to! Though this classic holiday film is in black and white, the colorful movie poster captures the innocence of this heartfelt story. Find this illustrated It’s A Wonderful Life movie poster here.
A much beloved 50s holiday movie, White Christmas is a slice of 50s optimism and sentimentality (back when that was a compliment)! Even the fonts on this movie poster feel very much of its era. Add some retro Christmas charm to your holiday decor with a little help from Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen. Get the poster here.
Charles Dickens’ most well-known story gets told and re-told every generation since he wrote it, and the 1951 version holds special nostalgia for those who grew up with it. The illustrations and quotes on this A Christmas Carol movie poster are also a snapshot from the 50s.
This animated Christmas classic lends itself well to a 2D poster and brings back fond memories for kids who grew up with Peanuts in the newspaper and on TV. Find the Charlie Brown Christmas poster here.
Another instance of a classic black and white holiday movie with a colorful illustrated poster. Miracle on 34th Street is a charming story with a movie poster just as charming. Click here to order yours. While definitely a Christmas story, the yellow poster could even stay up all year.
Before Jim Carey was subjected to hours in the makeup chair, the 1960s animated film brought Dr. Seuss’ story to the big screen and living room TV sets. Find the poster here.
We couldn’t resist another illustrated movie poster! Good ol’ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer indeed went down in history and can also go up on your wall. Find the poster here.
Perfect for a kids’ room or for Disney collectors, this movie poster brings old childhood friends to your holiday decor.
Looking for more mid century holiday vibes? Don’t miss our MCM Christmas Music: A Playlist of Classics and Originals. Or if you’re looking for more movie posters beyond Christmas favorites, read on for Mid Century Movie Inspired Decor. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Atomic Ranch articles and ideas!