Aired Friday May 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pmon AFN Spectrum

The Toys That Built America

Season 2 Episode 8: Christmas Crazes

The Christmas crazes that helped transform holiday shopping into the frantic, no-holds-barred $1.1 trillion frenzy that it is today. From a hit doll in the Great Depression, to a $5 plush reselling for a thousand times its value, each season's `must-have toy' makes the top of Santa's list for its own improbable reason... and sends desperate shoppers to unbelievable lengths just to buy it.

Documentary / History
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