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10 super '70s items from the 1976 JCPenney Christmas catalog

It's the time of the year where both kids and adults are making a list, checking it twice and spending their days out holiday shopping. As many start to make that holiday shopping list, or maybe already have, it's important to look back and remember the gifts of years past. Wonder where these old pieces are at now?

Today, we are focusing on the year 1976. Here are 10 of the greatest gifts we found in the 1976 JCPenney Christmas catalog. Did you ever want or own any of these items below? Let us know! (You can add these to your current shopping list, but you may have to add a time machine too!)

1

Sueded Leather Jacket

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Everything suede! This and five more pages of it are featured in the JCPenney Christmas catalog. Did you join the suede craze of '76?

2

Star Trek toys

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Star Trek has long made its impact on the world. But Star Trek in the '70s just hit different.

3

Sesame Street Styled Everything

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Sesame Street was everywhere in the '70s. You could even have a collection of your favorite Sesame Street tunes. 

4

Coordinate your coordinates!

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Time to coordinate! 

5

All kinds of electronics

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Today, these pages would be filled with Apple, Samsung and other hot products. These electronics may not look like much today, but in '76? They were top-notch.

6

Hot Wheels, the hottest toys around!

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Hot Wheels are still one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season. R.I.P. to all the little lost car toys from years past.

7

Go Western!

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Western fashion items were all the rage in the '70s. Even Lucas McCain would take a second to look at the JCPenney Christmas catalog. 

8

Superheroes, bad guys and ... Fonzie?

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Sure, you could have Shazam or Batman, but Fonzie was the real superhero of '76. Batman might be inspiring kids to reach greatness, but Fonzie's teaching them how to be cool.

9

Adventures with your favorite TV heroes

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 In '76 you could adventure with your favorite TV teams! Did you own any TV toys?

10

Covered head to toe in Sesame Street

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If it didn't have Ernie or Oscar's face on it, kids didn't want it. Head to toe Sesame Street? Sign us up like it's the mid-'70s!

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