There’s something about Christmas that makes us kinda nostalgic.

We’d be hard pressed to think of better childhood memories than Christmas Days spent playing with our favorite new toys. It’d be even harder to think of a more exciting time than the days leading up to Christmas morning.

As pseudo-adults (on most days), we’re still excited by the Christmas season, but it’s not quite the same. Maybe it’s just the added adult responsibilities…or the prolonged holiday shopping season that starts in mid-October…or an extended hangover from Grandma’s holiday rum balls. Or maybe the holidays just need more classic toy commercials like the ones we’ve unearthed below.

They make us feel nostalgic…how about you?

Matchbox Cars: 1979

Evil Knievel Stunt and Crash Car: 1975

Tyco Double Loop Slot Car Set: 1977

Tyco Daredevil Cliff Hangers: 1980s

Marx Batmobile: 1960s

Matchbox SuperFast Racers: 1971

HOT WHEELS Dynamite Crossing: 1985

Stomper 4×4 Trucks: 1980s

Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.