Flashback FridayIn 1982 nothing could sell you on buying a Commodore 64 like a looped program of graphics set to Christmas music.

In the early part of the 1980s, computers were still mysterious devices to most people. What could you really do with them? To try to impress people, Commodore sent out the above sales program to run in stores to impress potential consumers with. Nothing will lure you in quicker than seeing a tree made out of £ symbols next to children dancing around a snowman, all set to “Frosty the Snowman.”

Honestly, the whole thing was somewhat cute, and it got the point across to consumers, but when it lists the specs at the end and includes “Hi-res graphics,” I dare you not to bust out laughing. Even for back then I’m not sure anyone would qualify these as especially high-resolution.

Either way, enjoy some old style computer Christmas music as you enjoy this holiday.