Monday, December 24, 2018

20 Years Ago on Dec. 24, 1998 -- Christmas Eve Mega Sale

December 24, 1998: For Christmas Eve, we pitched some sort of Mega Sale with a lead promo saying "A Creature Was Stirring... it was your mouse!"

In the Daily Essentials section, getting ready for post-Christmas, we changed "Holiday Shopping" to "Deals & Steals," while the dynamic My News headline references snow and freezing rain in the East:

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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