Irish Christmas Stories, edited by David Marcus
Published by Bloomsbury, London, in 1995
Because Irish Christmases are the best Christmases! Merry Christmas, wherever you are.
Santa: A Life by Jeremy Seal
Published in hardback and paperback by Picador, London, in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
Both covers included here because 1) we have both editions, and 2) In this case, I prefer the paperback cover.
Tom Smith’s Christmas Crackers: An Illustrated History by Peter Kimpton
Published by Tempus Publishing, Gloucestershire, in 2004
Christmas Cats by Pauline Flick
Published by Collins, London, in 1981
Angelina’s Christmas written by Katherine Holabird, illustrated by Helen Craig
Originally published by Aurum Press in 1985, this edition published by Puffin Books in 2001
The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
Published by Disney Press, New York, in 1993
Happy Christmas by Daphne du Maurier
First published in November 1942 by Todd Publishing Co, London – this edition published by Century, London, in 1984
[Of all the books I’ve chosen to put up here, this has to have the least inspiring cover of the lot of them!]