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!]
The Spirit of Christmas by G. K. Chesterton
Published by Xanadu, London, in 1984
Mrs Scrooge – A Christmas Tale by Carol Ann Duffy, with illustrations by Posy Simmonds
Published by Picador, London, in 2009
Mystery in White – A Christmas Crime Story by J. Jefferson Farjeon
This edition published by The British Library, London, in 2014 – originally published by Wright and Brown, London, in 1937, and unavailable since, until this reprint.
Highly recommended by Herself! Let me give a general recommendation to The British Library‘s Crime Classics series, which is reprinting all sorts of long out-of-print things, and strongly advise a visit to their bookshop if you’re in London, any time of the year.
Christmas with Norman Rockwell
JG Press, Massachusetts, 1990
Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz, illustrated by Phil Parks
HarperCollins, London, 1996