Happy Throwback Thursday! With this being the last Thursday before Christmas, Deimosa and I decided to look for vintage Christmas books. We found a very unique mix!
The Picture Book You May Not Remember
Cranberry Christmas by Wende and Harry Devlin, 1976
Mr. Whiskers faces a gloomy Christmas until Maggie and her grandmother help him straighten out his house and find the deed to the nearby pond. (I had never heard of this book before and found the story and illustrations absolutely charming!)
The Anthology of Classics
Treasury of Christmas Stories, edited by Ann McGovern, 1960
Like the surprises you might find in your Christmas stocking, here is a wonderful potpouri of holiday cheer for readers of ALL ages. (This anthology features poems, short stories, chapter excerpts and songs which will definitely help you get in the Christmas spirit.)
The Horror Anthology
Haunting Christmas Tales by Joan Aiken & others, 1991
Ho, ho, ho, BOO! Have you ever met a Christmas ghost? Suspected that one of the presents under the tree might be haunted? Spent an old-fashioned Christmas–in a haunted house? In these nine stories of Christmas past and present, scary things have a way of happening–where the people in them have been naughty or nice. Welcome... to a little Christmas fear... (An anthology of short stories for those who wish it could be Halloween all year long!)
The Holidays Cards Meant to Tickle Funny Bones
The Bananas Book of Season's Greetings Cards by Jane Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, 1979.
The holidays will be a little brighter this year! If you paint your walls yellow and orange! Or, if you send these wacky BANANAS Season's Greeting cards! There are 26 cards in all–ready to read and sign, ready to cut out and send, ready to show your friends that you have the kind of taste they always knew you had! When your friends recieve a BANANAS card from you, they're bound to say, "Thanks a bunch!" THE BANANAS BOOK OF SEASON'S GREETING CARDS is from those same crazy cards who bring you BANANAS, today's most insane magazine for teenagers! (If I had had this book growing up, I guarantee I would have re-created the cards so I wouldn't have to cut them out. I definitely would have wanted to keep the book pristine!)
Special thanks to Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey for her ongoing help with this series!