I have so many Christmas books that I am going to do a series of posts about them, showing you some favorites in specific categories. I'll call the first installment miscellaneous Little Golden Books.
First up, Uncle Mistletoe, 1953, is a particular favorite. Illustrated by Corinne Malvern and featuring characters created by Marshall Field Department Store. I love the way the interiors are decorated in this book. I imagine some of the items shown in the artwork were available at the dept. store. Adorable:
Christmas Carols, 1946, also w/illus. by Ms. Malvern:
The Chipmunks Merry Christmas, 1959, - with the illustrations by Richard Scarry of Alvin, Simon and Theodore looking very different from the animated versions of my childhood (the original ones!):
Rudolph was illustrated by Richard Scarry as well - I'm unsure as to the date on this one - but who doesn't love Rudolph? ( I can't think of him without the TV show also coming to mind "I'm cute, I'm cute!")
The Christmas ABC, with illustrations by the fabulous Eloise Wilkin - her unique and easily identifiable children are the sweetest:
Frosty The Snowman (reprinted in 1969 from an earlier publication) - Corinne Malvern again. Love it!
So - those are to whet your appetite - more to come....