Night Before Christmas 2021

How “The Night Before Christmas” Arrived in The Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel On December 23, 1823 In 1821, a printer and bookseller named William B. Gilley and an illustrator named Arthur Stansbury published an eight-page booklet titled The Children’s Friend: A New-Year’s Present to the Little Ones from Five to Twelve.

The Night Before Christmas: McLoughlin Bros 1896

The Night Before Christmas: McLoughlin Bros 1896 Perfection Santa Claus Worldwide distills the cheerful essence of Christmas from many sources and studies, old and new. In addition to his wide reading, author Tom A. Jerman has brought a wealth of personal experience...

Ad for Tom Smith’s Christmas Crackers circa 1890s

Ad for Tom Smith’s Christmas Crackers circa 1890s Perfection Santa Claus Worldwide distills the cheerful essence of Christmas from many sources and studies, old and new. In addition to his wide reading, author Tom A. Jerman has brought a wealth of personal experience...

Ad for Ayer’s Cherry Pictorial circa 1890

Ad for Ayer’s Cherry Pictorial circa 1890 Perfection Santa Claus Worldwide distills the cheerful essence of Christmas from many sources and studies, old and new. In addition to his wide reading, author Tom A. Jerman has brought a wealth of personal experience Read...

Santa Figures Based on German Gift-Givers

Santa Figures Based on German Gift-Givers Santa Figures Based on German Gift-Givers (i.e., Pelznickel, Christkindle) in North America (1840s to 1890s) No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to...

Oddball Santas Developed in America During Nineteenth Century

Oddball Santas Developed in America During Nineteenth Century Canadian Santa without beard: Canadian Illustrated News, cover, December 1885 One of the few versions of Santa that does not have a beard read more Santa Claus by George Beard 1872 A well-intentioned effort...