Christmas Books category archive
Can anyone guess why the US Postal service guidelines would be used to reject this illustration from appearing on a postage stamp? This image was from an antique 1896 “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”/”A Visit from St. Nicholas” book and was quite well known at the time, and was an early depiction of Santa coming down the chimney.
Keep reading for the answer…and let us know your thoughts on it below.
This image was approved:
Well, the US Postal Service went politically correct. Their designs don’t allow one to depict smoking.
“Postage stamp rejected”:
Specifically, the design depicted smoking.
[This was rejected November 22, 2016, although the post is dated earlier so as to not be at the top of the recents.]
Welcome to Santa’s Holiday Books Page!
Santa and Mrs. Claus really enjoy reading holiday stories — it is an excellent way for families to spend time together and celebrate the holidays.
You can get information about purchasing a book merely by clicking on the title. Any book you purchase can be gift wrapped and shipped through various shipping options to locations in the US and worldwide.
You may also search for a favorite book below.
- Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas [hardcover] [The Classic Poem] [Pop up] [Sticker story book] [Coloring book] [Garfield’s verions] [VHS Tape]
- A Christmas Carol/Scrouge [hardcover] [paperback]
- The Christmas Story [hardcover] [audio tape] [paperback]
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer [hardcover] [Coloring Book] [VHS Tape]
- Miracle on 34th Street [VHS Video/1995] [Making of…] [hardback] [paperback] [Audio CD]
- Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus [hardcover] [hardcover, different illustrations] [VHS Tape, animated]
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas [Audio CD with book] [hardcover, best quality] [hardcover] [Video] [Audio Tape]
- Frosty the Snowman [book and cookie cutter] [VHS tape] [Audio CD]
- Little Drummer Boy [paperback] [VHS Tape] [Audio CD]
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Alsburg [hardcover] [Gift Set (book and audio cassette)] [El Expreso Polar, Spanish] [Audio cassette] [CDROM]
- The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree [hardcover] [VHS tape]
- Berenstain Bears’ Christmas [Book] [VHS tape] [Christmas Fun Coloring book] [Merry Merry Christmas: Coloring and Activity Book]
- A Cup of Christmas Tea [hardcover] [audio tape]
- A Little House Christmas (Little House on the Prairie) [Book] [Little House on the Prairie Christmas – VHS (Special Order)]
- Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas [VHS tape] [Book (very hard to find)]
- Mole Family’s Christmas [book (very hard to find 1-3 months)]
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol [VHS Video] [Fold-around pop-up books with Mickey and friends]
- Charlie Brown Christmas [VHS Video] [Audio CD]
- It’s A Wonderful Life [50th Anniversary Deluxe Collection] [VHS Video] [50th Anniversary Scrapbook] [VHS, 50th Anniversary Edition] [Trivia Book] [Behind the Scenes]
- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town [VHS] [Musical Board book]
- The Waltons: Childrens Carole [VHS Video]
- Christmas Eve on Sesame Street [VHS Video] [Sesame Street Christmas, Audio cassette] [Big Bird’s Ticklish Christmas]
- Year Without Santa Claus (the heat miser/cold miser) [VHS Video]
- Scrooged (Bill Murray) [VHS Video] [Laserdisc]
- The Santa Clause (Tim Allen) [VHS Video]
Other Great Gift Books for Kids
- Goodnight Moon [Library Binding] [Audio Cassette] [Board book and Slippers] [Bedroom Box] [Pop up book] [Buenas Noches, Luna (Spanish)- Audio tape] [‘Rookie’ Biography of Author]
- Wind in the Willows [Hardcover] [Large print edition] [Audio cassette] [Video] [Video (Disney)]
Note that most books ship in 1 to 3 days, but some may take longer!