- As with any holiday, it’s always worthwhile to take a trip over to Golden Age Comic Book Stories to see what Mr. Door Tree has up and running. This month it’s various N.C. Wyeth Santas, the religious art of Franklin Booth, Gahan Wilson’s freaky comics, some fantastic science fiction Christmas covers by Ed Emshwiller from 1951-1961, and whatever the heck this thing is.
- Back in April Gregory K. had something called 30 Poets / 30 Days, wherein he asked various poets to submit original pieces for each day. Adam Rex did one called The Flight Before Christmas and I remembered it all this time just so that I could link to it here today. Heck, I’ll even pair it to this link to his Smekday Christmas card. Have a very Rexy Xmas.
- Merry Christmas, ala a 1966 commercial:
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
- Panicking because it’s Christmas Day and there’s still one last gift you need to find? Look no further. Voila.
- I greatly enjoyed this recent SLJ piece where various authors reminisced about holidays long past. Great writing one and all.
- Peter at Collecting Children’s Books had an entirely unique Christmas story of his own up this week, which I found rather touching. That’s the nice thing about Christmas stories. There’s always room for a new one.
- I hope Mo Willems won’t mind too much if I steal and place this sketch of his here. The title is "Drawn from memory".
Who’s memory, he does not say.
- Adorableness break. Babymouse & Co. wish you a happy holiday: