Wednesday, December 8, 2010


When my son was four, all he asked for that Christmas was a "little book about Santa".

Do you know how hard it is to find a little book about Santa?  There were big books about Santa and little books about Christmas but well not the two together.  I finally found a little book about the wait for Christmas with Santa on the last page, I'm not sure that's what he had pictured in his little four year old brain.

This year I was on the Santa book hunt again... for myself.

This time for a book I'd seen in another book, The Farm Chicks Christmas.  There, on page 95 was a book titled The Santa Claus Book by Irene Smith.  It's a fabulous looking book with a graphic vintage cover.  I. wanted. that. book.

Fortunately, we have access to a wonderful thing called eBay.  A few days before Thanksgiving, after weeks of searching, there it was... The Santa Claus Book.  Needless to say, I won the auction.

Doesn't it look right at home with my grandmother's little Santa candle and my husband's grandmother's juicer?  And it's actually full of Santa stories, 234 pages worth, including A Visit from Saint Nicholas which some of you may know as The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.  It was copyrighted in 1948 but my edition is from 1959.  It originally sold for $2.95.

So, I think I'll head off to read some Santa stories... with my Santa mug, full of hot chocolate... hold the marshmallows.

Enjoying the middle of the week,
Chris at Red Gate Farm

linking up to Rednesday at "It's A Very Cherry World"


  1. Love all those Santas and I may even have a bit of 'Santa envy' over that book! I dunno though...hold the marshmallows??? Well I guess you could add whipping cream instead...

  2. Love all of your Santas, Chris! Glad you finally found your Santa Book. What a cute story about your son... so sweet! :)
    Happy Holidays,

  3. E-bay can be wonderful thing !..I have those little winking Santa mugs..they make me smile every time I look at them....and every time I use my Farmchicks Christmas book I think of you...thank you again!

  4. Thank goodness for ol ebay. It looks like a very sweet book!

  5. Just yesterday I got a old copy of Twas the night before christmas with all the old graphics, 29 cents and it made me darn happy too.

    so glad you found yours!

  6. Very cool, good find! I love childrens books and stories. I have the Polar Express that I use as a coffee table book in the rec room, but that vintage one is great!

  7. Love this post and your tenacity! gotta love vintage santa anything, right. My Mom loves him.

  8. I counted my Christmas tubs - you've got me beat - I only have 14! Now I have to be on the look out for that wonderful book! Glad you won it so now I know what to look for AND I won't have to bid against you! :)


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