12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Battle of the Christmas Book Covers

I recently saw another blogger do this kind of post, and for the life of me I now can’t figure out who it was! Basically, you share images of the covers of different editions of books and say which one you like best. Since Christmas books tend to have some of the most beautiful covers, I thought it would be fun to see so many cozy covers in one post!

This post is linking up for Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas blog party hosted by Faith @ Stories by Firefly. See her page for more posts filled with Christmas cheer, and enter the Christmas Prize Pack Giveaway!

Battle of the (Christmas!) Book Covers

Let’s start with a Christmas book I recently reviewed here: The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

The Bridge Dois Anos e Uma Eternidade Pagine d'amore The Bridge

I have to give this one to the first cover, which is the edition I read. It’s the only one that really feels like Christmas and draws me in.

Next let’s look at one that I listened to on audiobook but have not yet reviewed this year: Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber

Angels at the Table (Angels Everywhere, #7) Angels at the Table: A Christmas Novel (Angels) Anjos À Mesa (Angels Everywhere #7) Une nouvelle chance 

I think I like the fourth cover best of this lot. I like how it showcases the setting (New York) which is significant to the story. The soft, muted colors on that cover are also cozy while definitely showing the wintry atmosphere.

Let’s go to a classic now, shall we? How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! How the Grinch Stole Christmas! How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat!

I’m partial to the third cover here. Even though the Grinch looks more like a frog on this one, he also looks less evil. I am surprised that, although this has gone through many, many editions, most of the time the cover has remained similar. I expected more variation.

How about another classic? A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol  A Christmas Carol

I admire the simplicity of the last cover, but ultimately I like the second best. The vintage drawing is more inviting than any of the other covers.

Next is a book that I haven’t read yet, but intend to some day. Oliver: the Cat Who Saved Christmas by Sheila Norton

Oliver: The Cat Who Saved Christmas Oliver, il gatto che salvò il Natale Oliver, le petit chat au grand cœur  Oliver - kocúr, ktorý zachránil Vianoce

I just had to include this one because I knew there would be a cat on every cover! This is the most difficult one yet, but I’m decided on the last one. I think we could all use an Oliver this Christmas!

Next let’s look at another classic children’s Christmas story: The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Account of the Visit from St. Nicholas

The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas 

As much as I’m intrigued by the guitar-playing Santa, my nostalgia has the third cover winning. The first is very pretty too, though, and I like the color scheme of the second. Still, it has to be the third for me.

Did you enjoy this post, Readers? Should I consider doing this from time to time in other seasons? Which covers do you like best?

Until the next chapter,

Merry Christmas!


5 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Battle of the Christmas Book Covers

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  1. Great post Jana. I had not seen that cover for Angels and I agree, it is perfect. I will always like the first cover for the Grinch because that is the book I have. Oliver is a great story, you must read it. The first cover for The Night Before Christmas will always be my favourite as that is the one I had as a kid. I don’t have it anymore, but need to get a new copy to read to the grandkids.

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    1. Thank you for sharing! Oliver is definitely on my “read soon-ish” list. I’m having a little trouble finding it, as the copy my library used to own was withdrawn a few years ago. I’m hoping to find a cheap secondhand copy eventually. Merry Christmas!

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  2. This was fun! Book covers are just amazing sometimes!! (Okay, I know its wrong of me, but I tend to judge books by their covers. 🤦‍♀️

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    1. Haha, I do too. There are so many books and not enough time for all of them, so I think there should be some allowance for judging a book by its cover when trying to decide whether to read it!


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