Monday, December 23, 2013

T'is the season.

Some past season's greetings in the literary world:

Detail from Xmas card
• The first Christmas card, 1846.

Holiday cards sent by Robert Frost illustrating his poems.

1952 Christmas card from the New York Public Library.

Christmas card sent by Langston Hughes, with a painting by Rockwell Kent. 

• Rebecca West with her husband, Henry Andrews, for their 1957 Christmas card.

Christmas greeting from Mark Twain to J. M. Barrie

And don't miss:

This essay by James Thurber on the phenomenon of sending holiday cards and his Hemingwayesque spoof of "The Night before Christmas."

• Journalist C. J. Ciaramella's Chandleresque spoof of "The Night before Christmas."

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