Christmas time. Time for carols, lights and craziness at the shopping malls. For beautifully wrapped presents under a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree (or in my case a half bulldozed Christmas Tree thanks to Mr. Toddler). It’s time for Santa photos, big family dinners and watching Love Actually for the 20th time (I will have no one bad mouthing Love Actually please!).
So in the spirit of all things Christmas, let’s take a look at some festive (and not-so-festive) Christmas book covers.
While researching this assignment, I came across a lot of covers looking like this:
There was an explosion of red and green on my computer screen. It is enough to bring on a seizure!
Then I stumbled upon the romantic side of Christmas and it always seems to involve snow. What happens to those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere? There really aren’t many books involving Christmas snogging at the beach.
Even David Baldacci got in on the action (although this cover is actually ok):
And if you really want a laugh:
Ok, now that we have had our fill of snow-covered landscapes and rugged highlanders, here are some of the covers that I think are more successfully designed.
I am of the school of thought that simpler is better. Like this gorgeous cover for Christmas Jars:
I have no idea who Jason F. Wright is, but if I judged his book by this cover it would go on my Christmas wish list.
John Green is known for his simple, classy covers (although as Philippa astutely pointed out, Fault in Our Stars does look a little like fried eggs).
Another different YA Christmas novel cover:
And of course, we can’t forget the classic Christmas tale by the master – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. This design has to be my favourite. Why? Because it is clean, but hints at the story.
And on that cheerful note, on behalf of the entire Tea in the Treetops team: