This isn't the only Christmas story Art Seiden illustrated for Coronet. Last year during the Countdown to Christmas I showed you a 1955 Seiden story called The Littlest Snowman. This one from '53 is rather more austere - but don't let that fool you - the charm is in the details of the tiny figures Seiden drew around the base of each image. Make sure you take a moment to examine these pictures closely at their full size.
And if, like me, you're a serious Seiden fan, and your Santa is still asking for last-minute gift suggestions, why not wish for an Art Seiden original or two for Christmas! (And that was only a half-way disguised hint, Santa, in case you're listening).
All of these images have been added to my Art Seiden Flikr set.