Disney’s Christmas Classics
Written by Frank Reilly and Floyd Norman, and illustrated by Floyd Gottfredson, Manuel Gonzales, John Ushler, Richard Moore, and others.
A delightful book for Disney fans of all ages. The Disney Christmas newspaper strip debuted in 1960 with “Peter Pan’s Christmas Story,” in which Captain Hook tries to sabotage Christmas. It was such a success (the strip, not the sabotage!) that new stories featuring other animated characters were created every year in the weeks leading up Christmas Eve and Santa off to deliver his presents. The “Disney-villain-wants-to-spoil-Christmas” plot was exploited with inventive variations. Stories include “Cruella’s Very Furry Christmas,” “Snow White’s Christmas Surprise,” “Dumbo and the Christmas Mystery,” “Cinderella’s Christmas Party,” “The Three Little Pigs’ Christmas Story,” and many more.
This book collects 27 Christmas tales, plus a special bonus: the 1992-1997 Disney Holiday Stories featuring “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “The Lion King!”