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Christmas Coloring Books for 2016

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I know it’s only  October but before you know it, it will be November.    Then we scratch our heads and wonder how did it get to December!   I think  a lovely way to celebrate the festive season is by coloring something that makes YOU feel like it is Christmas.

Personally, living in Australia, it is so HOT here at Christmas that I long for something to cool me down.    Images of snowmen and snowflakes make me very happy, while I crank up the air conditioning at that time of year.    The only time I have experienced a cold Christmas was years ago, when I lived in London.   It was lovely 🙂

Our lovely coloring book artists have also been thinking about the festive season.  As well as our favorite Christmas books there are new ones coming out.    I’ve put together a list of the Christmas themed coloring books that appeal to me below.   This list is not designed to include every new Christmas themed book for 2016 – just the ones I like 🙂

For those of you that have been good, now may be the time to start asking Santa for some of those coloring books and supplies on your wish list

Christmas Coloring Books  2016

Johanna’s Christmas Coloring Book

The talented Johanna Basford is releasing Johanna’s Christmas.   Johanna has teased us in the past with her gorgeous Christmas page that she gave out of  a star in 2014.   If you haven’t already downloaded this free image – you can go to Johanna’s site and do so here.  In 2015 Johanna assisted a charity helping raise money with a release of  a downloadable mini Christmas coloring book that you can read about here.

The UK version of  Johanna’s Christmas has a slightly different cover from the US version.     You can see the comparison below:

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 This will be Johanna’s first in store Christmas themed coloring book and I am super excited to see what the book looks like.       Johanna has created 37 images for us to color based on the Christmas theme and they are printed on single sided paper.   Usually, only the Artist’s edition of her books are printed single sided.

Pages: 80

Release date: 25-27 October 2016

Where to buy Johanna’s Christmas Coloring Book

Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon CaBook Depository

Creative Christmas Coloring

Lark Crafts  have produced a coloring book for the festive season  that is  “filled with delicate snowflakes, stockings hung by the chimney with care, and pretty garlands

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Pages: 128

Release date: 25 October 2016

Where to buy Creative Christmas Coloring Book

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A Million Christmas Cats: Festive Felines to Color John Bigwood

Regular readers will know that I have a fondness for kittys, particularly cuddly kitties!   When I seen the cover of this gorgeous book I immediately thought of Lulu Mayo and her gorgeous A Million Cats coloring book.    I assume that this is part of  the ” Million” series, as it is the same publisher but with a different illustrator.

John Bigwood is a UK based illustrator and has illustrated other coloring and children’s books.   Having a peek at the “look inside”  I died and went to kitty heaven and immediately ordered it as my gift to myself 🙂  There are kitties in a wreath, kitty ornaments, mice with gifts and they are gorgeous!   I had to have it 🙂

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Pages: 64

Release date:   18 October 2016

Where to buy A Million Christmas Cats

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A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic

This coloring book is based on the original story by Charles Dickens which is a Christmas classic.      It is illustrated by Kate Ware and Vladimir Aleksic.    A number of coloring books have been released by these publishers recently based on original stories including Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Dracula.

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Release date:   6 October 2016 (UK) 18 October 2016 (Ca)

Where to buy A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic

 Amazon US Amazon UK  Amazon Ca Book Depository

Creative Haven – An Old Fashioned Christmas

Creative Haven have a massive selection of coloring books for every occasion.    The thought of an “old fashioned”  Christmas really caught my eye!   This coloring book promises “nostalgic charm ……with vintage scenes of bustling shoppers, carolers, candy canes, and, of course, jolly St. Nick“.

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Pages: 64

Release date: 21 September 2016

Where to buy Creative Haven – An Old Fashioned Christmas

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Holiday Spirit: Grayscale Coloring Book for Adults

If you haven’t yet dipped your pencil into the world of grayscale now may be the time?   Grayscale is colored images that have the shading already added in grey.  This holiday themed coloring book has 24 greyscale designs to color in.

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Pages: 52

Where to buy Holiday Spirit: Grayscale Coloring Book

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Creative Haven Merry Christmas Designs Coloring Book

I love Creative Haven books as there are so many topics and themes to choose from in their coloring range.    This one caught my eye because of the inclusion of  lyrics to Christmas songs  “as well as lines from popular poems and stories of the season“.    That should get me in the mood to finish off that long list I have for Santa 🙂   There are 31 pages of coloring fun to be had in this book!

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Pages: 64

Where to buy Merry Christmas Designs Coloring Book

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Mary Engelbreit’s Color ME Christmas Coloring Book

Mary Engelbreit is  a New York Times bestselling artist.   She has created a cute Christmas coloring book  full of  “classic Christmas images, like Santa’s workshop, snow-filled nights, and stockings hung by the fireplace“.

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Pages: 96

Where to buy Mary Engelbreit’s Color ME Christmas Coloring Book

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Inky Christmas: An enchanting, festive adult colouring book (Inky colouring books) (Volume 10)

Helen Elliston has added to her “inky” series of coloring books with a Christmas themed book.     You will find  32 illustrations featuring “summer Christmas scenes, pets climbing presents, whimsical elves on shelves… to the chocolate factory, penguin ice bar, and Santa’s chaotic mail room“.    It sounds like a quirky take on Christmas with some cute illustrations to color in.

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Pages: 68

Where to buy Inky Christmas: An enchanting, festive adult colouring book

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Vive Le Color! Christmas (Adult Coloring Book): Color In; De-stress

This coloring book is in the form of a pad which has been bound at the top.    It features detachable pages to easily remove and is compact for travel.  The book promises that “It is filled with reindeer, gingerbread men, candy canes, holly, stockings, snowflakes, nutcrackers, and other delightful Christmas-themed patterns
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Pages: 144

Where to buy Vive Le Color! Christmas

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Drawn into Christmas: A Coloring Book Devotional

This coloring book combines devotionals like scripture, hymns and carols with hand drawn art to help  “draw you closer to God as you are drawn more fully into Christmas“.

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Pages: 96

Where to buy Drawn into Christmas: A Coloring Book Devotional

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A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book

There are 85 illustrations in this coloring book featuring  “frosty winter scenes, carolers in the snow, trees trimmed in nostalgic trappings, ornate churches, angels, nativities … included are illustrated Scripture verses and fun and holiday craft cutouts like ornaments, Christmas cards, gift tags, and more

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Pages: 96

Where to buy A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book

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Because of Bethlehem Christmas Coloring Book

Max Lucado  has created a coloring book for Christmas filled with “inspirational Christmastime quotes” .    Approximately half the Christmas themed designs have inspirational text on them for you to color.

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Pages:128

Where to buy Because of Bethlehem Christmas Coloring Book

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Chalk-Style Holiday Coloring Book

There are 32 hand-drawn Christmas designs in this book with black background.   The images feature “wreaths, mistletoe, and snowflakes to eggnog and hot cocoa“.  The pages are perforated and good quality, suitable for removal and gifting or decorating with.

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Pages: 80

Where to buy Chalk-Style Holiday Coloring Book

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Ultimate Christmas Coloring Book Treasury: Color the Season Merry & Bright

A high quality coloring book presented with spiral binding and featuring 4 coloring book artists.  The artists have combined to provide us with “inspirational holiday images, from merry and whimsical to solemn and traditional”   Printed on one side only of archival-grade, acid-free and perforated paper.

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Pages: 208

Where to buy Ultimate Christmas Coloring Book Treasury

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Christmas Cuties Coloring Book

This coloring book features puppies and kittens in festive settings.    There are inspirational colored pictures in the book as well as art techniques.  It is printed on good quality perforated paper so that the pictures can be framed, displayed or gifted.

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Pages: 80

Release date:  8 November, 2016 (US & Ca)  1 December 2016 (UK)

Where to buy Christmas Cuties Coloring Book

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Merry & Bright Holiday Coloring Book

Featuring coloring book artists and designs from Hello Angel, Jenny Newland, Robin Pickens, Thaneeya McArdle, and Valerie McKeehan.  The book includes illustrations to color of “snowmen and ice skates to quirky Christmas critters and…. and uplifting quotations“.  Printed on good quality perforated paper.

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Pages: 64

Where to buy Merry & Bright Holiday Coloring Book

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Santa’s Furry Helpers Coloring Book

Illustrator Kayomi Harai is known for her expressive cat drawings.   These cute kitties are now presented as  “dozens of festive yuletide kitties” ready to color.   There are also colored inspirational images and a guide to basic art techniques.   The illustrations are printed on one side of good quality, perforated paper.

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Pages: 80

Where to buy Santa’s Furry Helpers Coloring Book

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Welcome to the Christmas Market

This book opens to form one long, continuous Christmas market scene to colour.   There are “intricate designs and details such as twinkling decorations and carolers in the town square”  there are also 100 rub down transfers that you can add to the market scene.   This would be a great project for the family to enjoy.  When it is finished it makes a nice Christmas display.

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Pages: fold out scene

Where to buy Welcome to the Christmas Market

*Not available at AZ US at the time of writing

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Cards & Crafts

The National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes – Christmas

The National Trust have some lovely cards and envelopes by Nosy Crow that makes a lot of lovely coloring stationery products.    The Christmas pack has 24 designs featuring
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Very cute Christmas cards to give to family and friends.

 

 

Where to buy The National Trust: The Colouring Book of Cards and Envelopes – Christmas

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Very Merry Coloring

Very Merry Coloring have produced  twenty tear-out cards.   You will find “holiday illustrations–from toasty fireplace scenes to festively trimmed wreaths” .  You can use these tear outs as cards, tree decorations or personal gift tags or place card settings.

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Where to buy Very Merry Coloring Cards

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Color Your Christmas: A Crafty Christmas Adult Coloring Book

Well known illustrator Suzy Joyner and Blue Star Coloring have created a coloring book with a craft basis.   It features heavyweight, perforated paper packed full of crafty projects for you and the family to enjoy.   The hand drawn illustrations can be used for decorating or gift giving.   There are a number of things to color including ornaments, wrapping paper and tags and colorable cards.
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Where to buy Color Your Christmas: A Crafty Christmas

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Inkspirations for Christmas Joy

There are over 30 original, Christmas designs in this book.    Plus there is a craft section featuring 12 pages of  “DIY projects including color-your-own gift tags, postcards, wine tags and more! …designs include: Christmas trees to make your own; winter wonderlands, polar bears and penguins; charming gingerbread houses, wreaths, and stockings; whimsical scenes of snowmen and ugly Christmas sweaters; a Santa sighting or two, plus heartwarming expressions of holiday cheer written in exquisite typography”    The book features flex binding to ensure it lays flat for ease of coloring and perforated pages for easy removal.

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*Not available at the time of writing

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The Colouring Book of Beautiful Gift Boxes: Christmas

Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box! Simply tear along the dotted lines, fold along the scored lines and you’ve created a gift box perfect for storing all kinds of Christmas treats. The boxes are beautifully decorated with black and white festive designs, which you can customise by colouring in with pens or pencils. Get creative with your colour scheme or use traditional festive colours – either way, this fantastic book of boxes will make sure your gifts are truly special this Christmas.

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What’s on my Christmas Coloring Book list?

I know someone will want to know what Christmas books I have so here it is.

I ordered both editions of  Johanna’s Christmas and I am super excited for them to arrive!  I also ordered a Million Christmas Cats because I love cats!  If i had a bit more time,   I would have colored some Christmas cards this year and bought some as gifts for my mother in law .. maybe next year! The reason that I haven’t gone wild with the Christmas books is I have spent my “coloring” budget on other books, that are not seasonal 🙂

Happy coloring x

Lea

P.S Christmas has come early for me and I have already received my Million Christmas Cats Coloring Book.   See the full review of a Million Christmas Cats Colouring Book here.
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coloringqueen

I’m Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I’m all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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4 Comments

  • Boy you made it hard to pick out a Christmas Coloring book. I had 3 I’m mind before I read your reviews, now I’m really stumped.
    Thank you for opening up more options, I think..lol

    • Lol that’s the culled list ..I took quite a few out 🙂 There’s so many to choose from and they all look so nice! I can’t wait for my kitty cat coloring book to come! Happy coloring x

  • Great selection of Christmas coloring books. I think my favorite is the grayscale book. thanks as always for sharing.

    • The greyscale one does look lovely! I wish I had more time ..I would get some cards if I had more time to color them in. Maybe next year …Happy coloring x

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