A Merry Merry Christmas Book Edited by Eric Posselt drawings by Dave Lyons 1956 Prentice-Hall Inc.

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Celebrate the holiday season with a touch of humor with A Merry Merry Christmas Book, edited by Eric Posselt and published in 1956 by Prentice-Hall Inc. This anthology gathers humorous tales from the past eighty years, featuring the works of acclaimed authors like Christopher Morley, Robert Benchley, Damon Runyon, and more.

Each story offers its own unique flavor of humor, ranging from the broad to the subtly wry, reminiscent of THE NEW YORKER style.


  • Title: A Merry Merry Christmas Book
  • Edited by: Eric Posselt
  • Publication Date: 1956
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc.28.
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 180
  • Dimensions: 9x6x1 inches
  • Condition: Wear and tear on the dust jacket

Key Elements:

  • The collection includes a range of comedic styles, from George Ade's delightful satire to Leo Rosten's charmingly mangled English in "Mr. Kaplan and the Magi."
  •  This anthology features some of the most notable humorists from the English-speaking world, making it a delightful read for literature enthusiasts.
  • These tales, which editor Eric Posselt intended for the holiday season, provide amusement and a brief respite from the problems of the world.
  • This book makes an excellent gift for anyone who enjoys humor and the spirit of Christmas, adding a light-hearted touch to their holiday collection.


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In Summation:

A Merry Merry Christmas Book is more than just an anthology; it's a celebration of humor and the holiday spirit. Its diverse collection of stories offers laughter and lightheartedness, making it an excellent addition to any bookshelf or a thoughtful gift during the holiday season.

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