Christmas on the front page

Brad Needham

Christmas is often the best time of year when it comes to newspaper design. Unlike disasters or major events, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is the other time of the year when newspapers have similar content and often produce some great and less depressing front page content.

Below is a selection of some of the best from Christmas Eve 2022, starting with Het Parool (Amsterdam), which makes me chuckle more than anything. But it’s also a fun front page with a great illustration. I don’t know how the speech bubbles translate but in this case I kind of like it that way.

Update: I have learned what it says! And now I am glad I know. 🙂

Him: It itches

Her: You don’t say.

And of course the Canadian classics. The Globe and Mail with its elegant painting, the National Post with its stained glass and the Toronto Star with a large photo blowing out its front. In most years this is what each of the do.

And another from Canada, though not necessarily as traditional as the others. The Montreal Gazette.

And a few more from around the world. Kleine Zeitung (Graz and Klagenfurt, Austria), Oshkosh Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm, Sweden) and de Volkskrant (Netherlands).

I might add more here tomorrow if there is anything great! And my gut tells me there will be.

Update: Here are a few more pages from today! First up, the Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York. Next is the Gazette from Colorado Springs, the Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington, and finally the Kansas City Star.

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