The nostalgia of the Christmas season seems to touch everyone - especially collectors! Author Walter Dworkin, a collector for 20 years, has compiled this one-of-a-kind reference of the unique ceramic creations from Christmases past, focusing on items from the 1950s and 60's, the "Made in Japan" era of Christmas ceramics. Over 800 listings include market values, descriptions, trademarks, signatures, and histories for the most popular Christmas ceramics from the period. Readers will find delightful Christmas lady planters and other holiday planters, festive candle holders, holiday bells, salt and pepper shakers, Spaghetti Art Santas, angels and other favorite Yuletide figurines, giftwares and much more, in over 1,000 vibrant color photos! Manufacturer profiles for Christmas ceramic companies large and small are included as well. More than just a cut-and-dried reference guide, this book brings to life the wonderful Christmases of yesteryear.