To add a little heat to your Christmas day, I’ve rounded up 31 (one for each day of December) vintage illustrated Classic Christmas Pin-ups and December Calendar Girls for you. These illustrations were created for Esquire, various advertisements, calendars and posters. The drawings shown here are by both well known and lesser known illustrators of the genre and range from the 40s to the 60s.
Classic Christmas Pin-Ups
The following fabulous illustrations are done by the best known pinup artists from the era: Alberto Vargas, Earl Moran, Bill Randall, Gil Elvgren, Forrest H. Clough, TN Thompson, Art Frahm, Joseph Di Martini, Baron Von Lind, and Bill Medcalf.
Alberto Vargas (from whom the term “Vargas Girls” comes):
Bill Randall (known for his ‘Calendar Girls’):
Forrest H. Clough:
Bill Medcalf (created for for NAPA Auto Parts in 1960):
Joseph F. DeMartini:
Shown at top: Baron Von Lind
Books and 2015 Calendars on Pin-Up Art and Artists: