A Little More Naughty Than Nice, 31 Classic Christmas Pin-Ups To Add Some Spice.

classic christmas pin-ups

To add a little heat to your Christmas day, We’ve rounded up 31 Classic Christmas Pin-Ups (one for each day of December). These vintage 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.

Gil Elvgren:
Classic Christmas Pin-Ups

Pin-Ups by Gil Elvgren

Gil Elvgren illustrator classic christmas pinups

Gil Elvgren vintage christmas illustrations

Gil Elvgren pinup girls

Gil Elvgren illsutrations

vintage christmas illustrations NSFW

Alberto Vargas (from whom the term “Vargas Girls” comes):
Alberto Vargas christmas pin-ups

Alberto Vargas classic Christmas Pinups

classic Christmas Pin-Ups by Alberto Vargas

Alberto Vargas Girls

Alberto Vargas Christmas Vargas Girls

Bill Randall (known for his ‘Calendar Girls’):
Bill Randall Christmas Pinups

Bill Randall classic christmas pinups

Christmas Pinups by Bill Randall

Bill Randall Christmas Calendar Girls

bill-randall Miss mistletoe

George Petty:
George Petty illustrations

classic Christmas pinups by George Petty

Earl Moran:
Earl Moran christmas pinup girl drawing

Earl Moran Christmas pinups

Earl Moran Christmas pinups

TN Thompson:
vintage illsutrations by TN Thompson

christmas pinup girl by TN Thompson

Forrest H. Clough:
illustration by Forrest H. Clough

Forrest H. Clough Christmas Pinup Girl NSFW

Bill Medcalf (created for for NAPA Auto Parts in 1960):
bill medcalf classic christmas pinup

Art Frahm:
art frahm classic christmas pinups

Joseph F. DeMartini:
Joseph F. DeMartini christmas pinup

Shown at top by Baron Von Lind:
Baron Von Lind classic xmas pinups

Books and Calendars on Pin-Up Art and Artists:

images found via many sources including the PinUp Girls gallery, artist archives and Love The Pinups on flickr