Press: Christmas Annuals

For most proper British magazines, their Christmas number is the climax of the year. By last week, most major British magazines had shipped out their cheery, dowdy Christmas annuals to make the Holidays complete for homesick Britons all over the world. Heading the list was the venerable funnybook Punch, with its Almanack for 1937, which was like any other issue of Punch except that it had a cover in color by Ernest Howard ("When We Were Very Young") Shepard, many a color page inside.

Like its rival, Sketch, the Toiler combined fiction and...

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