Top Ten: A Randy Wollenmann Christmas!

If you’re like me, you’re hip deep in horror movies and pumpkin spice lattes right about now.

You can check out my post on the top fall and Halloween puzzles here.

However, it’s NEVER too early to think about Christmas puzzles. In fact, one of my favorite times to do them, besides December of course, is in the summer. So in a way, this post is late. 🙂

Browsing the new puzzles recently, I saw a bunch of fantastic Christmas puzzles by Randy Wollenmann. There are so many that I decided we needed a top ten (really almost twenty) post just about Randy’s Christmas puzzles. Believe it or not, there are even more than the ones on this list, but these are my favorites.  Counting down to my number one pick…

19. “Santa’s Vacation” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

If sand and sun are your idea of a perfect Christmas, this one’s for you! (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

18. “Elf Village” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

If you like landscapes, you’ve love this confection of snow and pastel-colored houses. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

17. “Peaceful Night” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (550 pieces)

A lovely nighttime puzzle for those who prefer smaller piece sizes. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

16. “Glorious Nativity” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

A soft, glowing religious scene.  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

15. “Santa’s List” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (550 pieces)

There’s lots of detail in this one, and I like the pastel colors. CHECK OUT MY REVIEW. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

14. “The Greatest Story” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (550 pieces)

Strong color blocks and interesting costumes highlight this 550 piecer. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

13. “North Pole Pets” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

This pet-themed puzzle is packed with details–toys, paint cans, and lots of animals.  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

12. “A Snowman Celebration” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (550 pieces)
This 550 piece puzzle of fun in the snow would be great to work with kids. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

11. “Christmas Tree Farm” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)
Lovely pastels, a nighttime scene, and lots and lots of greenery! CHECK OUT MY REVIEW. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

10. “Rockefeller Center” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)
This is a new one for this year. It doesn’t look like a Wollenmann at first glance, but when you look closely at the figures, you can see his trademark style. The city theme is a nice change. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

9. “Sledding Hill” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)
Lovely nighttime snow scene. All the figures in different colored coats and hats, scattered throughout the image, will make for a terrific assembly experience. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

8. “Christmas Cheer” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

Colorful houses in purple and green are the focal point in this street scene. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

7. “Toyland” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

This is a fun scene in Santa s workshop. All the green and red stripes will make it a fun puzzle. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

6. “Jingle All The Way” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (550 pieces)

A terrific nighttime vintage Christmas scene.  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

5. “Gift Giving” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

This image has an internal framing device with the green window, and a nice mix of elements.  (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

4. “Rudolph Express” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

Chock full of Christmas detail! I love the unusual gold top. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

3. “Gingerbread Party” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

A homey kitchen scene. All of the items on the table will make this so much fun to put together. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

2. “Midnight Mass” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)

This is at the top of my list because I love the nighttime colors and the shining lights. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

1. “Nutcracker Suite” by Randy Wollenmann, Vermont Christmas Company (1000 pieces)
My number one pick! This is my favorite of the new puzzles for this year. It should be so much fun to assemble with all those eyes and costume colors and textures. Awesome. (Click on the images below to see the puzzle on Puzzle Warehouse.)

I hope this has stirred a little early Christmas spirit. It’s a good time to plan your Christmas vacation puzzling and get the puzzles in stock. Enjoy the rest of your fall!

JJ

4 responses to Top Ten: A Randy Wollenmann Christmas!

  1. Linda says:

    So many of these are gorgeous! I really like “Glorious Nativity” and “Jingle All The Way.”

    • Jane says:

      Hi, Linda! Nice to see you again. Glad you like the feature. I just can’t resist his puzzles.

  2. jigsaw dave says:

    I wish all these puzzles were available in the UK, you don’t know how lucky you are to have artists that are so talented.

  3. Richard says:

    Jane,

    Thanks for reviewing all those Randy Wollenmann Christmas puzzles. I didn’t realize there were so many available. “Rockefeller Center” was delivered to my house just this week.

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