There are many Christmas puzzles released every year. But the best are the annual limited edition Christmas puzzles from Waddington’s, Ravensburger, Gibsons, and House of Puzzles. They’re very collectible and the quality puts them way above your average Santa-with-his-sack jigsaw.
On this page we’ll show you what they all are. And watch our blog for previews of next years!
Waddington’s Christmas puzzles started it all. They are now on year #20 (2015) and are the premier puzzle collectible.
Above: Waddingtons’ 2014 Christmas Puzzle “Santa’s Workshop”
Gibson is a UK puzzle company with excellent quality. Their Christmas puzzles are done by artist Marcello Corti. They have been doing an annual puzzle since 2003.
Above: Gibson’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “Christmas Market” by Marcello Corti
Ravensburger is the classic German jigsaw puzzle maker with impeccable quality. They’ve been doing a numbered limited edition Christmas puzzle series since 1997.
Above: Ravensburger’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “The Christmas Farm” by Roy Trower
House of Puzzles is a Scottish puzzler maker. Their puzzles have unusual piece shapes, and their Christmas puzzles often include shapes like wreaths, bells, etc. In 2014 they released the 9th in the series. See their page for the full list.
Above: House of Puzzles’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “Christmas Treats” by Ray Cresswell
Falcon is a branch of the excellent Jumbo puzzle maker. This is a relatively new series and is only on puzzle #3 in 2014.
Above: Falcon’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “Santa Visits the Toy Shop”
This is a UK department store that has been issuing an annual limited edition Christmas puzzle since 1998.
Above: WHSmith’s 2013 Christmas Puzzle “Winter Scene” by Sarah Adams
WASGIJ CHRISTMAS PUZZLES
While not strictly a ‘limited edition’, this is an annual Christmas puzzle that is highly anticipated and does sell out. They released #10 in 2014. See the Wasgij Christmas page for the full list. (You can see all the previous puzzles at the bottom of that page.)
Above: Wasgij’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “The Mystery Shopper”
Otter House is a UK animal charity organization. They released their first limited edition Christmas puzzle in 2014 and have already announced the 2015 image.
Above: Otter Hosues’s 2014 Christmas Puzzle “Christmas Past & Present” by Beatrice Grieco
More puzzle brands are starting to produce limited edition Christmas puzzles. Let us know if we missed any!