Ravensburger Limited Edition Christmas Puzzles

The Ravensburger line, which is one of the best quality puzzle brands, has done limited edition Christmas puzzle for quite a few years.  The most recent puzzle, 2014, is listed as 17th in the series.  Most of their LE Christmas puzzles are done by artist Roy Trower.

It’s a bit difficult to form a precise list of their LE Christmas puzzles because a number of them are, quite obviously, out of print.  Ravensburger has also released various boxes and puzzles in different countries, some with a “Christmas Limited Edition” star but a plain back. These ARE NOT part of the “official” numbered limited edition series, which has a back specifically designed for the line and a certificate of authenticity.  This is our most up-to-date deciphering. Please feel free to contact me or comment if you have better information. Thanks to Viv for her help!

2015 (#18)

“SANTA’S FINAL PREPARATIONS” by Roy Trower

PURCHASE LINK HERE:  UK and US

Our Review here

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2014 (#17)

“THE CHRISTMAS FARM” by Roy Trower

PURCHASE LINK HERE:  UK and US

See our review of this puzzle here

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2013 (#16)

“THE SANTA EXPRESS” by Roy Trower

2013_No16_TheSantaExpress

2012 (#15)

“THE CHRISTMAS SHOP” by Roy Trower

See photos of this puzzle assembled here

2012_No15_TheChristmasShop

2011 (#14)

“WHICH WAY SANTA” by Roy Trower

2011_No14_WhichWaySanta

2010 (#13)

“SANTA’S FLYING VISIT” by Roy Trower

(published in some countries as ‘Santa’s Sleigh Ride’ without the LE back)

2010_No13_SantasFlyingVisitLE

2009 (#12)

“SANTA’S CHRISTMAS SUPPER” by Roy Trower

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2009_No12_SantasChristmasSupper

2008 (#11)

“SANTA’S CHRISTMAS LIST” by Roy Trower

2008_No11_ChristmasList_SM

2007 (#10)

“THE CHRISTMAS MARKET” by Roy Trower

2007_No10_TheChristmasMarket

2006 (#9)

“THE CHRISTMAS FAIR”  by Roy Trower

(Note: The box below is not the usual UK box, but it is listed as #9 in the series on the back)

2006_No9_ChristmasFair

2005 (#8)

“A Country Christmas” by Roy Trower (released in 2000 and 1000 pieces)

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2004 (#7)

“The Christmas Village” by Roy Trower

2004_TheChristmasVillage

2003 (#6)

“CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS” by Howard Robinson and Kevin Walsh

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2002 

This year was skipped for some reason as #5 was 2001 and #6 is 2003.

2001 (#5)

“CHRISTMAS CAROLS” by Peter Bradshaw

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2000 (#4)

“FESTIVE ALPHABET” by Julie Claire (with silver foil)

See our review of this puzzle here

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1999 (#3)

“THE HOLLY AND THE IVY” by Carol Lawson

See our review of this puzzle here

2000_No3_HollyandtheIvy_SM

1998 (#2)

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Carol Lawson

See our review of this puzzle here

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1997 (#1)

“Victorian Christmas” by Gale Pitt

See our review of this puzzle here.

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OTHER Ravensburger Puzzles published with the “Christmas Limited Edition” star

These puzzles are in boxes with the “limited edition” star, but they don’t have the limited edition information on the back or the series certificate. They are not numbered.  I’m not sure if they are reissues of the “official” LE numbered line and, if so, where they fall in the above list’s ‘missing’ items.  I’m assuming the star, without listing the series order, were done on boxes in other countries and/or were reprints from previous years.  The 2 Roy Trower puzzles below are most likely in the official series and the rest probably are not.

“THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS” by Roy Trower, box dated 2008, standard back

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“SNOWY DAY” dated 2011, standard back

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“SANTA’S ARRIVAL” by George Schriemer, dated 2010

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“WINTER WONDERLAND” date unknown, standard back

00_WinterWonderland

“MAPPING THE COURSE”, date unknown, standard back

00_MappingTheCourse

“CAUGHT NAPPING” date unknown, standard back

00_CaughtNapping

“NEW YORK CHRISTMAS” date unknown, standard back

00_nycHRISTMAS

“IDYLLIC CHRISTMAS VILLAGE” date unknown, standard back

00_IdyllicChristmasVillage

“SANTA’S STORY TIME” date unknown, standard back

00_SantasStoryTIme

“COZY ROOM” date unknown, standard back

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“CHRISTMAS SHOP” date unknown, standard back

00_ChristmasShop

“WHITE CHRISTMAS” date unknown, standard back

00_WhiteChristmas

“AMERICANA CHRISTMAS”, Ravensburger US, 2014 or 2015

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“SANTA CLAUS”, 2015

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“SANTA’S READY”, 2016

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7 responses to Ravensburger Limited Edition Christmas Puzzles

  1. Anne daly says:

    I’m looking for a nativity scene jigsaw……..can’t find one!

  2. Vivian Cooper says:

    The official Christmas edition 1000 piece jigsaw for 2002 was “Winnie the Pooh Christmas Fun”. This was not listed as a limited edition because Disney has the copyright to Pooh.
    The above has been confirmed by Ravensburger.

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