Before the paperback book. Before comics. There were the Pulp. They were named for the cheap pulpwood paper on which they were printed. But they were famous for their exciting, often lurid covers. The covers really sold these magazine. So, like many other mags, when Christmas rolled around, they’d attach a Christmas theme to the covers. But, being pulps, it never was quote as simple as that.
See some great examples after the jump.