A Very New York Christmas

A Very New York Christmas

By Michael Storrings (Illustrator); Cynthia Nixon (Foreword by)

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312377052, 95pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008


The experience of New York City at Christmas time has enthralled residents and visitors alike since Clement C. Moore wrote "The Night Before Christmas" in his house in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in 1823, inspiring tributes to the city in words and images. In "A Very New York Christmas, " Michael Storrings captures the magical landscape and excitement of the holiday season in dozens of watercolors, which since 2003 have been turned into bestselling Christmas ornaments. Sold in major retail venues across the country, his limited edition ornaments have a worldwide fan base and sell out performances in such stores as Saks, Bloomingdale's, and Bergdorf Goodman. This year a special ornament will be produced to coordinate with the book.

Portraying both famous traditions like Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Angel Tree to less well-known ones like the Christmas lights in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights, the Boys Choir of Harlem, and the Holiday Train show at The New York Botanical Garden, "A Very New York Christmas" crisscrosses Manhattan and the four outer boroughs to bring us a Christmas for all New Yorkers--whether residents or just fans.

Including a delightful foreword from Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from "Sex and the City") this jewel-like book combines festive quotations from literature and popular culture with Storrings's charming watercolors of forty cherished New York holiday scenes making this a perfect gift and yuletide keepsake.

About the Author
Michael Storrings is an award-winning designer, illustrator, and art director working in New York City. For the past three years, Michael has been designing city-themed Christmas tree ornaments in collaboration with Landmark Creations, a California-based manufacturer and distributor. He is currently the executive art director at St. Martin's Press.

Cynthia Nixon has been working professionally in film, television, and onstage since the age of twelve. Her best known role is Miranda on Sex and the City for which she received an Emmy(r) nomination and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations. She lives in New York with her two children: Samantha and Charlie.

Praise For A Very New York Christmas

"Nobody celebrates Christmas like New Yorkers. And no town gets dressed up like New York at Christmastime. It's a feast for the eyes. It's happiness and good cheer on every corner and Michael Storrings has captured it all for you in this book---A Very New York Christmas." ---Regis Philbin
"This remarkable book gives visitors and residents alike the chance to take home with them the many wonders of the holiday season in New York. From the tree at Rockefeller Center to the illuminated animals at the Bronx Zoo---Michael Storrings shows us New York City at it's glittering best." ---The Honorable David N. Dinkins (Mayor of New York, 1990--1993) "A Very New York Christmas is the perfect holiday gift." ---Roger and Sally Horchow, authors of The Art of Friendship.