A Monster at Christmas

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A Monster at Christmas
Monster at christmas.jpg
First edition cover
Author Thomas Canty
Illustrator Phil Hale
Cover artist Phil Hale
Country United States
Language English
Genre Fantasy Horror poem
Publisher Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 44 pp
ISBN 0-937986-67-4
OCLC 13782049

A Monster at Christmas is a fantasy horror poem by Thomas Canty. The poem, a stranger Christmas fantasy[1] was first published in 1985 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc..[2] Though a well-known artist,[1] Canty chose Phil Hale to illustrate his book.[1] While the book's colophon states that 1,050 copies were printed, the actual number was 890.[1] All copies were numbered and signed by the author and artist.


  1. ^ a b c d Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 331. 
  2. ^ Reginald, Robert (1992). Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975-1991. Detroit, Washington, D.C., London: Gale Research Inc. p. 152.