The 18 Best Outdoor Life Christmas Covers

Our most festive vintage covers, from our magazine archives

Some of Outdoor Life’s greatest vintage covers are also our most festive covers. We’ve rounded up all the holiday covers we could find in our archives to celebrate the holiday season. Not every one of these artworks is strictly a Christmas cover, but we deemed them worthy of inclusion. Enjoy some old-school cheer, and happy holidays from OL!

December 1903 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1903 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1906 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1906 Many of the oldest covers just sprinkled some holly around their winter issues to make them more festive. Outdoor Life Archives
December 1907 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1907 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1908 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1908 Outdoor Life Archives
January 1910 Cover of Outdoor Life
January 1910 Outdoor Life Archives
January 1932 Cover of Outdoor Life
January 1932 Outdoor Life Archives
January 1950 Cover of Outdoor Life
January 1950 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1951 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1951 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1952 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1952 This one follows the “Get yourself a little something” motto. Outdoor Life Archives
January 1954 Cover of Outdoor Life
January 1954 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1955 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1955 Outdoor Life Archives
September 1960 Cover of Outdoor Life
September 1960 Outdoor Life Archives
November 1960 Cover of Outdoor Life
November 1960 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1980 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1980 This December cover image is a familiar one throughout the 80s and 90s: It usually involves a buck and a doe on a frosty night, with a cozy cabin or village in the background. Outdoor Life Archives
December 1981 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1981 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1982 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1982 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1988 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1988 Outdoor Life Archives
December 1993 Cover of Outdoor Life
December 1993 Outdoor Life Archives