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Jan van Haasteren 'Christmas' puzzle 1000 pieces Various fun elements!
Christmas Eve - General Review - Jan van Haasteren
Jan van Haasteren 'Christmas Tree Market' puzzle 1000 pieces - Various fun items in the puzzle
Jan van Haasteren 'Christmas dinner' - puzzle 1000 pieces Various nice items
Christmas sales - General Review - Jan van Haasteren puzzle 1000 Pieces
Review of the puzzle 'Jan van Haasteren - The Factory of Santa Claus' Puzzle 1000 Pieces
Jan van Haasteren 'The Village of Santa Claus'. Number 20075. Artist Rob Derks @Puzzel1000Pieces
Jan van Haasteren 'Van Onderen' 1000 pieces. Number 1110100025. @puzzle1000pieces
Jan van Haasteren 'Christmas Eve' 1000 pieces. Number 19030. @Puzzle1000Pieces
Christmas Puzzle 1 – Christmas XL (500 XL Pieces)
Number of Pieces
Year of Issue
Jan van Haasteren
This is a puzzle with extra large pieces. What you see on this puzzle is a scene in a city during Christmas. You see a sleigh with reindeer through the city, and a Santa Claus is nearly thrown from the sleigh. You see a lot of people doing their Christmas shopping; buying presents for Christmas. You see people walking with Christmas trees, Christmas trees on a car, Christmas trees being sold. A great puzzle to get into the Christmas spirit! NB: this puzzle is the same as the puzzle 'Christmas', of which you see the image below, only in 500 pieces XL.
Christmas Puzzle 2 – Christmas XL (750 XL Pieces)
Number of Pieces
Year of Issue
Ceaco, Holiday Laughs
Jan van Haasteren
This is the exact same image/puzzle as the Christmas 500 XL puzzle above, just different publisher (Ceaco).
The puzzle 'Christmas' is great fun to make. With many typical items that you can expect during Christmas. The setting is a busy Christmas Eve probably in a fairly large city. I suspect that many people still have to do their Christmas shopping. Because it's chaos during Christmas in this puzzle. A typical Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle. There is also a lot to see and discover in this puzzle. The longer you look, the more you see.
This puzzle depicts a scene of a Christmas Eve at people's homes. You see a lot of snow on the roofs of the houses. A Santa and a reindeer fall down from a roof and Santa hangs from the gutter. There is a lot of Christmas lights hanging on the fences and the houses of the people. All in all it looks very cosy. You also see in a garden that people are going to have a Christmas dinner outside, probably with family and friends. Seems a bit cold to me by the way 🙂 You also see an ice rink in a garden, a man is running with a Christmas tree.
Christmas Puzzle 5 – Christmas Trees Market (2-in-1 with Christmas Dinner), 2×1000 pieces
At the 'Christmas tree market' you will of course see many Christmas trees. Everyone is buying one. You will also see some tents where people can buy some food and drink, certainly also mulled wine. A snowman is reading on top of such a tent! Lots of snow and some people are skating. People are well dressed warmly because it looks quite cold.
Christmas Puzzle 6 – Christmas Dinner (2-in-1 with Christmas Tree Market), 2×1000 pieces
The second puzzle in this box: 'The Christmas Dinner' – here things get quite out of hand, as was to be expected with a Jan van Haasteren puzzle! The jigsaw puzzle 'Christmas dinner' is really a super fun puzzle to make. An awful lot is happening. The Christmas dinner was very busy this year and there are also a number of waiters in the service. You can also see Jan van Haasteren himself on this puzzle, but it all gets a bit too much for him.
Christmas Puzzle 7 – Christmas Sales (2-in-1 with Black Friday) 2×1000 pieces
On the puzzle Christmas bargains by Jan van Haasteren you see a lot of people doing Christmas shopping in a large shopping center. In the middle of the shopping center is a very large and high Christmas tree. And in that Christmas tree is a monkey. And there is a gentleman hanging on a rope who puts the peak on the Christmas tree. You see a lot of people with packages or Christmas gifts. You will also see two reindeer in this shopping center. As it should be with Christmas, you will of course also see a Santa Claus in the shopping center.
This is not a specific Christmas puzzle, but it is a puzzle in which a Christmas scene occurs, namely a lot of snow! And lots of snow fun! We prefer that for Christmas and it can sometimes also happen that there is a nice pack of snow. That's why I added it to the list of Christmas puzzles. NB: this puzzle has also appeared in the numbers: 81453D (Scandinavia edition), 81453V (Scandinavia edition) and in a 3-in-1 combi box with number 81002.
This is only in a 2-in-1 combo box, together with the puzzle 'New Year's Party' (sometimes called 'Happy Holidays'). This puzzle has number 19024 (released in 2015) or 19082 (released in 2018). Draftsman Rob Derks. This is a very nice puzzle, in which there are a lot of Santa Clauses, who are all making presents in a factory. Perfect for the Christmas atmosphere!
Christmas Puzzle 10 – Santa's Village (1000 Pieces)
This is a puzzle in which the village of Santa Claus is shown. Where he lives and what happens. A typical Christmas scene with lots of snow. Apparently that belongs to a Village of Santa Claus. Again the usual Christmas items such as reindeer, Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and snowy roofs. Another very nice puzzle by Rob Derks.
A typical activity that we can still do very occasionally (dated 2023) in the Netherlands - down the mountain from a sled! But of course it fits beautifully with a winter scene. Put on hats and gloves and get off that mountain! Snowy trees and sleds! Cold and snow that is what suits winter. This puzzle was published in 2023 - Jan van Haasteren is now 87 years old! An absolutely gorgeous puzzle and lovely to make between Christmas and New Years.
Overview of all Jan van Haasteren Christmas puzzles
You can also use search books when creating the puzzles with the "Christmas" theme. Not all puzzles come with a poster and a search book makes puzzling easier. A search book contains a fairly large picture of the Christmas puzzles. Or that you just use it as a real search book. Which search books match these Christmas puzzles? Or: which puzzles with the theme 'Christmas' are in these search books? I have made an overview. You can in any case 'use' the following search books:
– Jan van Haasteren Search book: December Search Book (8 search plates / puzzles are in there)
– Jan van Haasteren Search book: winter fun (8 search plates / puzzles are in there) – this one is a little less in line with 'Christmas'
– Jan van Haasteren Search book: Christmas (4 search plates / puzzles are in there)
All kinds of other Christmas puzzles
In the table below links to the various other types of Christmas puzzles that you can make during the Christmas season: