Jan van Haasteren 'The Christmas dinner' 1000 pieces

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Jan van Haasteren 'Christmas dinner' 1000 pieces

The puzzle I made was in a 2-in-1 box and has the number 19061 (with extra, namely a free search book by Jan van Haasteren), made in 2017 by artist Dick Heins of the Jan van Haasteren Studio:

This box also contains the puzzle 'Christmas tree market'. This box also contains a very small poster with the size 29 centimeters wide and 21 centimeters high. That's really small and doesn't help you much. However, on the box (since it's a 2-in-1), the image isn't very big either. Some puzzle boxes contain a poster that is the same size as the puzzle itself, and that helps you a lot with the puzzle. This puzzle 'Christmas dinner' is also available in:

  • Christmas dinner and Christmas tree market, 2-in-1 box, puzzle 1000 pieces, number 19080, artists Dick Heins and Marco Eisinga respectively, no extra. The number 19061 (described on this page) contains an extra search book by Jan van Haasteren. This one was drawn in the year 2018

What do you encounter when you have made this Jan van Haasteren jigsaw puzzle?

The jigsaw puzzle 'Christmas dinner' is really a super fun puzzle to make. A lot is happening. The Christmas dinner this year is well attended and there are also a number of waiters in the service. Jan van Haasteren himself can also be seen on this puzzle, but it all becomes a bit too much for him. More on this later. On this puzzle you see 4 large rectangular tables, all with a red tablecloth.
However, at each table of these 4 are very different people:

  • The largest table at the very top, there are all the same women. They look like sailor's wives. Also all dressed the same, and the exact same haircut. All with anchor tattoos on their broad arms. Seven of those women in all, and they each have a little man with them (kind of a child), but neatly dressed in a suit. One such male even has a dog collar around his neck!
  • Table on the far left of the puzzle edge: here they only eat fries and frikandellen and bitterballen. Just right for a Christmas dinner!
  • The rectangular table where they are having a cheese fondue. That goes very well with a Christmas dinner (right?). But that doesn't work out so well, that cheese sticks to everything
  • The last rectangular table with the squid on it. Also a weird composition here. There is also a dog at the table. Apparently his name is 'Bing'. The squid is alive and grabs the guests sitting at the table. Beautiful detail of the man standing at that table, because he has a squid ice cream in his hand!

You also see 4 smaller round tables (bottom left of the puzzle), all with a red tablecloth.
Explanation of these 4 round tables (some only half visible on the right side of the puzzle):

  • Round table most at the top. Two men are quite distracted by a rather busty waitress who walks by. One man accidentally pours the wine next to the glass of the woman opposite him 🙁
  • Round table at the bottom left of the puzzle. Not much special, except for the 2 turkeys that go well with a Christmas dinner.
  • The round table next door. Most special is that there is a pig's head on the plate of that one man. And meanwhile, he feeds the live pig that stands by his table. Coincidentally, that's a piggy bank. Beautifully drawn.
  • Last round table, bottom center of the puzzle. There is a very fat man setting a kind of world record eating pizza, it seems. Beads of sweat drip from his head, it seems as if he has been busy for a long time. And: a number of pizzas are still being delivered.

There are two beautiful large Christmas trees present, which contain quite a few strange things.
Christmas tree 1, top left:
Inside this Christmas tree is a reindeer holding a garland in its mouth. Always useful! And there are four candles on the antlers of this reindeer. A hunter who is also in the Christmas tree, I think, is looking for this reindeer. And beware: a rebellious monkey lights his fireworks! Where is it going?

Christmas tree 2, at the top center of the puzzle:
There are no fewer than 3 monkeys in this second Christmas tree! They see the monkey from Christmas tree 1 and they keep their ears closed. I think the app with the fireworks is going to throw that flare at them. At this Christmas tree there are a kind of garden center employees, to maintain the Christmas tree: 2 with scissors, 1 with a saw and 1 with an axe. But that employee with the ax is quite shocked by the Indian he sees in the Christmas tree.

You will also see two crowded bars in this puzzle:

  • 1 bar on the far right in the puzzle with a rather spicy dressed lady in the service. puzzle-1000-pieces-jan-van-huren-christmas-dinner-bar-right
    7 or 8 men seem to be looking at the woman in the ministries with the very short skirt. And Sinterklaas and Zwarte Piet are sitting at the bar. But they both seem to have drunk too much mulled wine.
  • And 1 bar at the top of the puzzle where mulled wine can be obtained. It is prepared in quite large pans!

If you look closely, you can see a few small red round standing tables at the top right:
There is also a takeaway buffet at the bottom right of the puzzle. A very special takeaway buffet: I see a cactus, a rabbit, a fish on a plate and fries.
AND: of course not to forget the very busy walking paths or aisles where everything happens.

A Christmas Puzzle

This puzzle is great fun to make or to give as a gift during the Christmas season. There is a special overview with all christmas puzzles. A a special category 'Jan van Haasteren Christmas puzzles'

More about JvH's jigsaw puzzle 'The Christmas Dinner'

I've done another overall review on this puzzle, of all the fun and funny things that can be seen on this jigsaw puzzle. But you will probably see even more yourself, because that is what makes the Jan van Haasteren puzzles so much fun. My favorite elements from this puzzle:

I made this jigsaw puzzle in several days and I put it all by myself. I made the puzzle on a puzzle mat because I always find it useful to move the puzzle if necessary. Then I always start by laying out all the pieces on the puzzle mat. I did all this at my leisure, but did take the time.

I always start by explaining all the pieces on the puzzle mat (size is 1 meter and 60 centimeters wide and 90 centimeters high). As you can see, this puzzle also includes a small poster with the size 29 centimeters wide and 21 centimeters high. That's really small and doesn't help you much. However, on the box (since it's a 2-in-1), the image isn't very big either. Some puzzle boxes contain a poster that is the same size as the puzzle itself, and that helps you a lot with the puzzle. As you can see, I have already sorted the edge pieces:

I also took a picture of the box and the puzzle pieces without the poster:

What was also included with both puzzles in this box was a very small card, which indicates which puzzle it is:

I started by sorting a number of pieces by color, that is all those women with the pink dresses sitting at the tables. And the squid, it's the same color. The pieces of the ski hut with Glühwein were also easy to find. The result is then this:

Then I started laying the edges, and yes, as so often: there is 1 piece missing in the edge. Then comes your puzzle dilemma, do you go and look for that edge piece at the risk of missing it (I bought it second-hand), or do you just start and maybe you just come across that piece? I chose the latter. My result, the edges, where 1 piece is missing (grrr!) – left edge, at the top:

Laying the pink squid went quite smoothly. I had also sorted and placed the snake pieces. Also placed the board with the letters 'Kitchen'. After 1 hour of puzzling I had the following result:

Then laid the crook, who runs off with a pig ( 🙂 ), and laid the bar with the lady in the short skirt. And the barbecue, which is easy because there is a click on the stick, which is very long, I had gathered those pieces together. I think that I have completed the puzzle for about 30% with the following. Nicely drawn again by Jan:

I wasn't ready to lay that table with those sailor-ladies, all those pink dresses, first embroidering on the other items:

Then a big hit in the tricky Christmas trees at the top of the puzzle. The red tables are also very difficult to lay, so postponed for a while, I think 60% ready:

In the end I have to lay the red tables and the sailor-ladies, about 95% of the puzzle is complete:

And the puzzle is finished! Yes, a really nice one, with the result:

And the result with the box, the puzzle and the poster:

Jan van Haasteren 'The Christmas Dinner' 1000 pieces - Recurring elements

You can also see a lot in this Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' fixed recurring elements in the puzzle. For example Supersnail, the shark fin, the hands, the eyes, the cats, the teeth, Sinterklaas, the glasses. These fixed or recurring elements will show again below with videos and photos.

Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 1: The Eyes

You almost always see the eyes, so also in this puzzle. I found them twice, see the video for where to see them:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 2: Jane

Jane often appears in Jan van Haasteren's puzzles, or a reference to her. We only see the reference to Jane here:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 3: Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas is almost never missing! You can also see him here, but sat at the bar a little too long with Zwarte Piet:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 4: Jan van Haasteren himself!

Very occasionally you also see the artist himself in the puzzle, and Jan also had a very nice Christmas dinner, had a little too much to drink:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 5: Squid

You also see the Squid very often in the JvH puzzles, now again, and quite large:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 6: The Ghost

You often see the Ghost, usually 1 ghost, sometimes 2. He is often easy to find:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 7: The Teeth

The teeth are also almost always present, usually accompanied by a tube of toothpaste. This time I found the Teeth 2x in this puzzle:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 8: The Shark fin

The shark fin is of course the hallmark of Jan van Haasteren. Often easy to find because it is so big:

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Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 9: The Cigar

The cigar is one of my favorites, because it's often a real quest, and it's there on this puzzle too:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 10: The Saw

The Saw is also very common, so again:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 11: The Plasters

The Plasters also come back often, usually several. I've only been able to find one now, not easy:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 12: The Krab

The Crab returns Uncle in almost every puzzle, we found it again:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 13: The Hands

You often see hands appearing in several places in the Jan van Haasteren puzzles. We captured 1 in the following video, there weren't many in this jigsaw puzzle:


Jan van Haasteren puzzle 'The Christmas dinner' - recurring element 14: Super snail!

You often see Superslug racing through a puzzle….and again, he flies off the roof:


How long will it take you to complete this 1000 piece puzzle?

I always put the puzzles at ease, after all it remains very fun to do. I start by sorting the pieces - I put the edge pieces aside, and then I'm going to lay the edges. So I have roughly kept the time for each activity. You will then get the following:

  • Laying out all the pieces from the box (turning over): 30 minutes
  • Assembling edges: 25 minutes
  • Still laying the puzzle itself, all the pieces: 7 hours and 45 minutes
  • So my total time on this puzzle: 8 hours and 30 minutes

I have already made several Jan van Haasteren puzzles, my experience is that this is somewhat above average.

This puzzle is in 1 or more search books

This puzzle is in 1 or more search books by Jan van Haasteren. These are not only fun search books to search for recurring elements, you can also ideally use the image of this puzzle as an 'extra' large poster while puzzling! View the overview with our 'Jan van Haasteren search books'

About Jumbo puzzles

Jumbo (not to be confused with our supermarket Jumbo!) makes toys, games and puzzles. Jumbo, for example, has made the very well-known games such as “Human don't get annoyed” and “Stratego” and “PimPamPet”. Games that have been around for generations and are still widely played by both young and old. Jumbo has been making and developing toys since about 1900. In the early years of the company, only toys from other countries were imported to the Netherlands. However, since about 1930 it was decided to also make their own toys, at the time manufacturing wooden toys, which was very popular at the time. Almost all toys in those years were made of wood. An important spearhead was that the toys made by Jumbo had to be of very good quality; it had to be as strong as an Elephant. An elephant had to stand on it! The red elephant has been the hallmark of Jumbo's games and puzzles for years. The name Jumbo and the red elephant together form the logo from about 1935. The Jumbo elephant is drawn by Mr. Möhr. He worked at an advertising agency and regularly signed for Hausemann & Hötte. Mr Möhr was at one point commissioned to design a beautiful new elephant logo for the Hausemann & Hötte toys. The logo has changed a bit since then. For example, the eye has grown over the years and has dropped slightly more, resulting in a friendlier elephant.

In the past, the elephant was not only used in the color red, but in all kinds of colors such as blue, yellow, black, white and green. All those colors were cozy and playful. For example, one time there was a yellow elephant on the box and the other time a red one. It was usually looked at which color best matched the color of the box. It was not until the end of the 60s that the red elephant was definitively chosen. Red is a color that stands out and attracts attention.

From 1945 Jumbo also started to focus on games made of cardboard. Jumbo has therefore been a guarantee for strong quality for years! Jumbo is a unique Dutch company with a rich history, with its head office in Zaandam. About 130 employees work for Jumbo. With a turnover of €75 million, Jumbo is a medium-sized European player in toys. Jumbo has sales offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. They export to more than 25 countries around the world.

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Jan van Haasteren 'The Christmas Dinner' 1000 pieces - Specifications

EAN 8710126190616
Puzzle number 19061
Kind of product puzzle
Puzzle Theme Cartoon
Number of pieces 1000
Quality mark CE
Target audience Children and Adults
Puzzle type Jigsaw puzzle
Brand Jumbo
Color Multiple
Material Board
Age From 10 years old

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by Gerben van Vineyards op Puzzle 1000 pieces

I wrote the above review and made this puzzle in June 2020. It was a very fun puzzle to make. Although drawn by Dick Heins (and not Jan van Haasteren), it IS a real JvH. There are so many fixed recurring elements in it. And you can keep looking and searching for a long time in this puzzle. In any case, I enjoyed myself very much and even after I had finished the puzzle, I sat for a while to see what is happening at this special Christmas dinner. Definitely 5 stars!

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