The Myer Christmas Windows – 2015, 2016 & 2020.

Over the last five years, I’ve been privileged to have three of my stories appear as themes for the Myer Christmas Windows. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Myer-windows-3.jpg In 2015, my picture book, Little Dog and the Christmas Wish which was published in late 2014, illustrated by Robin Cowcher and published by Black Dog Books/Walker Books Australia, was chosen as the theme for the 2015 Myer Christmas windows. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is OneChrismtasEveCover-932x1024-1.jpg This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is XmasSignature.jpg The following year I was asked to write a story for the 2016 windows. The book, One Christmas Eve, published again by Black Dog Books/Walker Books Australia, was illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 2016-myer-christmas-windows-4.jpg And this year, because of Covid, the windows were at first cancelled, then later reinstated. The reversal of the decision came very late, so there was no time for a book, but, with the tightest deadline I’ve ever had, there is a story. If you visit the beautiful windows – open until December 24 – you can read the story on the storyboards in each window. The story and the windows is a reflection of what our year has been; but now we are moving forward with a promise for all the tomorrows, because … It’s Christmas After All. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is IMG_1267.jpg Window 6 is may favourite mainly because the setting has been re-used from the 2015 Little Dog and the Christmas Wish windows. John Kerr, and all the artisans at Stage One Australia, did the most incredible job creating these windows re-using characters and sets from previous windows – a mammoth job for everyone, with a seemingly impossible deadline – but we did it!
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  1. Connie And a pleasure each time to work with you ! All 3 years bringing new challenges to the making of a set of Christmas Windows.
    December 4, 2020 at 1:36 pm · Reply
    • Corinne Fenton
      corinne And such a pleasure to work with you too, Connie. Your professionalism, hard work and attention to details shines. Thank you for all your guidance and help.
      December 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm · Reply
  2. JANE Cairns Will there be a Christmas is Uncancelled book? 🙏
    December 24, 2020 at 11:47 pm · Reply
    • Corinne Fenton
      corinne Hello Jane. No, I'm sorry. There was simply not enough time to have a book published. I hope you enjoyed the story and the windows. Corinne
      January 13, 2021 at 2:18 pm · Reply