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Playboy Christmas Covers 1953-2011

A pictorial history of the Playboy Gala Christmas Issue: 1953-2011

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    In December 1953, in a kitchen in Chicago, Hugh Hefner and Eldon Sellers launched Playboy Magazine and forever changed the way the world looks at women. Times have changed a great deal since then, but thankfully for us, Playboy has stayed true to Hef’s original vision.
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    Playboy Magazine December 1953 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Marilyn Monroe
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    Playboy Magazine December 1954 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Terry Ryan
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    Playboy Magazine December 1955 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Janet Pilgrim
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    Playboy Magazine December 1956 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Lisa Winters
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    Playboy Magazine December 1957 Cover Model: Lisa Winters and Linda Vargas Playmate of the Month: Lisa Winters
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    Playboy Magazine December 1958 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Joyce Nizzari
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    Playboy Magazine December 1959 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month:Ellen Stratton
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    Playboy Magazine December 1960 Cover Model: Teddi Smith Playmate of the Month: Carol Eden
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    Playboy Magazine December 1961 Cover Model: Delores Wells Playmate of the Month: Lynn Karrol
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    Playboy Magazine December 1962 Cover Model: Sheralee Conners Playmate of the Month: June Cochran
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    Playboy Magazine December 1963 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Donna Michelle
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    Playboy Magazine December 1964 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Jo Collins
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    Playboy Magazine December 1965 Cover Model: Allison Parks Playmate of the Month: Dinah Willis
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    Playboy Magazine December 1966 Cover Model: Nancy Gould Playmate of the Month: Susan Bernard
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    Playboy Magazine December 1967 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Lynn Winchell
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    Playboy Magazine December 1968 Cover Model and Playmate of the Month: Cynthia Myers
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    Playboy Magazine December 1969 Cover Model: Jorja Beck Playmate of the Month: Gloria Root
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    Playboy Magazine December 1970 Cover Girl: Shay Knuth Playmate: Carol Imhof
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    Playboy Magazine December 1971 Cover Girl: Tiffany Case (Inside Cover) Playmate of the Month: Karen Christy
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    Playboy Magazine December 1972 Cover Girl: Vargas Girl Playmate of the Month: Mercy Rooney
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    Playboy Magazine December 1973 Cover Girl: Bonita Lou Rossi Playmate of the Month: Christina Maddox
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    Playboy Magazine December 1974 Cover Girl: Robyn Douglass Playmate of the Month: Janice Raymond
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    Playboy Magazine December 1975 Cover Girl and Playmate of the Month: Nancie Li Brandi
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    Playboy Magazine December 1976 Cover Girls: Ann Pennington & Deborah Borkman Playmate of the Month: Karen Hafter
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    Playboy Magazine December 1977 Cover Girl: Sandra Theodore Playmate of the Month: Ashley Cox
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    Playboy Magazine December 1978 Cover Girl: Farrah Fawcett Playmate of the Month: Janet Quist
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    Playboy Magazine December 1979 Cover Girl: Raquel Welch Playmate of the Month: Candy Collins
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    Playboy Magazine December 1980 Cover Girl: Linda Kerridge (inside Cover) Playmate of the Month: Terri Welles
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    Playboy Magazine December 1981 Cover Girl: Bernadette Peters Playmate of the Month: Patricia Farinelli
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    Playboy Magazine December 1982 Cover Girl: Marcy Hanson Playmate of the Month: Charlotte Kemp
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    Playboy Magazine December 1983 Cover Girl: Joan Collins Playmate of the Month: Terry Nihan
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    Playboy Magazine December 1984 Cover Girl: Suzanne Somers Playmate of the Month: Karen Valez
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    Playboy Magazine December 1985 Cover Girl: Barbi Benton Playmate of the Month: Carol Ficatier
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    Playboy Magazine December 1986 Cover Girl: Brooke Shields Playmate of the Month: Laurie Carr
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    Playboy Magazine December 1987 Cover Girl: Brigitte Nielsen Playmate of the Month: India Allen
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    Playboy Magazine December 1988 Cover Girl: Kata Karkkainen Playmate of the Month: Kata Karkkainen
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    Playboy Magazine December 1989 Cover Girl: Suzanne Somers Playmate of the Month: Candice Bergen
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    Playboy Magazine December 1994 Cover Model: Bo Derek Playmate of the Month: Elisa Bridges
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    Playboy Magazine December 1995 Cover Model: Farrah Fawcett Playmate of the Month: Samantha Torres
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    Playboy Magazine December 1996 Cover Model: Jenny McCarthy Playmate of the Month: Victoria Silvstedt
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    Playboy Magazine December 1997 Cover Model: Danielle House Playmate of the Month: Karen McDougal
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    Playboy Magazine December 1998 Cover Model: Katarina Witt Playmate of the Month: Erica, Jaclyn and Nicole Dahm
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    Playboy Magazine December 1999 Cover Model: Naomi Campbell Playmate of the Month: Brooke Richards
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    Playboy Magazine December 2000 Cover Model: Carmen Electra Playmate of the Month: Cara Michelle
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    Playboy Magazine December 2001 Cover Model: Gena Lee Nolin Playmate of the Month: Shanna Moakler
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    Playboy Magazine December 2002 Cover Model: Dita Von Teese Playmate of the Month: Lani Todd
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    Playboy Magazine December 2003 Cover Model: Shannen Doherty Playmate of the Month: Deisy Teles and Sarah Teles
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    Playboy Magazine December 2004 Cover Model: Denise Richards Playmate of the Month: Tiffany Fallon
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    Playboy Magazine December 2005 Cover Model: Marilyn Monroe Playmate of the Month: Christine Smith
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    Playboy Magazine December 2006 Cover Model: Cindy Margolis Playmate of the Month: Kia Drayton
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    Playboy Magazine December 2007 Cover Model: Kim Kardashian Playmate of the Month: Sasckya Porto
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    Playboy Magazine December 2008 Cover Model: Carol Alt Playmate of the Month: Jennifer and Natalie Jo Campbell
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    Playboy Magazine December 2009 Cover Model: Chelsea Handler Playmate of the Month: Crystal Harris
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    Playboy Magazine December 2009 (Alternative Cover) Cover Model: Joanna Krupa Playmate of the Month: Crystal Harris
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    Playboy Magazine December 2010 Cover Model: Kendra Wilkinson Playmate of the Month: Ashley Hobbs
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    Playboy Magazine December 2011 Cover Model: Leeann Tweeden Playmate of the Month: Rainy Day Jordon