Marvel Holiday Special

In the early 90's, Marvel started running a "Marvel Holiday Special", featuring a few Christmassy (or substitute politically correct alternative festival based on pagan Winter Solstice rituals as you prefer) type stories. That ran out of steam after a half-dozen issues, but they started up again in 2004 and have carried on ever since.

Note: Each issue is cover-dated for the "following" year. I.e. the 2007 Marvel Holiday Special (released at the end of 2007) is filed as Feb 2008 in our system. That is because the "cover date" actually marks the time when the book is removed from the shelves if it is still unsold.

  Marvel Holiday Special 1991 (Story 1)
Review:  Not Required [Backup Only]
Story: “A Miracle A Few Blocks Down From 34th Street”
Summary: Christmas 1991
  ...(Story 8)
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “A Spider-Man Carol”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
  Marvel Holiday Special 1992 (Story 1)
Review:  Not Required [Backup Only]
Story: “Zounds O'Silence”
Summary: Christmas 1992
  ...(Story 3)
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “The Big X-Mas Blackout”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor: Renee Witterstaetter
Writer: Stan Lee
Pencils: Steve Lightle
Inker: John Costanza
  Marvel Holiday Special 2004
Review:   [2 Webs] by Spookman44
Story: “Jonah's Holiday Carol”
Summary: Christmas 2004, Spider-Man Appears
Editor: Ralph Macchio
Writer: Tom DeFalco (Spidey Story)
Pencils: Takeshi Miyazawa (Spidey Story)
  Marvel Holiday Special 2005 (Story 1)
Story: “Moleman's Christmas”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Editor: John Barber
Writer: Shaenon Garrity
Pencils: Roger Langridge
Inker: Al Gordon
  ...(Story 2)
Story: “Yes Virginia, There is a Santron”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
Editor: John Barber
Writer: Jeff Parker
Pencils: Reilly Brown
Inker: Pat Davidson
  ...(Story 3)
Story: “Christmas Day in Manhattan”
Summary: No SM
Editor: John Barber
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
  Marvel Holiday Special 2006
Review:  No Review Yet
Summary: Spider-Man References (toy, ornament, reprinted covers)
  Marvel Holiday Special 2007 (Story 1)
Story: “Piece of Cake”
Summary: Spider-Man Appears
  ...(Story 2)
Review:   [1 Webs] by The Editor
Story: “Merry Christmas”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Writer/Artist: Fred Hembeck
  ...(Story 3)
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “Secret Santa”
Summary: Spider-Man Reference (SM doll held by toddler)
Editor: John Barber
Writer: C.B. Cebulski
Artist: Alina Urusov
  ...(Story 4)
Review:   [3 Webs] by The Editor
Story: “The Meaning of Christmas”
Summary: Spider-Man Cameo
Writer: Mike Carey
Artist: Nelson
  Marvel Holiday Special 2011 (Story 1)
Review:  No Review Yet
Story: “Cold Hearted Christmas”
Summary: Spider-Man vs. Coldheart