Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

A sure sign that the holidays draw ever closer, the folks at Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus have unveiled the 83rd edition of their Christmas Book catalog.

Known as “The Book” by the shopping cognoscenti, the Christmas catalog made its first appearance in 1926 as a small booklet. It has since gained cult status as a source for exclusive and occasionally over the top gifts.

While it may be slightly more restrained this year than normal due to the global economy, there are still some goodies to be found….

Jaguar is producing 50 of their new XJL Supercharged sedans in Neiman Marcus Edition trim. This exclusive purchase nets you custom exterior and interior treatments including navy and ivory leather along with Zebrano matte wood trim and the obligatory matching 5-piece luggage set.

Do you like good food and conversation? How about a dinner at New York’s famed Algonquin Hotel along with your friends John Lithgow, Nora Ephron and George Stephanopoulos among others… All yours for $200,000 – the proceeds go to the Christmas Book Charity.

Of course we can always reminisce about extravagant gifts from years past such as 1964’s his and hers hot air balloons, or 1970’s Noah’s Ark.

Pick up your book today and happy shopping..!