Susan Waggoner is the queen and reigning expert on vintage Christmas celebrations - crafting, cooking, baking, and decorating.
Her newest book just came out last week - "Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home." Craft projects include a little village house, pinecone wreath, chenille poinsettia garland, chenille candy canes, and a needle felted snowman. There's also a section all about "The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookie Swap."
"Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas" is her delightful book from 2011. It features "Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s." You'll learn a lot about the history of Christmas from this book, too.
Her "Christmas Memories" book showcases " Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s."
If you're feeling nostalgic for old time holidays, pick up It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965.
I think "Under the Tree: The Toys and Treats That Made Christmas Special, 1930-1970 makes a fabulous holiday coffee table book, due to the cute illustrations and photos of vintage toys.