Christmas Kids Cover winner 2023!

Issue 1594

Christmas Kids Cover winner 2023!

You know it’s Christmas when the winner of the Big Issue Christmas Kids Cover Competition is revealed. And this year’s is a cracker! Take a look at the very jolly Santa and joyous Christmas tree. Seeing it is an instant way to fill yourself with the spirit of the season.

The artist behind this festive fantasy is six-year-old Arnold Sam from Epsom, Surrey.

Arnold said: “When I heard this exciting news, I felt so happy and really proud that my drawing will be on the cover of The Big Issue. The magazine helps people.”

There’s also a special message from six-year-old Arnold for all our readers: “I want to wish everyone a super happy Christmas and I hope Santa can bring Christmas gifts and joy to every nice kid in the world.”

Also inside

  • How the death of a man in an overcrowded flat highlighted the dire housing equality endured by the UK’s poorest residents
  • The cost of living crisis has pushed up the price of your Christmas dinner – but we have tips to cut costs but not taste from Tom Kerridge and Marcus Rashford
  • Why The Crown used The Big Issue to act as a matchmaker between the future King and Queen (plus what happened when Prince William reunited with Dave Martin to sell magazines to unsuspecting customers in a supermarket last week)
  • The co-writer and stars of Wonka on serving up a sweet festive treat
  • Aled Jones reflects in a Letter To My Younger Self that his career has left him walking in the air
  • Our annual round-up of the best kids’ books of the year
  • And Exeter vendor Alfie shares his excitement about spending his first Christmas at home with his fiancée and their three dogs

Plus much more!

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