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Christmas Memories

Recently I set myself a challenge: to convey the spirit of Christmas without relying on snow. After all, my own California Christmases weren’t white.

In Christmas Memories – the first painting in my new series celebrating the joyous festivity of an earlier and more gracious era – one of California’s great historic houses shows its festive holiday face. Colorful lights spill out from the huge Christmas tree onto surrounding bushes and shrubs as tethered horses await the close of festivities. I hope that even without snow my Christmas Memories will capture the festive spirit of Christmas.

  • As a loving tribute to his wife Nanette, Thomas Kinkade has hidden three N’s in Christmas Memories.
  • Christmas Memories is the first painting in his new collection of the same name – Christmas Memories.
  • Christmas Memories is based off of a real historical house in California called the Meux Home in Central California.
Title Christmas Memories
Published September 1994
Subject Location Meux Home in Fresno, California
Collection Christmas Memories I

Image Size

16" x 20"

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