Click Image for Frames

Spirit of Christmas

Christmas is the season when I wrap myself in warm memories. I remember the enchanting times we had hanging ornaments when my kids were young and my own delight at the colors of Christmas lights. I like to imagine that I can remember the warmth of Victorian Christmases as well.

I experience layers of memory as I walk down Spirit of Christmas, the first in my new Christmas series in which I attempt to suggest the very essence of the season. Skaters swoop and spin on the frozen stream; a snowman greets passerby’s on the bank. A wonderful evening mail coach carries trumpet-blowing heralds across the weathered snow-covered stone bridge, awakening memories of those who travel to loved ones for the holidays. Welcoming lights shimmer and pour through the windows of the whimsical cottages to invite us to come in while the golden glow of sunset spills from the sky and glistens on the ground surrounding the regal chapel tower.

This village scene in Spirit of Christmas with cozy homes, shops, and a church in the distance is inspired by the classic holiday icons of image makers like Currier and Ives – and remind us of the meaning of Christmas. I hope it awakens your own deepest memories of the “season of lights.”

  • Thomas Kinkade has placed a total of seventeen N’s in Spirit of Christmas as a symbol of love for his wife Nanette.
  • Spirit of Christmas is the first work in Thom’s new Christmas series, Spirit of Christmas.
  • Winter time and the holidays make us reflect on love, family and home. Spirit of Christmas evokes all these emotions and defines the essence of this special time of year.
  • Spirit of Christmas is inspired by the classic holiday icons of image makers like Currier and Ives.
Title Spirit of Christmas
Published September 2007
Collection Spirit of Christmas I

Image Sizes

18" x 27"
24" x 36"
28" x 42"

For Prices and Availability

500 Cypress S-5
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

(805) 773-9424
(888) 773-9424

Email Pismo Gallery

Places in the Heart
1634 Copenhagen Drive S-C
Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 693-8337
(800) 899-1175

Email Solvang Gallery