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The Night Before Christmas
” ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” ~ Clement Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
I painted a home that could have been the setting for Clement Moore’s unforgettable poem earlier in my career. It is the centerpiece of Victorian Garden II – where it sits in a sylvan garden, embraced by lavish and dew-drenched blossoms.
The Night Before Christmas revisits the stately Victorian mansion while the change of season works a dramatic transformation of the scene. Snow shrouds the foliage, replacing the gemlike dazzle of flowers in Victorian Garden II with a tapestry woven in shade of white. The lamp is festooned with wreath and bow, a sled stands ready-to-ride on the picket fence, and a jaunty snowman greets the guests.
- Thomas Kinkade has hidden four N’s in The Night Before Christmas, in loving tribute to his wife Nanette.
- The Night Before Christmas is Thom’s popular spring painting Victorian Garden II at wintertime. Instead of the flowers blooming in abundance as in the first painting, this Christmas scene blankets the flowers with snow and holiday cheer.
- The Night Before Christmas is the third painting in Thom’s series – Home Is Where the Heart Is Collection.
- Thom loved the poem by Clement Moore called ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – which is also known as A Visit From St. Nicholas – and so modeled this Christmas painting after his poem.
|Title||The Night Before Christmas|
|Collection||Home Is Where the Heart Is III|
20" x 24"
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