Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Painting Monday

As I've done every Christmas since I began my blog, I will post a Christmas themed painting or illustration each morning as we approach The Big Day. This year it's an especially sad season, but we seem to be indefatigable when it comes to Christmas - and maybe that's not a bad thing.

Today's choice is Roger Duvoisin's New Yorker cover for December 16th, 1939.


  1. Thank you, Yvette.

    At this particular time, this year, given the terrible tragedy in Connecticut, I think we all need good cheer and some humor.

    I've dived into Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin's shenanigans in book and TV episode format to get through some of this and another sad loss, that of stellar crime fiction blogger, Maxine Clarke.

    Now I'm into distraction and humor any way I can get it.

    These movies should do the trick, too.

    Have a very merry Christmas with your family, your youngest book appreciator and Rocky.

  2. You're welcome, Kathy. Laughter is the best medicine, but sometimes it's hard...

    Thank you and have a wonderful Merry Christmas yourself, with family and friends. :)

  3. This cover makes me feel a few different things, so I'm glad I went through your other posts first.

    I do love the way it says Christmas is that bright spot in the year, even if everything else seems to not working out so well. I've had a few years like that, so I know what it's like. I think it's the biggest reason I enjoy this time of the year so much, even when I don't have a lot.

  4. I feel the same way, Ryan. I've had some years like that as well.

    I love Duvoisin's illustrations.


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