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An American Christmas with Norman Rockwell

The most beloved American illustrator of the 20th century always portrayed life as he wished it would be. And so it was that Norman Rockwell was most at home portraying the ideal family Christmas often with direct connections to Dickens and the English Yuletide Tradition. A bounty of Christmas posters, magazine covers, cards and even Norman Rockwell Christmas gifts will keep you entertained throughout. Your American-born Accredited Lecturer Charles Harris shares his own experiences of the ideal American Christmas from sleigh rides and ice-skating in the woods to trimming the tree and wondering how Santa got down the chimney. Light and lively Christmas fare!


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What a brilliant lecture, so reassuring and happy in these troubled times. Thank you and I wish a very happy and peaceful Christmas to everyone involved.

Ann Marie - London UK.

Mrs. Ann Marie… Sun, 05/12/2021 - 18:29 Permalink

Brilliant - will certainly be on the lookout for Rockwell illustrations in future. Thank you.

Sue Grant Sun, 05/12/2021 - 17:26 Permalink

I can’t thank you enough for this treat! One of my lifetime favourite painters and an excellent lecturer bringing magic to a cold winter’s afternoon…

Jen West Sun, 05/12/2021 - 15:35 Permalink

Loved it. Fabulous illustrations. Thank you

Liz Hardman Sun, 05/12/2021 - 11:49 Permalink

That was brilliant!

Duncan Sat, 04/12/2021 - 21:56 Permalink

I feel like a mince pie! Lovely talk thank you.

David Yates Sat, 04/12/2021 - 10:33 Permalink

Wonderful. Thank you. Will listen again!

Mel Wyatt Sat, 04/12/2021 - 10:02 Permalink

Wonderful, really interesting. Really made me smile.

Margaret Lee Sat, 04/12/2021 - 08:55 Permalink

Super duper. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Charles.

Patricia Pledger Fri, 03/12/2021 - 21:00 Permalink

Excellent talk!

Mandy Jenkinson Fri, 03/12/2021 - 19:46 Permalink