The Saturday Evening Post published a Rockwell Christmas cover every year from 1919 through 1942, and its appearance on America's newsstands was an annual tradition. Rockwell's twenty-nine Christmas covers comprise a major chapter in the artist's career. But when he contributed this design in 1956, he had not proposed a Christmas cover in eight years. Rockwell had actually intended this scene of disillusionment (another theme the artist had previously interpreted) for a fall publication date, but the Post's editors held it for the December holiday. It would be his final Christmas cover.
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