Norman Rockwell : Home for the Holidays : Saturday Evening Post Covers : Blog #22

Merry Christmas: Santa Face in Newspaper, 1942

Merry Christmas: Santa Face in Newspaper by Norman Rockwell 1942

The alternative title for this artwork is “Santa’s in the News!” – appeared on the Saturday Evening Post on December 26th, 1942.

Santa’s in the News! was Norman’s 8th Saturday Evening Post Cover to feature Santa Claus.

This 1942 edition of the newspaper is full of bad news. If you look at the print, you see several words like Hitler, Bomb and War. The United States was deep into World War II during December of 1942. However, Santa and the thought of the holidays breaks through all the madness and sadness in the daily news.

Don’t forget! Norman Rockwell’s, Home for the Holidays, an exhibit prepared by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is only display for another week!

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