John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

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Advent Art: Julaftonen (Christmas Eve)

Carl Larsson (1853–1919)
Julaftonen (Christmas Eve), 1904-5
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

This is not one of my busier Christmas Eve. In fact, I didn't do anything at all up until 4:30, when I attended the Family Christmas Eve service at my church. It really wasn't oriented toward someone of my age, but it was a fun service, and the kids seemed to be having a good time. Afterward, my sister picked me up and I went out her her place, where we had a supper not entirely unlike the one seen in this picture. Swap out the roast turkey, potatoes, pies, rolls, fancy cheeses, and cones of yellow goo for pizza and baby carrots, and replace the candelabras with an Advent wreath, and you could hardly tell the difference. Later this evening, I'll be back at church, this time to sing at the 9:00 Christmas Eve service.

Previous Advent posts:

2003: Lonely Christmas Eve
2004: The Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds
2005: My Busy Day
2006: from Holidays on Ice, "The Santaland Diaries"
2007: Madonna and Child
2008: Star of Wonder
2009: From "A Christmas Sermon on Peace"
Tags: advent: 2010, art: painting

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