You’ve probably heard of the Saturday Evening Post. Every holiday season, Americans everywhere celebrate the life and works of patriotic artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). He had an honest view on the dynamics of daily life, and possessed not only talent, but compassion and a keen eye for kindness as well. From quirky self-portraits to heartbreaking portrayals of love for country, Rockwell painted it all. For anyone interested, his museum is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Compiled below are some of his most memorable holiday tributes to the American way of life. Featuring everything from Santa Claus to daily family living, this list proves that Rockwell was truly the master of "holiday cheer."

“Jolly Postman” (1949)

Jolly Postman


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“Truth About Santa” (1956)

 

Truth About Santa Norman Rockwell


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“Santa at the Map” (1939)

Santa at the Map Norman Rockwell


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“Good Deeds” (1924)

Good Deeds Norman Rockwell


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“Santa’s Workshop” (1922)

Santa's Workshop Norman Rockwell


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“Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit” (1934)

Tiny Tim and Bob Crachit Norman Rockwell


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“Santa at His Desk” (1935)

Santa at His Desk Norman Rockwell


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“Skating Lesson” (1920)

Skating Lesson Norman Rockwell


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“Santa with the Elves” (1922)

Santa with the Elves Norman Rockwell


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“Gramps on the Rocking Horse” (1933)

Gramps on the Rocking Horse Norman Rockwell

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“Santa’s in the News” (1942)

Santa in the News Norman Rockwell


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“Christmas” (1927)

Christmas Norman Rockwell


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“Santa’s Expenses” (1920)

Santa's Expenses Norman Rockwell


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“Merry Christmas, Grandma” (1950)

 

Merry Christmas, Grandma Norman Rockwell

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“Tired Salesgirl on Christmas Eve” (1947)

Tired Salesgirl on Christmas Eve Norman Rockwell


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“Trimming the Tree” (1951)

Trimming the Tree Norman Rockwell


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“Four Boys on a Sled” (1919)

Four Boys on a Sled Norman Rockwell


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“Oh, Boy… It’s Pop” (1950)

Oh Boy... It's Pop Norman Rockwell


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And here are a few other American favorites!

 

“The Runaway” (1958)

The Runaway Norman Rockwell


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“Plumbers” (1951)

 

Plumbers

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“Barbershop Quartet” (1936)

 

Barbershop Quartet Norman Rockwell


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“Freedom from Want” (1943)

Freedom From Want Norman Rockwell


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“Freedom of Worship” (1943)

Freedom of Worship


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“Freedom from Fear” (1943)

Freedom from Fear Norman Rockwell


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“Freedom of Speech” (1943)

Freedom of Speech Norman Rockwell


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“The Problem We All Live With” (1964)

The Problem We All Live With Norman Rockwell


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“After the Prom” (1957)

After the Prom Norman Rockwell

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“The Gossips” (1948)

Gossips Norman Rockwell


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“No Swimming” (1921)

No Swimming Norman Rockwell


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