Love Christmas.  Have fond memories of nutcrackers, cookies, Pez dispensers, any of the Rankin Bass specials, The Grinch, classic movies – love it all.  Wanted to play with reflecting light, so included some Christmas lights.  The two Christmas cards in the painting are photos of my children.  And, the Polaroid near the bottom of the painting is of me, my brother, and sister taken when we were little – I’m the one blowing up the balloon – I remember my parents taking that photo like it was yesterday.  Many of the items in this painting have strong personal meaning for me – painting this one sparked many fond memories.  My daughter came up with the name.