In fact Warhol, the son of Slovakian immigrants, was deeply invested in his Catholic faith, an aspect of the artist's life which is often forgotten about. A large selection of Warhol's portfolio includes seasonally or religiously themed works.

Andy Warhol, Santa Claus, unique polaroid print, Executed in 1981 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Andy Warhol, Santa Claus, unique polaroid print, Executed in 1981 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

In 1956, he designed a range of prints and Christmas cards with festive motifs, as well as being commissioned by Tiffany & Co. to design cards, which were published by Tiffany & Co. until 1962. For Warhol, being commissioned by Tiffany & Co. to design Christmas cards must have been the ultimate commercial American Christmas dream.

Christmas Card Design for Tiffany & Co. designed by Andy Warhol circa 1954 Image via Christie's Christmas Card Design for Tiffany & Co. designed by Andy Warhol circa 1954
Image via Christie's

In his Christmas card collection, Warhol created his ultimate kitsch Christmas, complete with Christmas trees made of fruit, reindeers, wine, a doll, a rocking horse and candy canes with bows.

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote on the cover of High Times, 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote on the cover of High Times, 1978

As well as the over-indulgent side of Christmas, Warhol also volunteered to serve food to the homeless at the Church of Heavenly Rest, New York.

Next year, we're thinking Warhol-inspired decorations.

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