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

santa_claus_2 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 Holiday 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 American Christmas dream.

NYR_3841_0023.jpg 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.

christmas-warhol-capote2 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 decking the halls Warhol-style, Candy Warhol canes, anyone?

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