The Victorian illustrated in this painting is a real bed and breakfast in Placerville, California – Thom’s hometown. The actual name of the house in Victorian Christmas III is the Chichester-McGee House. In Victorian Christmas and Victorian Christmas II, the town people are just arriving at the party. Victorian Christmas III and Victorian Christmas IV are more of an intimate family gathering.
In "Victorian Christmas III" I touch the quiet heart of the holiday
itself. Bowered by stately evergreens and blanketed in new snow, this
golden house is aglow with the spirit of Christmas. The silence that
graces this lovely Victorian home is the same profound peace that once
enfolded a babe in Bethlehem.
- Thomas Kinkade