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HSG
24th December 2007, 17:57
<br>We would like to wish every reader of The Judgment of Paris a very Merry Christmas, <i>Frohe Weihnachten,</i> and all the best during the Yuletide season.

In <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=250" target="_blank">past</a> <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/board/showthread.php?t=811" target="_blank">years</a>, we have posted seasonal images of Barbara Brickner, and of a Victorian angel. For this holiday, it is our great pleasure to share a full-length version of a picture that, in a cropped form, has delighted aficionados for timeless beauty for years--an image of the loveliest of all plus-size models, Shannon Marie, lounging sensually on an opulent bed, appearing alluringly full, yet still with a desirous look in her steamy eyes.

It is a remarkably intimate image. She wears a gold wrap, as do the presents in the foreground, which are just waiting for someone to unwrap them. The vibrant red of the bedcover intimates the passions that smoulder within her. One could dub this picture "Shannon Marie for Christmas," in that she presents herself as the greatest gift of all.<p><center><a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/sh/christmas01.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/sh/christmas01a.jpg" alt="Click to enlarge" border="0"></a></center><p>This unforgettable advertisement originally appeared as a special insert in a Canadian issue of <i>Mode</I> magazine. It remains the most gorgeous Yuletide image ever created.

To celebrate Christmas, we are also delighted to share videos of Chloe Agnew, accompanied by her Celtic Woman ensemble, singing some of the best-loved carols of the season.


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<strong>O Holy Night</strong>


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<strong>Ding Dong Merrily on High</strong>

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<strong>The Little Drummer Boy</strong>

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<strong>Carol of the Bells</strong>

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<strong>White Christmas</strong>

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<strong>Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas</strong>

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<strong>O Come All Ye Faithful</strong>

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and the grand finale,<br><strong>Let It Snow</strong>.</center>

So it will be an all-Irish Christmas this year; small wonder, as Ireland is the point of origin of many of the greatest living exemplars of timeless femininity.

May this compendium of beauty of sight and sound bring a little cheer into your lives, at this affecting time of year.

- <a href="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/sh/christmas01.jpg" target="_blank">Click to view Shannon Marie image larger</a>

Elena
25th December 2007, 12:42
It's an special pleasure for me to post today, for the first time, in this wonderful place, and to wish you a very happy Christmas Day.

Chad
25th December 2007, 18:37
I've seen that picture many times, and it never fails to take my breath away. Not only does Shannon Marie possess more beauty than any other plus-size model (that's obvious), but she has a particular expression that's uniquely her own. You see it in her famous Fashion Bug poster too - a look of irresistible self-satisfaction; the calm gaze of someone who is well aware of her own beauty, and enjoys seeing the power that it gives her over the viewer. She has a very fair complextion, but she also exhibits a rose-tinged flush; not merely a porcelain doll, she's a flesh-and-blood goddess. Paradoxically, she looks both well-satiated and eager for more...

It's not just her beauty - it's how she presents it that makes her so heart-stoppingly gorgeous.