We would like to wish every reader of The Judgment of Paris a very Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten,
and all the best during the Yuletide season.
In past years
, 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.
This unforgettable advertisement originally appeared as a special insert in a Canadian issue of Mode 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.
O Holy Night
Ding Dong Merrily on High
The Little Drummer Boy
Carol of the Bells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
O Come All Ye Faithful
and the grand finale,
Let It Snow.
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.
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