Perhaps the ultimate holiday decoration might be a piece of art going up for sale on November 29th as part of Christie's sale of American paintings, art and sculpture
. The painting, Extra Good Boys and Girls, by Norman Rockwell, is one of Rockwell's Christmas pictures for the Saturday Evening Post. Santa is shown using pushpin flags to create a path with destinations across the Pacific and throughout the Americas. The map alludes to the spread of Christmas throughout the world and the holiday's power to bring together friends, families and people from diverse backgrounds. The painting is estimate to sell for up to $3.5 million.
Other lots includes works from Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper and both bronzes and paintings depicting the American West from Frederic Remington. The sale is expected to bring in more than $59 million.
UPDATE: Santa sold for $2.17 million.