Despite the fact that Thanksgiving just concluded, everyone’s eyes are already looking forward to the Christmas season. These fantastic holiday murals are a tease as the holiday rapidly approaches.
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Renowned 3D chalk artist Julian Beever is no stranger to holiday themes. This particular work is a glimpse into Santa’s workshop, hidden in the North Pole. A gun-toting Santa is an interesting street art twist on the jolly gentleman.
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“Siberian Santa” is an art mural in Melbourne, Australia with an interesting Tim Burton-esque style to it. The muted colors differentiate it strongly from most Christmas-themed art, which seems to prize garishness as a defining motif. Few characters can light up a dark street corner like old St. Nick, spray painted here in a popular graffiti corner. For people who like to play devil’s advocate, the mural featuring the Grinch is a fun response to the typical messages of holiday cheer.
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Christmas isn’t all fun and games to these graffiti artists. In the top image, a tree defends itself against an ax-wielding assailant and does some morbid decorating of its own. A mural depicting a gangster Santa sits astride a warm beach in Australia. In Singapore, artist Slacsatu shows a badass Santa with fists of fury and enough muscle to take on the Hulk. Lastly, a flowing christmas tree adorns a lonely street corner.
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In this top image, Santa’s sleigh is envisioned as an endless chain, like a train pulling the world’s gifts through the sky. A take on the classic Coca-Cola ads adorns the side of a building, created by Graffiti Life, a graffiti service that does custom work in the UK. Lastly, a train car is dressed up like a giant gift, traveling miles on the tracks to end up under one lucky kid’s tree.
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Holiday cheer can be drawn from any source, even the dust (or frost?) on the windshield of a car. On the back of one building in Australia, Santa stands next to a kangaroo, clearly lost during his trip around the world. Artist Choq came up with this festive and crazy ode to Christmas, tagging, and chaos. Last but not least, Santa raises a cup and wishes everyone a happy holiday season!