Big Red
#12215 - Resin.
Christmas 2005 Herd - Fall, 2005.
Artist: The Trail of Painted Ponies Design Department

A culturally diverse and worldly fellow, Santa has many interpretations and different names: Father Christmas in England, Kriss Kringle in Germany, Pere Noel in France, Saint Nicholas in the Netherlands. But almost universally he is a plump and jolly figure who dresses in red, carries a bulging sack on his back, and brings gifts to good children. Destined to become a classic, "Big Red" is a lavish and loving example of how the symbol of Christmas is no longer just a decorated Christmas tree, but is now all about artistic expression.

Deck the Halls
#12216 - Resin.
Christmas 2005 Herd - Fall, 2005.
Artist: The Trail of Painted Ponies Design Department

Imagine a Painted Pony spruced up as a Christmas tree in fresh greenery, decorated with vintage Christmas ornaments and red bows, strung with tinsel garland and multi-colored lights, and posed on a Christmas skirt that sparkles like a magic carpet. That’s what the Design Department of The Trail of Painted Ponies had in mind when it created a seasonal selection that captures the Christmas Magic expressed in the carol, "Deck the Halls."

Happy Holidays
#12217 - Resin.
Christmas 2005 Herd - Fall, 2005.
Artist: Mike Dowdall

Think Christmas on the ranch… tacking up your trusty horse with a seasonal saddle blanket, tying on stockings instead of saddlebags and buckling up a breast collar that tinkles like sleigh bells… then riding over to the neighbor’s cabin to share hearth and home. Could there be a better way to spread holiday cheer? Mike Dowdall, designer at Westland Giftware, didn’t think so when he created "Happy Holidays."

Reindeer Roundup
#12218 - Resin.
Christmas 2005 Herd - Fall, 2005.
Artist: Joy Steuerwald

In hopes of drawing Santa’s sleigh through the Christmas sky like the red-nosed Rudolph, this reindeer-wannabe tried to disguise the fact he was a Painted Pony by rounding up a set of antlers and throwing a gaudy saddle blanket on his back that lights up the night with stars. Even if he doesn’t get a chance to pull Santa’s sleigh, he will bring cheer to the season, and make this a memorable Christmas for those who find him prancing under their tree. Joy is a designer at Westland Giftware.