The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.


Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863)

29 comments on “The Night Before Christmas”

  1. There’s that sleeping husband of yours again! I like it. Shows a lot of love. I’m not sure what the textures say but they’re nice touch as well. Like dreams going through his head.

  2. The children were all nestled all snug in their beds,When Mom came in and wrote on their heads?Lovely processing. The sepia tones are great. It’s also just a very pretty photo to look at. Merry Christmas!

  3. I see all these sleeping pictures have been leading us to this excellent Christmas image. He does look happy there sucking on his blankie. Is that writing part of his letter he sent to Santa. Merry Christmas!!

  4. Nice portrait….very fitting words to accompany it. Merry Christmas.

  5. For me, this is your finest processing to date. Absolutely perfect and fits the image wonderfully. A really superb image, that I feel should be framed and displayed.Have a wonderful Christmas full of love, happiness and peace

  6. This picture is like poetry, very artistic.

  7. Merry Christmas Elaine! :Dlove the image. great processing and really creative. 😀

  8. great texture, beautiful portrait

  9. very alternative and very classically beautiful!! i think i can sense the sugar plums dancing in his head!! lucky him!!! a truly beautiful work of fine art!! bravo darling and happy holidays to you!! xoxo

  10. And he’s sleeping and dreaming about Christmas:)Happy Christmas to you and him!

  11. Looks like the children aren’t the only ones dreaming…Lovely image.

  12. Marvelous composition and treatment ! Happy Christmas Elaine !

  13. Very original and successful shot ! Happy XMas Eve to you**

  14. i love te book or text overlay..Merry Chritsmas

  15. Cool and loving shot, he looks like he is having a nice dream, and the texture helps bringing that out..Is that cloroform in the mask (or whatever it is) that you used to get him to sleep LOL… jkGreat shot.Merry Christmas to you and yours, may they be filled of joy and good food!

  16. he looks in a peaceful sleepwonderful processing as alwaysMerry Chrostmas to you and yours

  17. He needs to wake up and pass out the presents!

  18. Oh – this one is perfect! Of all the shots of your man, I love this one the most! Great processing!!

  19. Great shot for Christmas! Is he dreaming of Sugar Plums? 🙂

  20. Warm and touching shot Elaine. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and joyous New Year.

  21. Lovely processing here. Cool work. Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas 🙂

  22. Here’s wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2009.

  23. This photo is like a sketch, painting, and photography all connected into one! Merry Christmas Elaine! =D

  24. Hey he’s got work to do, how will I get that L series lens if he keeps snoozing?Merry Christmas to you :O)

  25. This is a fine art image……. you’re good.Have a Merry Christmas….!

  26. Gorgeous. Love the processing. Looks like dreams.

  27. Awwww. How creative, Elaine! 🙂

  28. Lovely and tender image, I love the texture. He is smiling in his sleep, in anticipation of some presents, perhaps?

  29. nice smile.. he must’ve been expecting a nice gift from you.. 🙂

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