Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holly Hobbie's The Night Before Christmas

Anyone who has been to my house knows that I don't do "sparse".  And because our house was built in 1950 (and our kitchen is still entirely original) I'm also drawn to 40's/50's brightly colored kitsch.

But there's a part of me that would love to have my house so simply decorated for Christmas just like Holly Hobbie's illustrations.  This poem has been illustrated a thousand times and each of our copies vary greatly in style.  But I love every one of them!

Clement C. Moore
illustrated by Holly Hobbie 2013

 Other Holly Hobbie:

Other "The Night Before Christmas":


  1. What beautiful, warm illustrations. I love the fireside one, and the one on the steps. And how the cat figures into the story. What a cozy, warm home...perfect for Christmastide.

  2. This has all been interesting and educational for me. I never knew there was a real Holly Hobbie who illustrated. I thought she was just a drawn character in a bonnet. I also had never heard of Tomie DePaola.