Technically speaking, as I post this it is already Christmas Eve! I hope you're all ready to spend some wonderful time with your loved ones (and have all the food and presents ready as well). I guess you still have one day before Christmas Eve starts, so tie up those loose ends! Earlier tonight (the 23rd) was the start of visitors to our household for the Christmas season, and hopefully you're having the same type of fun. As for today's illustration (only 2 left!) I decided to tackle the ever-vigilant Nutcracker guard. Our various Nutcracker soldiers patrol our staircase, though yours may be somewhere different... maybe guarding the growing pile of presents at the bottom of your Christmas Tree?