I'm a sucker for period costumes, research, and character design (none of those pesky backgrounds). I had a blast with these. If they ever go to color they will all be variations of Santa with red suits and white beards. I don't think they'll stay together as a group, I just put them together for easy viewing.
But, right now, I'm at odds with my color work...I just can't make it work. So, I'm boycotting color for a while. Maybe the silent treatment will bring it back around.