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Christmas in Canterlot

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After a great deal of coercion the reluctant Princess Luna finally agrees to accompany her sister on her annual Hearth's Warming Eve trip to the Canterlot Orphanage. She may have gotten more than she bargained for.


It's been eight years since I posted "While the Pageant Plays", and I've explored a lot of different ideas in my Christmas paintings over that stretch of time. This year I decided to revisit the one that started it all and give it a well-deserved sequel. Looking back it's hard to believe this is the first picture of mine to feature both Royal Sisters together. I might have to draw them again sometime.
Anywho, a great big Merry Christmas to all of you who are still around. Hang in there folks. We've almost made it!


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All unofficial characters depicted here were created specifically for this picture or its predecessor. Any resemblance to your OC is unintended and entirely coincidental. ;)

Watercolor and a little bit of gouache on Strathmore watercolor paper. Date of completion: 12/21/20.
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This is so insanely adorable

Chauve-sourisvampire's avatar

I really like the sisters contradicting expressions

MightyMorphinPower4's avatar

Aw beatfiul and adorable work

MisterJones4899's avatar

More fantastic art from you!

CMC--Scootaloo's avatar

"While the Pageant Plays" is also my first art piece from you. :) You bring me back to 2013 with this. <3


Also, could you go and add the download button? Deviantart doesn't let me download this picture in its full resolution.

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Beautiful. Happy New Year!

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That is soo cute
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this is beautiful work

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Amazing piece!!

Happy Holidays.

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This is a lovely piece like wow, absolutely amazing ♡

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Beautiful pic.


Happy Holidays.

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Gorgeous work, it looks like it was painted from life.

RuneSoldierDan's avatar

Aw, so sweet! Another worthy of being a Christmas card - from the excited little fillies to Celestia's open joy and the loving looks of bystanders. The little shy pone and Luna may find kindred spirits in each other...

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Wonderful picture!

Neoky28's avatar

beautiful, lovely piece.

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Merry Christmas and Happy new year! May the winds of entropy avoid you and your loved ones! We hope things get much better in the coming year! Have happy holidays!

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"After a great deal of coercion the reluctant Princess Luna finally agrees to accompany her sister on her annual Hearth's Warming Eve trip to the Canterlot Orphanage. She may have gotten more than she bargained for."


Princess Luna : Fine, I'll go.

Celestiasmile : Thanks Luna. Who knows, maybe you'll like it and want to come back next year.

Princess Luna : Don't push your luck.


**Later at the orphanage


Celestia worried sprite : Happy Hearths Warming everypony!

Clapping Pony Icon - Button Mash Tea Choco clapping icon Twink Blinking Icon : Yaaaaaay!


**The foals go and hug the princesses

princess luna :iconcelestiaohplz:

Clapping Lony : Princess Luna! My Hearths Warming wish came true! You're my favorite princess!

Princess Luna Worried : Sister, can we go home?

Princess Celestia Mad Emoticon. : C'mon Luna! We just got here.

princess luna : N-No! I d-don't think you understand. I said "C-Can we go home?"

Celestia sprite

Celestiasmile : Go across the street, go behind the bookstore and come back when you're feeling better. There are no ponies behind there, ever.

My Little Pony - Luna... : Th-Thanks!


Merry Christmas!

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Awesome artwork, this looks amazing :D

The-Wizard-of-Art's avatar

Yeah, I guess it does. Thanks!

Danielburg's avatar

Wonderful! Merry Christmas :)

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