The Day Before Christmas was a worldwide flickr project, organised by mick yates

Pictures taken on the 24 hours of December 24th, 2005 are included.

This blog is connected to the flickr photography group “The Day Before Christmas“.

We want to capture how people feel and what they are doing on December 24th, 2005.

We are inclusive and encourage people from ALL parts of the world to express their thoughts in photographs – this is not a “religious” group. We chose December 24th because it is a special day in so many parts on the world, when families and friends come together, and a time when we all start to reflect on the year just past. It is also two days before the first anniversary of the dreadful Asian Tsunami. So, a day with much thought and emotion attached to it.

We would like your pictures to be eclectic – social documentary, photomontage, travel … even abstract. What we do not want are “traditional” holiday season snaps! All we ask is that pictures are suitable for a “general” audience.


Only one picture per member.
Nothing posted before December 24th.
Only pictures taken on December 24th, please
Title your picture “town, country, continent, your flickr name“; in that order.
Tag your picture “12242005“
Tag your picture with the country the picture is taken in (not necessarily where you live)
Tag your picture with your continent / sub continent.

We’ll use a mix:

  • Oceania
  • Australasia
  • Asia
  • India
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
  • Antartica (just in case!)

We ask everyone to use a Creative Commons license … allowing non-profit derivative use (i.e. what is called “Attribution, Non Commercial”). That allows the creation of archives, montages, posting in other pools etc.

Regards to everyone, and thanks for joining!