I can fade the snowy cottage out more if you like the set up. I also played around with fading them man out. If you want the man turned the other way, like below, that's easy to do. I've gone as light on the hair as I can without making the image look unnatural. Dark to light is not easy.
I was thinking if you wanted to go with something like this one, we could do a more of a Christmas look in the red... maybe a candy cane or ornament border between the image and the bottom area