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orbingarrow: Peter's Got A Gift For Gifts
Tony figures a birthday gift from Peter is inevitable. Few people bother to give Tony anything, because let’s face it– he really is the guy who has everything– but some do, and Peter’s going to be one of them. Thoughtfulness is in the kid’s DNA.
fic  avengers  spiderman  marvel  holiday  tumblrfic  <5K  +2018-05 
january 2019 by spatz
lakegirl: Lights, snow and mistletoe
Lovely collection of winter holiday themed shorts for The Dragon Deck's 12 days of Temeraire prompts.
fic  temeraire  gen  holiday  tagscene  drabble  <5K  +2018-06 
december 2018 by spatz
unpretty: Christmas in Kansas
Clark Kent invites Bruce Wayne and Diana of Themyscira to his parents' house for Christmas. It goes, in general, pretty okay.
fic  dcu  het  bruce/diana  holiday  <25K  +2016-04 
december 2018 by spatz
sinope: To Being an Us (For Once)
Clint's been keeping a few things in the dark. Fortunately, it's the season of lights.

(Or: four times that someone used the Avengers to make a statement, and one time that Clint made a statement of his own.)
fic  avengers  marvel  slash  clint/coulson  holiday  precanon  fivethings  <5K  +2012-12 
july 2018 by spatz
shrift: Turn a New Page, Tear the Old One Out
People in Shermer had made up their minds about who John Bender was years ago. All John needed was the chance to prove them wrong.

(the one where Bender joins the Army)
fic  breakfastclub  slash  bender/brian  postcanon  holiday  yuletide  <10K  +2011-12 
july 2018 by spatz
stardreamer: The Emperor's Birthday
In which Maia finds out that his birthday can be fun.
fic  goblinemperor  gen  holiday  postcanon  <5K  +2015-10 
january 2018 by spatz
madamebadger: Festival
The most notable holidays in the Resistance, ironically, aren't from a planet at all--or they were, but it's a planet that was turned to dust and nothing before Rey was even born.
fic  starwars  gen  holiday  friendship  <5K  +2016-01 
december 2017 by spatz
jedibuttercup: here we come a-wandering
There were no stockings to hang this year, nor Sophia to hang them for; no presents to wrap, and nothing to wrap with even if they did.

Gentle and hopeful Carol POV.
fic  walkingdead  gen  holiday  ensemble  angst  <5K  +2014-12 
october 2017 by spatz
fideliant: On Hand
Or, Five Things A Gentleman Should Never Do Without

“In my defence,” Eggsy says, “It could have happened to anyone.”

(standalone sequel to Class of Conduct)
fic  kingsman  slash  harry/eggsy  humor  holiday  <15K  +2015-04 
september 2017 by spatz
apocryphal: Introduction to Zero-Sum Anthropology
Stiles buys Derek a set of cooking spoons. Derek retaliates with lunch.

The war begins.
fic  teenwolf  slash  derek/stiles  au  humor  holiday  dreams&nightmares  <20K  +2016-04 
may 2017 by spatz
cimorene: Clean Linen
Claud Darracott isn't looking forward to going home for Christmas: for a Dandy like Claud, there's nothing to do in the country, and on top of that, the Darracotts will be a sorry bunch, because his cousin Richmond, in Paris with Wellington's Army of Occupation, has still not returned. Being trapped by a blizzard at a country inn on the way turns out to be a blessing in disguise, when he meets Felix Hethersett. But inviting Hethersett to the family home seems to have been a mistake: something's afoot there, and whatever it is, with the Darracotts, it's bound to be a mess...

Totally charming Heyer crossover romp (The Unknown Ajax/April Lady).
fic  crossover  heyer  slash  claud/felix  humor  holiday  yuletide  <25K  +2010-01 
january 2017 by spatz
sixthlight: A Few Years Later
Great series set about a decade post-canon (post-Foxglove Summer) with a perfectly aged-up Peter and a charming set of OCs plus Abigail as apprentices. Good Grammar sets up the universe, then there's two alternate-get-together shorts, followed by the rest of the series.
fic  riversoflondon  slash  peter/nightingale  ensemble  futurefic  smut  outsiderpov  fivethings  holiday  *comfortread  <75K  +2015-03  *summerreading 
july 2016 by spatz
lady_ragnell: As Long As We Have We
Arthur thinks he's going to have to spend Christmas alone--at least until he somehow acquires a whole house full of strays.
fic  merlin  slash  merlin/arthur  au  normallife  holiday  ensemble  friendship  <20K  +2013-10 
june 2016 by spatz
yahtzee: Xmas in Connecticut
A fusion with the 1940s movie Christmas in Connecticut, wherein Charles and Raven have been secretly co-writing a home advice column by 'Rebecca Lawrence', and their publisher Emma volunteers them to host war hero Erik for Christmas at their nonexistence farmhouse. Funny and sweet, fluffy to the max, with hardly any of the rom-com wince moments I was expecting from all the secret-keeping.
fic  x-men  xmfc  marvel  slash  erik/charles  het  hank/raven  holiday  au  historical  fusion  undercover  *comfortread  <20K  +2013-12 
march 2016 by spatz
lonelywalker: That Untravelled World
Every Christmas, they each have their own lies to tell.
fic  bond  gen  yuletide  holiday  presumeddead  <5K  +2012-12 
september 2015 by spatz
dsudis: The Ribbon on My...
Derek had assumed that he and Stiles would give each other simple things, swapping books or DVDs or jokey gifts, random dollar store toys and junk food.
fic  teenwolf  slash  derek/stiles  smut  holiday  <15K  +2015-03 
april 2015 by spatz
thehoyden: Truce
All I had wanted after that meeting was to go home, and now suddenly a Mickey Mouse float, a quarter million people, and the Chicago River were standing between me and my bus stop.
fic  dresdenfiles  genish  yuletide  holiday  +2011-06  <5K 
october 2014 by spatz
knitmeapony: Three Ghosts. Well, One Ghost. Well, More Like Two People and A Bit Part For An Angry Spirit
Harry and Murph are a little bit stuck. At least the Ghost of Christmas Past is on the *other* side of the doorway.
fic  dresdenfiles  gen  yuletide  holiday  humor  +2011-05  <5K 
october 2014 by spatz
binz & shiplizard: Near Miss
Three years ago, Tony Vargassi died and left his flourishing criminal empire to his son Marco. Gang violence is rife in the streets, but Harry Dresden's concluded, reluctantly, that it isn't his kind of problem. John 'Johnny' Marcone is a mechanic with a bad limp and a bad history with Vargassi. He doesn't want to get back into the business of the Business; he barely escaped with his life before. But in Harry Dresden he sees enough raw power to save the city he loves. Will he risk it all to back his crazy friend against the powers that be?
fic  dresdenfiles  slash  harry/marcone  au  action/adventure  casefile  long  +2011-05  holiday  murphy/ofc  >100K 
july 2014 by spatz
sidneysussex: Lemme grab a seat and I'll tell ya about our hard, hard day
Clint's not sure about Christmas. He's not sure about Coulson. There are a lot of things Clint isn't sure about, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to try.
(written pre-movie, so basically 616 with bonus Coulson, and very sweet)
fic  avengers  slash  clint/coulson  ust  holiday  marvel  <10K 
december 2013 by spatz
musesfool: Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
When Darcy takes Clint home for the holidays as her fake boyfriend, he charms his way into the family, and into her pants (& heart).
fic  avengers  het  clint/darcy  humor  fakerelationship  marvel  holiday  <15K 
october 2013 by spatz
eccentriccharm: How the Question Stole Christmas
“Actually, it’s not at all inappropriate considering the nature of the character,” Vic said thoughtfully. “He does, after all, see you when you’re sleeping, and know when you’re awake. Santa Claus is perhaps the most accomplished and well-loved spy in modern mythology.”
fic  dcu  jlu  het  huntress/question  humor  casefile  holiday  <5K 
july 2013 by spatz
keswindhover: Peter and the Power of Suggestion
For once, Lord Peter Wimsey is at a loss. What on earth can a man buy his wife for Christmas that costs under a guinea? Harriet also has a one guinea budget for Peter's present, but she has had the good sense to ask for assistance from Miss Climpson. (And sometimes the best presents are the ones you make yourself.)
fic  lordpeter  het  peter/harriet  marriage  yuletide  humor  holiday  <5K 
june 2013 by spatz
copperbadge: Lab Book
"The likelihood of finding a cab on Christmas Eve is fast approaching nil."
"So was the likelihood of you kissing me in the middle of the pavement, and yet."
fic  sherlock  slash  holmes/watson  sherlockholmes  holiday  <10K 
march 2013 by spatz
greenwoman: Together
Thanksgiving at Mary's is shadowed by the aftermath of Obsession. The focus is on Vin and Chris repairing their friendship, but Ezra has a lovely scene steal.
fic  mag7  gen  friendship  teamfic  holiday  tagscene 
march 2013 by spatz
epkitty: The Significance of Birds
It's Christmas in New York, Reese visits Finch at the hospital, and they have a discussion about birds. Lyrical and understated, with spot-on S1 characterization that still holds up.
fic  personofinterest  finch/reese  yuletide  slash  h/c  holiday 
february 2013 by spatz
veronica: Gifts of the Season
In which Napoleon and Illya deal with Christmas in their own way. Features the UNCLE holiday party, helping an embassy guard defect, and a sweet, low-level current of UST.
fic  manfromuncle  slash  napoleon/illya  ust  holiday 
december 2012 by spatz
lady chal: The Day of the Dead
On the eve of a world at war, seven families gather for an annual holiday tradition, and an elderly J.D. Dunne tells them how it all began. A happy sort of tearjerker, this gets me every time.
fic  mag7  futurefic  gen  angst  kidfic  afterlife  *favorite  holiday  <10K 
august 2011 by spatz
wishfulaces: Moments from a Non-Linear Life
In which the Doctor tries to take the Ponds on a honeymoon, and fails really hard. Full of whimsy and affection and insight. Written before A Christmas Carol but fits perfectly with it, which to me is always a sign of extremely good characterization.
fic  doctorwho  gen  het  rory/amy  friendship  holiday  tagscene  <10K 
july 2011 by spatz
liviapenn: when come back bring pie
"What, interracial bisexual voyeuristic blonde on pie on a national holiday action with your co-workers, that's your yardstick?" Alec said. "Seriously, that's your all time high?" "It's not mine," Parker added.
fic  leverage  slash  het  threesome  humor  parker/hardison/eliot  holiday  <5K 
april 2011 by spatz
basingstoke: On the third day...
Even Batman is not immune to Martha's Christmas cookies. Adorable post-Comfort & Joy fluff.
fic  dcu  jlu  gen  humor  holiday  tagscene  <5K 
february 2011 by spatz
siggen1: Family Christmas
Sweet little story about what the team buys each other for Christmas, set in mid-S3. Simple, but the details really make it - like all of Garcia's presents coming with chatty notes, and the ways they each pass Christmas.
fic  criminalminds  gen  holiday  <5K 
december 2010 by spatz
carleton97: The 12 Days of Courtship; Inadvertent and In Reverse
Mark romances an oblivious Lucas with a, uh, very unique interpretation of the 12 Days of Christmas gifts. Adorable and ridiculous.
fic  empirerecords  slash  mark/lucas  humor  yuletide  holiday  <5K 
november 2010 by spatz
penknife: Comfort and Joy
Crowley and Aziraphale go Christmas shopping. Utterly adorable.
fic  goodomens  slash  aziraphale/crowley  humor  yuletide  holiday  <5K 
september 2010 by spatz
elucreh: Lying Next to Me (1/3)
Christmas is hard for Brendon the lonely busker, but when the commuter he's had a crush on for months gets pushed from the El platform onto the tracks, his life is changed forever. (While You Were Sleeping AU - I've never been able to finish the movie, but I loved this)
fic  bandom  patd  au  angst  pining  slash  brendon/ryan  brendon/spencer  jon/ryan  long  holiday  <20K 
july 2010 by spatz
trinityofone: Good Things Do Happen (1/2)
Best zombie Christmas ever! Or, A Winchester Family Christmas, 2010. Happy ending comfort fic in which everyone lives (*literally* everyone), but in a gloriously human, awkward, hilarious way.
fic  supernatural  au  futurefic  gen  het  slash  sam/jess  dean/castiel  john/mary  humor  postapocalypse  *cortue  holiday  <15K 
june 2010 by spatz
ignipes: Ghosts of Christmas Past
Christmas isn't exactly the Winchester boys' favorite holiday. (written before A Very SPN Christmas, and even more fitting after it) || "Cleveland," Dean said, taking a swig of his beer. "That was the worst." Cross-legged on the other bed, Sam paused with his chopsticks halfway to his mouth. "Possessed department store Santas," he recalled, shuddering. "With music."
fic  supernatural  gen  holiday  <5K 
march 2010 by spatz
passe_simple: Star Shaped (1/5)
Brendon’s not having the best holiday season ever. || I LOVE THIS STORY. It is singlehandedly responsible for getting me addicted to bandom, but so worth it. (don't miss the codas!)
fic  bandom  patd  mcr  slash  kidfic  brendon/ryan  frank/gerard  jon/spencer  college  angst  pining  long  kidverse  au  fostercare  *comfortread  holiday  <75K 
december 2009 by spatz
scribblinlenore: Top Secret Santa
Angela plays devious techno-yenta, all in the spirit of the giving.
fic  bones  gen  het  booth/brennan  angela/hodgins  holiday  <5K 
december 2009 by spatz
megyal: A Waltz on All Soul's Night
Creepy Halloween story where trickster spirit Pete lures Patrick the party planner into a supernatural experience that changes his life. Fantastic horror, and a cool understanding of the trickster's role in stories.
fic  bandom  fob  au  slash  pete/patrick  magic  holiday  <10K 
september 2009 by spatz
teand: A Midnight Clear
Dean and Sam rescue a girl on Christmas Eve. Fantastic little Christmas story set in S4.
fic  supernatural  gen  holiday  <5K 
august 2009 by spatz
the_deep_magic: Rings
Short Christmas-y adorableness.
fic  bones  gen  ust  holiday  <5K 
january 2009 by spatz
valentina: Madonna and Child
Sweet little Christmas fic, with the best present ever. Indulgent, but well-executed.
fic  manfromuncle  gen  friendship  holiday  <5K 
may 2008 by spatz
plasticeneposes: Punch Drunk Love
Four times Angela and Hodgins didn't kiss under the mistletoe at the lab Christmas party (and one time they did).
fic  bones  het  angela/hodgins  precanon  yuletide  holiday  fivethings  <5K 
january 2008 by spatz
cord smithee: Spiderweb
Long, meaty story tracing the development of Napoleon and Illya's relationship. Detailed, subtle and all-around wonderful.
fic  manfromuncle  slash  napoleon/illya  pining  holiday  <15K 
january 2008 by spatz
Mary Borsellino: Christmas Mixer
The office party from hell. Or possibly heaven.
fic  crossover  dogma  goodomens  humor  gen  yuletide  holiday  <5K 
may 2007 by spatz
vaingirlfic: Hey, Winchester, We'll Always Have Fairyland
Jess wants Sam to wear a Halloween costume. Sam objects. There's a bet and it all goes from there.
fic  supernatural  het  precanon  sam/jess  humor  holiday  <5K 
april 2007 by spatz
out_there: The Holiday Season
John suffers a series of Christmas misadventures (and he's sure Rodney's to blame).
fic  stargate  humor  slash  sga  mckay/sheppard  holiday  <10K 
march 2007 by spatz
layla voll: A Gift
The Pevensies' second Christmas in Narnia yields a surprising visit.
fic  narnia  gen  holiday  <5K 
july 2006 by spatz

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