Fanfic Wednesday: 20 Christmas Fics to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

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The holiday season is here. We thought we’d pass on some good cheer. If you’re feeling the need to have a good read, click the titles below and have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Nine Times We Met (And One Christmas We Parted) by almaasi

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Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel

Whoever recced this to me, I love you and I hate you. This is a beautiful story, beautifully written, and it hurts so beautifully. It’s an AU that begins in the 1940s, and it’s the love story of Dean Winchester and Castiel that spans decades.   

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t sob my way through the end of this, but for all that, it’s the happiest ending Dean and Cas could ever have. Recced by: The Collectress

Cupboard Love by mklutz

Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Derek Hale

In which Stiles cooks for Derek, the Hale clan is still alive, and everyone meddles in Derek’s love life. Oh for cute. Recced by: The Collectress

John Watson’s Twelve Days of Christmas by earlgreytea68john-sherlock-xmas

Pairing: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes

A sort-of AU in which John Watson is in desperate need of money and Sherlock Holmes needs someone to pretend to be his boyfriend when he goes home for Christmas. However, their arrangement becomes rather more than just business as the holiday carries on. I’m reccing this purely because Sherlock gives John the gifts mentioned in the titular song. Yes, even the partridge in a pear tree. Recced by: The Collectress

Strontium Chloride Red and Other Colours by BootsnBlossoms

Pairing: James Bond/Q

So Q is one of the Holmes brothers, and it’s kind of perfect. Sherlock and Mycroft never appear in more than a text message, but it’s sweet to see the family bonding via technology. Especially when it comes to giving the youngest brother advice about what to do when a certain double-oh invites him for Christmas dinner. Recced by: The Collectress

The Natural Binding Properties of Pine Sap by uraneia

Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Derek hale

Derek is followed around by enchanted mistletoe that sings horrible renditions of Christmas carols. Guess who has to kiss him before it disappears? Heheheheh. Cute and Christmassy and crack-y in all the right ways. Recced by: The Collectress

Ghosts of Christmas Memory by scifigirl47

This is from Phil Coulson’s files of the Toasterverse, which if you haven’t read, you totally should. “Memory” is cute and feelsy in all the right ways. Recced by: The Collectress

With a Little Christmas Magic by AceLotti

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Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Derek hale

I have one reason, and one reason only, as to why you should read this: STILES AS A MALL CHRISTMAS ELF. That’s it. That’s the story.

Bonus: Derek is a Starbucks barista who makes Stiles a special holiday drink…you may swoon now. Recced by: The Collectress

Gingerbread by slyatheart

Pairing: Stiles Stilinski/Derek Hale

Stiles is offered one Christmas wish, and he wishes for Derek to have a happy birthday. Yes, Derek is a Christmas baby, and if that doesn’t make this cute enough for you, how about the thought of Derek with a teeny tiny kitten? Recced by: The Collectress

White Winter Hymnal by newbluemoon

Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel

Dean is a writer, Cas is a librarian, they get snowed in at Gabriel’s cafe. Smut ensues. (My internal monologue: oh please write a sequel)Recced by: The Collectress

All I want for Christmas by wordsplat

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Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

In this, Clint accidentally “outs” Steve and Tony, and Tony realizes he doesn’t mind so much. So commences his wooing of Steve Rogers, and hilarity ensues.

There’s clueless!Tony, ice skating, and Mariah Carey songs. I freaking loved every sentence. Recced by: The Collectress

Five Avengers Tony Kissed Under the Mistletoe (And One He Didn’t) by sariane

Pairing: Tony Stark/Everyone

Could I have a rec list without some Avenger crack!fic? Absolutely not. Recced by: The Collectress

The Destiel Smut Brigade’s Twelve Days of Christmas

Pairing: Dean Winchester/Castiel 

Thirteen authors write thirteen Christmas fics for your reading pleasure. So far, four days of Christmas have been posted, including a piece by our very own Collectiva Diva. You won’t find more Christmas spirit than this!

Last Christmas by Mazarin221b

Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson 

Sherlock and John spend one perfect Christmas together. Several months later, Sherlock realises he missed the perfect opportunity to tell John how he really feels. What to do, what to do? Replicate the previous circumstances, of course. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer 

On the Table (Eventually John Watson’s Favorite Christmas Story) by emmagrant01 & numberthescars

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Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson

This is one of my favourite fics to read, regardless of the time of year. This is Post-Reichenbach-feels meets Christmas mystery fluff, and I love every second of it. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

I Won’t Even Ask For Snow by cleflink

Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson 

In which Sherlock wants to share all the tried-and-true Christmas traditions with his blogger. He also may or may not steal all John’s pants and only leave him with an alternate, festive pair. #redpantsChristmas. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

Happy Christmas, You Arse by 1electricpirate

Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson

You had me at the title. Cue Christmas party cuteness, kisses under the mistletoe, and Sherlock acknowledging that he never deleted the Grinch from his mind palace. Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

Fire-side by cypress_tree

Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson

Sexy times by the warm fire of 221B. Need I say more? Recced by: The Collected Mutineer

Here Comes Santa Claus by elliex

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Pairing: Castiel/Dean Winchester

Santa has skipped Dean and Sam Winchester on Christmas Eve for almost 3 decades and it’s time to pony up. It isn’t the boys fault that their father tried to gank Kris Kringle and so Santa spend this Christmas trying to balance his books and give the Winchesters the Christmas they never had. Recced by: The Collectiva Diva

Captain America and Bucky vs. Christmas Cookies by Paraxdisepink

Pairing: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers

Christmas fluff, anyone? If baking and witty banter between these two Brooklyn boys is your type of holiday, this is the fic for you. Recced by The Collectiva Diva

The First Annual Avengers Ugly Sweater Christmas Party by victoria_p (musesfool)

Pairing: Steve/Bucky, Natasha/Clint, Pepper/Tony, Jane Foster/Thor

The Avengers get together for a holiday party, with each member of the team bringing something special to the table. Cue the Christmas shenanigans, Avengers style. Oh goodness me, this is fluff-tastic. I am a sucker for a good ensemble fic and, with all the background pairings that I love, the sweaters are just a really ugly bonus. Recced by The Collectiva Diva

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