Holiday Fic Recs

Title: Xmas in Connecticut

Author: Yahtzee

Link: AO3

Ship: Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr

Rating: Teen.

Major Tags: Fluff, Canon Jewish Characters

Summary: In December 1944, the entire nation loves Rebecca Lawrence - “America’s Most Beloved Homemaker.” Her columns about leading the ideal life in the country help lift people’s spirits on the home front during World War II. But when her publisher asks her to host a war hero for Christmas dinner, the world is in danger of learning the truth … which is that “Rebecca Lawrence” is imaginary. Really, she’s a combination of Raven’s snappy writing and Charles’ knowhow in the kitchen.

However, this war hero, Erik Lehnsherr, is headed to Connecticut, so Raven and Charles have no choice but to find a way to make the imaginary real - at least, just for Christmas. Charles thinks they can pull it off, at least until he opens the door to see Erik and falls in love at first sight.

Yahtzee is famous in the X-Men fandom - for a reason. They’re good at what they do, and what they do is AMAZING. This fic is no exception. It’s a shorter fic, but it’s totally worth it. They set the stage really well for it all.

It’s also just a really cute fic, and Erik is really great in it, and Charles is adorable. I kinda wish that it’d had more of the X-Men characters, because Yahtzee always nails them. But, I mean like I said the other fics have them, so it’s chill.

But if you want a high key feels good fic for Christmastime, this is the one for you. It’s a lot of fun.

Reviewer’s Name: realxmen


When you love Magneto, Professor X and Mystique and want to cosplay all of them.


Characters: Erik Lensherr (Magneto), Charles Xavier (Professor X), Raven Darkholme (Mystique).

Cosplayer: Curly Detective (

Okay but Charles and Erik can both just. Take over the world. Like. They have that power, individually or together. That’s why they’re enemies. Because if they put aside their differences completely, they could literally overthrow every government and have all the people beneath their thumbs.

Modern weapons are useless against Magneto, and you can’t fire a gun when you’re braindead. So really, who the fuck is gonna stand in the way of the man who can manipulate matter and the man who can manipulate minds? Who. Jean and The Phoenix? Small potatoes when you’ve got Charles to engage her in psychic combat and Magneto to destroy her body from the inside out. Wolverine? Brainwash him or tie his bones into knots and drop him in the ocean. Literally everyone should be terrified of these two.