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A few weeks ago I did these sketches for an AU I would really like to focus on one day. An AU in which Andiron, Hearth´s brother, doesn´t die. 

I really like Andiron. Even though he is dead, and is only mentioned in the book, I think he is an important part on the serie. His death conditioned Hearth´s personality, and also mr.Anderman´s.

Entire headcanon under the cut because it´s so damm long

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Tavern Ambiance

Any port in a storm.

  1. A small fire crackles in the hearth, but the chimney is clearly clogged, because the smoke has filled the room.
  2. Silver candle brackets dot the walls, their charges flickering merrily.
  3. The scent of burned bread permeates the place.
  4. The bar is clearly divided into two groups, and each is muttering and grumbling while eyeing the other side.
  5. The interior of the building exudes warmth and comfort.
  6. A warm glow emanates from the hearth.
  7. Gentle music fills the space.
  8. Only a few guttering candles keep the darkness at bay.
  9. All the furniture is cushy and inviting.
  10. Everything in sight is moldy, tarnished, broken, or some combination of the three.
  11. The whole place feels vaguely threatening.
  12. The scent of fresh bread and cinnamon wafts about on the air.
  13. Merry laughter and upbeat conversation fills the room.
  14. The place is spotless and completely empty.
  15. The place is dark and empty. One group at the back are having a hushed conversation.
  16. A body is laid out on a table and everyone is drunk, singing, laughing, and crying.
  17. It’s bitterly cold, though the patrons seem not to notice or care.
  18. The place feels friendly, but is filthy.
  19. Everything is lively and cheerful, but you get the feeling you should keep an eye on your coinpurse and your back in a corner.
  20. Unsettlingly normal.
Twas the Night before Yuletide

Twas the Night before Yuletide ☽○☾

Twas the night before Yuletide and all through the glen,
Not a creature was stirring, not a fox, not a hen.
A mantle of snow shone brightly that night
As it lay on the ground, reflecting moonlight.

The faeries were nestled all snug in their trees,
Unmindful of flurries and a chilly north breeze.
The elves and the gnomes were down in their burrows,
Sleeping like babes in their soft earthen furrows.

When low! The earth moved with a thunderous quake,
Causing chairs to fall over and dishes to break.
The Little Folk scrambled to get on their feet
Then raced to the river where they usually meet.

“What happened?” they wondered, they questioned, they probed,
As they shivered in night clothes, some bare-armed, some robed.
“What caused the earth’s shudder?
What caused her to shiver?”
They all spoke at once as they stood by the river.

Then what to their wondering eyes should appear
But a shining gold light in the shape of a sphere.
It blinked and it twinkled, it winked like an eye,
Then it flew straight up and was lost in the sky.

Before they could murmur, before they could bustle,
There emerged from the crowd, with a swish and a rustle,
A stately old crone with her hand on a cane,
Resplendent in green with a flowing white mane.

As she passed by them the old crone’s perfume,
Smelling of meadows and flowers abloom,
Made each of the fey folk think of the spring
When the earth wakes from slumber and the birds start to sing.

“My name is Gaia,” the old crone proclaimed
in a voice that at once was both wild and tamed,
“I’ve come to remind you, for you seem to forget,
that Yule is the time of re-birth, and yet…”

“I see no hearth fires, hear no music, no bells,
The air isn’t filled with rich fragrant smells
Of baking and roasting, and simmering stews,
Of cider that’s mulled or other hot brews.”

“There aren’t any children at play in the snow,
Or houses lit up by candles’ glow.
Have you forgotten, my children, the fun
Of celebrating the rebirth of the sun?”

She looked at the fey folk, her eyes going round,
As they shuffled their feet and stared at the ground.
Then she smiled the smile that brings light to the day,
“Come, my children,” she said, “Let’s play.”

They gathered the mistletoe, gathered the holly,
Threw off the drab and drew on the jolly.
They lit a big bonfire, and they danced and they sang.
They brought out the bells and clapped when they rang.

They strung lights on the trees, and bows, oh so merry,
In colors of cranberry, bayberry, cherry.
They built giant snowmen and adorned them with hats,
Then surrounded them with snow birds, and snow cats and bats.

Then just before dawn, at the end of their fest,
Before they went homeward to seek out their rest,
The fey folk they gathered ‘round their favorite oak tree
And welcomed the sun ‘neath the tree’s finery.

They were just reaching home when it suddenly came,
The gold light returned like an arrow-shot flame.
It lit on the tree top where they could see from afar
The golden-like sphere turned into a star.

The old crone just smiled at the beautiful sight,
“Happy Yuletide, my children,” she whispered. “Good night.”

☽○☾

The Author of this wonderful tale is unfortunately Unknown. It may possibly be C.C. Williford.

2016 TV Holiday Premieres

Specials, limited holiday series and made-for-TV movies debuting this holiday season (only debut airdates are noted here, but many movies and specials are repeated during the season, check your local listings). Updated: December 28, 2016

ABC

  • The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (musical special from Disney World hosted by Julianne and Derek Hough) - Nov. 24
  • CMA Country Christmas (annual musical special hosted by Jennifer Nettles) - Nov. 28
  • Great American Baking Show (season 2 of the limited holiday-themed baking series) - weekly through Dec. starting on 1st *** Mini Review ***
  • Great Christmas Light Fight (three-week holiday series; season 4 of the reality competition featuring outrageous christmas light displays) - weekly through Dec. starting on 5th **Mini Review **
  • The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle (special behind-the-scenes of the movie, with a sneak peek at the Frozen holiday special set for 2017 debut) - Dec. 11 *Mini Review*
  • The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration (live musical special and parade hosted by Julianne and Derek Hough) - Dec. 25
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2017 (annual New Year’s special) - Dec. 31
  • 128th Rose Parade (live parade coverage hosted by Hannah Storm and John Anderson) - Jan 2

NBC

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration (one-hour primetime special celebrating 90 years of the Macy’s Parade) - Nov. 23
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (live, official parade coverage hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker) - Nov. 24
  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center (annual New York City tree-lighting special) - Nov. 30
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (movie sequel to 2015′s Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, starring Rick Schroder and Dolly Parton) - Nov. 30 ***Mini Review***
  • Hairspray Live! (live musical theatre production) - Dec. 7
  • A Pentanoix Christmas Special (holiday concert special) - Dec. 14
  • SNL Christmas Special (holiday-themed prime-time compilation of the late-night sketch show) - Dec. 14
  • America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular (special holiday music performance) - Dec. 19
  • Michael Buble Sings and Swings (concert special) - Dec. 20
  • Tony Bennet Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet to Come (tribute special) - Dec. 20
  • A Toast to 2016 (New Year’s eve special with Kathie Lee Griffin and Hoda Kotb) - Dec. 31
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers New Year’s Eve Special (featuring Jennifer Lawrence) - Dec. 31
  • NBC New Year’s Eve Live (Times Square countdown New Year’s special hosted by Carson Daly featuring Alicia Keys, Pentatonix and Blake Shelton) - Dec. 31 

CBS

  • Thanksgiving Day Parade (live, unofficial Macy’s parade coverage) - Nov. 24
  • A Home for the Holidays (annual adoption/foster care charity special) - Dec. 23
  • The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (hall of fame induction show honoring Martha Argerich, the Eagles, Al Pacino, Mavis Staples and James Taylor) - Dec. 27

FOX

  • Taraji’s White Hot Holidays (musical special) - Dec. 8
  • Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution (New Year’s countdown special hosted by Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg) - Dec. 31

CW

  • Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown (holiday countdown special) - Dec. 12
  • Top 12 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time (holiday countdown special) - Dec. 14
  • The iHeart Radio Jingle Ball 2016 - (annual concert special) - Dec. 15
  • 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (taped parade coverage hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams) - Dec. 16
  • Terry Crews Saves Christmas (limited holiday series; actor Terry Crews rescues families holiday celebrations in this five-part reality show) - starting Dec. 20

PBS

  • Anne of Green Gables (new adaptation of the classic children’s book starring Martin Sheen) - Nov. 24
  • Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes (military holiday dinner special hosted by chef Lidia Bastianich) - Dec. 16
  • The Great British Breaking Show: Masterclass Christmas Class (cooking special hosted by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood) - Dec. 17
  • Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (musical special) - Dec. 19
  • Call the Midwife Holiday Special (90-minute holiday episode) - Dec. 25
  • Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve (live concert special) - Dec. 31
  • Austin City Limits Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve (live New Year’s countdown special) - Dec. 31

Freeform

  • Holiday Joy (movie starring Bailee Madison) - Dec. 8 Mini Review
  • Funny or Die: Santa’s Shorts (5 original short Christmas films) - available now at freeform.com or via their app, also shown intermittently during “25 Days of Christmas” programming

Disney Channel

  • Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration (musical special featuring Sofia Carson) - Nov. 25
  • Lego Frozen Northern Lights (original animated special featuring Lego-ized Frozen characters) - Dec. 9
  • Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special (original animated special) - Dec. 9 ****Mini Review****
  • New Year’s Evie (holiday countdown event hosted by Sofia Carson) - Dec. 30

Nickelodeon

  • Albert (original animated movie starring Bobby Moynihan, Judah Friedlander and Rob Riggle) - Dec. 9

HBO

  • Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (original Christmas special) - Nov. 25

BBC America

  • Dr. Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio - Dec. 25

Hallmark Channel

  • Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge, Part 2 (movie sequel to 2015′s Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge, starring Faith Ford and Ted McGinley) - March 20
  • A Perfect Christmas (movie starring Susie Abromeit and Erin Gray) - July 16
  • A Wish For Christmas (movie starring Lacey Chabert and Paul Greene) - Oct. 29
  • Mistletoe Promise (movie starring Jamie King and Luke Macfarlane) - Nov. 5
  • Every Christmas Has a Story (movie starring Lori Laughlin and Colin Ferguson) - Nov. 12
  • Christmas Cookies (movie starring Jill Wagner and Wes Brown) - Nov. 13
  • Home & Family: Home For the Holidays (prime-time musical special featuring Amy Grant and Andra Day) - Nov. 17
  • My Christmas Dream (movie starring Danica McKellar, David Haydn-Jones and Deidre Hall) - Nov. 19
  • A December Bride (movie starring Jessica Lowndes and Daniel Lissing) - Nov. 20
  • Broadcasting Christmas (movie starring Melissa Joan Hart and Dean Cain) - Nov. 23
  • Christmas in Homestead (movie starring Taylor Cole) - Nov. 24
  • Christmas List (movie starring Alicia Witt and Gabriel Hogan) - Nov. 25
  • A Heavenly Christmas (Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Kristin Davis, Eric McCormack & Shirley MacLaine) - Nov. 26
  • Journey Back to Christmas (movie starring Candace Cameron Bure) - Nov. 27
  • The National Christmas Tree Lighting (annual special from Washington, D.C.) - Dec. 2
  • A Dream of Christmas (movie starring Nikki DeLoach and Andrew Walker) - Dec. 3 
  • Looks Like Christmas (movie starring Anne Heche and Dylan Neal) - Dec. 4 Mini Review
  • A Nutcracker Christmas (movie starring Amy Acker and Sascha Radetsky) - Dec. 10
  • Love You Like Christmas (movie starring Brennan Elliott) - Dec. 11
  • My Christmas Love (movie starring Meredith Hagner and Gregory Harrison) - Dec. 17 ****Mini Review****
  • Sleigh Bells Ring (movie) - Dec. 18
  • When Calls the Heart Christmas (movie-length episode of the series) - Dec. 25
  • A Rose For Christmas (movie starring Rachel Boston) - Jan. 1
  • 128th Tournament of Roses Parade (annual special, LIVE) - Jan. 2

Hallmark Movies and Mysteries

  • Love Always, Santa (movie) - Nov. 6
  • Finding Father Christmas (movie starring Wendy Malick and Erin Krakow) - Nov. 13
  • Operation Christmas (movie starring Tricia Helfer and Marc Blucas) - Nov. 20
  •  I’ll Be Home for Christmas (movie starring James Brolin and Mena Suvari) - Nov. 27
  • Hearts of Christmas (movie starring Emillie Ullerup and Kristoffer Polaha) - Dec. 4
  • The Sound of Christmas (movie starring Lindy Booth and Robin Dunne ) - Dec. 11
  • A Christmas to Remember (movie starring Mira Sorvino and Cameron Mathison) - Dec. 18
  • Happy Yule Log (hearth-themed Christmas music and video stream) - Dec. 24-25

ION

  • A Christmas in Vermont (movie starring Chevy Chase, Abigail Hawk, Howard Houseman & Morgan Fairchild) - Nov. 27
  • A Firehouse Christmas (movie starring Anna Hutchison and Marcus Rosner) - Dec. 3
  •  A Cinderella Christmas (movie starring Emma Rigby, Peter Porter, Mindy Cohn and Lucy DeVito) - Dec. 4
  • Christmas with the Andersons (movie starring George Stults, Christy Carlson Romano and Barry Livingston) - Dec. 10
  • A Husband for Christmas (movie starring Vivica A. Fox, Ricco Ross, Dominique Swain and Eric Roberts) - Dec. 11

Up

  • Married by Christmas (movie starring Res MaCallan and James Eckhouse) - Nov. 6
  • Merry Christmas Baby! (4th movie in the Chandler Family Franchise, starring Malinda Williams and Victoria Rowell) - Nov. 13
  • A Puppy for Christmas (movie starring Cindy Busby and Greyston Holt) - Nov. 25
  • Falling for Christmas (movie starring Leah Renee and Lisa Whelchel) - Nov. 26
  • The Rooftop Christmas Tree (movie starring Michelle Morgan and Tim Reid) - Nov. 27
  • Girlfriends of Christmas Past (movie starring Tammin Sursok, Lindsey McKeon and Meagan Holder) - Dec. 4
  • Season’s Greetings (movie starring Laura Bell Bundy) - Dec. 11

Lifetime

  • Heaven Sent (movie starring Christian Kane, Marley Shelton and Ernie Hudson) - Dec. 3

TV One

  • Allstate Gospal Superfest: Holiday Special (musical special) - Nov. 20
  • The Christmas Swap (movie starring Christian Keyes and Dondre Whitfield) - Nov. 26
  • Merry Ex-Mas (movie starring Angel Conwell and London Brown) - Dec. 10

Cartoon Network

  • Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree  (live-action, Adult Swim special) - Dec. 9

TBS

  • Surprise! Instant Xmas Carol (celebrity carolers, including Conan O’Brien and Jane Lynch, surprise fans at Christmas) - Dec. 21

CNN

  • New Year’s Eve Live (with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin) - Dec. 31

Oxygen

  • Homocide for the Holidays (four-epsiode, true-crime miniseries detailing holiday crimes) - starting Dec. 3

IFC

  • Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special (music and comedy variety special hosted by Tony Hale) - Dec. 21

VH1

  • Diva’s Holiday: Unsilent Night (concert special featuring Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and others) - Dec. 5

USA

  • WWE Tribute to the Troops (annual military tribute special) - Dec. 14

GAC

  • Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People (LIVE three-hour fund-raising telethon to help victims of the recent wildfires, featuring Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and others) - Dec. 13

BYU TV

  • Winter Thaw (movie starring John Rhys-Davis)  - Nov. 24
  • Christmas Under the Stars (concert special featuring Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, among others) - Nov. 25
  • BYU Vocal Point (concert special featuring BYU’s award-winning a capella group with several special guests) - Nov. 26

HGTV

  • White House Christmas 2016 (special look at the White House Christmas decorations) - Dec. 11

Animal Planet

  • Super Cute Yule Log (holiday scenes featuring animals frolicking to seasonal tunes) - Dec. 25

Food Network

  • Holiday Baking Championship (limited run, holiday baking competition series hosted by Bobby Deen) - weekly starting on Nov. 6
  • Cake Wars: Christmas (special 6-episode holiday season of the baking competition) - weekly starting Nov. 14
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge 2 (cookie baking competition) - Nov. 28
  • Holiday Baking Champions vs Kids’ Baking Champions (head-to-head cooking battle between winners of both series hosted by Bobby Deen) - Dec. 25

Cooking

  • Tia Mowry Thanksgiving at Home (holiday-themed cooking special) - Nov. 13
  • Christmas at Tiffani’s (holiday-themed cooking special featuring Tiffani Thiessen) - Dec. 4

Amazon Prime Video

  • If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie (animated special) - Nov. 25
  • The Snowy Day (animated special) - Nov. 25
  • An American Girl Story, Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas (original special) - available now
  • Bookaboo’s Barkin’ New Year’s Eve (animated special) - Dec. 30

Netflix

  • Ricardo O’Farrill: Abrazo Navideno (Spanish-language, Christmas stand-up special) - available now
  • Sense8: A Christmas Special (special episode of the series) - Dec. 23

Hulu

  • Streaming Wonderland (limited holiday series) - available now

Crackle

  • SuperMansion: War On Christmas (special holiday episode of adult animated series ) - Dec. 8

Seeso

  • Andy Richter’s Home for the Holidays (original variety special) - Dec. 20