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6 of Crows Christmas Headcanons

- Wylan wants to make sure that everything is perfect because Kaz never got a chance to experience a “real” Christmas and Inej’s family didn’t celebrate it

- Kaz “grudgingly” makes hot chocolate just like Jordie used to make them when they had extra cash

- Kaz is incredibly protective of Wylan (he won’t admit it he continues to give him shit as normal) and wants everything to go perfectly because he can tell that Wylan’s biggest wish is to be loved for who he is

- Snowball fights ft. the Crew

- Inej inexplicably never gets hit even if the other 5 all aim for her

- Matthias always ends up taking snowballs for Nina

- Nina introducing the crew to traditional Ravkan holiday food and Matthias manages to get some Fjerdian liquor

- Wylan sets up an advent calendar for the rest of the crew to do together. Some days it has riddles that lead to prizes, some days it has candies

- On the 24th, the advent calendar clue reads “up the chimeny with care” 

- Inej climbs the chimeny and brings down a wrapped package. They unwrap it together to reveal a painting of the six of them because they’re all Wylan’s family now

- Matthias dressed as a Christmas tree (it’s Nina’s fault)

- Kaz in reindeer antlers

- Kaz somehow gets a full-sized pine-tree into The Crow Club. No one knows how or where he got it

- Jesper sets up mistletoes in random parts of The Crow Club. Somehow Kaz knows where they all are and avoids them like the plague

- Nina tailoring ugly sweaters for everyone 

- They all go Christmas tree shopping together and buy the biggest tree they possibly can for Wylan’s inherited mansion

- Decorating said tree proves to be difficult

- Their Christmas tree is decorated with a mixture of extremely expensive ornaments that Kaz and Wylan bought and homemade ornaments that Nina and Jesper insisted everyone make

- Nina helps everyone bake cookies to leave out for Santa that evening

- Cue a giant food fight 

- They make a huge mess but the cookies turn out okay

- All the crows get dressed up in fancy clothing for a nice dinner on Christmas Eve at Wylan’s

- Jesper wears a red bow tie with Christmas trees on it much to everyone’s amusement

- They all sleep at Wylan’s house that night

- Nina wakes everyone up at 6 am shouting about Christmas. 

- To everyone but Kaz’s surprise the cookies they left out for santa are gone. Aka Kaz got up in the middle of the night and ate the cookies so that it would seem like Santa had come to the house.

Robin’s Nest: Part 10

Prompt: Where the robin’s were Bruce’s and Batmom’s biological kids

Words: 1329

AN: This was edited by my wonderful team of beta’s who continue to plow through my stories.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9

Christmas is a big deal in the Wayne household. It has been ever since Dick was born. In fact, before the kids you and Bruce were more likely to eat a TV dinner and watch Die Hard than do anything all that Christmassy. However, when Dick was born Bruce had decided that he wanted to go all out for Christmas, just like his parents had for him. It was during that year that your Christmas traditions were born.

Dick had only been around a month old at the time, but the two of you had bundled him up and taken him to get a tree. Then the two of you had decorated it while telling Dick Christmas stories. That first tree had been very elegant, filled with Thomas and Martha Wayne’s ornaments. Over the years, however, a mix of more family like ornaments had made it onto the tree. There were ones with each of the kid’s birthdays, or in Cass’s case one with her “gotcha day”. There were homemade ornaments and class made ornaments, and the wonderfully pretty ornaments that had first decorated the tree now sat carefully out of reach rather high up on the tree. Instead of being in the foyer, the tree had been moved to the family room, where there were couches to lounge and snuggle on.

You decorate the rest of the house as well. The kids hand handmade decorations, help set up the garland, the manger, and the wreaths. It’s an all-day activity that Bruce takes off of work for. By the time you’re done everyone is exhausted.

You spend a lot of the kids’ holiday off of school baking in the kitchen. You bake lots of treats and goodies, and then you and the kids take them to Gotham’s police and fire departments. Very early on you and Bruce decided that you’d never spoil the kids. They couldn’t just have something simply because they wanted it. There were chores that had to be done, and you always made sure to take them to volunteer somewhere at least once a month. During December however, you’d take them somewhere to volunteer at least once a week. A soup kitchen, a homeless shelter, a food drive, and of course you and Bruce take on a whole angel tree, because kids deserve a nice Christmas. You feel like it’s important to show that donating money doesn’t fix everything, helping out and lending an actual hand is just as valuable.

There’s no big Christmas ball. You save that for New Year’s Eve, because Christmas is about happiness, and the people who come to those things always find a way to suck away the joy. You figure it’s better to end the year with that.

You and Bruce also take the kids to look at Christmas lights. Alfred makes hot cocoa and cider, and packs warm cookies, and he takes you through the neighborhood to look at lights. The kids press their faces against the windows ohhing and ahhing. When all is said and done they’re exhausted and ready for bed.  

You and Bruce tackle Christmas shopping together. You go out in these cheesy disguises, like hats and sunglasses, and make a day of it. You even share one of those giant pretzels.

This year however, you’re not able to do as much, and you’re not able to go as long. Because this year, you’re pregnant again, and your due date is Christmas day. You’re praying that the baby comes late, so you don’t have to spend the day away from the kids. As it is, you’ve already had to miss the Christmas lights, the shopping, and the pretzel, because you can’t go long without peeing. Still you make the best of it, as you watch the kids run around and ask you to taste test things.  

The baby doesn’t come on Christmas; he comes on Christmas Eve. It’s early in the morning, and you’ve been banned from the kitchen because the kids are finishing up wrapping their gifts. You do your best to not make a big fuss about it as Bruce drives you to the hospital. You’re extremely lucky, your labor is fast and easy, and you deliver within three hours of arriving at the hospital. The doctor just grins and makes a comment about how having so many kids makes the process easier. You just kind of stare at him, because he obviously wasn’t there for Dick’s labor and delivery.

The baby is happy and healthy, and he looks so much like Bruce that it’s scary. In fact, Damian and Terry look a good deal alike as well. You name him Terry, and he’s adorable. He has a full head of this black hair that’s sticking up in every direction, and as you look at him you realize that you’re done. This is your last baby. And from the way Bruce is wrapping that arm around your shoulder you know he’s thinking the same thing.

The doctors want to keep you overnight, so Bruce goes home to tuck the kids into bed. He reads them the night before Christmas, and tucks them in. Then he takes care of putting all the presents under the tree.

You’re discharged at five am, and you’re exhausted. But you smile as Bruce takes Terry, so you can go change into your soft pajamas. You come back to find Bruce rocking Terry slowly in front of the now lit fire place, and singing Silent Night. You watch for a moment before you join in. When you’re done you take the baby and Bruce goes to change.

The kids come barreling down the stairs at six in the morning, with cries of joy. But they stop dead at the sight of you and Terry. You just smile and say: “Guys, this is you new brother; Terry.”

They surround you, and Dick, Jason, and Tim take turns holding him. Cass is hesitant, so you pull her into your side, and help her. You show her the proper way to hold him, and she lets out this huge smile. Damian and Helena hold him with Bruce’s help, and once everyone’s had a chance, they dive into the presents like the kids they are. You snuggle into Bruce and just watch as the kids exclaim over what Santa brought them.

Those in the League that have nowhere to go are invited to Christmas dinner. J’onn, Diana, Shayera, and John take up the invitation. Everyone but John is a bit mystified by Terry, and you realize that they haven’t had a lot of interaction with kids. John however is a natural, and he just smiles and says “I have a ton of nieces and nephews.” Each leaguer gets a present, and as the kids pull them away to go play, you watch them go with a smile on your face.

Then Bruce is wrapping his arms around you, careful of Terry. He whispers: “Look up.” and you smile at what you see before turning and kissing your husband under the mistletoe.

Imagine, just the whole Stranger Things gang hanging out and getting all ready for the holiday seasons at the Byers house

  • Lucas climbing on top of Dustin trying to get to the top of the tree to put the star on top
  • Will making homemade tree ornaments and carefully placing each one on their own branch
  • Mike stringing popcorn together to make a pretty little decoration, unaware that Eleven is eating it all from the other end.
  • Joyce being tangled in the Christmas lights and feeling the deja vu
  • Hopper passed out on the couch with a Santa hat over his eyes
  • Nancy, Jonathan and Steve wearing ugly knitted Christmas sweaters as they sit around the fire roasting marshmallows
  • Joyce sneaking a kiss from Hopper under the mistle toe
  • Eleven then is standing under the mistletoe after seeing this when Mike suddenly walks beside her unaware of it, and she kisses him mimicking Joyce and not really understanding it
  • Dustin, Lucas, and Will’s jaws all drop in shock when they see it

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It was finally that time of the year, and the holidays were looking especially cheerful at the Avengers Tower.

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hufflepufftrax  asked:

Ok, I'll cut the Author some slack. How about some fluffiness around how he celebrates Christmas, birthdays etc with someone he cares for

Birthday wise he’s game for anything you want. He wants you to be happy, and if there’s a long line, he’ll write it away. Birthdays are more important to him than holidays like Christmas, but he still celebrates them.

Christmas is when he gets a nice tree for the living room and helps you decorate it with homemade ornaments. He lights a fire on Christmas Eve and he drinks spiked eggnog, but’ll make you whatever you want. He’ll sir down in from of the fire and get a blanket and curl up with you and he’ll tell you stories. Christmas Day starts around 9 for him, he doesn’t wake up fast, and the unwrapping of gifts is slow and carefree. He has plenty of time to thank you over and over for being with him and giving him cute gifts.

He’s not particularly religious, so if you celebrate something different, he’s more than willing to follow your lead. He does enjoy Valentine’s Day though, but he doesn’t go to extreme. A few cliche gifts, and some gentle love making by the fire and maybe a nice steak dinner.

Birthdays can range from extremes to really chill to super exciting, depends on you.

Craft and Creations: Yule: Ornaments (Scented Pine Cones)

Want to keep your tree earth-friendly? Then this homemade ornament will be a great addition to any Yuletide tree. 

Originally posted by xmas-wonderland

What You’ll Need:

  • Pine cones (any size, any shape)
  • Ginger, Nutmeg, and Allspice (equal parts and blended)
  • Mixture of craft glue and water (1:1)
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Paintbrush (small)


Rinse off your pine cones and spread them out on a baking sheet. Bake at 250* for 20 minutes, this will open them up and get rid of any harmful bacteria that maybe still on them (especially if you picked them up outside). Don’t worry about any sap, it will harden and actually make them shiny (ooo, shiny). If you ended up buying your cones at a store they’re more likely already opened and clean, you can skip the rinsing and go straight to baking. 

Once cooled, use your paintbrush to paint on the craft glue/water mixture. You can either coat the entire cone, or just the edges/tips for a more “frosted” look. 

Then you add the glitter and spices to your cone. You can do this is one of two ways. One, just use your hands and sprinkle the mixture onto you cone, this way works better if you are going for the more “frosted” look for you cone. Two, put all of the spice and glitter in a plastic baggie and shake until your hearts content. This way is better if you painted your entire cone in glue. 

Make sure the cone is completely dry before tying it off with ribbon and hanging it on your tree. Or, you can place several of these scented pine cones into a bowl and place them on a table as a festive centerpiece. 

(image from: indesignartandcrafts.com via google images)

This is a great craft if you have little ones and their are various ways to decorate pine cones for Yule/Holidays. 

Blessed Yule!

anonymous asked:

Can you do some Christmas Solangelo headcanons? Just because I love that ship so much and I love Christmas so yeah

Hoooo boy, for the past few years I’ve been relatively lukewarm about Christmas because??? I was just emo?? But NOW? Now I’m PUMPED and this holiday season is going to be GREAT! In celebration, my dear, here are those Solangelo Christmas headcanons:

  • Will loves ugly Christmas sweaters. He has a vast collection that he has stowed away in the back of his closet, just waiting until December first and he can break ‘em out without seeming too eager
  • of course he does seem eager because he is and when you have an ugly sweater for everyday of the goddamn week it’s not really an obsession you can hide
  • when he started dating Nico was when it got really bad though because then there were the SALES and Will would come home with four new sweaters, two of which he bought for Nico, even somehow finding some in black
  • “I am not wearing that”
  • “But it’s black!!”
  • “Yeah so is Catwoman’s suit but I’m not gonna be wearing that anytime soon either”
  •  Nico is a bizarrely good gift wrapper??? He claims Bianca taught him but Will knows better, this son of a bitch is always offering to wrap people’s presents for them. Hell, he offered to wrap his own present from Will. The nerd fucking loves wrapping presents
  • Christmas. Baking. They suck at it. 
  • Will tries to follow the instructions to a tee but Nico is just a Fuck It kind of guy. Measuring cups??? Never heard of ‘em, that’s what your eyes are for. Preheating the oven?? Who cares, shove those bad boys in pronto
  • Will of course goes back and takes them out until the oven’s actually ready but Nico INSISTS it doesn’t matter
  • Much to all of their friends’ dismay, Will and Nico discover Pentatonix’s Christmas album. Nothing is ever the same again. You haven’t suffered until you’ve heard an emo Italian and a theatrical blond try to sing Carol of the Bells a capella 
  • They had mistletoe hung up but when Nico and Leo came face-to-face under it, it was never seen again. It’s still unknown whether Will, Nico, or Leo was the perpetrator
  • You thought Nico bundled up before?? Ahahaha, the little shit can’t stand the cold, catch his ass outside on a snowy day in three jackets, a scarf, two pairs of socks, gloves, and a beanie with a ball on top. Maneuvering? Impossible. Worth it? Totally.
  • Will thinks this is adorable especially because Nico’s cheeks get all red and when Will points it out, Nico gets flustered but his movements are so constricted that he’s basically just a sputtering ball of cloth waddling ominously toward his boyfriend
  • Curling up by the fireplace is absolutely Nico’s favorite thing. Warmth? Check. Cuddles? Check. Hot cocoa with three pounds of whipped cream on top? Fucking check.
  • They’ll sit there for hours, snuggled up against each other just talking endlessly about everything. Nico was robbed of a lot of his childhood Christmases so Will just shares his own holiday stories and Nico loves hearing them especially knowing that he’s currently actually making his own Christmas stories to tell in the future
  • Snowball fights are the worst. Nico may be trying to surpass the circumference of the sun in all of his clothes but it just adds extra protection. 
  • They mostly just have one vs one’s but sometimes the whole camp gets involved
  • it’s more intense than capture the flag
  • They decorate the tree on Christmas Eve and Nico is just in awe of how beautiful it is adorned in twinkling lights and homemade ornaments. 
  • Will jokes about how they should put Nico on top of the tree as the angel because of his name and Nico kind of wants to throw the tree at him but he also kind of wants to kiss the adorable little fuck
  • he does the latter
How to Save a Life || Brian & Justin

Justin and Brian had been living together in New York City for a little less than nine months. Everything was going great for them. Justin’s art had become a successful career and in five months he would be opening an exhibit in Paris. Brian’s NYC based Kinnetik was kicking asses and taking ad deals away from it’s competitors daily. They were going to get married at Britin in four months. They had also somehow managed to get the munchers let them have visitation rights every other weekend and major holiday with Gus. All in all their lives were rather amazing.

Since it was the week before Christmas they had come down to Pittsburgh and were staying at Britin. Emmett had made the manor Brian had bought for his prince into the premiere place to get married or throw a party in the Pittsburgh area so they had enjoyed the amenities added to the estate. That morning they hooked up the horse drawn sled to hunt for their two Christmas trees. Which was the reason why Justin, his sister Molly and Gus had craft supplies strewn across the kitchen table. They were making homemade Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree. 

Justin’s cell began to ring as he was showing Gus how to make snowflakes from coffee filters. Seeing the caller ID he assumed Child Protection Services were calling for a donation to buy some foster children Christmas gifts. However as soon as he answered the phone and listened to the woman calling him he started to feel sick to his stomach. “Gus go tell Daddy I need him in the kitchen right away.”, he told his soon to be step son. As soon as he was out of the room, Justin turned to Molly as he listened to the social worker on the line. “Call mom to come stay with you and Gus until we get home. You might want to help him write his list to Santa Claus.”, he suggested as Gus pulled Brian into the kitchen. Justin turned his attention to Brian. “We need to go to the hospital right away.”, he told his fiancé. “I will fill you in with what I know on the way there.”


Snow: Overwatch x Reader pt. 1

Playing with a minor modern au here, split the cast into equal groups of two this time. I’ve got work in a few hours so part 2 will either be up when I get home or some time tomorrow because I’m off. Afterwards, I’ve got a request to do a date edition where I melt your hearts with fluffy stuff, I’m working on a Hanzo x Reader and a separate McCree x Reader, and then I might go and make some of the “readers” from my Thunderstorm fics into characters.

• He wakes you up in the morning by beatboxing in your ear, and once your eyes open he thrust the curtains apart and shows off the glittering landscape of white snow.
• His smile is so bright, you wonder if you’re still dreaming somehow but he pulls the window open and grabs a handful of snow, blowing it into the room with a whoop of laughter.
• He wants snowmen and snowwomen and whatever else, he wants snow angels and ice forts, the works. You have to show him the ropes, he says, you promised.
• With a groan and smile, you push him out the room to get dressed and as you’re not eager to get sick, you make sure to bundle up.
• Lucio has a good idea of what to wear but you grab a green toque and scarf just in case.
• Most of the morning is spent building a massive snow fort on the front lawn, one build enough to rival Reinhardt’s castle from across the street. Then you engage in snow warfare, enlisting Hana and Lena help when Reinhardt brings out Jack and Gabriel.
• The road between your two houses is white with snowball splatter. Lucio’s adorable nose is shiny and red. You all break for lunch, warming him up with soup before you spring the next surprise: sledding.

• Reinhardt loves snow, really. Before you even wake up, he’s already built a dozen or so snow people that are scattered all over the yard. But it’s so much more than that! Tiny snow dragons with fierce snarling mouths, grotesque trolls, and ornate castles, delicate figures carved from ice.
• He’s both proud and bashful at your admiration of his work, but now you want your own castle so you two spend the day crafting a formidable fortress of ice. Everyone in the neighbourhood is super jealous because Reinhardt is physically capable of lifting large blocks of ice.
• Afterwards you both take hot showers and pull together to bake cookies, cuddling under some blankets and watching passerby’s gape at your masterpiece.
• Play gets decorated for Christmas, he puts you on his shoulders so you can get the star on the huge ass tree he picked out.
• King of Christmas sweaters, dude.
• The ice castle gets bigger and bigger throughout the winter, the neighbour kids fight over it constantly so you and Reinhardt have to supervise. A lot.
• The Queen (Ana) knights you and Reinhardt as caretakers of the castle so there is no confusion. Fareeha is the princess, Reaper is the dragon, and 76 moonlights as a knight when he isn’t feeling cranky.

• Winter is hibernation for Reaper, but he’s also extra cuddly. You wake up with his beard rubbing up against your back and his arms snaking around your waist.
• Snowballs fights are intense though. While it takes you maybe ten seconds to form your snowball, he gets five done. He doesn’t completely go to town on you thought, but by the end of a fight your hair is dripping wet.
• He is totally that person that puts rocks in their snowballs when battling rivals. There is a reason Jack always wears a mask.
• Did I mention Reaper is super cuddly? Because that’s all he wants to do, seriously. Savour this moment.
• As much as he detests the cold, hearing you giggle and laugh while throwing snowballs at him is something he always remembers in tough times away from you.
• He makes a mean hot chocolate, there are tons of marshmallows.
• Really likes watching the stop-motion Christmas movies with Rudolph.

Soldier 76
• He is such a dad.
• Type of person to shovel everyone’s sidewalk, ready to break out the ice melt for the really icy bits, and he shovels the road when the snow crews are “too slow”.
• You help by sweeping up after him, you’re very proficient with a snow blower.
• You guys compete with Reaper in who has the best shovelled sidewalk.
• 76 is a Christmas freak, really. He has had your present picked out since July. He is literally so good at picking gifts people wonder if he’s physic.
• He knits ugly Christmas sweaters and sells them, donates the money to children’s charity. Reinhardt always gets copies. Reaper totally has some too, but don’t tell anyone.
• The cold helps Jack relax a bit more so the two of you tend to spend more time in time just staring into each others eyes.

• What a mom.
• She’s always making sure your bundled up well, and that you’ve got a thermos with soup of hot chocolate.
• You handle the brunt of yard work and Mercy encourages you with kisses.
• She has a collection of snow globes that she breaks out when winter hits, a lot are part musical box so you play them a lot.
• You too dance to a lot of Christmas songs, Mercy’s not the best dancer so she keeps her feet on top of yours.
• She was probably a field medic during the war, and what she’s seen has probably kept her up at night, so she works as a nurse at the children’s hospital. You bring in books for the two of you to read for the children. You make all the funny voices while she’s the narrator (You totally get Reinhardt to come in as Santa Claus if Torbjorn can’t make it).
• You guys do a lot of crafts as well when the weather gets really bad, your Christmas tree if full of homemade ornaments.

• Roadhog makes the best snow people, and he also takes great pleasure in destroying other peoples snow people.
• Has the cutest collection of Christmas sweaters, doesn’t care how embarrassing they look because you think he looks adorable.
• You guys go sledding a lot and he picks snowball fights with anyone willing to take him on. Mostly Junkrat though.
• Roadhog doesn’t necessarily enjoy winter, but he likes that you can throw what it produces.
• You catch him lying in the backyard when its snowing, mask off, and mouth wide open so he can eat the snow flakes. His face is speckled with snowflakes, his cheeks red, and you snap a picture only for him to drag you onto his stomach.
• It’s quiet and the two of you make the weirdest snow angel ever, but Roadhog loves it.
• You guys are the weird people that find theme parks and ride the Ferris wheel in the cold when no one else will, he sits you on his lap so your bum doesn’t freeze.

• When the snow falls, you and Winston gather the icy snow and pour maple syrup over it and then eat it. It’s a French thing Widowmaker let slip and Winston is all over it. Apparently its called maple taffy. Try it, it’s great. You have to heat up and syrup and drip it over the snow, let it freeze and then enjoy!
• Remember that one scene in Frosty the Snowman where the kid uses Winston as a sled? Yeah, Winston wants to try that. The snow gets in his shirt but he’s never moved that fast and listening to you scream and laugh makes his heart race.
• You guys have the best Christmas lights display because Athena is pretty much a huge leg up. You don’t know why your electricity bill isn’t higher, but you honestly don’t care.
• The amount of peanut butter related recipes Winston’s been hoarding is ludicrous and you two attempt making all of it for Christmas dinner for everyone else. Winston measures everything correctly, and everything turns out great even if you don’t bake often.
• Because everything is so quiet and still, it reminds Winston of the moon a lot so he gets a little melancholy but having you here with him makes everything better. When Christmas dinner comes around, you leave a plate setting open for Dr. Harold.
• When it’s really cold, you break out all the puzzle books and colouring books you can find and the two of you see if you can complete them all before spring.
• While Winston doesn’t have a crazy collection of Christmas sweaters, all of his are super warm and you totally just wear those when the to of you are home alone. He thinks you need to be some pants on.

• She likes throwing you into snowdrifts.
• She also enjoys wrapping you up in layers whenever you guys go on long walk in to snow. She thinks your red nose is just too cute.
• Having Zarya on your team in a snowball is great, the snowballs are the size of your head and she throws them like a shot put.
• If you’re walking home and notice large snowdrifts on either side of the walkway, she’s waiting to ambush you. She likes nothing more than to tackle you into the snow and nuzzle your face because you make each other warm.
• If there’s a lake nearby, she participates in that activity where you jump nearly naked into the freezing water.
• She’s probably wrestled a polar bear, and she’s totally owns an Alaskan Malamute or one of those big Norwegian breeds.
• Vodka tastes really good cold; she keeps bottles out in the snow. People have tried getting at them. They haven’t.

• He knows you can’t set snow on fire but he still tries.
• Roasting marshmallows in the backyard, in the fire pit, makes him super giddy. He has stockpiles wood all year for these moments.
• Because everything goes to sleep in the winter, he likes setting fireworks off to keep things interesting.
• He has shoved snow down your shirt just so you can retaliate by throwing snow in his face. You prank each other like this all the time until Roadhog squashes you into a snowdrift.
• You and him work as Christmas elves and give toys to the less fortunate – he and Roadhog may or may not have threatened large companies to be more giving.
• You guys get a team together to play against Lucio at the local hockey rink, if you can’t skate Junkrat loops an arm around one of your and pulls you along with him. He won’t body check people until you can skate on your own, that what he says but even when you get better, he sticks close to you.
• When winter winds down, he commemorates this occasion by building a snowman and blowing it up.

• She enjoys midnight walks through the city with you, her hand closed around yours and her face carefully hidden with a thick scarf. She gorgeous even when bundled up.
• Spending time indoors in small cafes with warm cups of hot chocolate and just shooting the breeze is enough for her.
• You can her skating on the small patch of ice in the backyard and you take her out to the local rink. She skates circles around you, but she’s so bloody graceful you don’t care. She could’ve been an Olympic figure skater, she blushes and calls you ridiculous.
• That maple taffy stuff? She’s all over it. But she totally doesn’t have a sweet tooth, nope, definitely not.
• You two watch all those terrible Christmas chick flicks and laugh the entire time at how convoluted and stupid they are.
• You take warm baths together in the tub after a long day.
• If you’re feeling especially down, Amelie knows a really nice French bakery in the area that bakes things fresh every morning.
• Genji loves a good snowball fight, but only after Mercy’s outfitted him in new armour that can withstand the freezing temperature.
• You talk him playing “Snowball Ninja” with you – you toss snowballs at him and he has to cut it with his sword or tanto. He cannot hit the icicles you throw at him or else he loses points. He accepts, its fun for you and extra training for him!
• You were worried Genji would have trouble dealing with the cold but he’s super warm! Nothing like spending an afternoon cuddling with the cyborg but mind how often he releases his shoulder vents
• Because of his new body, eating is…difficult, but he can do small amounts. You’ve got a few recipes to try and you make smaller portions so you don’t tax what remains of his digestive system.
• Watching all the Christmas classics with him is so fun, Christmas is a little different in Japan and because he was part of the yakuza, he’s never seen these movies before. He’s got one hell of a soft spot for Rudolph.
• He’s great at skating too, so you guys play hockey whenever you get the chance, and he teaches you how to skate if you can’t.
• You and Genji ambush Hanzo plenty of times over the winter by pelting him with snowballs. It’s the most fun you ever had because Genji can’t stop laughing at Hanzo’s anger, and then you two have to book to safety before the dragons come out. Which is cheating, Handsoap.

Through Burt’s Eyes

Anon prompted: One like through pam’s eyes with Burt and Kurt

The day of one of the biggest changes in his son’s life, Burt looks back on Kurt’s life.

8664 words.  Rated: PG

A/N: This is a good bit longer than Through Pam’s Eyes simply because the show gives us more history to Kurt than they do with Blaine (what a shame that we don’t have more about Blaine). 

There’s something about sitting in a hospital waiting room awaiting news or pictures of a newborn baby that makes Burt Hummel start reminiscing.

When Burt Hummel had been told he was having a son, Burt began picturing his son’s life.  He imagined taking his son to baseball games and watching his son play football at a state championship.  He imagined his son getting nervous over a girl.  He imagined a son who would take over the tire shop or do something really sophisticated with his life like become a doctor or a lawyer.  When the nurse put Kurt Jacob Hummel in his arms, Burt realized that the small life he held in his hands would do whatever he wanted to do, but he hoped that everything that he imagined would come to life.

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Undertaker, Sohma, Agni, and Snake celebrating Christmas with their s/o and meeting their parents for the first time? -Anonymous

Undertaker would put a little twist on decorating just for the fun of it. He and his partner would make little mistletoe bats and line the tinsel up to spell out ‘beware’. If his lover insisted on actually flaunting Christmas spirit, he would decorate the shop a little bit, spreading Christmas trinkets around and buying small sweets to eat with his lover. His celebration of it wouldn’t be too big, but he does like the holiday, though he’s more subtle about it.

As for meeting their parents, he wouldn’t be concerned. He knew he would be seen as a bit odd, but his love for his partner was real, and as long as that was true, he was sure things would work out one way or another. Their parents found his attire question, and while he still came off as weird, their parents really liked him. Every so often he made a statement that truly illustrated how much he appreciated their child, and he made them laugh various times, which is really all that mattered. Undertaker was glad that it ended well, and knew that after a few more encounters, he knew they would warm up to him even more.

Soma thought Christmas was a super weird holiday, but after some time, he warmed up to it. More specifically, he warmed up to the decorations and putting them up alongside his lover. He went crazy over them, filling the house with lights, tinsel, mistletoe, wreaths, and one of the most flashy-looking Christmas trees his partner has ever seen, brimming from top to bottom with ornaments. Additionally, he used the whole being with those you love aspect as a lame reason to cuddle with his lover even more often than usual.

When meeting their parents, he was honestly a little anxious, but more excited than anything, and he refused to let his worries get in his way, able to act completely natural when actually meeting them. Their parents were very impressed by all his energy and childish aura and grew to be quite fond of it, looking forward to the next time they’d meet the lovable boy. Their appreciation of him made him very giddy.

Agni was absolutely amazed by Christmas and all of its customs. He would really enjoy reading Christmas tales with his partner and making some traditional Christmas foods. Baking cookies, cakes, and cooking a turkey with his lover would be some of his favorites.

When meeting the parents of his partner, he would be internally panicking about what their opinion of him was, but he stayed very composed and kept a steady, calm conversation with them. Their parents absolutely, without a doubt adored him. They would be very proud that their child had found someone like him, and after that first meeting they would always ask about him. When his lover told him this, he was beyond flattered, taking pride in the news.

Snake would always really, really look forward to Christmas, everyone’s high spirits cheering him up. He was in a constant good mood, humming Christmas tunes and giving his partner little pecks, taking them by surprise with his unusual confidence. It would be very hard to find him away from his partner during this holiday as he would always be performing some activity with them. He would be ecstatic if he and his partner could make homemade ornaments together and decorate a cute little tree.

When he was told he’d be meeting their parents, he was nervous beyond belief. He was almost completely certain that their parents wouldn’t like the fact that their kid was dating a scaly freak. He was fairly quiet during the meeting, but he spoke honestly, politely, and made his love for his partner clear. Though at first their parents did question his appearance, they found his humble personality and utter care for their child very charming. The accepting welcome caused to feel Snake insanely joyful and relieved.

anonymous asked:

jaydick prompt home for the holidays

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful day, and if not, have a little holiday fluff as a gift. 

You all have been a gift to me. Thank you for the support, praise, and prompts. I love writing them and I am so glad I found this fandom. <3

Home for Christmas

Jason had no idea how a door could be so damn intimidating. He stared at the wood grain in front of him, urging his body to move, but his arms stayed firmly in the pockets of his leather jacket. The chill was nothing to him, they were all used to it from years of patrolling in the worst weather Gotham had to offer. There was a bit of warmth at his side from where Dick’s arm was linked with his, and Dick was quiet as he waited for Jason to just knock already. 

Jason looked at the snow that collected in the small divots of wood on the door. It was actually kind of pretty, the contrast between the snow and the shadows. 

“Jason come on,” Dick said as he nudged Jason’s side lightly. 

“I can’t,” Jason whispered, hating how strained his voice sounded. 

He’d been in the cave a million times, checking on Dick as he got patched up or pretending he didn’t want to be there to work on a case with the Bat and his clan of weird bird people. He’d even gone upstairs to the manor a few times, but here he was. Jason was rarely every intimidated or scared, choosing to jump into any challenge or situation head on. It got him hurt, everyone in the family had chastised him for it several times, but it was how he lived his life. Batman should have known that from the moment Jason stole his tires and hit him with the tire iron. 

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I bet Matt gets excited for Christmas and starts putting decorations up as early as November and he unironically wears ugly sweaters and he still leaves milk and cookies out for Santa because “tradition” omg ghomg and he creates homemade ornaments for the tree and he throws Christmas parties and sends everybody cards and THIS IS 100% TRUE

Quick and Easy DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas is just a few days away! All those presents you purchased are now ready to be wrapped. Instead of spending additional money on wrapping paper, tags and embellishments, why not create your own? With a little planning and a few basic supplies, your family and friends will feel extra special, knowing you not only put thought into their gifts but the wrapping as well.

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1. Use what you have

When shopping, I often check out dollar or “bargain” sections of department stores as well as the clearance section of my local craft store. If I see plain bags, boxes or tins, I pick up a few to have on hand. A roll of kraft paper, which is always handy, can be purchased in the envelope/postage supply section of most department stores or the post office. As a crafter, I always have plenty of card stock, inks, stamps and ribbon. With packaging in mind, look through your supplies. You might be surprised to find you have most of what you need to create your own unique and thoughtful packaging.

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2. Spruce up plain gift bags

Plain gift bags are available in a plethora of sizes and colors, easily decorated to fit any occasion. While the bag above was already embellished with gold stripes, these could easily be added to a plain bag using washi tape or glitter and double-sided tape. Add a pretty bow, tie a few jingle bells to the center and attach a homemade tag. Use die-cut letters, stickers or a handwritten note to convey your sentiment.

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3. Decorate plain boxes

White boxes, available at most dollar stores, can be decorated quickly and easily in any number of ways. I randomly stamped reindeer onto my box and lid, coloring a few of the noses with a red marker. I created a simple matching tag and added a red rhinestone to the deer’s nose for an extra touch of uniqueness.

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4. Use kraft paper

Gifts wrapped in kraft paper (or a brown grocery bag) can easily be stamped or decorated with stickers, tape or painted, tied with a pretty ribbon and embellished with a homemade tag or ornament.

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5. Re-purpose cute containers

A re-purposed tea tin makes a great container for a small gift or treat. Decorate the top with a pretty die-cut or hand-cut snowflake and glitter tape. Wrap the sides with glittered card stock or patterned paper.

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6. Don’t forget the inside

Adhere stamped or patterned paper to the inside of a tin with a window, tie a pretty ribbon and add an embellished tag. The ribbon will slide off easily without untying, giving the recipient quick and easy access to the gift or treat inside.

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7. Even lunch bags will work

Regular brown lunch bags can be used for gift giving, too. Simply cut across the top with decorative scissors, insert your gift, fold over, punch two holes and thread or tie a ribbon. Greenery or a candy cane tied within the bow adds a nice touch. The bag could also be decorated with stickers, stamps or tape.

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8. Dress up gift cards

Gift card envelopes can be dressed up with ribbons and bells. Use die-cut letters or stickers to spell out the recipient’s name.

A Calzona advent calendar - December 10th

“What the hell are you wearing?”

Arizona had left the house early that morning, coming in to round on some of the previous day’s surgical patients before her shift actually started, and so the first time Callie actually saw her wife she could only stop and stare.

The peds surgeon was standing at the nurses’ desk, tapping away at her tablet, with reindeer antlers (complete with ears) perched on top of her head. And not only reindeer antlers, but reindeer antlers with lights on them – tiny rainbow coloured lights that were blinking in a slow, twinkly kind of rhythm.

The blonde glanced up at the familiar voice and a smile broke out on her face, but Callie’s eyes were still trained skeptically on the twinkling protrusions on top of her head.


She set the tablet back into its dock and turned to face the other woman, adjusting her headband slightly.

“They’re reindeer antlers.”

Callie met her wife’s eyes with an eyebrow raised and a slightly amused smile tugging at her lips.

“Yes, I can see that, honey. But why are you wearing them?”

“Because it’s almost Christmas. Sofia and I picked them out yesterday – there’s a pair for you too.”

“You’re seriously going to wear those things at work all day?”

Callie just laughed as Arizona put her hands on her hips, her brow furrowing and blue eyes narrowing slightly. She knew the other woman was trying to look stern, but with those things on her head she couldn’t look like anything other than an adorable marshmallow.

“I work with children! And babies! They appreciate my holiday spirit.”

“You’re missing a red nose though.”

The brunette reached up, tapping the tip of her finger against her wife’s nose, and Arizona wrinkled it slightly, her face scrunching up.

“Well I’m not Rudolph, obviously, Calliope.”

“Which one are you then?”

The blonde was actually completely adorable in her ridiculous holiday garb, Callie had to admit. And as much as she loved teasing her about it, she absolutely loved the lighthearted spirit she brought to everyone at this time of year – Callie especially. Christmas had changed for her when Arizona came into her life – no longer the serious, designer-decorated, dressy and overly elaborate celebration it had been growing up in Miami. Christmas with Arizona was filled with bright colours and holiday pajamas and homemade ornaments and Santa hats, and silly traditions that belonged to them and only them. 

“I’m Dasher.”

Arizona beamed slightly, and Callie couldn’t help herself. She ran her hands along the smaller woman’s waist and grasped at her open lab coat, leaning in to drop a soft, quick kiss on her lips.

“So does that make me Dancer?”

A wide smile spread across Arizona’s face as Callie pulled back, and something akin to a childish delight lit up her eyes. And they, in turn, held the power to light up the entire hospital. 

“Absolutely. And your antlers are in your locker.”