Chelsie Christmas Challenge

Hello, All!

Two years ago, I started working on an alphabetical list of Chelsie Christmas prompts, but I ended up doing only 5 of 26 letters.  I’m going to try again this year.  I can’t promise any better results than last time, but I’ll try my best.  I’m going to pick up where I left off and try to get through the rest of the alphabet.  You can find my prompt responses on fanfiction.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10863838/1/A-Very-Chelsie-Christmas.  The five chapters from two years ago are already there, but I’ll be adding more throughout December.

I’d like to propose something to all of you: join me - please!  Anyone and everyone.  Writers, artists, crafters, digital photo and video wizards.  I’m including a list of 26 prompts, but please don’t feel as if you need to do every single one.  Take a look through the list and see what inspires you.  The prompts are meant very loosely; they’re intended to spark ideas and not to limit creativity in any way.  If you draw one doodle, delightful!  If you write one drabble, fantastic!  If you manipulate one photo, wonderful!  If you compose one video, great!  Maybe one single prompt will spark a longer story.  Perhaps a few prompts will inspire a series of paintings.  I’m just asking (pleading?), and in my mind, whatever results is a bonus.  I know that this is a busy season for everyone, so if my little invitation yields anything at all, I’ll be grateful.

Also, this challenge is open to folks from other fandoms/ships.  If anyone else would like to take the prompt list and use all or part(s) of it, please do!

And it doesn’t have to be canon.  Period AU, modern AU, a one-shot in an existing AU, anything at all.

I want to be clear: this is just for fun!  I would never want to add to anyone’s stress at this time of year.  So I’ll state explicitly: there are no demands, no rules, no deadlines, no restrictions at all.  Do only what will make you happy.

And let’s use a tag.  If you post something on Tumblr, please tag your contribution #Chelsie Christmas Challenge.  Sound good?  That way we can all find it easily.  Thanks in advance!  You people are the best!

Oh, and even if you don’t plan to participate, I would appreciate your reblogging this post to help spread the word.


December 1 - A

Avent - expectations or preparations for Christmas

December 2 - B

Baking - cookies, cakes, pies, or whatever your sweet tooth is hankering for!

December 3 – C

Cozy Fire - cuddled up by a cozy fire, a house fire, a bonfire, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire - you decide!

December 4 - D

Dashing - through the snow, away with a smoothing iron, or maybe even a dashing hero

December 5 - E

Egg nog - making it, drinking it, sharing it, spilling it, ruining it - take your pick

December 6 - F

Father Christmas - or Santa Claus, or Kris Kringle, or Sinterklaas, or Christkindl, or St. Nick

December 7- G

Gifts - buying, giving, receiving, peeking, accidentally finding - up to you!

December 8 - H

Holly and Ivy - something involving the festive, decorative plants (or two women named Holly and Ivy, if you wish)

December 9 - I

Ice - slipping, sliding, skating, cracking; or for putting in drinks; or for reducing the swelling on bruises, twisted ankles, or sprained wrists - possibly after slipping on ice in the first place - get creative!

December 10 - J

Jingle Bells - sleigh bells, alarm bells, bells in the servants’ hall, church bells …

December 11 - K

Kids - something involving little ones

December 12 - L

Laughter - joyful noise!

December 13 - M

Music - Christmas Carols, church hymns, singing, dancing, playing instruments - whatever suits your fancy!

December 14 - N

Nighttime - what might happen on a cold winter’s night - blankets, cocoa, warm socks and pj’s, reading books by a roaring fire?

December 15 - O

Over the River and Through the Woods - a journey in the snow or ice or just the cold

December 16 - P

Pudding - Christmas pudding, plum pudding, Yorkshire pudding, or any dessert at all

December 17 - Q

Question - someone pops the question - or asks a question, any question

December 18 - R

Reading - could be Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol or Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) or anything you like

December 19 - S

Stocking(s) - hanging, stuffing, unstuffing …

December 20 - T

Tree - choosing a tree, trimming a tree, or anything about a tree

December 21 - U

Under the Mistletoe - smooching! - or not, if you want to be mean

December 22 - V

Velvet - ribbons, bows, dresses, someone’s voice …

December 23 - W

Weather - “outside is frightful,” or “walking in a winter wonderland,” or it could be ridiculously, unacceptably warm outside

December 24 - X

X-mas Eve - really, what else could I have done with X?

December 25 - Y

Yule - Merry Christmas!

December 26 - Z

Zany - and now we have Z left over for Boxing Day, so go crazy - anything you want!