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16 July 2016 @ 11:54 pm
Here, at last, are the reveals for the 2013 fest. A belated thank-you to everyone who took part, especially lyras who wrote a gift and then pinch-hit and then very graciously said that she didn't mind not getting a gift herself.

I suspect (and hope) you've probably revealed yourselves by now and archived your stories, but if you haven't then please feel free to do so! If you post on Ao3, Santa's House Elf would be grateful if you would add your story to the HP Holidaygen 2013 collection.

alley_skywalker wrote Last Look Back Before You Jump for jokerofish

chthonya wrote When Snape Stole Christmas for primeideal

delphipsmith wrote Guess Who's Coming to Dinner for thornyrose42

flaminia_x wrote You can call me Al for snorkackcatcher

hikarievandar wrote Masquerade: The Last Yuletide of Regulus Black for alley_skywalker

lazy_neutrino wrote Doorways for delphipsmith

lyras wrote A Reason to Fight for lazy_neutrino

lyras wrote The Friends That Cannot Sup With Us for fpb

primeideal wrote The Yeoman's Yuletide for flaminia_x

thornyrose42 wrote Held by the Thorns for hikarievandar

snorkackcatcher wrote The Strong Box for chthonya

(I am deeply sorry about the l o n g delay in posting this. I don't want to go into detail here because this is about the stories not my weaknesses - I got ill, basically, and didn't deal well with the aftermath. There's more here for anyone who wants a fuller explanation. PM me (chthonya) if you can't see it and you want to.)

ETA: The fest will run again in 2016, with two mods and lots of lovely new canon to explore! More soon - look out for sign-ups around the start of September.
30 December 2013 @ 12:48 am
Title: When Snape Stole Christmas
Author: chthonya
Written for: primeideal
Rating: PG
Length : 1265
Character(s): The seventh-year DA, Professor Snape, Professor Slughorn
Author's Note: Yes, I know that many others have used this title or variants of it – probably because it’s too apt to resist. And Alan Rickman fans will know that the opening line is also not entirely mine.
For the non-British among you, Christmas crackers are described here
Primeideal – I hope you have a great holiday and that you enjoy this too!

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24 December 2013 @ 09:01 am
Title: A Reason to Fight
Author: lyras
A gift for: lazy_neutrino
Rating: PG
Length: 3,000 words
Characters: Aberforth Dumbledore, Neville Longbottom
Warnings: None
Summary: Aberforth thinks he's finished with fighting -- until Neville Longbottom falls through the portrait door and into his life.
Notes: Hello, lazy_neutrino, I very much hope this is to your liking!

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23 December 2013 @ 09:18 pm
Title: The Strong Box
Author: snorkackcatcher
Written for: chthonya
Rating: PG-13
Length: 4150
Characters: Harry, Ron, Proudfoot, a few others
Summary: Harry didn’t know quite what to expect from his first raid as a novice Auror, but all they found was a chess game and a box they couldn’t open.

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23 December 2013 @ 09:01 pm
Thank-you, oh ye readers and writers, for keeping the comments coming! I hope you're enjoying the fest.

We have a few more fics to come - I'll post one today and one tomorrow, and the others from 27th December. I'm going to be travelling for the next 10 days or so with erratic net connections, so I'll hold off posting the reveals until 6 January - that should give everyone a chance to read the later fics.

(Er, including me. I've had a hell of a month and haven't had time to read the entries properly, let alone to comment. I hope to catch up with both over the next week.)

Thanks again for bearing with me.

Now, on with the fic!
Title: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Author: delphipsmith
Written for: thornyrose42
Rating: G
Length: 4500 words
Character(s): Main characters: Harry, Draco, Neville, Hannah Abbot, Pansy Parkinson; Appearances by Daphne Greengrass, Millicent Bulstrode, Blaise Zabini, Ron Weasley, Susan Bones, various others.
Warnings: (if applicable) None
Author's Notes: thornyrose42 asked for "Characters coping after the war, particularly those who were on the 'wrong' side. New friendship groups forming or how old friendship groups cope with the changes of the war." This was such a rich prompt with so much scope (you should see all the plot bunnies that were caught and released!) I hope you enjoy this exploration of the difficulties of moving on.

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18 December 2013 @ 11:06 pm
Title: The Friends That Cannot Sup With Us
Author: lyras
A gift for: fpb
Rating: PG
Length: 3,000 words
Characters: Andromeda, Tonks, Teddy, Ted and Remus, with various other cameos
Warnings: None
Summary: Preparing for Teddy's first Christmas, Andromeda reminisces about her daughter.
Notes: To fpb, I very much hope you like this! The title comes from the poem by WB Yeats, 'In Memory of Major Robert Gregory'.

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17 December 2013 @ 11:32 pm
Santa hopes you're enjoying the fest so far, and would like to apologise for the erratic delivery of fics this year. The Abraxans have been overindulging on the single malt, and there's something odd about that flying motorbike...

There are a couple of fics still to come in, so hopefully we'll pick up the pace towards Christmas eve and go out with a flourish.

Next fic will post tomorrow.
14 December 2013 @ 12:31 am
Title: Doorways
Author: lazy_neutrino
Written for: delphipsmith
Rating: PG-13
Length : 1100 words
Character(s): House ghosts
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Thanks to H. for the beta and a very merry Christmas to delphipsmith!

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Title: Last Look Back Before You Jump
Author: alley_skywalker
Written for: jokerofish
Rating: PG
Length: 1,451
Character(s): Barty Crouch, Antonin Dolohov, others in mention
Warnings: none

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