Christmas List II Challenge

This year's Christmas challenge is to use the items listed below in your Christmas fic. As always at The Nursery Files, your fic should include a child between the ages of birth and nineteen and/or a pregnant woman (or man, this is the X-Files after all). This baby or child can be a canon character like William or Emily or Scully's nephews/nieces or Samantha or Luke Doggett, a pre-XF character, or your very own creation.

Challenge Requirements:

Please set at least part of your story on December 24th and/or 25th - of any year - and include the following things

  • An awkward greeting
  • A Christmas song someone hates
  • A crying toddler
  • A Christmas stocking
  • A hugged child
  • A FBI agent other than Mulder and Scully (OC or canon) coming to the door
  • A gift the wrong size
  • Someone saying "I swear, this happens every year."

Write a funny story. Or a sappy story. Or an angsty story. Or a romantic story. Or a terrifying story. Whatever pleases your holiday muse.

Please submit your fics, either as a whole story submitted as a document to this e-mail address or email a link to a completed story or WIP hosted elsewhere, by 12/24.

No word count min or max!

Challenge Fics:

Note: you can read fics from the first Christmas List Challenge here

Did you know you can still write fics for other years' Christmas challenges too or instead?

2016 William's Favorite Ornament Challenge
2015 The Christmas Child Challenge
2014 First Christmas With You Challenge
2013 This Christmas Challenge
2012 Picture It Challenge, Christmas Edition
2010 I'll Be Cloned For Christmas challenge
2009 Christmas List Challenge
2008 Christmas Reunion challenge
2007 Given first line/photo challenges
2006 No Room At The Inn/Holiday Bizarre challenges
2005 Merry Multiples challenge
2004 Choose Your Own Holiday challenge

Do you have questions about writing a challengefic before you can begin your story? Look here to see if you can find your answer.

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