The Nursery Files Choose Your Own Christmas and/or Hanukkah fic Challenge

This will probably be the last challenge of 2004, since New Years isnít too kid-friendly an idea for fics. Since it's plausable that the Mulders celebrated Hanukkah, that's an alternative to Christmas in this challenge.

For fun, letís make this challenge a little more open-ended than usual. Itíll be up to you to pick one of the following from each lettered category and base a fic around it Ė sort of like those "chose your own adventure" books when we were young.

A Ė Holiday (pick one)

1 Christmas
2 Hanukkah
3 Both


B- Timeline (pick one)

1 A Christmas between 1960 and 1984 (pre-series characters' childhood(s)
2 A Christmas between 1992 and 2002 (series AU or missing scene)
3 A Christmas between 2002 and 2012 (post-series)

C Ė Premise (pick one or more)

1 Someone looks for or meets Santa
2A letter from one character to another
3 A reunion(at any time)or thus unrevealed pre-series meeting
4 A miracle, by a characterís definition, occurs on the 24th or 25th/during Hanukkah
5 Someone unexpected spends the holidays
6 Holiday shopping isnít easy
7 William, who isnít an only child, has an interesting day
8 A strange child teaches a character something about the meaning of the holiday
9 A holiday haunting/ MOTW
10 It *wasnít* a dream [author defines "it"

D Ė Required elements (use all)

1 A juvenile character (one or more)
2 A Christmas stocking or menorah must be mentioned
3 Snow, or the dismay that there isnít any
4 A holiday treat or tradition

E Ė Allowable characters (use any)

1 Mulders: Fox Mulder, Samantha, Bill and Teena
2 Scullys: Dana Scully, Maggie, Bill, Bill Jr, Missy, Charlie and any siblingsí offspring
3 Doggetts: John Doggett, Barbara and Luke
4 Reyes: Monica Reyes, any family you wish to invent for her
5 The Spenders: CSM, Cassandra, Jeffery
6 Others: Skinner, Krycek, Maritia, Gibson Praise, Emily Sims, William, any minor character who appeared in an episode
7 Original characters of your invention

There you have it. Pick one from A, one from B, as many as you want from C and E, and use all of D.

Rating (even NC-17 for this challenge), Genre, length, spoilers etc up to the author.




Challenge fics:
Lost Spirits by Pattie
status: complete
The Case of The Jolly Fatmen by NeoX
status: finally complete!
New! Holiday Party or "Isnít we supposed to be having a fiesta?!" by Sita
status: complete

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

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

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