Happy Solstice and Happy Hanukkah, everyone, and Merry Christmas from Elanor and me.
As we do every year, we're bringing back the Yule Challenge, which will be open for the next two weeks: please recommend a good Lord of the Rings story -- either FP or RP -- that focuses on the mid-winter (or Southern Hemisphere mid-summer) holidays and that hasn't been recced in previous years. This can be any genre, any rating.
Recommend as many fics as you like, starting a new comment thread for each for easier linking. As with other recent challenges, if you'd like you can recommend one of your own fics once you've recced something by someone else.
We'd be especially interested to see recommendations from fest fics that are going up this week. If the authors are anonymous at the moment, maybe you can come back and add in their names later (or maybe I can). Post your recommendation as a comment on THIS entry please.
Previous "Yule/Holiday" Recommendations
"Making Merry, merry" by grey_wonderer recommended by shirebound
"Yuletide, After the Scouring of the Shire" by maripo5a recommended by dreamflower02
"Concerning Ladders" by grey_wonderer recommended by dreamflower02
"Recidivism" by veuki recommended by crooked_halo8
"How Lovely Are Thy Branches" by Pip of acroamatica recommended by crooked_halo8 (Invalid story URL)
"In the Shire Reckoning: 1423: Yuletide Gone Awry" by thuri recommended by blackbird_song
"Sense" by eyebrowofdoom recommended by westmoon
"Magic and Mischief" by Bill the Pony recommended by wordsworthy
"Chosen" by rabidsamfan recommended by lame_pegasus
"The Memory Game" by pickledmushroom recommended by melandry
"The Perfect Gift" by melanieathene recommended by melandry
"The Six Days of Yuletide" by Findegil recommended by melandry
"One Kiss" by serai1 recommended by estelanui -- Additional link for story
"Gaining On The Real Thing" by puddle_took recommended by capra_maritimus
"Something To Be Thankful For" by lindelea1 recommended by lame_pegasus
"Winter Kept Us Warm" by apple_pi recommended by capra_maritimus
"Sixty Seconds" by apple_pi recommended by capra_maritimus
"Twelve Days of Yule" by igraine1419 recommended by Nimue
"Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree!" by hanarobi recommended by sophinisba
"Hanging In the Balance" by pippinmctaggart recommended by capra_maritimus
"I'll Be Home For Christmas, If Only in My Dreams" by princessofg recommended by sophinisba
"Last Yule in Halabor" by Soledad recommended by dreamflower02
"A Yuletide Carol" by Casseopeia recommended by frodosweetstuff
"A Yuletide to Remember" by beatriceorme recommended by frodosweetstuff
"Yuletide in Buckland" by elderberrywine recommended by frodosweetstuff
"A gift from the heart" by annwyn55 recommended by frodosweetstuff
"The Boon" by lbilover recommended by frodosweetstuff
"A Woodpile of Trouble" by elycia recommended by estelanui
And for those of us who like to see the original recommendations in the original post format -
Yule/Holiday Rec Challenge - Dec 2004
Yule/Holiday Rec Challenge - Dec 2005
Yule/Holiday Rec Challenge – Dec 2006
Yule/Holiday Rec Challenge – Dec 2007
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