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1959 - Christmas Mel and Janice by Absinthe Angel 777 (M. Guerriere)

Submitted for the Passion & Perfection Xmas Challenge 2005  

"Mel and Janice entertain a young guest on a special Christmas in their New York apartment during the swank 1950's." -- Passion & Perfection

Passion & Perfection Link with Alternate Story Title: December 23, 1959

An Afternoon At the Beach by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 18 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

An Elfin Good Time by Norsebard

eBook : epub | MOBI | PDF

 “On the Night of Nights, Yuletide Eve, the experienced sleigh driver Rockabye Elf and the fresh-faced rookie Epilotta get caught up in humorously hair-raising situations featuring chimneys, Yuletrees, canines, heating ducts, raisin buns and oddly named reindeer when they go on a run to deliver a load of presents to a small town - and much to the detriment of Rockabye's gingerbread snacks, they're even forced to break the First Rule: Never mingle with humans…”

 

All I Want for Christmas Series by Fiur and Vlamme

1. All I Want for Christmas by Fiur and Vlamme

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | ForevaXena | Passion & Perfection

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF

  

Covers by Fiur & Vlamme and Calli's Creations

Artwork by Fiur and Vlamme:

2. Honey, Honey . . . Be My Valentine by Fiur and Vlamme

Athenaeum | ForevaXena | Passion & Perfection

eBooks: epub | MOBI | PDF 

All I Want for Christmas by Spheeris1

Honorable Mention / Picture 1 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

All I Want for Solstice by Annazon Fox

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

Honorable Mention: The Bard Challenge #22 - Baby It's Code Outside: A Crossover Winter / Solstice Challenge

"This is a Xena/Buffy/L Word holiday crossover holiday tale that won Honorable Mention in the Royal Academy of Bards 2009 challenge. Angelica Porter-Kennard receives some fun and interesting new warrior dolls for Christmas. Will some other familiar faces get what they truly want for Solstice?" -- Athenaeum

All I Want for Solstice by Chris

Co-Winner: The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge -  I Want Candy!

The Amazon Queen: A Solstice Surprise by L.M. Townsend

Academy of Bards | Amazon Trails | Sapphic Voices

Part 10 of the Amazon Queen Series by L.M. Townsend 

Xena and Gabrielle are best friends. Gabrielle is married to Virgil and Xena is married to Melysë, Priestess-Queen of the Amazon Tribe.

"Xena and Gabrielle are back on the road to try to save Amazons from being sold as slaves, while good news awaits Xena back at the Amazon village." -- Academy of Bards

The Amazon Treasure by Claire Chaput

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

The Amazons' First Christmas Tree by Tap, The Wizard

Non-votable Participant: Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 12: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

 

Amazons, Speed and Weed by Aurelia

Winner - Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

. . . and The Toilet Wouldn't Flush by Dreams

Anna's Christmas by K.G. MacGregor

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook

Part of the Anna and Lily Series (Online) / Shaken Series (Published) by K.G. MacGregor

"In this very short holiday vignette, we revisit the characters of the Shaken series. Anna Kaklis has a whole new perspective on Christmas this year, as she takes stock of the impact five-year-old Andy has had on her life with Lily." -- Academy of Bards

Another Solstice by Cath, Bard

Ayled of Ravenscliffe by Meretseger

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Baaing of the Lambs by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 15 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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A Baby for Christmas by Mary Urban

Honorable Mention - Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

The Backyard by Vilia Kinell

Picture 7 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Bah Humbug by Ladyhawke

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Bang the Drum Slowly by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 7 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Bard Challenge III by Alex

Honorable Mention - The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"A grumpy executive learns about the true spirit of Christmas from her ever-patient assistant. A retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Dickens." -- Academy of Bards

A Bard's Trekkie Flight to From Maine to Ohio by Red Hope

Honorable Mention - Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

The Bell by Clicker

Picture 11 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Best Christmas Ever by romansilence

Academy of Bards (Original Version) | Athenaeum  (Revised Version) | Athenaeum EBook Links

Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 12: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

The Best Gift Series by Susan A. Rice

1. The Best Gift by Susan A. Rice

Athenaeum | AusXip

"This heartwarming Solstice tale opens with Gabrielle in a rather melancholy mood - content to simply listen outside of Cyrene's inn as her partner spends time with her family. It's a situation that doesn't last for long as a certain Warrior Princess goes in search of her missing bard determined to show her just what she means to her and what she's come to mean to the rest of her family . . ." -- Lunacy Review

2. The Best Gift 2: The Gift of Love by Susan A. Rice

Athenaeum  | AusXIP

"Susan turns the tables a bit as this time, 26 years later, it's the Warrior Princess that is feeling a little melancholy remembering her life with her bard when said bard entices her back into the warmth of a family gathering and then convinces her to open up those Solstice presents a little early . . ." -- Lunacy Review

3. The Best Gift 3: The Gift of Family by Susan A. Rice

Athenaeum | AusXIP

Xippy Award Winner 

"The story is set one year after FIN. Back to her family home, Gabrielle is alone and reminisces about the family she was born into and the family she had made with Xena. A visitor comes on Solstice eve which has some surprising results. A beautiful tale." -- Xippy

A Better Path by The Bard of New Mexico

Honorable Mention -  Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

The Black Scarab and the Magic of Christmas by Leslie Ann Miller

Academy of Bards | Wordscape Fiction

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"This little parody of Men In Black and finds magic hunter Black Scarab sent to check up on one Jennifer Eledril and engineering student who wields her magic on the hunter." -- Academy of Bards

A Blonde, Two Brunettes and A Redhead by Pinky & the Brain

Non-Competing Entry (Picture 18) - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Body Art by Janine Hilltop

Picture 14 -Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Boxing Day Match by Artemis Callaghan

Picture 3 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Busted by James Bergquist

AusXIP | Center for Xena Studies

"Xena gets dragged around the bazaar for Solstice shopping. While there, she meets a fellow pack mule and they decide to 'hide out' together." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

Candy Is Dandy by Aurelia

2nd Place - The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

A Case of Mistaken Identity by Aurelia

Picture 11 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Case of the Missing Snowmen by Claire Withercross

Xippy Award Winner

A cute story featuring Lúcia Nobrega's Little Xena and Little Gabrielle characters.

Celebrate Me Home by Black Fox

"A solstice story in the tradition of Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL which has the Fates showing Xena what life would have been like for her and Gabrielle had she never allowed the young girl from Poteidaia to follow her . . ." -- Lunacy Review

A Childhood Solstice by Titanium

"A really sweet story that has Gabrielle enlisting the aid of Artemis in order to give the Warrior Princess a very special Solstice present  . " -- Lunacy Review

Christmas 2011 by Bard

A Christmas Carol Series by Dillon Watson

1. A Christmas Carol by Dillon Watson

Academy of Bards | Dillon Watson (PDF)

"A short story about the Magic of Christmas. Gabbriella Renee Jones has always loved Christmas. This year she gets a little something special." -- Academy of Bards

2. A Christmas Carol II: Saving the Best for Last by Dillon Watson

Academy of Bards | Dillon Watson (PDF)

"This story picks up six months after A Christmas Carol. When Jackie catches sight of a woman ogling Gabby like she's a buffet, she makes an important discovery. Will she have the courage to act on it?" -- Academy of Bards

3. A Christmas Carol III: Circle of Love by Dillon Watson

"Another chapter in the continuing saga of Gabriella and Jacqueline as they expand their circle of love. " -- Academy of Bards

A Christmas Carol With A Difference by JM Dragon

Part of the Define Destiny Series by JM Dragon

"Catherine and Jace spend Christmas surrounded by family and friends as a night of stories unfolds. This is a short story." -- JM Dragon

The Christmas Curse by Medora MacD

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"A professor who is trying to avoid the christmas holiday which seems to be a curse for her family, finds neighborly temptation." -- Academy of Bards

Christmas Eve by Wakar

"Janice and Mel spend a quiet Christmas eve together." -- Whoosh!

The Christmas Family Story by Little Bear

Athenaeum Top 25 #1

A Christmas Fantasy by J.M. Dragon

"A scruffy dog who reunites two women." -- Academy of Bards

Christmas for Santa's Little Helpers by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson

Academy of Bards | Passion & Perfection

"A very short story about a sad little elf in Santa's workshop, a Christmas wish, mistletoe, and why it really isn't much fun to be a Bad Girl." -- Academy of Bards

"Gabby, one of Santa's little elves, is caught kissing another girl elf behind the great tree." -- Passion & Perfection

The Christmas Gift by AnnieSA

Christmas in Costa Rica by J.C. Wilder

"Mel and Janice are summoned by an old family friend of the archeologist's, to a cave in Cost Rica, where traces of Xena have been found." -- Athenaeum

A Christmas Karroll by Scully

Honorable Mention - The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"In an uber take-off of the classic, this one finds Alexandra Blackstone, the owner of a well-known architectural firm being visited by three guides to help her realize the 'full' potential of a young architect, KC." -- Academy of Bards

Christmas Magic by Sheri

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"Ward, a homeless person with a beautiful singing voice, is enchanted with Lynne a children's choir director." -- Academy of Bards

Christmas Miracle by Akiela Xal

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 2007

"Is there really a Santa Claus? That’s exactly what attorney Morgan Gailey must prove just days before Christmas."  -- Akiela Xal

Christmas Remembered by Helen Adams

"Set in a futuristic world where personal freedoms are limited, Christmas Remembered tells the story of 10 year old Leigh and her Grandmother Saffron. In this world Christmas is nothing more than a vague reference found  in an old journal. Saffron vows to help her grandchild solve the mystery of what Christmas is. Along the way we get some poignant moments of remembering a lost love and the struggle to find meaning in an unfeeling new world. And, in the end, a child will help her grandmother rediscover the true meaning of the holiday." -- Cee's Fan Fiction Review

The Christmas Scroll by Patty S.

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"Two amazons plan a party for their Queen." -- Academy of Bards

A Christmas Solstice by Lena

Academy of Bards | eBooks by Lida

"A new Xena/Gabrielle short story. It follows shortly after Return of the Valkyrie. It is Winter Solstice, Xena and Gabrielle return home to Greece in search of Eve. Rate this a strong R or weak NC17 for Sex." -- Academy of Bards

Christmas Special Delivery by Lois Kay

Part of the Reef / Sam and Jody Series by Lois Kay

"Sam and Jody have invited their friends and family to celebrate Christmas with them, at Murrook Farm. But do all the guests that show up have an invitation? Some of them are a little...unexpected. Others are struggling with...things, to be able to...make it at all. But they all have one thing in common: they want to be home for the Holidays, to celebrate a special Christmas together." -- Academy of Bards

A Christmas Story by Anne Azel

Academy of Bards | Anne Azel's World | AusXiP

"Bad things happen, Charlie knew that, but Anna knew, that with faith, good could come from bad. Was it a Christmas miracle that rought these two together?" -- Anne Azel

"A street kid is touched by the courage and faith of another." -- Academy of Bards

"A very different Christmas tale, this holiday gem from one of our premier uber writers begins on a bleak, snowy night as a young woman is mercilessly beaten by a group of gang members. From the shadows of an alley, a figure watches knowing that the beating had been meant for her. Used to doing whatever is necessary to survive, Charlie has no intentions of feeling guilty but as the gang members depart something pulls her toward the bleeding form in the snow - and toward a destiny she can't evade . . ." -- Lunacy Review

A Christmas Story by Estillore

A Christmas to Remember by J. Gardner

"Mel and Janice spend Christmas together." -- Academy of Bards

"Mel and Janice have there first Christmas " -- J. Gardner

Christmas Town by Debbie Dee

The Christmas Tree by J.M. Dragon

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

"“Christmas Tree” is a short, sweet and well written story with the sole focus of creating a little romance for the holidays . . ." -- F/F Fan Fiction Reader's Corner

The Christmas Tree Series by Anne Azel

1. The Christmas Tree by Anne Azel

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

2. Christmas Boxes by Anne Azel

A Christmas Wish by Bongo Bear

"Xena asks Santa to return her sweet, innocent Gabrielle to her." -- Athenaeum

A Christmas Wish by Chris

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

A Christmas Wish by KDarblyne

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Claus and Effect by Del Robertson

Clear As Mud by Loubug

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Cold Nose, Warm Heart by McFluffy

Honorable Mention - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Command Performance by Casey Elliot

Picture 4 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Coming Home by Rhuarc Black

Picture 13 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Conqueror's Carol by Iro B. Hunter

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

Entry in The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge - “I Want Candy”

A charming take on Dicken’s amazing novella A Christmas Carol. Xenaverse style! Imagine Scrooge as six foot tall, blue-eyed woman, heading an empire; a tyrant determined to rule with iron fist. She wants all her subjects to pay tribute to her rule, even if it means starvation for them through the winter. And imagine that one of the leaders she demands tribute from is a fair-haired Amazon queen named Gabrielle. Add some ghosts, a future that seems impossible and a decision the Conqueror must make and you have this wonderful Solstice short story to enjoy. -- Maxine Powers

Could'a, would'a, SHOULD'A by Ian Hayes

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Course of True Love by Spheeris1

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Dar and Kerry Christmas Stories by Melissa Good

Part of the Dar and Kerry Series by Melissa Good

1. A Present Under the Tree by Melissa Good

AusXIP | Merwolf | PDA Fiction

French Translation - Un cadeau sous le sapin par Melissa Good; traduction : Fryda

"A short Christmas Visit with Dar and Kerry." -- Melissa Good

"This DELIGHTFUL follow-up to the extraordinary Tropical Storm finds Dar and Kerry feeling increasingly comfortable in their relationship as they enjoy the holidays and make plans for Dar's upcoming birthday party. It is a time for friends and family - for reflecting on the change their lives have taken - and perhaps even for taking more of those emotional risks . . ." -- Lunacy

2. T'was the Night Before Christmas by Melissa Good

Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Merwolf | PDA Fiction

"Dar and Kerry get a visit from some very old friends." -- Melissa Good

3. A Tropical Christmas by Melissa Good

AusXIP | Merwolf

"Just a very short little bit for Xmas - a visit with Dar and Kerry and their families just for fun." -- Melissa Good

A Day in the . . . Con? by Regina

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

Daydreaming by Helene

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Decking the Halls by B.J. Gale

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"A disgruntled teen finds her neighbor has become more interesting as the grow up and suddenly the holidays look merry." -- Academy of Bards

Delayed Gratification by KnightSkye

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

"On a solstice eve the Warrior and her Bard try to escape Cyrene to find some fun for themselves." -- Athenaeum

Dixie Fried Christmas by Sword'nquill and BrightSword

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

DJ's Christmas Gift by A.J. Marks

Sequel to My Creator, My Protector by A.J. Marks

"Here's a bit of the season spirit courtesy of DJ and Lexa. This story takes place shortly after 'My Creator, My Protector' ends." -- Athenaeum

Do They Know It's Christmas? by sHaYch

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"This story presumes that Xena and Gabrielle are lovers. This story also presumes that somehow, Gabrielle was able to revive Xena the Soul Savior of Japan and return her to the state of being also known as life. Of course, Gabrielle is just thrilled to have her honey buns back, and Xena’s just as thrilled not to have to smell one more demonic fart. Those things really stink, you know?" --  sHaYch

Drango Gap: Solstice Miracle by Ranger Liz

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

Non-Competing Entry:Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Essentials by Rhuarc Black

Picture 2 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Even in Death by Feline Moon

Picture 15 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Everybody Loves A Parade by Akiela Xal

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Faith by Zoe

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Fallen Fathers by Akiela Xal

Picture 7 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Family by Patty S.

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

A Family Solstice by TaraKerry

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

Family Values by Kali

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Fate's Gift by Marianne Fleischman

The Figurine by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 4 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Fire and Water by S. Lynne

Winner - Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 12: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

First Christmas by Mickey

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"The desire for a perfect christmas, spurs a woman to make her lover's separation from her family filled with warmth and love." -- Academy of Bards

First Christmas 2001 by Odet Owens

ForveXena | LB's Place (Archived)

First Christmas Alone by J.S. Stephens

"Two women have lost their partners during the year, but find the meaning of Christmas together." -- Athenaeum

A First for Noel by Kerry Lenny

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

First Solstice by Linda Crist (TexBard)

"Xena and Gabrielle share their first Solstice together." -- Academy of Bards

First Solstice: It Came Upon A Solstice Clear by Melissa Good

"A short story of how Xena and Gabrielle might have spent their first Solstice together. " -- Melissa Good

Five Minutes by Casey Elliot

Picture 18 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Fly Me to the Moon by Lex Tenou

Honorable Mention - The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Forest for the Trees by Carol

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Keegan

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

The Gift by Linda Crist aka TexBard

Story 2.9 of the Between the Line Series by Linda Crist

The Gift by Kristien Damon (Lawlsfan)

Academy | AusXIP | ForevaXena

Xippy Award

"Gabrielle receives a very special solstice gift from the most unlikely and surprising of sources." -- Academy of Bards

"Lawlsfan alters the series timeline a bit in this heartwarming Solstice tale that has Xena's plans for a special celebration with her bard under serious jeopardy when the most unlikeliest of benefactors steps in to save the day." -- Lunacy

"A hurt/comfort tale that brings back my favourite psycho - Callisto on Solstice Eve. A beautifully written story. Xena gets injured while looking for a gift for Gabrielle and Callisto goes a little mellow when she saves Xena's life as a gift to Gabrielle." -- Xippy

The Great Sleigh Heist or How Xena and Friends Saved Christmas by Sadie Jo

"After being 'on ice' for centuries, Xena awakens in the 21st century, at the North Pole. She decides to stay with Santa and Mrs. Claus until she catches up with the rest of the world. When Santa's sleigh is stolen the day before Christmas Eve, Santa asks Xena for her help in getting it back. Xena and friends embark on an adventure to retrieve the sleigh in time for Santa before Christmas Eve…" -- Sadie jo

Grits and Buggies by Dillon Watson

Picture 10 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Hand In Hand by Zuke B.

1st Place - The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"This story spans the 50's through the 80's. Little Ginny can always count on her best friend Louise. Even though Louise is older, she senses how special Gin is inspite of her father's drunken disregard. Together they grow older, yet their friendship endures separation and heartache and eventually grows into more." -- Academy of Bards

A Happy Solstice Tale by Paully Adams

Have Yourself A Creepy Little Christmas by TaraKerry

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"A community center volunteer who meets a woman when she is accosted by a drunk while shopping. Her rescuer, an attorney, agrees to help at the holiday party being hosted at the community center in an effort to become better acquainted." -- Academy of Bards

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by C.N. Winters

Amazon Trails | LB's Place (Archived)

"Sweet holiday story that has Xena, Gabrielle, their respective families and friends gathering for Solstice in Amphipolis where the warrior has her work cut out for her trying to mend some fences with her partner's father" -- Lunacy

Head Hopping for the Holidays by Patty S. and Andy

Heart of Glass by Ladyhawke

Story 11F - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Hero's Solstice by Zuke

"Gabrielle is still a little girl learning harsh lessons. Herodotus rules his house with a firm hand and has forbidden Gabrielle to tell stories. But when a story about a woman warrior is the only thing that will calm Lila after a nightmare ... what's a little hero to do? " -- Dragon's Quill and Ink

The Holiday by Kay

The Holiday of Giving by Red Hope

"This short story is set during Solstice. A young homeless boy is picked up by the duo. Xena and Gabrielle at first are not sure what to do but Solstice is the season for giving. " -- Red Hope

Lunacy Review

Holiday On Ice by Akiela Xal

Picture 1 -  Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Home by Spheeris1

Picture 9 -  Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Home Series by Casey Elliot

1. Home by Casey Elliot

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

2. Again by Casey Elliot

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Home for Christmas by Insane Englishwoman

Original Version | Rewrite Version

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"A couple argue about where to spend their holiday, with family or on a romantic getaway." -- Academy of Bards

Home for the Holidays Series - Christmas Stories by Mavis Applewater

Part of the "Home for the Holidays Series" by Mavis Applewater: Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

I'll Be Home for Christmas by Mavis Applewater

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links

"Followup to Home For The Holidays Tressa and Lindsey continue to rekindle their romance." -- Academy of Bards

Do Not Open Before Christmas by Mavis Applewater

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links

"Continuation of I'll Be Home For Christmas finds the duo anticipating the festive holiday." -- Academy of Bards

Hound for the Holidays by Akiela Xal

Picture 10 -Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

How to Celebrate Solstice in the Appropriate Manor by Alexiares

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"Two women must endure the idiosyncracies of their relatives at a holiday dinner." -- Academy of Bards

The Huntress at Solstice by Whitesword

"It's Winter Solstice, and Xena is in a far off land tracking a Warlord after having split up with Gabrielle." -- Athenaeum

I Hope You Understand by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

I Found My Heart in San Francisco: A Christmas Vignette by S. X. Meagher

Part of the I Found My Heart in San Francisco Series by S. X. Meagher

"This is a short story flashing back to Christmas Eve 1977. Jamie is not yet born and Ryan is two-years-old. Come and get a glimpse into the past and meet the young Catherine, Jim, Martin, Fionnuala and Michael."  -- Academy of Bards

I Saw Gabby Kissing Senticles by Del Robertson

Picture 11 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

If Only In My Dreams by Zuke B.

"While Major Briana Richardson waits to go home for the holidays, she remembers Christmases past." -- Academy of Bards

I'll Have a Blue Solstice Without You by Del Robertson

Academy of Bards Link | Passion & Perfection Link

Picture 15 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

"A bloody chakram in a field. A lost princess. It isn't shaping up to be a very merry Solstice in the Amazon Nation. " -- Passion & Perfection

I'm Cuckoo For Cocoa-nuts by McFluffy

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"Xena and Gabrielle are in Amphipolis enjoying time with Cyrene and family." -- Academy of Bards

In Beer Veritas by Rab Donald

In Search of Kringle by D

A Valiant Heart eBook Link

"A Christmas hunt in the City." -- D

A multi-fandom crossover: Birds of Prey, Bones, CSI, Charlie's Angels, Criminal Minds, Crossing Jordan, DEBS, Devil Wears Prada, Facts of Life, Glee, Guiding Light, In Plain Sight, JAG, Law & Order (all), NCIS, Nikki and Nora, Popular, Rizzoli & Isles, Stargate, Warehouse 13, Women's Murder Club, Wonder Woman, X-Files and XWP

In the Light of Day Christmas Stories by Cheyne

Part of the In Light of the Day Series by Cheyne

1. Decisions by Cheyne

Picture 6 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

2. Change and Choice by Cheyne

Picture 2 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

In the Eyes of A Child by Trish Kocialski

2nd Place - Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"New neighbors with twins provide amusement and a reminder of the joy of Christmas when a young woman helps them "believe"." -- Academy of Bards

Inside and Out by CXW

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear by Ladyhawke

Honorable Mention - Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 2007

It Came Upon A Solstice Clear by L.J. Thompson

"A Xena / Gabrielle Nativity Tale" -- L.J. Thompson

"Warrior and bard spend Solstice planning for the future" -- Lunacy

Lunacy Review

It Happened On Winter Solstice Night by Norsebard

Athenaeum | Bibliotheca (Home Page) | Passion & Perfection

"While staying in Amphipolis for the Winter Solstice Festival, Xena and Gabrielle finally understand that they are much more than just 'best friends'. " -- Bibliotheca

It Happened One Solstice by Troi5

"A quirky little tale that has a Gabrielle and a grumpy Warrior Princess encountering all sorts of unusual things on Solstice Eve - from a rather strange looking reindeer, to people roasting these oversize nuts, to their old friend Senticles." -- Lunacy

Lunacy Review

Jingle Bells for Easter by Pat D.

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

"A cynical reporter follows a young woman who seems to be on a mission to locate a special item." -- Academy of Bards

The Jolly Rancher by TexasRainbow

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Joxer's Solstice Quest by J. Gardner

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"Joxer has Solstice presents for all his friends." -- J. Gardner

Just Your Extraordinary Christmas . . . by Miri

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"An entry in the Christmas Challenge about two women celebrating the holiday." -- Academy of Bards

The Keeper by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 13 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Landmines and Roses by A. Hughes and TaraKerry

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Last Good Day of the Year by Spheeris1

Picture 8 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Late by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 6 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Lee Lee's Diner by S. Lynne

Winner - The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

The Legend of the Island of Aki'i by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 16 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Lincoln Plantation by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 9 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Loaves and Fishes by Linda Crist (TexBard)

"On a snowy solstice eve, Xena sets out to save the Amazons, while back home in the village, Gabrielle and their daughters anxiously await her return." -- Academy of Bards

Love On Ice by TaraKerry

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Meaning by A.C. Henley

Honorable Mention - Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Meet Me At Rockefeller Center by Merry Angel

Picture 1 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Meeting by Janine Hilltop

Picture 18 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Merciless Solstice by Melissa Good

Part of the Xena the Merciless Tales by Melissa Good

You have to go down the "Melissa Good" page, under the "Xena the Merciless (Conqueror)" heading to find this story. It is available in several different downloadable formats.

Merry Christmas by Gin

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Merry Christmas, Dr. Covington by Daniel Stevens

"Janice Covington and Mel Pappas are spending *another* Christmas overseas.  The year is 1944.  The news from the front line has been bad for over a week now, as the Battle of the Bulge is in full swing at this point." -- Taiko's Scrolls

Merry Christmas, Reece by Vertigo

Part of the Reece and Faith Series by Vertigo

Merry Christmas to You, Officer Greca by Meretsager

Honorable Mention - Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

A Midnight Clear by Blue

"Set the day before Christmas eve, the story begins with New Yorker Vanessa Reynolds observing the latest antics of her very strong-minded feline, Raven, and remembering the day she saved the dark-furred beauty from certain death at an animal shelter. Having had no intention to become a cat owner when Raven nevertheless adopted her, Vanessa is determined to ignore the other strays fighting in the alley outside her window - a resolution that's quickly abandoned when the dark feline becomes obsessed with the noise outside, eventually drawing her owner's attention to a golden little bundle about to be ripped to shreds there. Amazed at how Raven and the newcomer just hit it off, Vanessa soon finds herself with two cats as she searches for her guest's owner, never suspecting the conspiracy playing out all around her . . . VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

A Million Dollar Lady by B. Soiree

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

First story in the Evan and Elizabeth Series by B. Soiree

Mine by Rhuarc Black

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Model Behavior by Celine

Picture 2 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Moment Like This by Nalysia

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

The Most Special Christmas by Annie (The Bard of New Mexico)

Co-Winner: The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

The Mouths of Babes by Maggie

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"A BEAUTIFUL Solstice story that acts as a sequel to Maggie's previous tale THE SILVER FOX. Having recovered somewhat from the recent ordeal in the land of Chin, the Xena and Gabrielle nevertheless find their friendship still deeply affected. There's a distance between them that frustrates both making them short-tempered and unsure. It is a problem that becomes of secondary importance when a little orphan girl comes into their lives. Unbeknownst to the warrior and bard, however, the waif's presence will have a pronounce effect on them both reminding them of the very special love and friendship they share and prompting them at last to face the fears that have been keeping them apart. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

My Lord - Solstice by Mayt

Academy of Bards Link | AusXIP Link

Story 2 of 8 in the My Lord Series by Mayt

"Following the events of My Lord, as winter Solstice approaches, the Conqueror is summoned from a hunting trip to care for Gabrielle who has fallen seriously ill. In the course of caring for Gabrielle, Xena revisits recent events that have enlightened their ever evolving relationship." -- Academy of Bards

Narbles by Gin

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

A New Christmas Tradition by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 20 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A New Friend by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 10 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The New Spirit of Solstice by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 1 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Noel's First Christmas by Treesqueek

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Noel, Noel by Dabkey

2nd Place - Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"An aunt whose "what do you want for Christmas" question of her nephew leads to an encounter with the sister of a volleyball teammate whom she had a crush on and finds and finds her interesting." -- Academy of Bards

North South Holiday by Silverwriter01

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Not Again. Dammit! by McFluffy

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

On the Eve of Forever by Speeris1

Picture 20 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Open for Christmas by Silverwrite01

Picture 14 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Ordered Chaos by Rab Donald

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Our Grand Western Adventure by Xenalicious

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"Randy and Logan's vehement distaste of each other prompts their boss to send them to a Western-style team building effort under directons to 'shape up, or else'. Does it work? Read on." -- Academy of Bards

The Parade by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 3 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Prayer by Ramses

Picture 20 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Prince Charlemagne by Casey Elliot

Picture 10 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

PRWLR by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 14 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Puppy by Meretseger

Picture 10 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Quills and Swords by Amara K.F.

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

The Randy and Gwen Series Christmas Stories by D

Part  of the Randi And Gwen Series by D

A Festival Story by D

"Special Story" in the The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is a Xena Claus!

Reunion by D

Academy of Bards | A Valiant Heart

Non-Competing Entry (Picture 19) - The Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008 - A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Read the Fine Runes by Baermer

"Gabrielle wants to get a Winter Solstice present for Xena but ends up getting more than she bargained for." -- Athenaeum

"The tale has Xena and the bard traveling to a town where Gabrielle hopes to find a Solstice gift for her companion. Soon after they arrive, however, the town residents begin exhibiting some very strange behavior while Xena starts to feel an overwhelming need to keep her bard safe. Baermer's portrayal of the Xena/Gab relationship is one of uncompromising love and protectiveness. The story works very well as a mystery with the various clues unraveling slowly and leading to some unexpected developments. A great read! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

Really, Mr. Rockwell? by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 19 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Red Light by Ape

Picture 6 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Requiem by Cheyne

People's Choice Winner - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Right Thing by S.X. Meagher

Premise 2 Winner - The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"Originally a Christmas story challenge entry, SX felt the characters had more to say. And so they did. Hennessey Boudreaux is getting ready to leave her beloved South Carolina to travel to Boston to begin college. She's savoring the summer months while working at a local writing program for gifted teenagers. One of the teenagers, Townsend Bartley, is less gifted as a writer than she is as a hell raiser. But money and power talk, and Townsend's mother, a well-known and respected writer, has plenty of both. The headstrong, self-destructive 16-year-old is about to lock horns with her equally stubborn 17-year-old camp counselor. The story that ensues follows these two determined young women as they both try to sail through the murky depths that is young adulthood. " -- Academy of Bards

Rockefeller Romance by Ramsey

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Sand Angels by Ladyhawke

Winner - Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 12: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

Santa Claus' Daughter by Silverwriter01

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Santa Conspiracy by Tovie

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

The Season of Giving by Barry Marshall

"Nice story sure to put you in the Solstice spirit that has the Warrior Princess taking a little vacation and reminiscing about what her bard companion has come to mean to her." -- Lunacy

Simple PLeasures by D

Snow At Christmas by JB

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

A Snowball's Chance by Gillian Decker

"A charming little Solstice story that has Xena and the bard returning to Amphipolis where they are soon ambushed by some tiny warmongers weilding deadly accurate...snowballs." -- Lunacy

Snowed In by Sheri

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"An entry in the Christmas Challenge about a young woman who is trapped in a snowstorm and meets a woman refinishing a house." -- Academy of Bards

Soap Floats by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 8 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Solstice by J.S. Stephens

Story 18 of 29 in The Rest of Our Lives Series by J.S. Stephens

"Gabrielle is depressed on Solstice Eve. She is visited by three ghosts and learns about the meaning of Solstice." -- Athenaeum

Solstice and the Amazons by Mickey Minner

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

A Solstice Celebration by David E. Milligan (daviderl31)

Bibliotheca (Home Page) | FanFiction.Net | David E. Milligan

"Another Buffy/Xena crossover. Gabrielle asks Buffy and the Scoobies to Poteidaia to celebrate the Solstice Celebration with her, Xena, Lila and Sarah (Lila's daughter).  Rated G.." -- David E. Milligan

"A Buffy Xena Crossover. A follow up story to Gabrielle's Surprise Birthday Party. Gabrielle invites Buffy and friends to the Winter Solstice Festival in Poteidaia." -- FanFiction.Net

A Solstice Benefit by Kamouraskan

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | AusXIP | Taiko's Scrolls

"While preparing for her first public performance in over a year, a Solstice charitable concert organized by Salmoneous, Gabrielle discovers that Xena has been keeping a secret, and the warrior has to hustle to make things right again. Humour and angst." -- Academy of Bards

"Set in the fifth season, this charming new entry has Salmoneous getting in a bit of trouble when Xena and Gabrielle discover that the small benefit they had agreed to do isn't quite as "small" as they had been led to believe. The promoter soon gets a reprieve, however, when an unexpected revelation shifts the bard's anger toward her partner forcing one very apologetic warrior into damage control mode." -- Lunacy

A Solstice Encounter by Nancy M.

Xena Library Rating: PG-13

"This is a kid’s story." -- Nancy M.

While playing, 11 year old Gabrielle and her friends encounter some Athenian soldiers and a warrior woman.

Solstice Eve Gift by Del Robertson

"Ephiny seeks solace in Gabrielle." -- Passion & Perfection

A Solstice Gift by Lena

Characters: Xena and Gabrielle.

A Solstice Gift to You by Ri

"In this short little jewel of a tale, Janice and Mel need a little help to really get into the holiday spirit!" -- Athenaeum

The Solstice Gift by T. Novan

"T. Novan brings us a very sweet little Christmas present in this holiday yarn which has the warrior and bard temporarily separating so Gabrielle can spend some time at home without the conflict which usually erupts when her father sees the ex-warlord - only an unexpected solstice gift changes their plans . . ." -- Lunacy

A Solstice Gift to You by Ri

Characters: Mel and Janice

Solstice Light by Onora

"Heartwarming tale set during Solstice Eve when the stubborn determination of one friend serves as the guiding light for another." -- Lunacy

"It's Winter Solstice, and Gabrielle keeps a light burning in the window for Xena, who's out in a blizzard searching for a missing child." -- Athenaeum

Solstice Memories by Mickey Minner

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

A Solstice Miracle by Dawn (Tigress)

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

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"Sad and alone, Gabrielle spends Solstice with her old friend Senticles and gets a very unexpected gift." -- Dragon's Quill and Ink

Solstice Moon Series by Linda Tellez (Saahira)

1. Solstice Moon by Linda Tellez

"Intense tale that has Xena reliving a nightmare from the past when an old adversary strikes, this time endangering not only her life but the bard's as well." -- Lunacy

"An old enemy turned bounty hunter wounds The Warrior Princess, and she has to face more nightmares from her past as a result.." -- Athenaeum

2. A Warrior's Heart by Linda Tellez

"An epilogue to Linda's SOLSTICE MOON which finds Xena suffering from her wounds and a god learning more about himself than he ever wanted to learn." -- Lunacy

Solstice Nocturne by Phil D. Hernández

Solstice of Redemption by Felioness

Sequel to Tribute of Love by Felioness

Xena loses her mother during the Solstice season.

Solstice on High by Barry Marshall

"Continuing his annual Holiday tradition Barry brings us a new Solstice story which finds the warrior and bard celebrating with some mortal and immortal friends and receiving a well-deserved gift." -- Lunacy

Solstice Presents by Teara

Written for the Dead of Winter Ficathon

Characters: Xena, Gabrielle

"Solstice with the Amazons." -- Passion & Perfection

Solstice Series by Beowolf

1. Solstice Eve by Beowolf

"Set in the time of the Winter Solstice, it has the warrior and her bard enjoying this magical time of the year while they stay at a village where the annual festival is in full swing. Delighting in all the activities, Gabrielle can't quite believe her stoic warrior seems to be enjoying herself too. What the storyteller does not know is that Xena has made careful plans to make sure everything is perfect for Gabrielle because for once she wants to show the bard just what she means to her." -- Academy of Bards

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2. Solstice Morning by Beowolf

"The friends exchange Winter Solstice presents." -- Athenaeum

"This story is part of a "loose" series which began with Solstice Eve. Like the first installment, this second tale is a gift for the heart - beautiful and very touching. Still set amidst the Winter Solstice, the story takes place the morning after the events in Solstice Eve and has Gabrielle reminiscing about her time with Xena and then unveiling a little surprise for her warrior. Short and VERY much worth the read." -- Academy of Bards

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3.  Crossings by Beowolf

"This was posted long ago in the NetForum as a separate story but in fact it is part of the series Beowolf began with Solstice Eve and later continued with Solstice Morning. 'Crossings' is one of my favorite vignettes ever - a simple yet incredibly powerful little tale that with only a few lines will make you feel more than novels hundreds of pages long. It is plainly put - a story about a love that cannot die and will endure forever." -- Academy of Bards

4. Another Time, Another Solstice Eve Eve by Beowolf

"Beowolf brings us an absolutely BEAUTIFUL new offering set exactly one year after those two earlier stories. This time Solstice finds the warrior and bard in a very different place under very different circumstances with Xena feeling horribly guilty at the life she is giving Gabrielle. The little bard, however, has different thoughts on the matter, knowing full well from where her happiness truly comes. This story is very much based on the sense of love and family and hope the Solstice season celebrates. It is reaffirming and deeply poignant." -- Academy of Bards

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Solstice Show Auditions by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 11 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Solstice Song by Fyre

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Solstice Suite by belwah

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"Gabrielle accompanies Xena home for a family Solstice in Amphipolis, but things don't go quite as planned." -- Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory

A Solstice to Forget by Panda

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"A holiday goes wrong." -- Academy of Bards

A Solstice to Remember by Akiela Xal

Picture 15 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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A Solstice Treaty by Linda Crist

Academy of Bards | AusXIP

Part 2 of the 7 part Xena/ Gabrielle Series by Linda Crist (Texbard)

Rated R

The Solstice Tree's Light by LadyWillow

FanFiction.Net | FanFiction.Net Mobile | LadyWillow

"Xena and Gabrielle decide to visit the Bard's family for Solstice. Combines comedy, romance and slight angst to give a read worth while!" -- LadyWillow

Solstice Wish by Barry Marshall

"A very timely new offering that has the warrior and bard seeking shelter at a small village on a cold Solstice Eve and helping a gentle soul to keep the promise he once made his family." -- Lunacy

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Songs of Solstice by Gabby's Hope

"The time of Solstice is probably dreaded in the temple of Dahak, so Hope would likely come up with a list of bardic songs to make up for the time of celebration and goodness. " -- Gabby's Hope

Soul Watchers by Berlinpup

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"An entry in the Christmas Challenge about a writer who helps her apartment building neighbor." -- Academy of Bards

Stagecraft by Fedelma

Starry Night, A Solstice Story by Wishes

AusXIP | Tom's Xena Page

"Gabrielle finds God." -- Athenaeum

The Strange Christmas Angel by Kay Bowring

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum

"Callisto is given the chance to earn her angel’s wings, under the tutelage of Clarence the Angel. Her task is to reunite two soulmates who risk missing each other in this lifetime, even though they live in the same city and cross paths every day. Ares, however, is still the god of War, and he has other ideas." -- Kay Bowring

Stranger Things . . . by Ian Hayes

Picture 3 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Christmas by Phantom Quill

Honorable Mention -Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Tabitha Series by Ri

Xena / Bewitched crossover.

1. Wishing for A Warrior by Ri

"Tabitha [Bewitched] is feeling neglected so she makes a wish that we all would like to make... but hers comes true." -- Academy of Bards

2. Wishing For A Warrior For Christmas by Ri

Tabitha was very lonely on Christmas Eve, she wished for someone to talk to. Puffs of smoke appeared and her friends Xena and Gabrielle were before her. Hands on hips and maternal frown on the warriors face she asked the little girl, "Tabitha, did you bring us here?"  -- Academy of Bards

3. A Solstice Surprise by Ri

"Tabitha gets to see her favorite Warrior and Bard but this time its back in Ancient Greece thanks to accidental bit of time travel..." -- Academy of Bards

The Tale of the Oranges by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 5 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

They Came From the East . . . by MB Inc

Picture 17 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Ties That Bind by T.E. Brehm

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

'Tis the Season by Tali_one

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

To Find A Rainbow by Aincieant Warrior

Picture 8 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Toothgritter Finds A Home by Bill the Semi Bard

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Traveling with a Sleigh by Valensina

Bibliotheca *

"This story is true. Well, as true as stories about Santa Claus, and as true as stories about Xena. Did you ever wonder why Christmas is sometimes referred to as X-Mas? Where does the X come from? You see, the X comes from Xena, and in this story you’ll find out how that happened. " -- Bibliotheca

*The webmaster at Bibliotheca has asked that we link only to her home page.  

A Triumph of Love, Part II: The Magic of the Solstice by D.J. Belt

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Passion & Perfection

"In this sequel to A Triumph of Love, Sara and Jeni's first Solstice in Southern Breeze are full of surprises. In the midst of the social chaos on their planet, they redefine the meaning of "family" for each other in a most wonderful way."  -- Academy of Bards

Truth in Love: A Solstice Tale by Nene Adams

Academy of Bards | Nene's Living Library

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"An entry in the Christmas challenge set in 1898 London where a librarian laments being alone and meets an imposing man at their employer's christmas party who has a secret." -- Academy of Bards

"Verity Hawkins is the loneliest woman in London. On Christmas Eve, 1898, she works an old folk-magic spell in order to catch a glimpse of her one true love in a mirror. What she sees is shocking, and will change her life forever." -- Athenaeum

Twas the Night Before Solstice by Fluffy aka McFluffy

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

'Twas the Week Before Christmas by Greek Warrior

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Twelve Days by Colleen

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | e-Books by Lida

 

"An ordinary visit to Santa leads to an extraordinary discovery of love. This holiday tale is not just about two people becoming a couple, but four people becoming a family." -- Academy of Bards

"Here's another delightful tale from Colleen that will touch your heart! This Uber is a Christmas tale that opens right in front of Santa's place, and it's Mrs. Claus that comes to the rescue! A wonderful read not to miss, at Christmas or any season!" -- Athenaeum

Award Logo by Silvermoonlight

 

Part of the Holiday Series:

1. Twelve Days by Colleen

2. Two Hearts by Colleen

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | e-Books by Lida

"Here's a Valentine's Tale featuring Colleens' Taylor and Cori, who take some much needed time with each other." -- Athenaeum

3. One Foggy Night by Colleen

Academy of Bards | Athenaeum | Athenaeum EBook Links | e-Books by Lida

"Cori and Taylor spend an interesting Halloween together." -- Athenaeum

Two Hearts, Two Souls by de Bonheur

Part 11 of the Long Is The Way Series

"Vignettes of the two friends during a Winter Solstice spent in a village." -- Athenaeum

"This tale is set in the time of the Winter Solstice and has Xena realizing at last that the happiness she has found with her bard is indeed real." -- Lunacy

Two to Tango by Sheri

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

"Erin has been talked into taking ballroom dancing lessons. Dreading the worst, she finds a pleasant surprise." -- Academy of Bards

The Unconquered Son by XWP Fanatic

Academy of Bards | AusXIP | AusXIP Rocket EBook Corner | PDA Fiction

 Part 3 of the Seven Wonders Series by XWP Fanatic

"The first ever Conqueror Solstice tale and the third entry in the SEVEN WONDERS SERIES, XWPFanatic's latest is a very timely read that has Gabrielle convincing her beloved Conqueror to reinstate the festival season. With things going well in the empire, Xena orders a series of celebrations, loving the sparkle of excitement in the eyes of her Amazon Queen and willing to endure even the more stifling traditions just so everything is as perfect as possible. It's a time that will reawaken feelings of home and family for them both but one which will also remind them of their duties to Greece and the ever-present dangers always lurking close-at-hand . . A MUST for that Solstice reading list - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" -- Lunacy

 

Unending by Speeris1

Picture 15 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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Until There Was You by Ri

"A christmas tale set in the old west the only two women in town meet and find that they have more in common they had ever dreamed." -- Academy of Bards

Untitled by AC

Picture 1 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Untitled by AJB

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Untitled by L.C. Jordan

Picture 3 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Untitled by Fingersmith

Picture 12 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Up North by Mary Urban

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

A Very Merry Turtle Christmas by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson

Part of the Turtle Series by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson

Waiting for Tomorrow by Spheeris1

Picture 11 -  Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Walking Around In Warrior's Underwear by Del Robertson

Winner - Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 2007

We Need A Little Solstice by Cath, Bard

Amazon Trails | AusXIP

A post-FIN Solstice story.

The Weather Outside Is Frightful by Akiela Xal

Picture 6 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Wedding Woes by Akiela Xal

Picture 2 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

What Child Is This by Brigid Doyle

AusXIP | PDA Fiction

"A very nice "feel-good" sequel to Brigid's excellent uber HALFWAY TO MY HEART, this story picks up the story of the McAllister sisters as they get ready to celebrate their first Holiday season together. Each will have challenges to face as Reagan has to deal with the memories of Christmases with her parents and Payton has to adjust to once again celebrating a time she had once grown to despise. Together and with the help of friends, both old and new, the two sisters will rediscover the warmth of family and the magic of a season that celebrates love." -- Lunacy

What *Is* That? by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 17 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Whose Child Be This? by Del Robertson

Picture 9 - Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Why Me? by Akiela Xal

Picture 11- Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Willy's Present by B. Soiree

Part of the Fetchin' Cousin Minnie Series by B. Soiree

Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 2004: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

Winter Solstice by Claudette E. Dillard

Winter Queen by The Bard of New Mexico

Picture 2 -  Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Wrong Place, Right Time by Allyson Scott

Xena Ran Over Joxer with A Reindeer by Murphy

Song parody

A Xena Stroll by Anon2

Premise 1 Winner - The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

Xena's Present by Pink Rabbit Productions

"Sweet vignette set after the episode SOLSTICE CAROL which has the bard still feeling bad she didn't get Xena anything for Solstice." -- Lunacy

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Xmas Crash At the Mall by Shay Saunders

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Yes, Amphipolis, There is A Xena Claus . . . or . . . The Xena Who Stole Solstice! by Vio

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

"This is a poem from the good old days when Xena was still evil and hard to kill. Yet another sin to atone for....." -- Vio

Xmas Links

The Academy of Bards Challenge #3: Yes, Amphipolis - There Is A Xena Claus

The Royal Academy of Bards Challenge #7: Holiday Havoc

Bards Challenge X: Do You See What I Hear?

Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 12: Who In The %$#@*&# World Made Up This %$#@*&# List Of Words?

The Academy of Bards 2005 Winter Solstice Challenge:  I Want Candy!

Academy of Bards Solstice Bard Challenge: A to Xe

Academy of Bards Solstice Challenge 2007

Royal Academy of Bards Holiday Challenge 2008: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Bard Challenge #22 - Baby It's Code Outside: A Crossover Winter / Solstice Challenge

The Bard Challenge #24: Good Things Come in BIG Packages and SMALL Ones Too

Lunacy Solstice Fiction Reviews