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Jazan sighed. Nabile loved throwing herself into holidays, and he supposed it would be fun for the children. But he had no fond memories of them, himself – for him, a holiday had been a day when he successfully avoided his father. Razul had certainly never hung a stocking or a sprig of holly in his life.

by saphira_27
Scarlet Shadow: Carols in the Desert

Ahead of her, Lord Kelland of Altador, her uncle, pushed forward, unwittingly tugging at the rope that connected them in the storm. She quickened her pace, not willing to hold him back. As she did, her mind drifted back – to happier times and warmer memories...

by kathleen_kate
Wandering: Birth of a Foster Parent

The Hissi known as Xellaration stood in the strangest of places for a desert born Hissi like himself. He stood in the living room of a small, fixer-upper neohome, and watched as the human girl he called "Sunny" walked around and commented on the small repairs it would require.

by hzoo_26
Soul Food: A Soup Faerie's Story

This story of a young future soup faerie will warm your heart just like how a bowl of soup warms your tummy!

by jazzehness
Santa Scorchio

Sarah smiled lightly as she finished putting out a fire in the fireplace. There wasn't any snow falling outside, as they were on Mystery Island, but there was some rain to make up for it...

by boscoemax
Neopian Story Time: The Spirit of Giving

With a shout of surprise, Beth whirled around to see a small, hooded figure running off with her purse. "Hey, stop! Come back here!"

by ilovemycatembers
A Gift of Courage

"Of course Twisted Roses were amazing, and the fans were great, too. I met some pets afterwards and we chatted on the grounds for hours. A couple of them are starting up a band, but..." Kyla hesitated. "Well, I don't know, I just admire their courage. I wish I could do that sort of thing, you know?"

by teaspill
A Tale of Two Fuzzles

They said he would steal your toys in the night to break them, or would sabotage Tarla's shop of mystery, replacing the most expensive items with broken junk, just to put more money in his pocket. It was said he was the reason there were rejected Faerie Queen Dolls.

by futurevetpet
Thief No More

'Any moment now the time will be perfect to strike,' the thief thought as the neopet got closer.

by allison_kitty11
A Not-So Grumpy Christmas

Nobody liked Mr. Ross. He was an old, lonely Kougra that lived in a very small house on the outskirts of Happy Valley with nothing to keep him company...

by themorningafterlife
A Game of Chess... Or Not

"You and Callie aren't quite a couple of kids. She's seventeen and you're more mature than she is sometimes."

by ellbot1998
The Perfect Christmas Gift

Serenity had asked for a Mootix, to have a friend to talk to and play with while Lilah was traveling and writing her novels. If she really wanted to get her a Mootix, she'd have to fly all the way to Mystery Island...

by jessica_jellibean
Way Better than Hot Cocoa

He paused in his tracks, though he wished he wouldn't, as the snow was freezing his feet the more he stood. Was it already the Day of Giving?

by sheik_30999
A Present from Jhudora

"Jhudora!" she exclaimed as she grabbed a hold of the Dark Faerie. "I'm so happy you made it!"

Jhudora struggled to breathe in the rigid grip of the old Faerie. "Yes... I wouldn't miss it," Jhudora gulped, "Mother."

by kaddiez

Christmas at Home

She didn't blame anyone for not adopting her. She had a terrible name...

by eclipsedrose
A Christmas Change of Heart

"It's not fair that I get all of these cheap things! I was good this year!"

by babygirl2299112
One Simple Wish

"This is one of my favoritest things about winter. I love being around a warm fire when it's freezing cold outside and everyone's all nice and snug in the house. I'm really glad we could make it to Terror Mountain this year."

by _sap2_6
The Gift of Giving

Surely, she thought, he wouldn't miss one chocolate chip. They're so little, after all...

by fairytale12
 
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Holiday Breakfast



We all love this time of year, don't we? The Month of Celebrating is full of fun, festivities, and FOOD to share with your family, friends, and Neopets. Why not start with a delicious breakfast inspired by the season? I'm Mojo, a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don't understand how people get through the day without it! Come along with me to discover ten of the best breakfast foods leading up to, during, and even after the holidays...



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Ten Awesome Christmas Paint Jobs
Are you feeling like you need something extra to get a little more excitement to make the Day of Giving awesome? Perhaps what's missing is a lovely petpet that is perfect for the holiday.

by epiic_spork

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The Day of Giving
What it's all about and some traditions for the day!

by pinkpaint

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The Doctor's Tale: Part Five
"I searched for years. I looked in every square inch of Terror Mountain, from Happy Valley to the Top of the Mountain. He must have found a family and moved somewhere else. Eventually I lost hope. Neopia is a big place, and my little Puppyblew could be anywhere."

by madidogs88

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Guard Duty: Part One
Faerieland had once been such a peaceful place. The only sounds in the air had been the gentle breeze and birdsong. Now the sounds of construction were all around, as the population tried to restore the kingdom to a glory that secretly they all knew was lost forever.

by herdygerdy

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Blah Blah -Christmas-
At least he's wearing clothing.

by highwind20

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How Nifty~
Cheer up! It's the month of Celebrating!

by kirimiso



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