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Quote of the Week


"All across the globe, little pets wish and hope for that magical blanket of glittering powder to make their Christmas day perfect. The Snow Faerie hears all these wishes and, year after year, she tried her hardest to grant them all- but in the end, she's just one faerie, and many of the little pets had to wait another year for their chance at a white Christmas. Then, one year, the Snow Faerie had an idea..."


Finest Christmas Food



Then there are the Neopians who might get tired of having the same thing on their plate each year. It's old, boring, and eventually becomes tasteless. This is where we come in to save you from that this holiday. We will now introduce the information that has been gathered for each of the following foods. We have tried each of these foods ourselves to make sure they're up to par for this season and enjoyable for you! If you're ready for a change in your annual meal, then you have come to the right spot...

Gift Giving Guide



Your Neohome is trimmed gracefully with garland, the trees outside sparkle with faerie lights and your hands are warmed by a mug of fresh borovan... You take a sip of that malty asparagus flavoured liquid paradise but almost spit it out as you realise that you've forgotten the most important of all The Day of Giving traditions! Gifts! Oh no! Well, dear festive spirit, never fear as I am here this year to guide you through the pleasure and process of selecting the most perfect gifts for your loved ones!

Shopping For a Brat


Ahh... Christmas. It's that time of the year again. You know what that means? That's right- you have to put your better judgment aside and buy that little bratty Neopian you know a gift. Whether that rascal is part of your family, your boss's drooling heir to the company, or that neighbor kid that is SO bored they spend 80% of their free time running around your Neohome's front yard, you probably have one reason or another to get...

Other Stories
"Unbreakable" by sporty2443
Brynn sighed and rubbed her forehead. "I'm going to take a wild guess here," she said, "and say that Hanso put you all up to this?" The looks on the younger guards' faces were all she needed to confirm that suspicion. After a moment, the Bori cleared her throat and said, "Well, it's not like that makes it any worse than what we were doing in the first place! He only wanted..."

"A Different Type of Present" by snowflakesandfrost
"So," she finally says, breaking the silence, but not the tension, "do you think we'll be able to go to the Advent Calendar in two days?" She doesn't have to look at his face to see his expression. "Were you looking forward to that, Luna?" She nods, slow and sad. She had been, he knew it. She knew it. It was the only thing she could talk about..."

"Stand By Me" by allison_kitty11
"Neopia Central is the worst place to be for the Month of Celebrating, for sure. I, for one, have not come across a single cheerful, kind Neopian since this stressful month began." Cev replied, rolling his eyes at his sister's ignorance. At this, Sylvia's eyes widened. She never understood why her older brother was so stingy about the most wonderful holiday of the year..."


Here's To Another Year!


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Great stories!


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Dark Faerie Dreams: Part One
My attention caught by the girl in the reflection.

She was a funny looking faerie, I thought sadly. The only thing dark about her was the simple, single-sleeved, purple dress she wore and perhaps her violet eyes.

by ilovemycatembers


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Sketch Parade
The loveliest tree ever.

by glitt_

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A Guide to Neopia's Finest Foods for This Christmas
If you're ready for a change in your annual meal, then you have come to the right spot.

Also by deathbykarma

by melaiv


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Christmas Generosity
Sometimes we take it a little too far...

Art by cevierakasky

by alternative


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Still Taking Care Of You
"Not again! No, don't leave me! Don't leave, please!" Anna screamed into the darkness.

by almedha



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