Oh Holy Night; Keep the Candles Burning by JustWriter +6
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Categories: Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Summary:

Write a Spuffy story with Christmas, Yule, and/or Chanukah in it.

Ideas: 

  • getting roped into a fundraiser (singing or otherwise)
  • doing a good deed or mitzvah
  • It's a Wonderful Life-esque plot where a character never lived and they see the world without them
  • based on your favorite holiday movie / story / song / tradition 
  • Buffy having to defend nighttime religious gatherings from demons and vampires and Buffy uses religious icons as weapons, like crosses and big freak'n menorahs
  • getting an anonymous gift
  • Buffy's grandparents come visit and either hilariously notice nothing or find out or already know about things that go bump in the night
  • Willow's relatives come to town and she's dragged into 8 days of events by her suddenly present parents after having seen Spuffy kissing and is unable to tell anyone about or fix it
  • Gift of the Magi-esque plot where they give gifts to complement something they gave away to get the gift
  • A cult thinks Buffy is their Messiah (resurrection & saved the world) and she just wants them to leave her alone
  • While You Were Sleeping AU where someone is saved, but in a coma, by unknown Spike and, due to a misunderstanding, is believed to be her fiancé by her family and friends. One of them, Buffy, is suspicious of him.
  • 12 Days of Christmas
  • Willow tells the gang about Chanukah, how the Hammers stood up to their Greek Empire overlords by keeping tradition under siege and how the candles inexplicably kept burning (8 days) until they could get more holy oil to burn
  • dreidles a symbol of learning a language under oppression
  • Trees indoors as a symbol of life
  • et cetera; go wild!