Past Featured StorySummary: When the Slayer's family moves house in her second year of college, a new neighbor swiftly becomes all she wants for Christmas. His wants are decidedly more complicated.

Takes place in an AR wherein Buffy was called to Slayerhood according to schedule, but did not move to the Hellmouth until her freshman year of college. NOT a Wishverse fic.
 
Runner up for "Best Original Plot/AU" in Round 11 of the No Rest for the Wicked Awards. 
Runner up for "Best Characterization (Joyce)" in Round 11 of the Running With Scissors Awards.
 
Series: Vamp Next Door 'verse
Categories: Season 5, Alternate Reality, Holiday Fic, Award Runners-Up
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow
Genres: Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 3
Word count: 7,875 Hit Count: 4,129 ePub Downloads: 139
Published: January 07, 2013 Updated: January 09, 2013


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1. Chapter 1 by Rebcake - Likes: 23 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,955 Hit Count: 1,803 Published: January 07, 2013

Many thanks to shapinglight for betaing. Contains dialogue swipes from BtVS. Written for the Noel of Spike LJ community in 2012.

2. Chapter 2 by Rebcake - Likes: 20 Comments: 16 Word Count: 2,248 Hit Count: 1,134 Published: January 16, 2013

3. Chapter 3 by Rebcake - Likes: 27 Comments: 17 Word Count: 2,672 Hit Count: 1,192 Published: January 09, 2013