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I've never seen a place that's quite like this. Everything is turned around; this crazy world is upside-down.

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Christmas is a time of year where everyone deserves a chance to be happy—Sunset Shimmer knows this well. So when she sees a falling out between the three former sirens, she can't help but want to do something to help brighten their holiday. And with the help of her friends, she just might succeed.


The third story in The Twelve Days of Ficmas. You can read the second one here, and you can read the fourth one here. Happy holidays!

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 I jingled their bells so hard…”

I don't know why I find this so funny, but I do.

We sang Hearth’s Warming carols all the time back then!

Some strange mixture of adorable and ominous when you remember what singing entails.

nearly a thousand years old

Yeah, they survived through the Dark Ages, Native American-era North America, both world wars, and who knows what else depending on where they traveled.

“Someone’s about to get Kris Kringle’d!”

BWAHAHAHA!

And that heartwarming end, ending on the perfect line with the cigarette.

Ri2

That poor cigarette! What did it ever do to anyone?
And I want to know more about Fluttershy's new chicken.

Cute. Was hoping for more Adagio, but still enjoyed it.

Lovely story, so lovely in fact that I think it deserves a follow up.

i think the end is missing something... like, Aria shedding a tear she didn't know was holding while she sung. you know, it had been such a long and hard time since she last heard her siren voice.

whatever.

it was a really nice story. almost cried at some parts. damn you holidays, you make me sentimental.

5389318
Glad you found the story entertaining! I'm particularly happy with that Kris Kringle line, honestly.

5389506
That particular cigarette? Pretty much nothing. Cigarettes in general? Might be another story. And as for Belvedere the chicken, it may or may not be the last time we hear of him.

5389552
I play to my favourites. Namely: Aria. Still glad you liked it, though!

5390030
I'm not opposed to the idea of a follow-up at all. This was really fun to write, and I'd gladly write more!

5390490
I just figured Aria was too stunned to really know how to handle it. Tears likely came later, when she was back with Adagio and Sonata. At any rate, happy you liked it!

5390981
This seems to be a popular opinion, so I might come out with a sequel or second chapter at some point in the future. For right now, though, I'm content to leave it as is. Happy holidays!

5389506 The cigarette took away 11 more seconds of Aria's life by messing up her lungs. Also, after taking one more puff, she later had lung cancer, and died. The cigarette deserved its harsh treatment.

5391240
dunno, Aria strikes me more like the kind of gal that wouldn't cry infront of others, that's why i thought she wouldn't have a problem cracking just a tiny bit when alone. you know, didn't even realized she had a tear running down her face until it trickled down and hitted the tissue paper, then she sees the other amulets and is overwhelmed by happines, but doesn't cry 'cause she's just too happy now.

anyway, i think this is enough dwelling on how to picture a character. bottom line, i liked it, A LOT.

Ri2

5391282
Can she die of lung cancer? Isn't she immortal?

Ri2

5391240
I was also expecting the story to just end after the gift was rejected with the moral that not everyone can be helped.

5391839
That was the original plan, but it just felt like too much of a downer ending for what's supposed to be a jolly time of year. Call me sappy, but 'tis the season!

5391964
As the saying goes: if the only complaint people have is that they want more of something, you've done something right.

Ri2

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I'm not complaining. I like this ending. Just saying it's what I expected.

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Nah, I knew you guys weren't really complaining. I appreciate all the feedback, honestly. Thanks, y'all!

“I hope I don’t get myself again,” she said

Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

I'll echo the calls for a second chapter, but I do find the current ending to be quite fitting. Good stuff.

5391836 She lost her magic when the mane 6 struck her with rainbow power magic. Once those pendnts were gone, you notice that they can't sing? That's because they have no more magic. Magic is what gave them immortality. Plus, nobody knows if immortality exists in the EQG world. Also, Starswirl teleported them through time too, so they aren't even proof. I'm guessing there's not.

Ri2

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The degree to which the Sirens are immortal and how long they've been in the human world varies from fic to fic. I wasn't sure which way this one was going.

Almost thought this one was going to be bittersweet ending.

Ok, as awesome as that ending was...I could really see a possible epilogue as a second chapter with the Dazzlings arriving singing carols and saying thanks to the girls...actually...

That was just wonderful. I'm glad you went with the ending where Aria accepted the gifts in the end.

Finally got a chance to read this, and it worked beautifully for me. I also join the chorus for more. :yay:

How in the hell does this have any downvotes? Wonderfully executed. I would have liked a hair more of the ending scene but still satisfied.

And purely by coincidence, since I just read this, but check my deviantart account from the profile here and then the description on the holiday art piece. You could imagine the blue at their necks instead of the story in my fic here. =)

Edit: looks like links are gone on new profile page but I can update here later or pm you. Don't want to just drop a link here without asking first.

Wonderful story

I would just like to point out a few details you could easily improve by adjusting the Summary.

Christmas is a time of year where everyone deserves a chance to be happy—Sunset Shimmer know this well. So when she sees a falling out between the three former sirens, she can't help but want to do something to help brighten their holiday. And with the help of her friends, she just might succeed.

Christmas is a time of year where everyone deserves a chance to be happy—Sunset Shimmer knows this well. So when she sees a falling out between the three former sirens, she can't help but want to do something to help brighten their holiday. And with the help of her friends, she just might succeed.

The Summary would have Paragraphs, not just a section of text.

If the stories mentioned at the end of the Summary are Sequels, tag them as such in the proper field when you edit the Summary.
Just copy the Syory ID number into the field. This would not just look better, but leave the Summary easier to handle on your end.

It's so... the feels... I can't...

...okay, I'm good now.
Seriously, how the hell did I not discover this story around christmas time? Ah well, better late than never

I really liked the idea of this. Wished there was more to the end, but it's still very good, very sweet. Good job! :pinkiehappy:

I still think it's a pretty bittersweet ending, since Sunset and co never got to see the fruits of their labor - would they ever know their gift was truly appreciated? This is the reason it feels incomplete. I would've liked to see them salvage a mini-Secret Santa (giving each other hastily arranged homemade gifts) or something, since it feels like their Christmas is effectively ruined but for the clinging of good spirits. Emotional wreckage aside, it's quite a fine piece of work.
Liked that bit with Fluttershy getting herself. I almost suspect Sunset of copping out on thinking up a gift for her... :pinkiegasp:
I erm, I wouldn't mind a sequel... :rainbowderp:

Yes, I want to read more, please

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