Werewolf Wagon’s Top Ten Themed Fics is a monthly feature suggested by the lovely Juliana, where we (Julia & Juliana) make a list in no order whatsoever of our Top Ten Fics based on an specific theme previously chosen by us or suggested by a follower.
This month’s theme? Christmas Fics!
(you can also check Werewolf Wagon’s Christmas tag for a list of all fics recced.)
12 Days of Hale Publishing by relenafanel (7,533 - Rated G)
Something must have poked his Christmas Spirit. It might be the way Hale was watching the proceedings with a scowl on his face, unable to hide what was clear derision. Earlier, his eyes had lifted when Stiles entered the work pen with the presents, and Stiles had been under the impression he had been vaguely pleased. The only thing Stiles could think of that would make someone such a gloomy grump was not getting a gift.
“What?” Hale asked, staring at him through the glass wall that made up the part of his office facing the work area.
“I’ve got something for you!” Stiles said, waving the small rectangular present as he walked in.
“That’s not mine,” Mr. Hale said, staring at the box like it offended him. Then he stared at Stiles like he was offending him more. “You’ve made a mistake.”
“No mistake, sir. It’s a special delivery from magical Hale Holiday Elves.” Stiles gestured to his head. “See the hat. A man wearing this hat makes no mistakes.”
A Christmas Hale by Captain_Loki (14,298 - Rated M)
His mouth began forming the word ‘no’ in a knee jerk reaction, but it died on his lips when he actually looked at Stiles. There was no pity in his face, no sense of moral obligation or charitable intent, he looked…earnest and nervous and so much the sixteen that he was. He realized with a jolt that had his stomach twisting into something that felt nothing like anger that Stiles wasn’t asking for Derek’s sake.
The boys spend Christmas together. There’s copious amounts of sarcasm, some sharing of emotions and somewhere along the lines feelings develop.
A Thrill of Hope by bigboobedcanuck (4,059 - Rated E)
Stiles crashes through the forest with Derek in his sights, stopping every so often to launch another snowball and duck one of Derek’s. Obviously Derek could outrun him in a heartbeat if he wanted to, but for some bizarre reason he apparently wants to hang out with Stiles and have an epic snowball fight. Maybe it’s a Christmas miracle. Or maybe Derek is just as bored and lonely as Stiles is.
Cupboard Love by mklutz (32,682 - Rated G)
He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain.
If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.
Don We Now Our Gay Fake Boyfriends by relenafanel (14,575 - Rated T)
“What happened to your sweet Camaro?” Stiles asked.
“His sister borrowed it,” Erica said cheerfully. “Drove to Lake Tahoe for the holidays and left him here without transportation and fending for himself.”
This was… perfect, actually. Stiles needed a fake date and Derek needed a drive. “I’ll tell you what, I’ll drive you to and from the party and in return I get to tell Mrs. Gordon you’re my date.”
“Fine.” Derek nodded.
Yes! Stiles had a fake date to the Holiday Party!
I See Your Face Before Me by jezziejay (9,148 - Rated T)
While Stiles was studying in New York, Scott moved to LA and found a new co-bestie. Stiles can’t wait to meet him. The feeling, however, is far from mutual.
taking the bus to chinatown by hito (13,303 - Rated T)
Stiles’ home economics teacher forces him to knit mittens. Nobody wants Stiles’ mittens, but then Stiles offers them to Derek, and Stiles is pretty sure Derek does these things purely to drive him crazy. What else could it be?
Tis The Season Baristas Fear The Most by stilinskisparkles (5,470 - Rated T)
Scott is hands down the worst barista Derek has ever hired. But it’s Christmas and apparently that means something to some people.
we swept out the ashes by decideophobia (3,238 - Rated M)
Derek lets Stiles take him apart and put him back together, lets him put pieces in a place where there has been another one before, and finds himself being a little different each time. And Derek thinks, it’s going to be fine. I’m going to be fine.
With A Little Christmas Magic by AceLotti (10,669 - Rated T)
Stiles is jobless this Christmas and as a last resort, is stuck playing one of Santa’s elves at the mall. The job is a bust, and Stiles isn’t really in the Christmas mood, until he finds salvation in the Starbucks at the food court, not only in hiding from kids, but in one very sexy barista named Derek. ((Or: In Wich Stiles in an Elf and Derek is a Christmas Coffee Magician))
And a shout out to everyone who is part of the Dances With Wolves Christmas Calendar!
The story will be complete on Christmas Day, but you can start reading it right here:
Dances With Wolves by ZainClaw (22/25 | 49,790 | Rated E)
Two months after the events of the Nemeton, it’s safe to say that Beacon Hills has gone back to the small and quiet town it once was. No animal attacks or strange deaths. No creepy blind man or maniac teacher running about. For the first time in nearly a year, Stiles and his friends can go back to the lives of ordinary teenagers. (Despite half of them not being ordinary at all.) Christmas is coming, and the news of a winter school dance at the end of the semester leaves Isaac terrified and Stiles unbelievably dateless.
It’s funny how both their problems are solved by the same person.