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scarlett2112 / Elena's is the owner of a busy department store. She expects Ric or Stefan (whomever you choose) to show up to play Santa Claus. Damon is the middle of a high stakes poker game when he finds his pockets empty. Ric or Stefan happen by and give him the cash on the condition that Damon do has do something for him. He's under the impression that he has to pick something up at Elena's store when what he really has to do is be the Santa Claus. Playing Santa is not something Damon's is prepared to do and tries to walk out. However, Elena isn't one to say no to. You take it from here. Sex is optional. Bonus points for a kid, either a cute one, that melts Damon's heart or one that drives him crazy the same way that Elena does?
sauriemilia / Two strangers (Damon and Elena) missed their respective trains and are stranded in the station on Christmas Eve. Without other options than to wait until morning they decide to make the best of their situation by improvising a celebration. If you manage to get smut involved then who am I to judge? ;)
dannielle1989 / The Salvatore's and the Gilbert's have hated each other for generations. Somewhere down the line, they have forgotten why, it was just expected that the feud would continue. However Damon and Elena would have to disagree. They got to know each other in college, and started dating. After dating since the beginning of the school year they decided they were totally it for each other and eloped right before going home for Christmas. They decide to come clean to their families at the Annual Lockwood Christmas Gala. It's totally up to you where it goes from here and tweak the prompt as you see fit. Bonus points for the news causing someone to get drunk and cause a scene at the party, mistletoe and spiked egg nog. Smut or no smut is up to you.
tamilnadu09 / No one in the scooby gang has any christmas plans for one reason or another so Elena drags everyone onto a Murder Mystery Train (they can be vampires or humans, whatever fits the story best). Everyone is grumbling and reluctant- especially Damon- but the others eventually get really INTO it. Except for Damon, who wanders off in the middle of the whole mystery thing. Elena notices he's gone and they end up in a secluded part of the train by themselves. Here they can either have a heartfelt conversation about why he dislikes Christmas, or....other hijinks can ensue ;)
lilianegrouse / Damon and Elena are on their way to a ski cabin or other type of holiday destination when Damon's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. How ever will they stay warm? ;) Feel free to be as clean or as smutty as you like, but they should probably be human since it'd be too easy to just vamp-speed on out of there :)
seethegoodinyou / It's up to Elena to choose the perfect tree for this year's Gilbert family Christmas, so she heads to the best place in Mystic Falls--the Salvatores' tree farm. She's prepared to hunt down the tree and cut it herself, but she soon discovers it's a bigger job than she'd planned on. Enter Damon, who she secretly has a thing for but has never been brave enough to act on it. As he helps her wrangle a tree, will she finally muster up the courage to reveal her feelings there in the middle of the woods? Bonus points for snow, hot cocoa, a surprise kiss, and a healthy dose of DE fluff. :)
jaybunzy0 / Elena Gilbert is Damon Salvatore's Christmas angel... at least that's what Bonnie Bennett says. While Elena helps Damon rediscover his Christmas spirit she learns he could be her chance of finding her way back to Earth. After all she isn't dead... she's in a coma. Smut or Clean... Whatever works for you :)
txvdfan / I'll admit my TVD love has waned a bit over recent years. I'm having a hard time coming up with a prompt, so I'm leaving this one open-ended. I'm asking for three elements in the story: -a puppy -a proposal -a baby on a doorstep; They can all be DE or you can throw in Alaric/Jenna, Stefan/Caroline, or Bonnie/Jeremy if you'd like to mix things up a bit.
supposedlymel / Damon Salvatore is a rich cocky young man, who gets what he wants when he wants. He's waited a while, but finally he's ready to get the one thing he wants this Christmas. Elena Gilbert is the unlucky maid hired to wait on the snobby rich Salvatores hand and foot. She'd like nothing better than to leave, but there's one blue eyed dark haired man preventing that from happening... Will Damon and Elena both get what they want this Christmas? Or will it be another one spent alone and broken hearted?
jenluvsvamps / Prompt... Pre-Vamp Elena. Jealous Elena! Sneaky Katherine & Drunken Damon! It’s Christmas eve in Mystic Falls and Damon is all alone at the boarding house drinking his Christmas away while the others are attending a party at the Lockwood mansion. Katherine blows back into town and decides to have a little fun with Damon by presenting herself as his Christmas present--pretending to be Elena, of course. Elena feels bad that Damon is all alone, so she goes to the boarding house and catches Kat & Damon flirting or even kissing (nothing further than that please) and is outraged Katherine is playing her mind games again. Katherine’s motivations are up to you...she can either be serious in her efforts to seduce Damon because let’s face it, he’s gorgeous, or you can simply have her doing this because she’s bored and just wants to play with his head (as she likes to do), or another reason of your design, the choice is entirely yours. Jealous Elena is a must! Elena realizing she has real feelings for Damon is a must! Damon can either know it is Katherine right away and simply be playing along to see what she wants or he could honestly be fooled again until Elena arrives...your choice. Bonus points for Elena giving Katherine a good old fashioned smack across the face for messing with Damon like that. Double bonus points for anyone who can deliver a drunk & snarky Damon, but show his vulnerable side at the same time. The ending to this piece is entirely up to you...it can be smutty (like I love) or fluffy… either way, the end-game is Elena giving Damon his first “holly-jolly Christmas” ever!
nerddamon / PLEASE INCLUDE: - Elena has been a lonely orphan for years, you can explain why she never ended up with Jeremy/Jenny if you want, but the reason doesn't matter to me - Elena is more rough around the edges than in canon, she's refused to speak since the car crash that killed her family - Damon finds Elena sleeping in a public place on xmas eve or new year's eve. YOUR CHOICE: - Vampire or All Human AU, either is fine with me - Elena's age - Elena can be homeless or maybe people just stay away from her because she's reclusive or a "weirdo". I'm hoping this prompt works for writers that want this to be either romantic/fluffy or dark.

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im_runwild56: AU/AH: Damon has given up. Life is just not going right (up to you, however you choose to make his life be miserable). He is about to give up when he comes across a brown eyed beauty- Elena volunteering at an animal shelter. He gets to know her they have a heart to heart about life. Elena gets him to see that things could be looking up, nothing is ever as bad as it seems. Any rating. Extra points for Fun flirty banter, an adopted animal finding its forever home, hot cocoa, sleigh rides, and a mistletoe kiss.
dannielle1989: My prompt goes as follows: A different take on the 12 days of Christmas. I'm thinking somehow, miracle, magic I don't really care Elena wakes up from her evil induced sleeping curse far earlier than she was supposed to. But she doesn't tell Damon or Damon doesn't find out because he's away. Details are up to you. She wants to make sure his Christmas is special. So for the 12 days before Christmas she sends him anonymous gifts until the final day when she reveals herself. Bonus points for well thought out gifts that speak "Damon", a tender love scene, mistletoe and hot cocoa.alwayselisabeth: Damon and Elena's relationship are not going very well - they've been fighting, screaming at each other and been miserable for months, until Damon decides to make a change. He wants to show Elena just how exciting their relationship used to be and how good they were together, before they started fighting. He starts putting every second of his day into their relationship, making this Christmas the best one Elena has had since her parents died. Points for Damon giving gifts, a fight ending up in lovemaking and the happy couple decorating a tree together!

seethegoodinyou: Caroline organizes a "Sexy Santa" contest at Whitmore, and Elena suggests to Damon that he enter, never expecting him to actually take her up on it. Luckily for her, he's feeling festive this year, but does he have what it takes to win the contest and make this Christmas a memorable one for Elena? Feel free to make it as fluffy and/or smutty as you'd like. ;) Bonus points for naughty/nice jokes and other Santa-related snark from Damon.

thisis_myescape: I'm an angst-addict. I don't have a super specific prompt, do whatever you want, but I'm craving for someone to take my heart in their hand and crush it. Make me cry big, fat crocodile tears with your words! Make me need to take a break so that I need to calm down before continuing on, and then I want to cry again when it ends on a heartbreakingly beautiful note (fluffy or tragic, it's your call). Basically, just make it painful. Please.

tamilnadu09: ELF! If you haven't seen the movie (and really, who hasn't!?) Elf is about a human who ends up at Santa's workshop. When he grows up, Santa lets him go to NYC to find his real family. His father is a jerk- total workaholic, cares only about money, appearances, etc. Anyway, when he goes to a popular store, the manager ends up thinking he's there to WORK as an elf. So there's a whole comedy of miscommunication going on. There he also meets a girl, who he falls in love with and they date and he shows her what the spirit of the holidays is all about. SO: Damon- the human who grew up as an elf / Elena- the girl he falls in love with, who shows him around NYC. / Giuseppe- the mean spirited father, obviously. But he's not too important for this story. / Should be fun & cute :) If you've seen the movie, then feel free to add in any other of the plot details, as I just gave a broad overview in my summary.scarlett2112: Damon and Elena are married, on the verge of divorce. They visited with their parents, trying to act civil but knowing their marriage is over, they leave to go home a few days before Christmas. They have car trouble in a tiny remote town surrounded by mountains. Because the car parts needed for their car repair have to be shipped in, they're stuck in the town for several days. The town goes all out for the holiday, Christmas pageant, decorations, Christmas trees galore, you name it. The town's people take Damon and Elena under their wing so to speak. Somehow amidst the magic of this little town and the magic of Christmas, they realize that they still love each other too much to give up.

elizabeth85cec: For my prompt I'm thinking that somehow Elena ends up in 1864 when she goes into that deep slumber, somehow pulled into that era because of Damon's heartbroken despair. Katherine never existed, or did and it's after she's gone, or Elena drops into her body or whatever, your choice really. All I would love to see is an 1864 Christmas love story where Elena makes the holiday for 1864 Damon. PS. I'm thinking that's a good loophole that brings her back in the present to Damon, but it doesn't have to be that intricate. Just good lovey dovey fluff!! I'm more of a smutty story kind of girl, but pure DE swoon worthy romance will be perfect as well!

dope_rev (Twitter Login): Set after 3x14, the Mikaelson's Ball during which Elena states that Damon's love for her might be the problem. Elena realises that this Christmas is not going to be merry at all as she finds herself alone at home on the 24th until the phone rings and an exhausted Sheriff Forbes begs her to come and pick up a drunk Damon Salvatore, who's compelled half the girls to be his playmates [not sexually, just for entertainment like dancing on the table ;)]. I'd like to see a cocky and tough Damon.bibi_ca: Based on the movie "The Holiday" one of my favourite Christmas movies. Elena, a famous, rich film producer or script writer, just brakes up with her terrible, terrible boyfriend and decides she needs a break from her chaotic life in LA. She finds this website where people go to exchange residences (houses). There she meets, Stefan. A guy who wants to get away from his small town of Mystic Falls, and his boring, quite life. (you can invent a reason he wants to flee so badly). They decide to switch houses for two weeks. Once Elena gets there she stumbles upon Damon (you can give him any back story you want. In the movie he has two daughters and their mom is dead. He get's drunk and instead of going to his place he goes to his - sister in the movie - brother in this case on Christmas Eve). I would like a few mentions of Stefan dealing with a concerned best friend - Caroline - but you don't have to, you can just keep it on DE. M rated preferable and with a happy ending. Bonus points for bossy Elena and charming drunk-Damon.

nicole_baka (Twitter Login): So it's Christmas Day and I'd like to see a grumpy Damon and a cheerful Elena. She's decorating the boarding house but Damon is being Damon. He tells her the reason for his bad mood (childhood memories, etc whatever you feel like) and she tries to cheer him up and show him that this day can be really magical. It's up to you if they are together or not (if they aren't then make them before the end of the fic), but I'd like to see a vulnerable Damon and Elena comforting him. Extra points for a really sarcastic Damon, gift exchanging and lots of kisses! ;)

txvdfan: This is for an AU/AH story (heat level's up to you). Damon and Elena have been married for a few years now. Elena has a BIG surprise for Damon, and she's wanting to wait until Christmas morning to tell him that their attempts to get pregnant have finally worked out. I anticipate this being more fluffy than hot, but I'm leaving it open ended. As long as there's a positive pregnancy announcement on Christmas morning, I'm cool with whatever happens in your story. Bonus points for: snow, making cookies, an appearance by Elena's teddy bear. Thanks!