The Royal Academy of Bards

is proud to present

The Solstice Challenge Graphic Puzzle


The Annual Solstice Bard's Challenge

which is BC #18 if you are counting


Your Contestants Are:

#1 - Christmas Miracle - Akiela Xal

#2 - 'It came upon a midnight clear.' - Ladyhawke  Honorable Mention!

#3 - How the Grouch Stole Christmas - Meretseger

#4 - How the Witch Stole Solstice - Aurelia

#5 - Walking Around in Warrior's Underwear - Del Robertson  WINNER!


The Challenge is to take any of the 25 holiday classic television shows or motion pictures listed below and make it your own. You can uber-ize it, Xena-tize it, Amazon-ize it or original-ize it; It’s up to you.

The catch?
You still must maintain the overall theme of the original.

Oh and notice that “A Christmas Carol” is not on the list. We weren’t going to make this that easy on you. <.g.>

Also be aware of these possible bonus opportunities:

  1. Including “known” XWP ‘verse Amazons will get you a point (up to five max) for each Amazon in your story.
  2. Including the title of any well-known Christmas carol in the story in any context other than as a song will get you a point each (up to ten max)
  3. Using “A Wish for Wings That Work” as your story base will get you undying gratitude from OZ (and an extra little prize too)…it’s my favorite.

There is only one category of competition this time: Best story (voted upon by the public)

The Christmas/Holiday Classics:
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Christmas in Connecticut
  • Going My Way
  • Holiday Inn
  • Home Alone
  • It Happened One Christmas
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Prancer
  • The Bells of St. Mary's
  • The Bishop's Wife
  • The Nutcracker
  • The Santa Clause
  • White Christmas
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Wish for Wings That Work
  • A Year Without a Santa Claus
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Nestor the Long-eared Christmas Donkey
  • Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • The Little Drummer Boy

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