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Summary: My little contribution to Christmas, title says it all. Oh, and please leave a note and tell me what you think.

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Firefly > Buffy-CenteredfeekhFR71259072,99021 Dec 0621 Dec 06Yes
Disclaimer at the end.
A/N: I was baking mince pies with the radio on and somebody mentioned this song and how it seems unkillable. And I came up with this.

The Downside of Immortality

It was that time of the year again, Buffy mused. Six hundred years on God’s green earth and there was only one thing that had her running screaming in the other direction.
Christmas had long ago become some kind of non-denominational mixture of paganism, Christianity and Judaism and wild blend of fairy lights, mountains of protein bars and presents galore. An opportunity to see old friends and party like there was no tomorrow and they were not all struggling to make ends meet out here on the frontier.
And unfortunately some things that just wouldn’t give a rest. Every year it started about six weeks before the main event. The first time had her slightly queasy, the second annoyed and by the third she was perfectly willing to rip her ears off just to make it stop.
“Here it comes again! I love this song. You know they say it is from Earth that was.” Kaylee chirped, grinning from ear to ear.
Tension snapping, Buffy screamed and clapped both hands to her ears.
“I can’t take it anymore! Turn it off, turn it off, turn it off.” Her voice grew increasingly shriller until in pure self-defence Wash flipped the switch on the intergalactic radio, all the while wondering what was so terrible about ‘Last Christmas.’

Disclaimer: So I don’t own Buffy, Firefly or ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham. This just popped into my head as I listened to the umpteenth repetition of the Christmas song we all love to hate.

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