Aside from being devastated that I am not the first person to review this wonderful piece of fanfiction, this story has made me feel all happy and warm. Thank you for writing me a story about my favorite characters and bringing some holiday cheer into my life. :)
I love the idea of the Marauders at Hogwarts and I wish I could find more people who wrote them as well as you did. This is such a perfect time too, some holiday cheer without the threat of the war. Just a few best friends hanging out and exchanging gifts.
I'm kind of jealous because from what I've been reading of your stuff, you're so talented at writing any character. The Marauders, for me at least, are spot-on. Sirius with his lame attempt at making eggnog and oh my god, his little comment about Mrs Potter being more of a mom than his own and her knitting him slippers because his old ones spelled so bad James chucked them in the fire. Just...gah, so precious.
I loved your Peter - Sirius's little knock at his forgetfulness, his slight obliviousness, being pleased as punch to give them both something they'd enjoy, and his happiness with James's hat.
And, of course, Remus is my favorite! Giving them books! That's such a Remus thing to do and I laughed when Sirius was like, 'are you kidding me?' and Remus was totally expecting that. I guess getting socks is what he deserves after giving them books every year. ;P But they sound like cute socks and they're warm!
Just, oh my god, I can't believe you wrote this for me. I'm so lucky to call you a friend! Thank you so, so, so much. This was the perfect Christmas present.
Author's Response: I'd write you a story any day -- thank YOU for letting me do it! :)
I think a lot of times in fan fiction, people get the Marauders totally wrong (and yes, I'm a bit biased), but we seem to see their personalities similarly, which makes me so happy. :P They all have very distinct personalities, though, and your little comments on all of them just put the biggest grin on my face.
Poor Sirius -- I imagine books are the last thing he wants. And then Remus gets the wrong present, to boot! I am so, so, so glad you liked this, Missy, I really am. :) Merry Christmas, and I am proud to call you a friend! ♥