I've decided to share with you a Hetalia Axis Powers fanfiction, to show you how powerful the Christmas spirit can be... even ending our animalistic characteristics for one, very meaningful day.
So please enjoy... and Happy Holidays, and a very happy (peace-filled) New Year.
'The time was during the second world war, on Christmas day.
The entire house was shaking and booming with music, and the chatter could be heard from many houses away. Most of the countries had all gathered for Christmas at America's home (even if they didn't want to, America was very persistant) for his annual Christmas get-together.
Inside, the room was full of presents.... and well, chaos, to say the least. Estonia played Christmas carols elegantly on the piano with Austia, and Finland danced around Sweden, singing along. Poland chased Lithuania arouns in his Santa lingurie, just to tease him, of course. Sealand, Hana-Tamago and Latvia sat underneath the Christmas tree, playing with their freshly un-wrapped toys. France was trying to flirt with England because he was intoxicated (which promptly started a fight between them), and America was doing his best, trying to keep peace between his guests.
He ran into the room carrying a tray full of Christmas cookies.
"Excuse me! Excuse me!" He called, pushing his way through the crowd while attempting not to drop anything.
As soon as America sat the tray down on the table, there was a loud knock at the door. America wiped his forehead.
"Who could that be? I thought that everyone was here already!" He exclaimed, not really speaking to anyone in particular.
America rushed through the other loud and obnxoius countries (almost slamming into the invisible Canada on his way), and opened the door. He gasped when he saw who it was.
"R-Russia?" America asked, staring up at the large country, "What are you doing here?"
The taller country looked away, hiding his face.
"You invited me. I thought I was an Ally."
America pouted and crossed him arms.
"I invited everyone who allied with me... but I didn't think you would have shown up." America replied coldly, not even bothering to hide his hatred for this man.
Russia looked down at him and smiled his false, childlike smile.
"I was lonely. I heard that Lithuania was here, so I've come to collect-"
"He wants to be away from you, especially on Christmas. Why don't cha give him a break, just for today?"
Russia's smile faded, and he almost looked sad.
"I didn't come to fight you, America-san. I don't want to fight with you, not today."
America glared up at him.
"Well, you should have known this would happen. We're still in battle and I'm really stressed, and I DON'T need you here to cause more problems," he growled.
Some of the countries turned to look at what was happening. Lithuania saw Russia, and his eyes narrowed. He wrapped his arms around Poland, hiding behind him. Russia looked at their hostile faces, and then lowered his face.
"It's...Christm-" He mumbled.
America's eyes widened as Russia looked at him, a tear rolling down his cheek.
"It's Christmas, can't we just STOP FIGHTING for one day?" He exclaimed.
America, and the rest of the house was silent. Snow began to fall from the sky, and some of the countries looked at each other in shame.
Russia tried to stop himself from crying, but it was so hard.
"I know we're in battle right now and all... but today is supposed to be a day or warmth and giving. Can't we all just put our foolish problems behind us for a day?"
Russia's tears fell onto the sidewalk, and America's eyes also began to water.
"I know that Germany, Italy and Japan are our enemies, and that Germany has done some mean and un-forgivable things... but for god's sake, he is not a bad person! None of them really are, so why should they be treated as animals?"
Russia began to say something more, but he was shut up as America threw his arms around his neck, hugging him tightly. Russia's cheeks went pink.
America looked back up at him and smiled.
"You're right. I'm sorry for being so selfish. I should include everyone at Christmas, this isn't a time to fight."
America let go of Russia, and held out his hand. Russia stared at it for a moment, and then smiled.
For real this time.
They joined each other's hands, and decided to be friends for just one day. Afterwards, America invited all the countries that he did not include before, with warm, open arms. Germany and Prussia drank beer with England and America, all laughing and talking like civilized people. Italy flirted with Hungary (which prompted jealous from Germany, who then chased him aroudn the room). Japan stared at the giant flourecent pink Christmas cake in fear. Finally, all of the countries sat and ate Christmas dinner together, at peace for at least one day.
The following day, the fighting began again.