Title: Christmastime in the City

Author: Tearsofamiko

Rating: K

Disclaimer: People, I don't even own the DVDs...come on, now.

Spoilers: I don't think so...they've never done a Christmas episode, have they?

Summary: Six instances of Christmas madness, mayhem, and miracles.

A/N: It started with one idea (this instance) and then blossomed into another couple. ^^ Probably set before Judgment Day, so Jenny's still around...maybe. Anyway, one chapter for each member of the team (Ziva, Abby, McGee, Tony, Ducky, Gibbs), mostly humorous instances...nothing too heavy...though Gibbs' might be...unless I decide that this is all before Jenny dies. BTW, these are all set during the same Christmas season, not throughout different years. ^^

Jingle Bells

"Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!"

She glared across the bullpen at the plush creatures perched on Tony's desk. They'd appeared there this morning, sometime while she was down visiting Abby or something. They hadn't been annoying at first; she'd thought they were rather cute with their miniature bells and plushy faces. Even the song had been cute, especially as the snowmen 'singing' it danced in time to the tune. It really had been cute...

...the first time.

As the day continued, she discovered that the device was motion activated, setting the creatures to singing each time someone passed Tony's desk. And Tony'd just smirked every time it happened, daring her to say something about it. She refused, but what once had been cute was rapidly climbing her list of torture methods. Gibbs wasn't even around to tell Tony to get rid of the thing.

They fell silent again and she barely kept from sighing in relief. Maybe now she could finally get some work done, maybe they'd stay silent for a while. She relaxed in her chair, feeling tense muscles in her neck start to release as she savored the blessed silence. She'd started reading again, finally making it past the first paragraph, when a clerk passed their work area on her way to the elevators.

"Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh, what fun it is to –"

She was on her feet and across the room before she knew it, before she'd made the choice to move. The soft plush of the dancing snowmen filled her hands as she snatched them off Tony's desk and took aim for the trashcan in the corner by the stairs. Her arm moved and the device – still singing, dancing, and jingling – flew through the air with all the precision of one of her knives, perfectly catching the swinging top of the trashcan and landing with a light thud in the bottom. The song echoed for a moment more then fell silent as the entire squad room froze, staring in her direction. Of a sudden, a loud cheer filled the room as every person present rejoiced at her actions.

She stood panting as Tony stared at her, mouth open in shock. Taking a deep breath, she straightened her shoulders and turned back to her desk, calmly settling herself back into her chair. Noticing that he still gaped at her, she shrugged and gave him a mild smile.

"It's the most wonderful time of the year," she sang softly as she turned her attention back to the file, leaving him simply to stare.