First Christmas

by: Terrell James

Chapter 1: Christmas Time

It was a cool day in the Jade Palace and Musaki is sitting in the hills of the Sacred Peach Tree, just thinking. He saw everyone in a good mood and what's even strange, Tigress has been nice to him. It's like he doesn't know what's happening.

"So, how's it hanging, Lil' Saki?"

He turned around and saw Po standing there. He chuckled and said, "Fine. How come you guys are in a good mood lately?"

"Because it's christmas!" Po exclaimed.

Musaki looked confused and asked, "Christmas?"

"Yeah, don't you celebrate it?"

"Well...no."

"WHAT?! You've never celebrated Christmas before?"

"I've heard about it and everyone in the orphange always celebrates it except for me."

"Why?"

"Sulking in my room of depression."

"Did you ever want to celebrate christmas, though?"

Musaki was hesitant to respond, but he said, "Yes."

"Well, let's celebrate it! It'll be a lot of fun."

"Sure, why not?"

A few minutes later, Musaki and Po went inside the bunkhouse hallway and went into the kitchen, and they saw Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Monkey and Viper putting up the christmas tree together.

"You guys need some help?" asked Musaki.

"Big time." answered Crane.

"What do you want me to do?"

"You can help with the decorations of the tree and putting up the ornaments."

"Okay!"

Crane gave Musaki the ornaments and most of the decorations while Mantis, Tigress and Monkey did the lights and Viper doing the wreaths. Musaki said, "Just let me know when it's time."

"Okay."

"Have you ever celebrated Christmas before, Musaki?" asked Monkey.

"Well, I've been at the orphanage for 10 years and I've always been sulked in my room for so long, so....I've never celebrated Christmas before in my life."

"Seriously?!" asked Crane.

Musaki nodded his head and it shocked most everyone. Tigress couldn't believe her eyes and said, "How could you not celebrate christmas?!"

"I've been trying to participate, but the grief was still eating away so I just thought, 'What's the point if I'm gonna put a damper on the holidays?', so I didn't."

"You are not gonna put a damper on the holidays, Musaki."

Musaki turned around and saw Shifu standing there. He asked, "Where did you come from?"

"I kinda overheard you while I was walking in the kitchen. You've never celebrated Christmas before?" asked Shifu.

"Not even once."

"Well, we're gonna make sure that you'll celebrate it with us."

"Are you sure?"

"Of course. We're your family after all."

"That's awesome. I've always dreamt about celebrating with everyone I know, including a new family."

"Well, here's your chance. Time to put in the ornaments." Mantis said.

Musaki puts in every single ornament on the tree and for the first time, it feels like this is gonna be the start of a first holiday celebration with his new family. He got done with all of the ornaments and asked, "How do they look?"

Everyone looked at it and Crane said, "It's amazing. It really looks a lot like christmas."

"It kinda looks like you've really got the christmas spirit in you." Shifu said.

"I guess I do."

"Hey, guys! How do I look?"

They all turned around and saw Po in a Santa Claus suit and posed in it. Mantis chirped and then said, "I think you ate 12 reindeers for breakfast."

"12? More like 12,000!" Monkey said.

Po laughs sarcastically and said, "Very funny, guys. I think it's one of the most coolest outfits I've ever worn."

"Looks more like you're gonna rip up half of the suit." Crane said.

"By how?"

"Your belly and your butt, of course."

Po rolled his eyes and asked, "Where's your holiday spirit?"

"Right where you're standing."

"Seeing you look like this has really got into Christmas." Musaki said.

"Really?"

"That way, maybe something in your outfit wouldn't snap off."

"Good one, Musaki!" Mantis said, while laughing.

Musaki looked at him and then, winked at him to know that he likes it, now that he's gotten into the holiday spirit. Po winked back at him also and smiled at him. Shifu looked at Musaki and said, "We need more decorations. If you want, you can go to the store and pick up some more. Think you can handle it?"

He looked at the list and with getting into the holiday spirit, he looked at Shifu and said, "Absoultely."

"Need someone to go with you?"

"No, I'm good."

"Okay."

With that, Musaki left the kitchen to head off to the store to get some more decorations. As he went outside, he starts thinking about what would it be like to spend the holidays with his new family and he looks at it as an amazing experience and some good thoughts about celebrating the holidays. He knew that it would be exciting for him to participate in something like this and he's definitely looking forward to spending the holidays.

This is pretty much what I can come up with. This fic was in request from my awesome friend, Joe 'Po' Navark. Hope you like it! Merry Christmas!