Reviewer: _Lily_Ginny_Potter_
Date: 02/18/08 3:20
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

AWSOME!!

Author's Response: Thanks! :)

Reviewer: annaraine
Date: 01/10/08 19:25
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

Poor Severus, he hasn't got a chance.

Love Tobias' Christmas carols, though!

Author's Response: Yes, Sevy does have it hard. Thanks for reviewing, and I'm glad you liked Tobias' own take on the carols. ;)

Reviewer: Stubbornly_appeared
Date: 10/03/07 23:22
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

Aww, how cute! Anything that vaguely relates to Snape in any way appeals to me, so thanks for brightening my day a bit!

Author's Response: Thank YOU for brightening my day with this sweet review! :D

Reviewer: MrsRuebeusHagridDursley
Date: 01/31/07 20:11
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

Whoops, I thought I had already reviewed this.

"Said the night lamb to the little wind, do you smell what I hear?"

*giggles* I loved this part! Did you know this is my favorite Christmas Carol?

Anyways, I really, really, really liked this. Like most of your stories the characters really seemed real. I've never read anything about the Snapes' before, and it was fun reading about them.

Author's Response: Hee hee, that's okay, no matter when they come reviews are always appreciated! :)

I had no idea that was your favorite carol. Quite honestly, I don't really like it. *ducks* It just annoys me, but maybe I just heard it one too many times while doing holiday shopping. Although, this story has given me new respect for the song. ;) Anyhow, thanks for the nice review!

Reviewer: Death to Potter
Date: 01/18/07 0:32
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

awwwww! so sweet! I dont get the lamb thing, though.

Author's Response: *giggles* The lamb is from the Christmas carol "Do You Hear What I Hear?". The lyric is actually supposed to go, "Said the night wind to the little lamb: 'do you see what I see?". I just couldn't resist having Tobias sing his version of the carol. ;) I'm pleased you liked, thanks for the review!

Reviewer: Magical Maeve
Date: 01/11/07 5:33
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

I loved this story. It was so full of that Christmas spark and yet so depressingly tense. You've managed to portray the mental state of a wife suffering beneath her husband's violent temper very well, and I think the reader will have every sympathy with her. We know next to nothing about either of the Snapes, but what you have portrayed is totally convincing, from the gruff, brutish attitude of Tobias, with his determination to get a promotion before the child is born (I wonder why that is - does he want to appear more of a man for his child, or do they need the money?) to his reckless, drunken carolling with no thought for his wife's feelings.

The ornaments you used were well-thought through, right down to the ugly company bauble that Tobias brings home - and with that I think we get more of a sense of the man. He knows it's ugly, what a shame he can't see that his marriage has become ugly too. I also like Eileen's blind faith that her child will make things better. It seems to be something that women really do believe; a child will turn a monstrous husband into a good one. In one way I am glad she has that hope and in another way I wish I could scream at her to get out now while she can.

This was a fabulous challenge entry, filling the criteria perfectly, and it had a great feel to it. You wrote with such honesty and comapssion about your characters that it was a real treat to read. I'd like to offer you some concrit, but I really can't. This was one of those rare, perfect little stories. It will stand out for me for a good while. Thank you!

Author's Response: Wow. I'm totally flattered, and really have no idea how to respond to such a lovely review. Perhaps later I shall come up with something more intelligent, but for now: thank you! I'm so glad you liked this, and I really enjoyed writing it, much more than I thought. It was interesting trying to hit the right balance for Tobias -- he may not be the best person in the world, but he is still human. I struggled with his characterization a bit, but surprisingly found Eileen very easy to write. Again, thank you so much, and I hope I didn't ramble senselessly too much. :)

Reviewer: Schmerg_The_Impaler
Date: 12/26/06 9:38
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

That's a really great story! It makes Tobias out to be a bad husband, but not a complete monster. I really liked your version of Eileen. 'Meghan' seems an odd middle name to give her, though-- since this took place in the fifties or sixties, and Meghan's a bit more modern.... still, that's an incredibly tiny nitpick.

For some reason, my favourite part was when Tobias was singing, "do you smell what I hear?" ^_^

Author's Response: Yes, Meghan is probably an odd middle name for her, I chose it purely because I had used it for her *a very long time ago* in another story (not on MNFF) and didn't want to spend hours picking another. :) Thanks for reviewing, I'm glad you liked the way the characters were portrayed (and Tobias' caroling ;) !

Reviewer: HorcruxHunter14
Date: 12/23/06 17:01
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

That was sad, but sweet too. Good job.

Author's Response: Thanks! :)

Reviewer: GinnyPotter808
Date: 12/23/06 6:24
Chapter: Christmas Eve with the Snapes

OHHH! I love it!!!! Great job!
-Susan

Author's Response: Thank you! :)

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