Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love an icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.
If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
Surf around your friendslist or just random journals, or holiday_wishes to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:
If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.
You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.
There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
Comments.. There’s been a lot stories that have “underperformed” in terms of comments or even concrit. If you’re sure my characaterization is wrong, come and show your face and tell me exactly how so. Or if you’re a newer friend, go through my tags and comment on old fics that fit your fandom interests.
More stories that reflect my vision of the characters. Ianto is Jack’s barely utilitarian fuck toy. House and Wilson have hot sex, and will always end up hurting each other. (Newbie hate, a bonus). Hot Heroes fic with Nathan, Noah or both of them. Punditslash-Keith et al, but STILL no fluff.
More Barrowmaniacs. Tell me what I can do to convince you. Especially my fellow Americans. I need John to do concerts in North America and that means I need more fans on the continent.
DVDS-Anythiing with John Simm or Philip Glennister, especially if you can burn stuff that hasn’t been released in the US. (Clocking Off, The Lakes, Crime & Punishment)
Also-Profit, with Adrian Pasdar.
Mention my user name in your LJ. Yes, I am that big of an attention whore.
Prop 8 to be over-turned. March. Send good vibes. Sign petitions. Whatever you can do.
Holiday cards. I love hearing from my F-list.
Music, Music, Music. If you’ve got mp3 tracks you think I’d like…especially in fanmixes that meet my fandoms and visions of characters.
More guests for next year's "Come As You're Not" party. You can start thinking about your costume right now.
Please email email@example.com or PM to get my address.
Things that lie in the hands of The Powers That Be, but would be make me deliriously happy, even though many people disagree with me. It's still MY wish list.
House MD-Complete newbie eradication. Moldavian massacre. En masse firing. Recurrence of Spanish Influenza. Whatever it takes.
Torchwood-Jack/Gwen canon complete with ILU and graphic sex-Adrift level or higher. Just for the wank.