Ginny is tired of being the only single Weasley at family gatherings and all the pity that comes with that status. Draco could do without opportunistic women taking advantage of his desire to connect. The solution? Team up to become platonic dates during the holidays.

If only their hearts could stick to the plan....


“Making friends?” Ginny asked George.

He grinned and handed a pint of beer to her. “You have no idea.”

Ginny groaned as she realized what he was wearing. “Really, George? The hat I sort of understand, but you’re already a redhead. You don’t need a wig.”

“Couldn’t help it. The wig came attached. See?”

He lifted the floppy green top hat, and the shiny hair that hung down to George’s shoulders lifted along with it to reveal his gleaming bare scalp.

“You’re bald!”

He stroked his head and said in exaggerated shock, “What! Since when!” Then he replaced the hat and tossed his head to get some of the strands of hair out of his face. “Don’t know how you and Bill deal with this mess.”

“It’s much easier to manage when it’s real hair.”

“I don’t see how. It gets everywhere.” He withdrew a strand of wig hair from his water before taking a gulp from the glass.

Holidating 6

Category: Works in Progress
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, Other Characters, Pansy Parkinson, Ron Weasley
Compliant with: All but epilogue
Era: Post-Hogwarts
Genres: Humor, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: No
Series: None

Chapters: 5 | Word count: 25295 | Read count: 756 | Published: Jan 30, 2021 | Updated: Mar 16, 2021
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Story notes: This story is inspired by the Netflix movie Holidate. Some of the plot points will be similar to things that happen in the movie, but some will be different.

I'm dedicating this story to EvShadow/TinyYellowDragon because this was all her idea. I had no intention of writing this when she asked me if a story like it existed. But the plot bunny refused to hop away, so I succumbed to its infernal influence. Thanks for everything.

Except for the first three chapters, my plan is to update approximately once a month, each update coinciding with a different holiday or event that month. Which means - fingers crossed, knock on wood - this story will be complete before January 1, 2022. I will do my best to stick to that schedule.

1. Christmas Eve 2005 (Reviews - 3) 2295 words


2. Boxing Day 2005 (Reviews - 2) 4480 words


3. New Year's Eve 2005 (Reviews - 1) 5141 words


4. Valentine's Day 2006 (Reviews - 3) 6428 words


5. St. Patrick's Day 2006 (Reviews - 3) 6951 words