A/N: This is a sequel to Happy Hillbilly Thanksgiving.

Chapter One

(One month after Thanksgiving…)

Michelle patted down a snowball with her mitten while she stood outside her house. It had been a month since her best friends left and she missed them terribly. It was all she could do to concentrate in school while she wondered where they were and what they were doing. She constantly talked about him to her parents and she knew they were sick of her asking when they'd come back but she had so much fun with them and wanted them to return.

After they left, they also realized they'd forgotten to take Spot with them. Her parents weren't angry though, her mother thought it was funny.

"He must have been drugged by the enchiladas and forgot," she teased her daughter.

The days passed by and Michelle finished off the semester at school, making straight A's and the honors list which pleased her parents. She actually pushed herself to work harder in school than usual, figuring the Doctor would want a companion who was extremely smart.

Today was the second day of her school break, the 23rd of December and it was a chilly day. In between Thanksgiving and now, some of the snow had melted but they had another heavy snowstorm and it accumulated again. Her sisters and brother were inside, staying warm but Michelle felt like coming outside. That was the other thing she tried to do, get out more since a good companion would need to do that to travel with the Doctor.

She finished with the snowball and was about to roll it into a larger snowball for the bottom half of a snowman when she suddenly heard a wheezing behind her. She dropped the snowball, gasping at the recognition of the noise and spun around to see the TARDIS materializing beside the cougar cage.

"YOU CAME!" she squealed while she tried to run to the time ship through the shin deep snow.

She stood several feet from the TARDIS, watching while it materialized completely. Her heart was dancing inside her body in anticipation of seeing her best friend again. The door opened and the Doctor looked at her.

"Okay, I can explain about the cougar," he said to her while Amy, Rory and River laughed hysterically in the background. "I was so incapacitated by the food orgy that my mind went blank and I left without picking up Spot. I'm sorry about that. So stand back and I will rectify the error and then I'll park my TARDIS in the storage room so see you inside."

Michelle waited till he closed the door before she dashed to the porch. Her heart was bursting with joy when she flung open the front door and tore into the house, screaming at the top of her lungs that the Doctor was back. She paused in the living room and heard her siblings racing out of their room and down the hallway while Lori came out of the kitchen.

"He's back, Mommy!" Michelle squealed.

"That's great, sweetie, but you need to close the front door," Lori said, laughing.

Michelle spun around and tore back down the hallway. Lori laughed while she slammed the door on the way down the stairs with her brother and sisters. As they raced down the stairs, they heard the wheezing sound in the back room and they cheered as they ran off the stairs to the storage room. Brittany flung open the storage room door and they cheered when they saw the Doctor standing there in the open doorway of the TARDIS, a huge grin on his face.

"Hello, my bestest friends!" he said to them.

He laughed when the children zoomed to him and he enveloped them in a big hug while his companions laughed.

"You know, it's only been a day since we saw you lot," the Doctor said when he got done hugging them. "So it's funny that you're so excited to see us again."

The children ran to Amy, Rory and River and they embraced the children tightly.

"Where's your other self and Donna?" Brittany said, looking around when they finished hugging everyone.

"They had to leave but I'm sure they'll be back sometime," the Doctor said to them. "Actually, we debated about coming back so soon, at least from our perspective because we were moving like sloths from all the food but we realized we actually loved being with you so we decided to come back here for Christmas."

"We got good news for you," Michelle said to him.

"More enchiladas?" the Doctor teased.

"Yes," Michelle said.

"Blimey, we haven't even touched the takeaway ones yet," the Doctor said to his family.

"But that's not what I mean," Michelle said.

"What do you mean then?" the Doctor said.

"Well, Great Aunt Alicia and Great Uncle Tom want to see you again so they want us to come and spend Christmas on their farm in the country," Michelle said.

"Ooo, a farm, brilliant," the Doctor said.

"It's big, they got a couple of horses and a gravel pit and lots and lots of land," Brittany said. "And they make tons of food for everyone."

"We're going to end up fat, I just know it," Rory said.

"Do you wanna go with us?" Michelle asked.

"Sure!" the Doctor said, beaming when the children cheered.

"There's one thing though," Brittany said.

"Yeah?" the Doctor said as he urged everyone out of the TARDIS.

"Well, Jack's house is beside theirs," Brittany said. "There's Alicia and Tom's farmhouse and a paddock and then Jack's house is beside that, down the road."

"He hasn't shot the horses yet?" the Doctor said while they laughed. "I thought he shot everything that moved."

"You'd think so but no, he hasn't," Brittany said while the Doctor shut the TARDIS doors. "But he was warned you might be coming for Christmas."

The Doctor grinned.

"And?" he said.

"We don't know if he's coming or if Randy's coming. And Aunt Ruth's coming but probably not Uncle Dan."

The Doctor snorted.

"And there might be other relatives," Brittany said. "But they're not as bad as Uncle Dan and Cousin Jack and Randy."

"I'm not the one who's afraid of coming to Christmas," the Doctor said with a shrug. "We handled your cousins and uncle, we can handle others."

"So, there you are."

The Doctor and his family turned and smiled when Lori came down the stairs.

"You forgot the cougar," she teased.

"I know and I'm sorry about that. It's now safely contained in the TARDIS," the Doctor said.

She walked over to him and hugged him.

"Did Shelly tell you what we had planned?" she asked him.

"She did and we would be delighted to go," the Doctor said.

"Good. We go tomorrow night on Christmas Eve and then we have our Christmas here the next day, you're invited to both, of course. And if you want, I'll make more enchiladas for supper tonight."

The Doctor laughed at that.

"It's only been one day for us," Amy said. "We still haven't finished the extras you made for us."

"Well…we could go to New Castle and find somewhere to eat out," Lori said. "Jim isn't here at the moment, he's out grocery shopping with Rex but he wanted to rent a minivan to carry us all in case you came back. I'll call him and let him know you're here and you're coming with us. The children also wanted to go and look at Christmas decorations but they wanted to wait till you came so you could see them with us. Would you like to do that?"

"Absolutely," the Doctor said while his family nodded.

"Great, your blankets and pillows are by the sofa. Brit, pull the sofa bed out for them and I'll go call Jim and let him know you're back."

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