Holidays X Strauds

It has been one hell of a year! My story is on hiatus for a bit while I work on some more chapters, but I didn’t want to leave you all empty-handed. I made this for some incredible simmers who I admire and for whom I am definitely better for knowing.

To the Discord, you are all the most lovely of friends <3

CW: Sex, violence, bloodshed and horror (along with my usual fluff)

(btw one of the scenes features a clip from Vladislaus is Comin’ To Town: A Hallmark X Strauds Christmas Story by the ever-genius sirianasims and it’s absolutely glorious)

Credits

In addition to the  CC I regularly use in the game and buildings from the Fleuralia Save File, I also used the following builds and custom content:

Songs

Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy

Wednesday (Merlina) Remix by Bella DJ

W.I.T.C.H by Devon Cole

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch version by Jordan Smith

You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy) by Saygrace

Mount Everest by Labrinth

Animations

Curtsey by Candyt Sims

Long Idles Loops Animation Pack by Steven Studios

Standing Talk animation by LUKA

Mean Girls Idle #1 by Steven Studios

Whisper Gossip by LUKA

Wednesday Addams Dance by Steven Studios

Walking Animation by RASCGAL

Funny Goofy Dance by Steven Studios

Emotions Pack #6 by RASGAL

Vampire Animation Pack by UTOPYA CC

Shocked OMG! Animation by Steven Studios

Emotions Animation Pack 0.4 by RASCGAL

Ouija Haunting by Angelic Cookie TV

Palette and Board by Neutral Supply

Sims 4 Animation Pack #11 by Sinnora Sims 4

Animation Pack #4 by Sinnora Sims 4

Pack #9 (Clipboard/Office Animations) by SOVASIMS

Clipboard by Mel Bennet

Pen by Studio K Creations

Sneaky Idles by Steven Studios

Animation Pack #43 Hidden by Purpura Sims

Romance Animation #2 “The Lovely Couple” by ShineBrightGamer

Distracted Animation Pack by RASCGAL

All things Magic Animation by RASCGAL

Flirty Kiss by Purpura Sims

Fainting Animation Pack by Sinnora Sims 4

Pickup and Carry Animation by ShineBrightGamer

Unconscious Piggyback by ShineBrightGamer

Magical Pack #3 by Steven Studios

Vecna Death by Angelic Cookies Tv

Adult and Child Piggyback by ShineBrightGamer

Sims 4 Super Villian Talk by Steven Studios

16 Office Animations by Steven Studios

Family Time Animation by ShineBrightGamer

Journalist & Film Camera by Purpura Sims

Pack #2 by RASCGAL

Manipulative Talk by Steven Studios

Protect Animation Pack by RASCGAL

Walking Animations by Purpura Sims

Angry Animations by Purpura Sims

Quarrel V2 by LUKA

Quarrel at the Door by LUKA

Sister’s Embrace by LUKA

Bed Animation by SOVASIMS

Nightmare Animations by SOVASIMS

Group Fight 3X1 by Steven Studios

Superhero Arrivals by Steven Studios

Animation Pack #22 by Sinnora Sims 4

Pack #10 by RASCGAL

Artistic Pole Dance Animation by Mercuryfoam

Early Pack #2 by RASCGAL

Pack #5 by RASCGAL

Viennese Waltz Animation by Mercuryfoam

I also have Wicked Whims and used the animations by Greynana and Yummy-o-tummy

Clothing and Accessories

Winterhalter Start Dress by BatsFromWesteros

Authoritative Aristocrat’s Suit by HistoricalSimLife

1898 Evening Gown by Vintage Simstress

Boldness Beckons Victorian Suit by HistoricalSimLife

Victorian Clothes Set by Elfdor

Modern Victorian Gothic Suit by DanSimsFantasy

Alice Mutton Sleeve Dress by Linzu

1890’s Elegant Mourning Dress by BatsFromWesteros

Gothic Side Set – Wednesday by Daylife Sims 

Aristocrat Outfit | Dishonored by Moriel

Miu Glasses by Madlen

Makira Shoes by Madlen

Avery Set by Madlen

Open Shirt and Linen Pants by Darte77

Men’s Shoes Collection by Jius

April 2021 by Darte77

November 2022 by Sentate (Megumi Jacket, Layla Skirt)

Leather Pumps by Jius

December 2022 Collection by Sentate (Guiliana Dress)

Suit Jacket Redux by Effie

Elwyn Rope Top by Kleos Sims

Nathaniel Squeezed Harness Leggings by Kleos Sims

Peach Jove Sweatpants by Kleos Sims

Peach Matthew Ripped top by Kleos Sims

Corduroy top with turtleneck by astya96

Softe collection by grimcookies

Peach Pan Leggings by Kleos Sims

Builds & Misc

Piccola Luce Lighthouse by Shambeads

Campground by Elixabeth108

Police Station by realeel69

Spaceship Flaxen_Nine

Spaceship Bedroom by Kelly_Sly54

G-Eazy by maudhuy

Crime scene by nikkamore

Painful Scream with Sound Effects by Sound Effects Factory

    6 comments
  • sirianasims
    December 23, 2022

    WELL MERRY FUCKING CHRISTMAS TO US ALL

    I can’t. I have no words. Loving the little nod to my unhinged Hallmark homage, loving Dolly’s bunnies, loving Manny’s percentages, and loving Pink’s G-Eazy.

    Most of all, I love you and your amazing brain and your incredible talent. Merry Christmas, twin ❤️

    • Dolly Llama
      December 23, 2022

      attention Strauds fans

      you gotta read Siri’s Hallmark homage

      you gotta

      just trust me on this one

  • Dolly Llama
    December 23, 2022

    ONE DAY I WILL GET TO YOUR LEVEL AND PAY YOU BACK!!!

    I’m going to derail what should be a sweet, low-effort comment showing gratitude with a piece of context I feel compelled to include. Because Haunted!Mimsy is so nuts that she now shows up more in fan works than the original. She hasn’t even gotten a chance to talk in the comic. Yet here she is being THE MOST Wednesday Addams!

    In the source material, Mimsy is a delicate little Victorian dimepiece who does little other than garden, want kids, and get killed by her husband. In Haunted, Mimsy is planned to be an impossibly awkward, mega-autistic dumpster fire who, no matter what her mood is, can’t go two sentences without making a suicide joke. People during her time try to ignore it or get her to act more ladylike, but the modern tourists at the Von Haunt Estate don’t get her flowery language and antiquated references. They misinterpret her poetic “this party sucks so hard I want to fucking kill myself” vibes as “how cute, pretty Mimsy sure does love gardening!”

    So that guy definitely compared Mimsy to a flower, after which she definitely told him she hoped she was bamboo, which dies after it blooms. Then the dance was, the dance was uh, I don’t think even she knows why she’s doing the dance. But she does. Not. Want. To. Be. At. This. Party.

    You promised Vlad pole dancing… you delivered on Vlad pole dancing. This is the best iteration of Vlad for so many reasons.

    Anyway. We at the server appreciate everything you do and the wonderful, unashamedly weird person you are, and you inspire us to learn and grow. You are an incredible talent and I can’t even begin to describe the positive impact you’ve had on my life in the short time we’ve known each other. Happy holidays to you and your family! May you spend it with a Harlem candle, a glass of bourbon, no drama, and a romance novel whose hero comes with a decent sauce recipe!

  • Manny Likes Sims
    January 4, 2023

    All right, just finished watch number 683! I am ready to open my floodgates to gush about this unparalleled creation.

    As someone who just started watching Wednesday, this tribute to Dolly’s Mimsy is *chef’s kiss* And yes, ALL the bunnies, please! And Pink’s G-Eazy delivers! And Siri’s pole-dancing Vlad delivers!

    As for story #2, this is the first fanart/tribute I’ve ever gotten in SimLit and it has shooketh me to my core ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ It took the first 680 watches to regain control of my emotions and begin to respond coherently.

    Villain Jacques is 💯 perfect in every cigar-wielding, sneakily hiding, maniacally laughing shot. And gosh darn, that restaurant sign outside the hedge maze is diabolical GENIUS; my own Jacques needs to start taking notes… Also, love the sound effects when his eyeballs pop out. And his return as an eyeless villain 💯💯💯 And the amazing details in the background of him running away, also Max/Vlad running away on the CCTVs…

    And look at Wolfgang and Luna at the pool, just splashin’/sittin’ around!! (yeah, ok, I see you too, Sergio) Just LOOK at the two of them!! My heart explodes

    My absolute favorite though, is that every Villareal child has someone from The Strauds looking out for them <3<3<3

    The best is Alice and Vlad because they, once again, STOLE THE CHILD. MAX AND GWENDOLYN ARE WEARING OWL SWEATERS AND I'M NOT CRYING, YOU ARE

    And Hugo's got Akira, and also Miko, keeping him alive! And even Luna gets Anastasia protecting her!! This is the most beautiful crossover episode I have ever witnessed in my life.

    Also the shoutout to Siri's Hallmark story <3 And the 75% live at the Villareals! And the way these stories transition so seamlessly from one to the next!! 👏👏👏

    Finally, can we talk about how good this is as, like, an actual short film(s)? Like, I would watch this entire movie for fun even if I had never heard of SimLit before and did not know any of these characters. It's freaking fantastic and hilarious and well shot and with totally engaging storytelling.

    Hoo, ok, breathe, Manny. This was the absolute best. It was exhilarating to see my story and characters come alive through your eyes. It is an honor to know you and learn from you and see the incredible things you do. Have the *greatest* new year <3<3<3

    • feroshgirl
      January 6, 2023

      This so fills my heart! Your Villareals are worthy of fanart! The Strauds will always be looking out for those kids because if there is one thing Vlad loves; it’s stealing children from abusive situations, letting Alice tear Alice their souls, and then calling it adoption with a completely straight face 😂

      Seriously though, this made me smile so much! It was a bit of a beast to put together but I’m unwell and enjoyed the entire insane process. You don’t want to know how much time I spent testing sound effects for Jacques’s eyeballs 🎉🎉🎉

      MAX AND GWENDOLYN ARE IN MATCHING OWL SWEATERS BUT ITS FINE, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT OK?

      😈

      (Is now when I point out that none of my Machinimas are completely random and they always contain Easter eggs?)

      I am so, so glad you enjoyed this. I’m going to reread your comment a million times and find out on the dopamine! ❤️

      • Manny Likes Sims
        January 7, 2023

        Oooh, now I want to closely watch/rewatch all your machinimas! One of my deepest regrets reading BBD was not taking notes, but that’s ok, because one day I will commence with my second reading of it, BBD 2: Electric Boogaloo, now including notes and 9000x more attention to detail

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