It's nearing Christmas and Mobians everywhere are excited about the winter holiday. The recently revived Maria is especially excited. It's her first "real" Christmas with people she loves by her side. Back when she was a human on ARK, her grandfather was always too busy on Christmas so Maria was always left alone. Maria is especially excited to be spending Christmas with her new boyfriend Shadow.
Maria's First Christmas is a Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog fan-comic by LiyuConberma, best known for a more popular Sonic fancomic, Childs Play. It's a Shadow/Maria comic with a Christmas theme. The comic is one of the most well-known fan-works featuring "Maria the Hedgehog", a fan imagining of Maria Robotnik as a hedgehog.
This comic provides examples of:
- Age Lift: Maria's been aged up a few years so that she's a teenager.
- Embarrassing Nickname: Sonic likes to refer to Shadow as "Shadz", but Shadow hates it.
- Patchwork Fic: The comic is mainly based off of Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, but Maria's backstory is more similar to her game incarnation and Sonic's siblings from Sonic Underground also appear.
- Related in the Adaptation: Sonic and Silver are Shadow's brothers.
- Shrinking Violet: Maria has shades of this due to her secluded upbringing. She gets nervous amongst crowds.
- Sudden Eye Color: To match the modern art-style, Sonia and Manic are given eye colors: Sonia has blue eyes and Manic has brown eyes.