Dragons are creatures with nearly unlimited life spans. They can survive for long periods of time, and no one has found a dragon that has died of old age. Adolescence is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. Once they hit adolescence, hatchlings change quickly, maturing to their full forms in only 2 years.
Dragons don’t communicate with each other verbally, but they will growl to scare off predators and frighten prey. Young dragons will emit an extremely high-pitched squeal when they are frightened. To communicate, they use telepathy with each other and to speak to other creatures.
Christmas dragons are a very mysterious breed. They are only seen during winter, and even then it is hard to catch a glimpse of one. They are responsible for the general cheer that spreads during the holidays. In essence, they are the “Spirits of Christmas.”
Peppermint Prince Phaim has a name he regrets. He decided to get this name when he saw a beautiful winter dragon, Ice Princess Linadia. They mated for awhile, then she lost interest and ran off for someone else. Now, Phaim has mated with several lucky ladies in the cave, but none suit his fancy as well as Linadia. He recently produced a child with Linadia, beautiful little Yulebuck nicknamed Minty. Phaim and a Christmas 09 dragon, The Angel of Cheer, protect Minty and Cheer's little sister The Angel of White Snow. While they watch, they talk about what it was like when Phaim was a little hatchling.