I was thinking about Harry Potter (as I often do) and I looked up some quotes from the books that have something to do with Christmas.
Do you remember when Harry threw snowballs at Draco, Crabb and Goyle at the Shrieking Shack in the third book? Or the Whomping Willow shaking the snow of its branches in the movies?
I’ve seen the movies more often then I read the books, something I should fix..
“Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.” – HP and the philosopher’s stone.
(So that means the Fred and George had been throwing snowballs directly at Voldemort!!)
“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” – HP and the philosopher’s stone.
‘Hey, look – Harry’s got a Weasley jumper, too!’
Fred and George were wearing blue jumpers, one with a large yellow F on it, the other with a large yellow G.
‘Harry’s is better than ours, though,’ said Fred, holding up Harry’s jumper. ‘She obviously makes more of an effort if you’re not family.’
‘Why aren’t you wearing yours, Ron?’ George demanded. ‘Come on, get it on, they’re lovely and warm.’
‘I hate maroon,’ Ron moaned half-heartedly as he pulled it over his head.
‘You haven’t got a letter on yours,’ George observed, ‘I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid – we know
we’re called Gred and Forge.’ – HP and the philosopher’s stone.
“Mistletoe,” said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry’s head. He jumped out from under it.
“Good thinking,” said Luna seriously. “It’s often infested with nargles.” – HP and the order of the phoenix.
And because I couldn’t end this post without it, here is one of the best Christmas cards I’ve ever seen..
P.S. Pictures on Pinterest