In celebration of Charlie Weasley’s birthday today I’ve decided to include Harry Potter (and the Sorcerer’s Stone, specifically) in our 25 Days of Christmas Reading list! Yes, I know, it’s not technically a Christmas story. But hey, it feels Christmasy.
Maybe it’s the snow covered castle, or the twelve trees Hagrid brings into the Great Hall, or just the fact that we get to experience Harry’s first Hogwarts Christmas with him. But whatever JK did it worked. Disagree? Ah well, it’s a great book at Christmastime and anytime! In fact, I love it so much that I’ve combed through it trying to learn all that I can for my own novel I’m currently writing. 🙂
I can’t post the whole book here (obviously), but it’s worth noting that Christmas in The Sorcerer’s Stone actually turns out to be a pretty important day for the book and series as a whole.
On Christmas Harry not only gets presents for the first time in his life but he also gets one of the Deathly Hallows, i.e. the Invisibility Cloak, from Dumbledore. This, of course, proves useful throughout the series. Harry then uses the Cloak to discover the Mirror of Erised (while on the run from the forbidden section of the library). Pretty cool. Here’s the note that accompanied the Invisibility Cloak:
Your father left this in my possession before he died. It is time it was returned to you. Use it well.
A Very Merry Christmas to you
I’d say that Harry used it well.
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