Finding Family and Christmas in a Wizarding Wonderland

Dec 25, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Music, News

There’s something undeniably magical about this time of year. It’s wintry and festive, inviting friends and family to gleefully sing holiday songs, gather for decadent feasts, revel in the enjoyment of hot beverages, observe long-held and deeply cherished traditions–and even start new ones. It’s a wonderful season, and we can’t help feeling there’s no time like the present to remember the spirit found in the Harry Potter series.

As common as the themes of overcoming hardship, perseverance and sacrifice are the themes of friendship, loyalty and love. They go hand in hand, in fact, for friendship, loyalty and love drive us to endure, while hardship and difficulty provide us with the opportunity to appreciate our blessings all the more. We see this beautiful truth in Harry’s life–though he always felt the bittersweet absence of his parents, he gained immeasurable joy from his close relationships with Ron and Hermione. They became his family. They gave him purpose. They brought him cheer when he needed it most!


And Rowling knew the importance of bringing those themes home in a memorable, relatable way, giving them life through the trio’s friendship and peppering her writing with countless moments of levity. For though they walked with one another through the darkest of times, it was the sweet moments of peace and joy which stood out. The frivolity and happiness they shared in one another’s company, especially this time of year, was, and is, truly infectious–we still feel it and are inspired by it!

This season is not just a winter wonderland for us. When Harry Potter is the tie that binds, we find family all around, just as Harry did. So let’s laugh and play and celebrate this holiday season the magical way as we reimagine a classic with a Hogwarts twist. We’re betting it will take you back to a snow-covered Hogsmeade, our wizarding wonderland…

Wizarding Wonderland

Hagrid sings, are you listening

Round his hut, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight

Fang’s happy tonight

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Gone away are the fudge flies

Here to stay, spiced mincemeat pies

Myrtle coos a love song

Harry hurries along

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

By the Shrieking Shack we build a snowman

Then duck beneath the cloak which all conceals

We’ll spy Malfoy coming round the bend

And pelt him in the head till he turns red

Later on, we’ll conspire

As we dream by the fire

To face unafraid

The Dark Lord’s brigade

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

In the courtyard we can build a snowman

And pretend that he is Severus Snape

We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman

Until he finds us out and flaps his cape

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling

Though your nose gets a chilling

We’ll frolic and play, the magical way

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

Walking in a wizarding wonderland

For all the Potter fans celebrating Christmas today, we wish you great joy! Embrace your loved ones tightly. Hold on to the magic around you every day. And remember, there is always light in the darkness and hope where it seems lost.

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