November 24: Top Ten Fictional Families I’d Like To Celebrate Thanksgiving With
This week we were given a Thanksgiving themed freebie – whilst I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, living in the UK and all, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of ten fictional families who I would love to celebrate the holiday with.
1. The Weasley’s (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
I’m assuming Harry and Hermione are present, because they usually are! Molly’s cooking, Fred and George’s pranks, Percy’s pompousness and Arthur’s muggle related questions: what’s not to love?!
2. The Halfbloods (Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan)
They’re one big happy family so this totally counts. It would be great fun to have a feast with the half-bloods, and all the festivities that go with it. Sure, there’d be a monster or two, but it’s all good fun, right?!
3. The Cullen’s (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
They wouldn’t harm an innocent human so I think I’d be pretty safe, and they would make excellent conversation (even though I’d be the only one eating) – I’m sure I’d be freaked out to be in a house full of vampires nevertheless.
4. The Wolves (Twilight by Stephenie Meyer)
I couldn’t have dinner with the Cullen’s without also having (a separate) dinner with the wolf pack. I’d love to get to know Jake and Seth and hear more about their legends over piles of food.
5. The Liars (We Were Liars by E. Lockhart)
I think it would be fun to explore the island with the Liars just for one day – I think we’ll forget their psychotic mothers and just enjoy the sun, sea, sand and have one big adventure.
6. The Abshire/DeTamble’s (The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger)
For one thing, they put on quite the party. Secondly, he can time travel – how cool would it be to see that happen?! I’m also obsessed with Clare, Henry, and their daughter Alba as characters, so I’d just love to get to know them better.
7. The Everdeen/Mellark’s (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
Post-rebellion you’ll understand. I wouldn’t want to be associated with them until it was safe to do so, but they are two of my favourite literary characters (also can we please invite everyone else who is still alive?!)
8. The Havillard/Westfall/Sardothien’s (Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas)
I know Dorian would throw one heck of a party, with live music, dancing, a banquet and the most good looking people from the realm. You’ll just have to give me some warning so that I can fit into my dress.
9. The Pevensie’s (The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis)
This choice is as much about the location as the company – imagine having Thanksgiving dinner in Narnia, with Aslan and the Beavers. I’m not sure I’d be able to eat anything, as I’d be too busy gawping at the scenery.
10. The Hogwarts Staff and Students (Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling)
The ultimate would be to have Thanksgiving dinner (true American style) in the Great Hall surrounded by hundreds of wizards, witches, ghosts and mountains of food. It would be truly magical.
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