Moving on for my Merry Geekmas themed posts is on to Harry Potter. Unlike franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, this universe certainly celebrates Christmas as you’ve probably seen in each of the books. This despite the fact that there’s not a lot of talk about Christianity other than the presence of churches in wizard villages as well the Fat Friar ghost. So it’s possible that at least wizards in the HP universe probably do have some degree of religious beliefs. They just don’t talk about them. At any rate, whenever it’s Christmas at Hogwarts, there are usually a brightly decorated trees and decor in the Great Hall even though it may be somewhat empty when students spend the holidays with their families. In Goblet of Fire, the Great Hall Christmas decor was even more spectacular with the Triwizard Tournament going on. As you can see, it was transformed into a winter wonderland for the Yule Ball, which Harry and Ron didn’t enjoy by the way. This especially goes for Ron since he wore a famously ugly dress robe and got pissed off that the girl he liked was going out with a celebrated Quidditch player he had previously gushed over. And he didn’t even realize it while Harry and the readers certainly did. Still, while Harry’s Christmas was more or less a happy occasion in the books before Goblet of Fire, especially the first when he received the Invisibility Cloak and his own Weasley sweater, it becomes darker as the books go on. One noteworthy example would be in The Order of the Phoenix when Nagini attacked Arthur Weasley in the Ministry. Of course, Christmas is certainly not a happy occasion for Neville Longbottom who certainly doesn’t look forward to it. Why? Because Christmas for him usually consists of visiting his parents who were tortured by Deatheaters to the point of insanity that they don’t recognize him. At any rate, there are plenty of Harry Potter fans that celebrate the holiday season in their own magically way possible. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of ways you can have a Harry Potter Christmas.
- Now you can celebrate the holidays with your own Harry Potter Weasley sweater.
Each Weasley sweater has a color with the wearer’s first initial. Harry’s is blue. Ron’s is maroon.
2. If you like fantastic beasts, then you’ll adore this baby dragon ornament.
This one is of Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback which Hagrid got in the first book. They had to have the little guy sent away. Later had name changed to Norberta.
3. A Patronus ornament will ward off Dementors from your tree.
This one is of a stag which is Harry’s patronus charm. It was also his father’s as well.
4. Hope you can catch the Harry Potter magic this Christmas with this stocking.
This one has Hogwarts, Harry’s lightning bolt scar, and glasses. Is also in red and yellow Gryffindor colors.
5. Be sure to hang up the mistletoe but beware of nargles.
Nargles are creatures Luna Lovegood or her dad might’ve made up. They’re said to live in mistletoe and be quite the little thieves.
6. Fans of the Sorcerer’s Stone might like to have this flying key ornament on their tree.
The flying keys were in the dungeon where the sorcerer’s stone was being held. Yet, Harry spotted the one with the broken wing that fit through the door.
7. Those who like the Chamber of Secrets might want to have a mandrake ornament on their tree.
They’re the plants that look like ugly babies with screams that could kill someone. Yet, they were instrumental in reviving people from being petrified.
8. Looks like this owl has a Hogwarts letter.
Well, it’s an owl ornament with a letter in its beak. Understand that wizards correspond through owl post in these books.
9. Merry Christmas from the Burrow.
As we all know, the Burrow is the Weasley house. However, I doubt that the Weasleys would use electric Christmas light decorations. Then again, Mr. Weasley likes Muggle stuff so it’s kind of believable.
10. Send a seasons greetings with this Harry Potter Christmas card.
This one has Harry as a tree with his glasses, wand, and Gryffindor scarf. And Hedwig is by his side.
11. Dobby is on top of the Christmas tree.
Dobby is wearing a Santa hat. Dobby is ready for Christmas.
12. Now this is a real Hogwarts stocking.
It has the Hogwarts logo and everything. Hope Santa gets a load of this.
13. Nothing makes a great Hogwarts Christmas tree than with the Sorting Hat on top.
However, should a sword fall out when you’re placing the Sorting Hat on top of the Christmas tree, then consider yourself a true Gryffindor. Also, beware of angry goblins from Gringotts.
14. Show your magical side this Christmas with this Harry Potter ugly sweater.
As you can see, it contains almost all the stuff you’d associate with Harry Potter. Contains headwig, his glasses, his scar, his patronus, and the mark of the Deathly Hallows.
15. A Harry Potter ugly sweater like this reflects the true Christmas spirit.
This one features wands, Harry’s glasses, his scar, and the Golden Snitch. All in a background of snowflakes and Christmas trees.
16. Treasure moments of Harry and Dumbledore by the Pensieve with this Hallmark Keepsake ornament on your Christmas tree.
Because nothing says Christmas like looking into people’s unpleasant memories in order to stop Lord Voldemort. This is especially so in the Half-Blood Prince.
17. How about a list that writes itself on your Christmas tree?
Well, Rita Skeeter has her Quick Quotes Quill that writes whatever she wants it to say. Still, I think this is quite clever if you ask me.
18. This Harry Potter tree skirt is a real patchwork.
This seems to be all Harry Potter out. Includes things like Platform 9 3/4, a wand, and Hedwig.
19. For this Harry Potter Christmas, you can’t avoid not wearing this ugly sweater.
Yes, this is another ugly Harry Potter holiday sweater. Yet, this is the most Christmasy one so far.
20. Looks like a doe patronus guides to Godric’s sword in a frozen lake.
We all know that’s Snape doing it since the doe reflects his love for Lily. Ron uses the sword to destroy Slytherin’s locket.
21. For a homey Christmas touch, you might want to go with a gingerbread Burrow.
I had a Burrow gingerbread house in the Harry Potter treat post in March. But this is more in keeping with the holiday spirit.
22. How about a gingerbread Hogwarts Express?
This one doesn’t use much icing at all. Yet, it’s surely in the Harry Potter spirit especially with the 9 3/4.
23. Add a dash of Dark Arts this Christmas with these Unforgivable Curse ornaments.
Because nothing says Christmas like 3 of the most powerful and sinister spells. You know spells that are classified as Unforgivable that they lead to a one way ticket to Azkaban on a life sentence. Except in the later Harry Potter books.
24. Make your Christmas tree more forbidden with vials of unicorn blood.
You know the substance that Voldemort sustained on when he was living in the back of Quirrell’s head. Is forbidden by the Ministry of Magic and will result in the drinker living a half-life, a cursed life.
25. It’s always nice have Christmas with a cozy gingerbread of Hagrid’s hut.
Just remember it’s not very nice on the inside since housekeeping isn’t Hagrid’s strong suit. Still, Harry and his friends don’t seem to mind.
26. Grace your door with this magical Harry Potter Christmas wreath.
This one includes Hedwig, Harry, and a wand. And all are added in what would’ve been an otherwise normal Christmas wreath.
27. Solemnly swear you’re up to no good with this Marauder’s Map Christmas tree skirt.
Those are the words you say in order to open the Marauder’s Map of Hogwarts which can monitor everyone. Makes me wonder why Fred and George didn’t tell Ron about Scabbers being Peter Pettigrew. I mean they had to have known.
28. This howler ornament is well worth the shout out.
After all, nothing says Christmas like a letter from your mom yelling at you after you and your best friend use the family car to get to Hogwarts which crashed into the Whomping Willow. And having that car go rogue ever since. Still, when Mrs. Weasley gets pissed, watch out.
29. For a touch of pink on your tree, this Umbridge ornament has you covered.
I’m not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, she seems to have a scale on her shoulder and is riding a tricycle, which might mean she’s under torture. On the other hand, it might symbolize her authority which would make me cringe.
30. This gingerbread Burrow is all full of Christmas cheer.
Now that seems more like how the Weasleys would decorate their house for the holidays. Like the wreaths on it.
31. An owl on top of a Harry Potter Christmas tree can be especially magical.
This one even has a train track for the Hogwarts Express in the middle as well as a cauldron base. Love the candles surrounding the tree.
32. Guess Hedwig has a little Christmas present.
Well, that’s nice of Hedwig. Wonder who it’s from. I’m guessing Hagrid or the Weasleys.
33. How about a Christmas tree with golden snitches around it?
This one even has cups and spells all over it. Yet, doesn’t use as much light as the other tree did.
34. Relive Harry’s first time in Dumbledore’s office with this Hallmark keepsake ornament.
For nothing says Christmas like being sent to the principal’s office for freaking out a student with a talent you didn’t know you had. Luckily Dumbledore already has an idea of who opened the Chamber of Secrets anyway.
35. This gingerbread Hogwarts is a real Christmas delight.
This one had to be from the Chamber of Secrets since Mr. Weasley’s car is in the Whomping Willow. Don’t worry, it’ll find its way out.
36. This Marauder’s Map tree skirt will show exactly where you need to go.
Yes, this is another Marauder’s Map tree skirt. But this one shows the actual map of Hogwarts.
37. Now this seems like the ultimate Harry Potter Christmas tree.
This one has Hedwig on top, a Gryffindor scarf garland, the Hogwarts logo, and Harry’s Firebolt. Still, is that Scabbers the rat?
38. Any true Harry Potter fan should know where Harry catches the train.
Yes, Platform 9 3/4 it is. Since it’s between Platforms 9 and 10 at the King’s Cross station.
39. Count down to Christmas with your own Harry Potter Advent calendar.
Each day has a surprise inside as well as features an aspect from the series. Like how it has the Great Hall Christmas scene from the first movie.
40. Snape fans would certainly want a Christmas ornament like this.
After all, his doe patronus and “Always” illustrate his undying love for Lily. Though it didn’t encourage Snape to treat Harry better during Potions class.
41. Seems like we have ourselves a little Harry Potter snowman.
This bauble ornament even has a snow Headwig, too. All in all, this is adorable.
42. For a Harry Potter Christmas, nothing’s more golden than the Golden Snitch.
You know what Harry’s charged to catch as a Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Still, this one seems easy to make.
43. There’s nothing more magical this Christmas like this gingerbread Hogwarts castle.
This one even includes a little Hagrid’s hut, too. Not as intricate as some of the ones I’ve seen, but nonetheless charming.
44. Wake up Christmas morning in your very own ugly Harry Potter pajamas.
Yes, these are ugly Harry Potter PJs for Christmas. Sure they look festive yet, their existence defies all explanation.
45. This gingerbread Hogwarts is an enchanting treat of its own.
Not sure what to think of this one. Then again, maybe I’m more used to looking at Hogwarts from a different angle than this.
46. For Hogwarts pride, feel free to show these ornaments on your tree.
It’s a set that includes the Hogwarts logo along with the 4 Houses. I’m sure none of these come cheap.
47. How about topping your Christmas tree with a golden snitch.
Well, that’s a bright golden snitch, all right. Yet, the fact it’s made from gold wires and lights certainly helps.
48. For a more magical Christmas, you might want to go with this Christmas wreath.
This one has owls, stars, quill, and a scroll with writing. Certainly a Harry Potter Christmas wreath if there was one.
49. Pick a stocking for Christmas that’s respective of your Hogwarts House.
Wonder if any of the students have stockings like these at Hogwarts. Wouldn’t be surprised.
50. A Harry Potter Christmas tree always has to have some big lanterns near the bottom.
Yet, another Harry Potter Christmas tree. At least it can bring out some degree of light. Or maybe not.
51. These Harry Potter Christmas gingerbread cookies are magically tasty.
Say hello to the Harry Potter Christmas cookie assortment. Includes Dumbledore in a Santa hat long with stockings and Hogwarts.
52. Show your support for the Dark Lord with this Dark Mark ornament.
For nothing says Christmas like pledging your support for Lord Voldemort and killing people to promote pureblood supremacy. This is just crazy.
53. Never forget anything again with this remembrall ornament.
It’s a clear ball that turns red if you forget something. But as Neville said, he sometimes doesn’t remember what he’s forgotten.
54. This gingerbread Hogwarts is pure winter wonderland.
This one has the roof covered in snow. Even has Harry and his friends, too.
55. Nothing sets your Christmas tree brewing like these potion ornaments.
Of course, nothing says Christmas like a date rape drug, a truth serum, a potion that makes you change into someone else for an hour, or one that brings good luck. Seriously, if you don’t understand me, read the books.
56. Select the ornament that best represents your Hogwarts House.
Yes, they have baubles for Hogwarts houses, too. This one is a more simplified image than most.
57. Anyone who likes Harry’s DADA teachers may enjoy these ornaments.
These seem to consist of cat plates, board questions, Moody’s magic eye, chocolate bars, Lockhart’s books, a boggart box, and Scabbers. You can guess which things belong to which one.
58. Feast your eyes on these Hogwarts snowflakes.
Each one is the color of a Hogwarts House. Hogwarts snowflake is the exception since it represents the whole school.
59. Make your Christmas tree fiery by topping it with a phoenix.
You can imagine that Dumbledore probably has a Christmas tree like this in his office. Or at least he should.
60. Drink your Christmas coffee with this Deathly Hallows yuletide mug.
It has the Deathly Hallows symbol as a Christmas tree. That has to be bloody brilliant as Ron would say.
61. Make your Christmas magical with this Deathly Hallows wreath at your door.
This is a lovely evergreen imprint of the Deathly Hallows which might not be too hard to make. And it’s topped with a bow.
62. For a more golden wreath, this one got you covered.
This one contains Deathly Halllows symbols, golden snitches, and scrolls. All on a wreath of pine cones.
63. Guess this pillow shows what a lot of Harry Potter fans want for Christmas.
Yes, we all want our Hogwarts letter so we can go to that wizarding school to learn magic. But it’s also a pretty dangerous place compared to most Muggle schools.
64. How about grace your magical Christmas tree with some wizarding correspondence?
Consists of a Ministry of Magic flyer, Harry’s letter from Hogwarts, the Marauder’s Map, and a Malfada Hopkirk letter. The last one I had to look up.
65. Merry Christmas courtesy of the Marauder’s Map.
Well, at least the Marauders know how to get into the holiday spirit. Though this card can use some more decoration.
66. Hope you have a Merry Christmas that’s stronger than death.
After all, this is a card that features a Deathly Hallows Christmas tree. If you’ve read all the books, you should know what it stands for.
67. Don’t forget to wish your Muggle loved ones a merry Christmas.
After all, Muggles are people, too, you know. They just can’t do any magic.
68. At Hogwarts, it’s usually Hagrid who has to play Santa.
After all, he’s half-giant and the biggest guy at Hogwarts. Like how he has Fang in reindeer antlers and a Santa hat.
69. These engraved ornaments will help you show your Hogwarts pride.
Aside from the Hogwarts one, each represents a House. But be careful with them.
70. This Harry Potter ornament display will surely bring out the magic.
However, I’m not sure if this is doable at home. But it’s a great Christmas display so it goes on this post.
71. Show your Hogwarts pride with this ugly Christmas sweater.
It’s maroon in order to look more official. But simply something Dumbledore would approve of.
72. This ugly Christmas sweater really has the Harry Potter magic.
Yes, there are a lot of Harry Potter ugly Christmas sweaters out there. This one has the basic symbols covered.
73. Anyone would be greatly enchanted with this gingerbread Hogwarts.
It even lights up from the inside. Still, certainly seems more realistic than some. Amazing.
74. Remember, the cupboard under the stairs is only used for hiding Christmas presents.
Not as a room for an orphaned nephew you hate, as the Dursleys learned the hard way. Yeah, that’s pretty awful.
75. As Dumbledore said, turning on Christmas lights can go a long way.
Okay, Dumbledore didn’t quite say that in the books. But you get the idea.
76. Remember, Dobby always appreciates getting Christmas cards.
Okay, I don’t think the Malfoys would give Dobby a Christmas card. But this is adorable.
77. Hope you can wish Merry Christmas to even a filthy Muggle.
Don’t worry, Muggles, that’s just a term of endearment in the wizarding world. Still, I think it’s funny.
78. Merry Christmas and turn to page 394 courtesy of Snape.
You have to hear this in Alan Rickman’s voice from the movies to get it. The way he says it is just golden.
79. This Christmas tree skirt is ideal for any Gryffindor common room.
Well, it’s more Harry Potter. But since he’s in Gryffindor, it’s red and gold.
80. Perhaps you can hang one of these Hogwarts stockings on your fireplace.
Aside from the black Hogwarts one, each stocking represents a house. Choose the one that suits you best.
81. This Hogwarts Christmas sweater is sure to delight in its vibrant colors.
This one consists of vibrant sleeves that are striped with black, blue, red, green, and yellow. They represent the Hogwarts houses.
82. Snape always believes in Santa.
I’m not sure if he even does because I have a hard time picturing it. But this is a good card.
83. Always wish a happy Christmas to S.P.E.W.
In Harry Potter, S.P.E.W. stands for Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare. Hermione started it as a way to help house elves though she didn’t know what she was getting into at the time.
84. When in Hogsmeade, you can’t celebrate the holiday season without butterbeer.
Yes, I don’t get the thing about butterbeer in Harry Potter. But this shirt is surely in the Christmas spirit.
85. Hope you like to see Moaning Myrtle on toilet seat this Christmas.
My guess is that she doesn’t really mean, “wand” here. Still, she’s a teenage ghost, what do you expect?
86. Guess this Christmas tree really brings out the Hogwarts spirit.
I think this one was featured in a British news website. Was said to get a lot of buzz. Like how they used the house colors.
87. Nothing brings the Christmas spirit like hanging these Harry Potter ornaments on your tree.
This is a rare set that might’ve came out before the movies. As the illustrations indicate.
88. Nobody should celebrate Christmas without a tree of Snape.
Yes, there are a lot of huge Snape fans out there. But this one really takes the cake. Yeah, not sure if Snape really shows the Christmas spirit.
89. Celebrate the holiday season with this magically ugly Harry Potter Christmas sweater.
You can understand there aren’t a lot of limits to how many Harry Potter ugly sweaters there are. But this one is in a rich red with the Deathly Hallows mark.
90. If you like Mrs. Weasley, perhaps grace this sweater ornament on her tree.
Because her sweater is simply amazing. Just have to love the colors on those sleeves.
91. Don’t worry, this stag patronus stocking will protect you over the holidays.
After all, we all know it’s Harry’s patronus. Should keep the Dementors from sucking out your soul.
92. Hope this Harry Potter sweater puts you in a Christmas mood.
Yet, another ugly Christmas sweater. There just seems no stop to it.
93. Dumbledore believes you can never have enough socks.
Well, Dumbledore can seem like an eccentric old guy at first. But he’s not one to be messed with.
94. Choose your crocheted house tree skirt wisely.
Does each house Christmas tree have their own unique tree skirt? Not sure if I’d want to know that.
95. A Harry Potter tree like this is simply golden.
Well, this one has lightning bolts and Quidditch hoops on it. There are even some golden snitches, too.
96. All these ornaments bear the mark of the Deathly Hallows.
And they’re all in a variety of different colors. Must be for Xenophilius Lovegood’s Christmas tree.
97. Each of these ornaments come in one of its house colors.
And there seem to be about 2 for each color and 12 in total. Do I need to tell you which house each one belongs to?
98. Hang these ornaments on your tree of Harry Potter and his friends.
These baubles depict Harry, Ron, and Hermione on broomsticks. Got to love these.
99. How about a stocking like this for a magical Christmas?
Like the ornament set, this too, might’ve been around before the movies came out. But it certainly fits the magical mood to say the least.
100. Looks like the Hogwarts Express pulled in for the holidays.
Sure it’s just the train station at Hogwarts. But it’s certainly a delightful design. I’ll take it.