Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a Holiday Freebie, where we each come up with our own holiday-themed top ten list.
I was drawing a blank, until I started thinking about holiday celebrations in books, and from there, I started thinking about great fictional families that I’d want to celebrate the holidays with.
So, ta-da! Here are ten fictional families who I wish would invite me over for some holiday cheer…
- The Weasleys (Harry Potter series): I mean, obvious, right? I love the entire Weasley brood, and I hope if I went the Burrow for the holidays, I’d get one of Molly’s traditional sweaters.
- The Bennets (Pride and Prejudice): Or really, one of several families in Jane Austen novels, mainly because I’d like to dress up and go to one of their balls.
- The family of All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor): I loved these books as a kid, and always wished I could celebrate Hanukkah or any of the Jewish holidays with them! Even living simple lives, they make everything seem like such fun.
- The children of Marsyas Island Orphanage (The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune): Let’s hear it for found families! I love this book, and love the way the children and their headmaster form such a warm and wonderful family. I think opening presents with this group would be all sorts of fun.
- The Columbia Basin Pack (Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs: Here’s an entirely different sort of found family — the werewolves of the Mercy Thompson series. The pack house seems like such a fun place to be, even though it’s usually crowded, loud, and bit out of control. I can only imagine how wild Christmas morning must be. (I kind of hope it’s a tradition for all the big wolves to wear Christmas jammies too…)
- The Covey family (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han): I love Lara Jean’s family dynamic and how awesome her dad is, and you just know that the food will be amazing — especially if Lara Jean is doing the cookies!
- The March family (Little Women by Louisa May Alcott): Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents! But hanging out with Jo and Beth (my faves) and Marmee would be awesome anyway.
- All the characters in In a Holidaze (by Christina Lauren): To be honest, I’m not sure if I’m more interested in the people or in their Christmas cabin, but either way, I’d love to be there.
- The Murry family (A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle): Hanging out with Charles Wallace and Meg would be fun, and I bet their Christmas would be all science-y and also filled with witches.
- Emily & Simon and everyone else in Willow Creek (Well Met by Jen DeLuca): I know the Willow Creek Renaissance Faire is a summer event, but can you imagine how amazing it would be as a Christmas celebration? All those fabulous costumes and revelries in the snow?
That’s it! I wasn’t sure I could get to 10, but somehow I made it (mainly by including a couple of family-esque groups as well as more traditional families). I’d be happy to be invited to celebrate with all of these folks!
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26 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Home for the holidays”
I’d say yes to invitations from any of these families!
I’m waiting for my invitations to arrive! 🙂
This is a fantastic idea! I love all your choices, even if I haven’t read all of these, you’ve made me want to!
Thanks! I don’t read much holiday-themed fiction, so it took me a while to find something I could work with. 🙂
Ooh I love your topic! Celebrating Christmas with the Weasleys would be the best!
I’d like any excuse to hang out with Weasleys!
Definitely the Weasleys! I love all the Christmas’s in Harry Potter.
Oh, me too! I’d love to spend Christmas at Hogwarts and attend the feast in the Great Hall!
Omg I would LOVE a Christmas Ren Faire. Christmas with the Weasleys sounds lovely, too, and you’re reminding me that I need to read The House in the Cerulean Sea. Great list!
There’s a big fancy hotel at Yosemite that does a Victorian Christmas feast each year — way too expensive for me to really want to attend, but I do love the idea of it. 🙂
Ah I love this! I feel like a Weasley christmas would just be a glorious chaotic mess, haha. Hmm, this is going to get me thinking now about which fictional literary family I’d want to spend the holidays with… Great post!
I’d be down for a visit with the Weasleys for just about any occasion, but holidays would be a riot!
All of these families would be fun to hang out with during the holidays.
Or any time, really! 🙂
Love this take on the prompt! I would take Christmas with the Weasleys or the Song Coveys in a heartbeat 🙂
Thanks! After reading the books, I feel like I know some of these families personally!
I think that’s the sign of a great read ☺️
This is such a brilliant twist on the theme this week! I love what you did. And really, how could I not want to spend a holiday with the Weasleys?
Wouldn’t that be fun? I love that book lovers all understand how much we want to spend time with our favorite characters. 🙂
Christmas with the Weasleys would be brilliant, and so would Christmas with the Bennet family. Great choices 🙂
Thanks! I guess it’s the booklover’s dream to actually be able to spend time with favorite characters. 🙂
What a wonderful take on the meme! Home for the holidays is such a great feeling, and the books sure know how to bottle it. I’m also seeing a lot of people recommend The House in the Cerulean Sea, which means I’ve got to try it some time! Happy TTT
Thanks! The House in the Cerulean Sea was one of my favorite books for 2020, and left me with such warm, happy feelings. Highly recommended!
The Weasleys would be the best holiday family. I love the ugly sweaters and all the magical food on the table in the movies.
They just seem like so much fun to be around!
Ah this is a great list! Agree with you about the weasleys and the marchs! And covey family is such a good one! I also like the families in holidaze as well 😀