The arrival of Christmas
Thank you for your work today whilst I was in detention, I appreciate you going beyond your duties. If you could return your findings to me over the Holidays I would be very grateful. I include my home address.
Have a very merry Christmas
Commitment For The Cause
I will get my results to you as soon as possible, I am glad to say I have a few pictures you may be interested in. If you like we could meet up over the holidays, maybe discuss improvements to equipment?
No thank you, I think improvements would be an unwanted expense at the current time.
Lucy Of the Lucy Weasley Observation Army
I have mine and Harry's as well as Hermione and Ron's RSVPs for the New Year Party in the Atrium of the Ministry. I think it's such a wonderful idea how did you and Percy come up with it? I'm so glad you are taking over these Ministry parties they were always so dull and that awful reception room! I thought I'd RSVP early and if you need any help just let me know, we'll be there to support you the whole night.
Love Ginny xx
I am not coming to your lame Christmas party. I don't even know where the Ministry is any more, why would you hold it there anyway?
Audrey would really appreciate it if you attended this party and it's at New Year not Christmas. I think she would also appreciate a traditional non-singed RSVP.
We were just wondering whether you'd like to come home for Christmas. Everyone is going to the Burrow, as it's Victoire and Dennis' first Christmas since they've moved back. The whole family is coming, even your Uncle Charlie.
Would you like to invite Belle? We would really like to meet her.
Mum and Dad
Mum, Dad, whoever else you'll show this too,
I don't really want to come. I mean you are wyrd, and so is everyone else in your family, and I actually want to keep Belle, so I'm going to pass.
Have a good time though. I've attached two chocolate frogs, they are your Christmas presents, so don't eat them just yet.
Your least favourite.
Albus Severus Potter. (thought I'd add my full name, in case you forgot it.)
You've upset your mother.
Harry James Potter. (thought I'd add my full name, in case you forgot it.)
You know we love you, and because we love you, you are coming home for Christmas - and bringing Belle.
You will act like a respectable human being, and actually speak to others, not just stare at them blankly and occasionally roll your eyes.
Or I'll send you a Howler.
P.S. I'm getting the baby photos out.
I'm guessing you don't like your Christmas presents then?
You shouldn't have eaten them all at once.
I still want a Christmas present, even if you aren't coming for Christmas.
I hope you are well. I promised my husband that I wouldn't write this, he thinks I'm being pushy, but he doesn't really understand how to parent.
We were just wondering whether you'd like to come to The Burrow this Christmas. Also, if you could bring Al.
We did write to Al about this but we think he may have forgotten to invite you.
I realise that you may have made plans, and I appreciate that, but we'd really like to see him - to check if he's been eating his vegetables, is still human etc.
Your mum just invited me to Christmas at yours? I thought you said you were staying here for the Hols? Why would you stay here, when you could be with your family? Did you not want me to come?
You're so confusing, I think it's because your face doesn't show emotion.
Thanks for ruining my relationship.
I'm sorry. I'll write to Belle. We just wanted you home.
You've done enough damage - so is this how parenting works, if guilt tripping and blackmail fail, you get their respective others to dump them.
P.S. I'll guess I'll see you at Christmas then - I won't be happy.
Yes, you can't stop me from being happy, and if you're not happy then you'll just be yourself.
Ignore my mother. I don't want to go home for Christmas, they want me to. I'd rather stay here with you. But if you want to go you can, they'll just ask you loads of questions and perform psychiatric tests on you - if that's your idea of fun, then go ahead.
P.S. My face does show emotion, it's just always indifference.
I'm going and you are coming with me. I've already replied to your mother. Why doesn't your family know the real you? You are so sweet and kind.
Excuse me, my head just caught on fire - I'm not really sweet or kind. I just pretend to be to get you into bed.
Dear Mrs and Mr. Potter,
Thank-you for your kind invitation, we will be there. I've booked tickets on the Hogwarts Express, I can't apparate yet, and I can't trust Al to not apparate me to the wrong place.
He can be very convincing and I don't want to spend another night ever again in a broken down shed.
Well, you pretending works - so keep it up, y'know forever.
P.S. We're going to Hogsmeade this weekend we have major Christmas shopping to do.
Your father and I are looking forward to seeing you for Christmas - you and Belle will be in separate rooms.
My bed tonight - there's going to be two weeks of us, not together.
I thought you were a Slytherin.
Are you coming back to the Burrow for Christmas? Lily and your brothers will be there. I know some teachers have to stay over Christmas but I'm sure Neville will let you have this Christmas off after all he's coming over as James and Leigh will want to be together.
Hope you are well,
I'll be at the Burrow for Christmas. I wouldn't miss it.
Can you check that Teddy's not depressed? In his last letter to me he didn't seem his usual excited self, he usually loves Christmas at the Burrow. I don't know what could be wrong, just keep a lookout I know a lot of wizards kill themselves around this time of year, I heard it on the wireless.
I checked, Teddy isn't going to kill himself.
I hope you are well. I was just writing to see what your plans were this Christmas I would love to see you and Neville and I'm sure Leigh and James will spend all their time together it'll be our only way to see them. How would you feel about coming to ours for dinner?
That sounds lovely, but of course we always eat with Neville's grandmother and she has to eat early, well she demands to eat early.
Bring her along, I'll tell my Mum we're eating earlier this year, it'll give us more time for drinking- don't tell the kids, they just think I'm happy to see them.
That sounds wonderful, Neville and I will be there, we'll bring some booze,
Gosh, it's like being back at Hogwarts isn't it? When every party was BYOB.
My darling boy, we are going to your grandparents on the Thursday this year so I need you to be looking beautiful. I thought we could go shopping with your sisters but Dominique will not be home until Christmas Eve and Victoire well she is just not movable. I swear I did not get that big with any of you. So it will just be me and you out for shopping and lunch. Won't that be lovely?
Your Mother wants to know what time I'm picking you up from the Leaky Cauldron I informed her you could make your own way here, is that satisfactory?
That's fine, that way I can have a couple of pints before I get attacked by teenaged munchkins.
In that case I'll join you at the Leaky.
Ron, actually Hermione,
What time will you and the kids be arriving? I have had to move the rooms around a bit as I want Victoire on the ground floor extension. I don't want her walking up all those stairs, like she used to.
Is it ok if the kids arrive a couple of days before us, Ron has to work abroad on the 23rd and I said I'd stay at home for him as he gets in very late.
I'd love to have them, they can help me decorate just like when they were little. In fact I'll write to Percy and see if he wants to send the girls over early. That way Audrey will have them out of the way for her party.
Rose and Hugo are coming a few days earlier by themselves to the Burrow and I was wondering if Molly and Lucy would like to join them? It would be nice to have the grandchildren together for the holidays and I know Rose and Hugo won't want to spend all their time with Arthur and I.
That sounds lovely, I'll send Lucy over as soon as she gets back maybe you can cheer her up. I'll ask Molly II but I think there may be a new boy involved so we may not see much of her this holiday.
Oh to be young and in love, I remember those days. I'm going to put Lily in with Lucy once she arrives so let Lucy know.
When you pack for the holidays that means a different outfit for each day. I am not having you embarrass me this year again. Clothes are not reversible unless they are actually reversible, and even if they are they still have to be washed once they've been worn. Also, where is your sister?
If you can't see that it's dirty, how do you know? Oh I've had Roxy since September. I've been practicing for when Leigh drops it.
Because you smell Fred, I have no idea why that girl continues to date you. The shop has been busy I can't keep track of all my children.
You have two children, 2!
Yes and you can blame your father for that.
I've told your Mother that you are arriving on Friday night, because I forgot when you were actually arriving. Can you please arrive on Friday?
Grandma and Grandpappy,
Bad news, I can't be there until late on Christmas Eve. My show in Lisbon has added three extra nights and I really can't get out of it. I'll bunk with whoever. So sorry, I was really looking forward to getting home.
We're looking forward to having you, don't run into Santa Claus on your way in. We'll leave out some food for you too.
We'd really appreciate it if George didn't bring any fireworks to test out this year. Not after Ron just finished the remodel on the new kitchen.
Of course. I'm really sorry about last year. I promise any fireworks we bring we will keep outside and they will already have been tested.
We're gonna be a bit late, Harry's not home from work yet. Neville and Hannah should be arriving there soon. Sorry.
Absolutely fine, come over when you are ready, I'll get the Longbottoms settled in. You worry too much.
I'm sending the presents ahead of me in case I don't get there in time, this is absolutely NOT an excuse to open them. I'm looking at you Fred, and you James.
I just had to pop in to work..just to check on things that aren't even my job.
I'm hoping that I'll be back before you wake but just in case I'm not I enclose your first present I know you love anything that sparkles and you deserve the best. I love you and I'm so happy that I get to spend my life with you.
Do you know where my beloved is?
Merry Christmas tidings
My name is not Albert.
Are you drunk?
My good man!
Of course your name is Albert, don't trifle with these matters old fellow. Now you mention it, I may have had one or two extra glasses of punch.
I think your 'beloved' went to bed, now stop writing me letters you're two feet away from me.
Albus Severus Potter.
Well, if you insist. I won't reply, especially seeing as you called me such hideous names.
James Sirius Potter.
Come see me tonight I've saved your real present for your eyes only.