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A Holiday Party With Spec-Fic Characters

For many of us, the time around Christmas and New Year’s is a time to gather with friends and extended family. A time to throw a huge party and enjoy celebrating. If you’ve done it long enough, experience has shown […]
| Dec 29, 2015 | 3 comments |

For many of us, the time around Christmas and New Year’s is a time to gather with friends and extended family. A time to throw a huge party and enjoy celebrating.party toast

If you’ve done it long enough, experience has shown you what to expect from certain people. You know…Uncle George, who always brings fruitcake. Cousin Billy, who eats so many sweets you think his teeth may fall out. Grandma Jenny, who always gives everyone the perfect gift.

Who doesn’t love a party?

That got me wondering, “What would a party of fictional characters look like, especially ones from science fiction and fantasy? Who would fall into which category?” Because surely, why wouldn’t they gather for a holiday party every year?

Here’s a glimpse of what might happen at a spec-fic party.

Oversees the dinner preparations: Sam Gamgee

Hogs the champagne: battle among Pippin, Haymitch, and Tony Stark

Forgets to buy gifts and rushes out to do it at the last moment: Barry Allen

Mediates any arguments that break out: Captain America

Arrives to the party three hours late (but is naturally on time): Gandalf

Brings the most expensive gift: Bruce Wayne

Wants to do nothing but eat and play games: Pippin

Secretly drinks all the eggnog: Peter Quill

Goes around humming Jingle Bells all night: Reepicheep

Voted as having the best Christmas costume: Thor

Sits in a corner reading a book: Hermione Granger

Appointed to keep the fire stoked: Groot

Considered the best Santa Claus: Albus Dumbledore

Is the brunt of everyone’s Christmas jokes: Merry (can’t imagine why…)

Is the brunt of everyone’s North Pole jokes: Legolas (can’t imagine why…)

Brings Christmas cookies: Chewbacca

Peeks at all the presents: George and Fred Weasley

Accidentally sets the kitchen on fire: Pippin (with help from Merry)

Makes too many bad jokes: Han Solo

“Ooohhhs” and “aaahhhs” over the decorations and Christmas lights: Lucy Pevensie

Points out the illogical nature of believing in Santa Claus: Spock

Ensures everyone’s drinks are taken care of, coats hung, and presents assembled: Captain America

Fills the role of self-appointed photographer: Colin Creevey

Makes the biggest mess during dinner: Gimli

Shows up in an ugly Christmas sweater: Rocket Raccoon

Brings an annoying cousin: the Pevensie siblings

Vies for all the attention: tie between Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne

Criticizes the decorations, the guests, the gifts, and everything else: Severus Snape

Crashes the party uninvited: Loki

Never smiles at anyone: Katniss Everdeen

Spends the entire party checking phone: Draco Malfoy

Keeps coming and going with no explanation: the Doctor

Spikes the eggnog with too much whisky: Captain James Kirk

Breaks several dishes: Bruce Banner

Shows an obsession with taking selfies: Spiderman

Is the one person everyone wishes would leave: Oliver Queen

Steals all of Santa’s cookies: Eustace Clarence Scrubb

Arrives with uninvited guests: Gandalf

Knows exactly what gifts to get everyone: Peeta Mellark

Brings the infamous fruitcake: Clark Kent

Talk about some wild dynamics. Don’t know about you, but I think that party would be a blast. Until Loki showed up, of course.

Who and what else would you add to the list?

Zachary Totah writes speculative fiction stories. This allows him to roam through his imagination, where he has illegal amounts of fun creating worlds and characters to populate them. When not working on stories or wading through schoolwork, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with his family and friends, watching movies, and reading. He lives in Colorado and doesn't drink coffee. He loves connecting with other readers and writers. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Goodreads, and at his website.

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Rebecca LuElla Miller

How creative, Zac! Love it. You had me chuckling here and there.  Maybe add something like, The guest no one wants to gossip about because they aren’t sure if he might hear them – Bilbo Baggins and/or Frodo Baggins. I’m sure you can make it better though.


Pam Halter

I totally want to attend this party!

My addition: Steals the guests’ jewelry – Gollum

Audie Thacker


Male guests you want to keep away from the mistletoe: James Kirk, Jiraiya, Sanji, Tony Stark.

Couples everyone wants to put under the mistletoe: Zen and Shirayuki, Ichigo and Orihime, Renji and Rukia, Erin and Mikasa.