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 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?