The Hall looked spectacular. Festoons of holly and mistletoe hung all around the walls and no fewer then twelve towering Christmas trees stood around the room, some sparkling with tiny icicles, some glittering with hundreds of candles.
It doesn’t matter that Harry’s gone. People die everyday! Friends, family. Yeah, we lost Harry tonight. He’s still with us, in here. So’s Fred, Remus, Tonks, all of them. They didn’t die in vain. But you will! Because you’re wrong! Harry’s heart did beat for us, for all of us. It’s not over!
can we just take a moment to appreciate how delighted Mr Weasley probably was when Ron and Hermione started to get really serious. Like, I’m thinking of the moment when he first thinks that they’re going to get married one day and then he realizes that this means he’ll have muggles (muggle dentists no less) for in-laws.
“The Great Hall looked magnificent. Not only were there a dozen frost-covered Christmas trees and thick streamers of holly and mistletoe crisscrossing the ceiling, but enchanted snow was falling, warm and dry, from the ceiling. Dumbledore led them in a few of his favorite carols, Hagrid booming more and more loudly with every goblet of eggnog he consumed. Percy, who hadn’t noticed that Fred had bewitched his perfect badge so that it now read ”Pinhead“, kept asking them all what they were sniggering at. Harry didn’t even care that Draco Malfoy was making loud, snide remark about his new sweater from the Slytherin table.” - Jk Rowling.
Winter Solstice - The boys would be home for the holidays during the winter solstice, but I imagine Sirius would have spent the break at the Potters anyway, and perhaps Remus would have visited on the longest night for some adventures in the woods behind James’ home.