Dec. 19th, 2004 @ 09:40 pm
Christmas is coming, and so many plans to make... particularly for dinner on Christmas day. I know I've talked to quite a number of you, but I need to see how many times I should double my pudding recipe.
Of course I expect each and every one of my children home - and of course that includes you, Tonks dear, and any other special people any of you want to bring along... particularly you, William.
Andromeda, I saw Tonks had rightly asked you and Ted and Mouse along. Shall I set places for the three of you?
Frank, Alice, it wouldn't be a family gathering without you. Won't you bring Neville along, and his Grandmother as well?
Harry, Hermione, don't think I'd let you out. And if your parents would like to come, Hermione, tell them that of course they're welcome and I'll send Arthur out to fetch you all.
Luna? Would you and your father like to come along? I thought we could set the two empty places again. And Arabella, you'll be coming too, I think, with Kingsley? I seem to remember he was bringing his niece and she was bringing some friends as well?
Sirius and Remus, I expect you'll be along as well?
Pomona, we'd love to have you with us as well, if you've no other plans.
Kirley, dear, are you doing something for Christmas? You're quite welcome in our home.
And Alastor, I expect you'll turn me down, but you are welcome of course.
I expect most of the rest of you have family and friends you'll find yourself celebrating with, but if a friend turns up at the doorstep they'll have a chair and a meal, I can promise you that.
If it isn't a bother -- could one of the professors from Hogwarts please owl me? Minerva, perhaps? I've just one small request.
No one told me
It only seemed logical. Family belongs together on Christmas.
But I --
I kind of --
I already planned to --
Are you sure you want me
Oh no you don't Ange. You're coming with!
C'mon, this is family! Christmas! DINNER!
I have PLANS.
Doesn't that mean anything at all to you?
Plans can change, though. Molly wants you there, and so do I.
Doesn't what I want at all matter?
I guess not.
Happy bloody Christmas.
Actually, it does. I just thought you might like to come along.
But, I'm just your Uncle, so I've really got no say over what you do.
Of course. Whyever wouldn't I?
Because your son broke up with me in the most foul, disgusting way possible and I still haven't forgiven him. Because your other son hates my living guts. Are you quite sure about this?
I, um... I was planning...
Thank you very much, Mrs Weasley, for the invitation. I'm afraid my parents would like for me to spend Christmas with them as they'll be leaving Christmas Sunday for a skiing trip. They prefer to have a small family gathering at home this year so we can spend time together before they're off for the slopes! Mum said to tell you thank you very much and to wish all of the Weasleys a Happy Christmas!
That's a pity, dear. Expect an owl with your gifts on Christmas Eve, then!
Is there anything you'd like especially to have on the table?
i'm sure you have the pudding
thank you mrs weasley
It'll be so good to have the whole family here for the holiday.
That would be lovely, thank you.
Good food is such a powerful argument.
It'll be lovely to see you, Remus dear.
I've remembered how you liked that roast duck I made one year, and we've put together a few of them.
I'm afraid there'll be a squabble for the toffee pudding, however.
I'm not Andromeda but anybody else cooking for once is a good cooking! Meal thing! Woah anyway yeah, count us in and the like, etc etc, woah.
It'll be lovely to have you, Ted dear! How's Mouse recovering from that terrible bit of trouble?