From the 12 fir Christmas trees in Hogwarts's Great Hall to the iconic monogrammed wool jumpers that Mrs. Weasley knits for Harry and her family, Christmastime is an especially sacred season in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. This year, you can add some magic to your own holiday decorations with a tree topper shaped like the Hogwarts castle.
House Beautiful reports that the electric tree topper not only glows with an impressive display of multicolored lights, it also plays music from “Hedwig’s Theme.” If you’re not sure which bit of John Williams’s acclaimed score that is, you’ll probably recognize it when you hear it—a variation of the theme plays at the beginning each film, and elements of the track are also worked into other pieces of music throughout the movies.
The tree topper is part of Hallmark’s Harry Potter collection, which also includes individual ornaments shaped like Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. They, too, are imbued with enchantment: Press a button and the characters will perform the scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in which the schoolmates stumble upon the three-headed dog Fluffy in the forbidden third-floor corridor. If you purchase the Hogwarts tree topper and the Harry figurine, you can activate another classic scene from the film—when young Harry protects the Sorcerer’s Stone from Voldemort in the depths of the castle.
At $30 each for the character ornaments and $120 for the tree topper on Amazon, Hallmark’s collection is a lot cheaper than a holiday trip to Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and it’s a lot more convenient than capturing a garden gnome for the top of your tree (which, as Potterheads may recall, is what the Weasley children did in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).
[h/t House Beautiful]
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