This is actually a FREEBIE Top Ten and I’ve decided to go with the following list:
Top Ten Fictional Families I’d Like to Celebrate Thanksgiving With
Being Australian, I’m not quite sure what Thanksgiving is. Most of my knowledge of Thanksgiving comes from The Addams Family Values.
As far as I’m aware, it’s giving thanks to the Native Americans for welcoming the pilgrims before they were all murdered, and you gather with family to stuff yourself full of yummy, rich food a month before Christmas when you’ll do it all again.
That being said, I’ve seen some depictions of Thanksgiving in imported US TV shows, so here are the ten families I’d most like to sit down with, have a great meal and a good talk and just enjoy life. Just pretending the non-US families are celebrating Thanksgiving for whatever reason.
The extended Weasley family
I’m talking about three generations here, Molly and Arthur plus their children, in-laws, and grandchildren. Imagine how big that table would have to be! But the food would be SO EPIC. Imagine everything in the Harry Potter books but with the greatest family of redheads surrounding you. and I could answer all of Arthur’s Muggle questions.
The Vampire Academy family
Including, but not limited to, Rose, Dimitri, Lissa, Christian, Sydney, Adrian, Jill, Eddie, and anyone I’ve forgotten who would make an epic party out of this. Blood would be offered to the Moroi but there would be a wicked feast available for the dhampirs and humans.
The royal family from Entwined
Including Azalea and her eleven sisters, their husbands, and the king. I suspect this dinner would be more like a ball, but because they’re not a rich royal family, nor American, the food might be quite a bit different. However the socialising would be great and there would be some epic dancing afterwards!
The Study Series family
Including Yelena and Valek, Ari, Janco, Commander Ambrose, Irys, and Yelena’s family from Sitia. It would be an outdoor affair on the border of No Man’s Land.
Graceling Realms ‘family’
At the end of Bitterblue, when Fire reappears. I’d imagine this fictional Thanksgiving would be something akin to a large celebration and would include Katsa and Po and his cousins, Fire and her delegates and whoever’s still alive, and Bitterblue and her little cobbled together family.
The Abhorsen family
Sabriel and Touchstone and their children Sam and Ellimere, with Lirael and Mogget for good luck. And the Dog as well, because everyone loves her and she’s eat all the scraps.
The Hunger Games family post-Hunger Games
Katniss and her family AND NO ONE WOULD GO HUNGRY.
The ‘family’ of Friends pre-2002
Because this is where I learned the most about Thanksgiving and the food Monica cooked always looked SO TASTY.
The Firefly gang pre-Serenity.
Because they always have a good time when they’re all together and I want to be a part of that, even if the food is just different kinds of space proteins and not actually real food. Also, spaceships! IN SPACE!
Before it all went to shit, obviously. Tobias and Ax would morph to human, and Ax would try to eat everything, including the napkins, and Marco would crack all the jokes and Cassie would stop the food fight and Rachel would continue to look magnificent even when everyone is wearing pumpkin in their hair.