MuggleNet’s Christmas Crossovers: How Voldemort Stole Christmas
Here at MuggleNet, we’ve been wondering what it would be like for the Potter cast to star in some of our favorite Christmas movies. Well, one of my absolute favorite holiday stories is The Grinch, so I jumped on the chance to give you, dear readers, my ideal character list. Here are the roles that Harry Potter characters would be fit to play in The Grinch:
1. Voldemort as the Grinch
Of course, the Grinch would undoubtedly have to be Lord Voldemort himself. Being a cruel, heartless enemy of all the things that Christmas represents—family, friendship, love, and good will—is what qualifies Voldy for the role of the Grinch. Even from the beginning, these two just seemed a little… off. Both Voldemort and the Grinch like to remain in seclusion, plotting their evil deeds away from the rest of the world. Unlike the Grinch, though, I’m sure it would’ve taken a lot more than little Cindy Lou Who to teach him how to love. I wonder how the ending of this story would turn out.
2. Ginny Weasley as Cindy Lou Who
Speaking of Cindy Lou Who, who is the most innocent little girl in all of Harry Potter? Obviously, Ginny would be a perfect fit for playing Cindy Lou Who. Ginny starts off a young, innocent girl with not many worries on her mind but over the series becomes aware that there is indeed evil in the world. Cindy Lou Who also goes through this transformation in The Grinch. Once both come to this realization, however, they never lose faith that good will eventually overcome evil. The similarities in character development make these two very well paired, not to mention that Bonnie Wright looked very similar to Cindy (played by Taylor Momsen in the live-action Grinch) when she was younger.
3. Snape as Max the dog
Snape plays along with Voldemort’s games to maintain his position of power within the Death Eaters, but really his allegiance belongs to the ones Voldemort considers enemies. Snape uses his power within both the Death Eaters and the Order to sneakily steer the ranks. In The Grinch, Max belongs to the Grinch but shows that he does have a working conscience, unlike his owner. Max is the one who ultimately points the Grinch in the right direction for the resolution of the story’s conflict through working in the shadows. The two characters play on the sides of both good and evil, which, although odd to think about, makes Snape a perfect Max.
4. Rufus Scrimgeour as Mayor of Whoville
In the live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Mayor uses his power to instill the importance of receiving gifts rather than giving, which creates a false view of reality for the citizens of Whoville—he makes them forget what’s really important. Rufus Scrimgeour would make an excellent Mayor because he also uses his power within the government to make people believe in something that does not reflect reality; Scrimgeour gives the wizarding world a false sense of security by allowing them to believe the Ministry of Magic remained strong in their pursuit of the Death Eaters, while in fact he was just protecting his appearance. Both the Mayor and Scrimgeour choose to ignore the problem by creating their own truths.
5. Narcissa Malfoy as Martha May Whovier
Beautiful, charming, and a slight tinge of sassy class—these two ladies are a mash-up match made in heaven! Narcissa and Martha May are both good at heart, but for some reason they are also attracted to the dark, mysterious side of life. They are also both very competitive, Martha May being over the top with her Christmas decorations and Narcissa being overly proud of her family.
Personally, I would be the most excited to see the Potter crew with all the crazy Who hair. Would you love it? Hate it? Who would be better suited for these roles? Let us know!
Be on the lookout for more Christmas crossovers from MuggleNet! If you like these holiday mash-ups, don’t forget to listen to our new Rudolph parody, “Dobby the Daring House Elf.”