Review and Giveaway: “Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments”
The festive season is quickly approaching. Soon there will be snowfall from the sky, decorated Christmas trees, and trying to figure out how to wrap the Invisibility Cloak so it fits neatly under the tree in the Great Hall. Helping get us in the mood for the most magical time of the year is Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments. It also fits perfectly under the tree, by the way.
The day that I got this book, I could not wait to dive in. Christmas at Hogwarts is a dream, and we definitely need some magical moments right now – the more, the better! Let me start by saying that not only is this book a wonderful gift, but it is also full of magical surprises. It is a beautiful hardcover with slightly raised wording and blue accents to the snowy winter light. As soon as you open the cover, you are greeted by the most crystal-clear images from the movie; it is as if you are standing right there immersed with the characters. The book goes into great detail about the decorating of Hogwarts, the trees, adventures, the Yule Ball, the Slug Club Christmas party, Christmas at various places in the wizarding world, and more.
As I mentioned, the book Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments is full of magical surprises. While going through the book, it gives you holiday-related gifts. A few things you will find are stickers, some beautiful art, and your very own Yule Ball place card – and yes, that will be on my table while I “dress to impress.”
One of my favorite things about this book is that it gives fans the words to “Happy Christmas,” the song that the ghosts sing in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You can be sure that I will be singing that with my family and friends this year, even if it has to be done virtually. It is the perfect holiday song that has some of the magic of Hogwarts intertwined.
The only issue I had with the book was the adhesive at the stickers’ corners and other removable inserts. I wanted to remove the sticker page, and when I did (carefully), it tore a small piece of the page. Luckily, it was not where there was text or an image, but a small part of the background is still gone. And it is noticeable. Until I can figure out a safe way to remove one of the art drawings that I want to frame, it will all remain intact in the book.
Prepare to celebrate the holidays early with the Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments book. Our contest to win a copy is open worldwide, starting today, October 13, running through October 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Enter through the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be contacted via email after October 20, so make sure to check your junk or spam folders just in case our e-owl goes astray. All winners must respond within 24 hours, or another winner may be chosen.
A copy of Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments was provided by Insight Editions. All opinions belong to the reviewer.