Feltons 1, Malfoys 0: Tom Felton’s Holiday Home Party Focuses on Family
For many, the holidays are all about family. Unfortunately, they were tainted by COVID this year, and as we’re going back into the real world, we’re feeling disappointed for those who couldn’t gather with loved ones. Nevertheless, during his Veeps Holiday Home Party on December 26, Tom Felton reminded us that family is the most important thing and showed us how he kept that family spirit alive during the holidays.
Tom’s Muggle Family
Tom admitted he had never spent a Christmas without his mother. Thankfully, he was able to go home for a quick trip to keep that tradition alive. He described family Christmas traditions, including having breakfast and going for a walk before opening any presents. When it’s time for gifts, Tom gets to “be a little house-elf [and] divvy them up.” Apparently, his mom goes shopping for stocking stuffers as early as February. Sound like any other mothers out there?
Tom infused some Potter cheer into the celebrations by Sorting his family during a few video calls. We may follow Tom’s lead on our next family Zoom call. Tom’s parents and brother Ashley got into Hufflepuff. Tom was… disappointed. When his brother Chris was Sorted into Ravenclaw, Tom admitted it was a good fit. Then, we got our Christmas miracle. After being Sorted into Gryffindor previously, Tom achieved his dream: Slytherin!
Tom’s Wizarding Family
Midway into the livestream, Tom introduced a surprise guest: on-screen father and real-life friend Jason Isaacs. Tom and Isaacs shared whimsical Potter memories and reminisced about experiences on set. The two even recalled a sweet story about Alan Rickman’s insistence that Tom get a new adult-sized chair on the set of the final film instead of using the old smaller one.
After discussing the films (and Isaacs’s experience with an unfortunate wig), Tom and Isaacs challenged each other to a game of Heads Up! While a current events-themed round proved to be informative and hilarious, the real standout was their round at impressions. Isaacs, feigning ignorance, chose to misinterpret the game on his round and then forced Tom into playing correctly on his – and better for it, since we were all treated to Tom’s Jamaican impression.
Families who have them know that no life is complete without our four-legged companions. GIFs are the perfect medium with which to communicate the special bond between Tom and Willow while maintaining the integrity of their energetic nature. Being his best girl, the sweet chocolate Labrador Retriever wormed her way onto Tom’s lap and into our hearts. Front and center from the beginning, Willow made sure to let everyone know she was the actual star of this show. Tom happily obliged, giving her loads of hugs.
Near the beginning, Willow was given a choice: Santa or snowman. Both had treats hidden inside to keep her occupied. She chose the snowman without hesitation. We love a girl who knows what she wants.
Kisses reigned supreme, taking priority over all else. Willow appeared to be slightly embarrassed, giving her best “Dad, not in front of the camera!” face before letting Tom land a smooch. You’re not fooling us, Willow. We know you love your pa.
Despite the tempting distraction of puppy cuddles, Tom had a show to get on with, so he pulled treats from his pockets and lured her away. However, Willow returned to supervise a quick behind-the-scenes photograph. Colin Creevey vibes, anyone?
Later in the stream, Willow was awoken from a nap by the smell of her second Christmas present: a small bone. Little did she know what would come next…
With the pup off exploring, Tom snuck off to retrieve the bigger gift. When we say “bigger gift,” we mean roughly the size of Willow herself. This was the last we saw of sweet Willow until the credits rolled. A bone that size outweighed her desire to be the center of attention.
Finally, Willow makes one final appearance to stare adoringly at Tom, which pretty sufficiently sums up her part and reiterates the importance of the furry members of our families, especially during these times.
While the holidays may not have played out as we would’ve hoped, looking back on Tom’s Holiday Home Party reminds us of what’s most important all year round: family.