I’m a sucker for Christmas time and am happy to share with you the places I’d love to and do in my head spend my Christmas.
5. Happy Valley / Ice Caves / Terror Mountain
Whilst Ice Caves and Terror Mountain sound like great titles for sequels to the BBC hit drama Happy Valley I’m actually talking about the Neopets wintery Mountain range.
As a kid I happily, every year, logged in daily to Neopets over the Christmas period to get my advent calendar prizes and play games, I haven’t actually played it in a while (about 3 or 4 years) but the winter part of the Neopets world would be a nice place to go not only to hang out with cute little Neopets but for the slushies and the free gifts at Christmas!
The White Witch turned Narnia into a forever Winterland and it was beautiful even though it was nice that summer returned.
That being said a normal Narnia winter would be a nice destination for Christmas, they even have a Santa so it wouldn’t be like you’d miss out on presents either!
With talking animals, fantastical beasts and a beautiful landscape if it was a real world I’m sure Narnia would be top of the Christmas holiday list for many people. Let’s just hope that we don’t get stuck there for a life time, have to fight any witches or sell out of siblings for Turkish Delight.
It might not come as a surprise to anyone but I would love to just live in a Harry Potter world all day long. Diagon Alley, Hogwarts, Godricks Hollow… All those hidden places that Rowling made I’d love to visit all year round.
Probably not surprising I’d love to visit Hogsmeade at Christmas. The film made it seem so lovely and I would just really like to be there at Christmas time. I mean it is a toss up between that or Hogwarts which would be just as enchanting but as I’d love to be at Hogwarts anyway I thought I’d add Hogsmeade this time out.
Who wouldn’t want a wintery day looking through Honeydukes before sitting down for some Butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks?
So Anna has me on this one.
The streets seem to be made of grime, the characters are shady and not so nice and if you are on the wrong side of the River then you’ll be poor as hell but she’s made me fall in love with the idea of a Christmas spent on the dirtiest city on the Disc.
Brought to life in the wonderful Telly Film Hogfather I can imagine even as the poorest of poor in Ankh-Morpork it would be a interesting time to say the least.
I get as excited as anyone in Whoville when it comes to Christmas. Even the thought of a Grinch in the mountains wouldn’t stop it from being my number one destination spot for Christmas any year.
With all the singing and present giving, the jolly and the fun I think it would be the only place TO visit. I’d love to spend time with the funny Whoville citizens and meet the Grinch, plus it just looks like a nice place to go.
Whoville is definitely my number one pick.
I’ve picked things that are Christmassy but I guess just about anywhere would be nice to visit during the winter period, specially in reality with all the Christmas decorations up. Hell a trip to Tesco’s at the moment is pretty special!
Does anyone else just love this time of year?