12 Fictional Book Things on Your Christmas Wish List

Posted by Hayley on December 24, 2015
Santa Claus has his work cut out for him this year. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What fictional book thing do you want for Christmas? Here are your most requested items! (If ol' St. Nick actually does deliver on any of these, please let us know.)


Invisibility Cloak
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling

Who would give it to you: It's a mystery! An owl flew into your house and dropped the cloak off, but didn't stay long enough to let you know what human sent it.
What you could do with it: Manage mischief.


Babel Fish
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams

Who would give it to you: Your spacey two-headed brother-in-law.
What you could do with it: Stick it in your ear and finally understand what your distant relatives are saying about you. (It's not great.)


Mary Poppins's Umbrella
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Mary Poppins
by P.L. Travers

Who would give it to you: Your magical nanny, of course.
What you could do with it: Skip all that terrible Christmas traffic and fly through the sky via umbrella transportation.


Time Machine
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The Time Machine
by H.G. Wells

Who would give it to you: A cousin whose name you can't remember.
What you could do with it: Travel back in time to buy that forgettable cousin a better present than a Starbucks gift card.


Ella's Enchanted Book
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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine

Who would give it to you: Your friendly neighborhood fairy.
What you could do with it: Open it up and magically find exactly what you want and need to read waiting for you.


Clean-Up Machine
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The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss

Who would give it to you: Your mother. Definitely your mother.
What you could do with it: Hop aboard and start your cleaning adventure.


A Job with SpecOps27
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The Eyre Affair
by Jasper Fforde

Who would give it to you: Your great-grandmother, who just happens to look a lot like you.
What you could do with it: Become a kick-ass Literary Detective, investigating literature-related crimes on a fairly reasonably salary.


Dragon
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Dragonflight
by Anne McCaffrey

Who would give it to you: Your community Weyrleader.
What you could do with it: Fly through the air on your new dragon friend and save the world from Thread (which is something your Weyrleader has been trying to get you into for ages).


The Luggage
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The Color of Magic
by Terry Pratchett

Who would give it to you: A frumpy wizard who runs through your annual holiday party and shoves the hastily wrapped gift at you.
What you could do with it: Literally trample your enemies.


Wardrobe Made from a Narnian Apple Tree
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The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

Who would give it to you: Your professor.
What you could do with it: First, you'd use it to totally win at hide-and-seek. Then you'd use it to travel to a magical kingdom, overthrow a dictator, and become royalty.


Portrait Session with Basil Hallward
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde

Who would give it to you: Your first cousin, twice removed, who clearly doesn't know you at all.
What you could do with it: Hang it up in your room and proceed to stop aging while your portrait does it for you.


The One Ring to Rule Them All
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The Fellowship of the Ring
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Who would give it to you: Crazy Uncle Sauron.
What you could do with it: Use the ring to turn invisible and peek at all your other presents. Rule the world. Possibly go insane.



What fictional book item would you love to find under your Christmas tree? Tell us in the comments!

(Top image credit: Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers book cover.)

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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Laney Gay Deceiver from The Number of the Beast.


MaryannC. Book Freak Yes, the time machine would be super fantastic gift!


Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ Ha! Having Christmas dinner with my in-laws. Believe me I have an invisibility cloak! Love them,but some massive egos!


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Mary Poppins' bag would be great too. Think of all the books that would fit inside!


message 5: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie Crazy Uncle Sauron, omg. Love this!


MaryannC. Book Freak ☆ Carol ☆ wrote: "Ha! Having Christmas dinner with my in-laws. Believe me I have an invisibility cloak! Love them,but some massive egos!"

LOL!!


message 7: by Strawhead (last edited Dec 24, 2015 10:05AM) (new)

Strawhead Um, the Ring was, "*our* *birthday* present."


message 8: by La_mariane (new)

La_mariane For Christmas, I'd love a magic wand from the Harry Potter books, or a daemon from the Pullman universe.


Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ Strawhead wrote: "Um, the Ring was, "*our* *birthday* present.""

Oh.....? :)


message 10: by A.K. (new)

A.K. White A mint condition copy of Smoky the Cow Horse. That's were it all started for me, and I've never stopped reading since!


message 11: by Varsha (new)

Varsha I want the characters!! Mainly from Harry Potter, the Iron Fey, and Throne of Glass series.. I would also love an Invisibility Cloak and a wand!!!


message 12: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Beulah from Code Three....it is closest I can think of to one of those infamous flying cars we were all supposed to have by now.


message 13: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Invisibility Cloak! Yes!!


message 14: by Greenmanxy (new)

Greenmanxy I would definitely want the magic nugget which makes you a mistborn from Sanderson's "Mistborn".


message 15: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra "Wardrobe Made from a Narnian Apple Tree"

Um. Nice SPOILER there GR. Sheesh.


message 16: by Hayley (new)

Hayley I liked a few of them! If I could have a fictional item from a book, I'd definitely go with Hermione Granger's purse (never ending space for my books, perfect!) and/or Annabeth Chase's invisibility cap (even if New York isn't my place...)!


message 17: by Benozir (new)

Benozir Ahmed brandon sanderson's whole stormlight archive series ( though upto now only two books has been completely written by the writer, however in that case Mr. claus would have to go little forward in future to fetch the series


message 18: by Sally (new)

Sally Clair's ring from Outlander.


message 19: by Jacob (new)

Jacob how about a Valaryian steel sword from a Song of Ice and Fire?


message 20: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante A time-turner (think of all the books I could read and review fresh)!

And definitely the Babel Fish.

And there would be a stable full of my favorite storybook horses!

I'm thinking the Giving Tree for my Holiday Tree...

My son wants a dragon like in Eragon.

I like thinking small. lol


message 21: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante La_mariane wrote: "... a daemon from the Pullman universe."

I happily still have my own invisible one! My friend since I was very small...


message 22: by The Book Hermit (new)

The Book Hermit Elric's sword Stormbringer.


message 23: by Anne (new)

Anne Please do not give me the Ring of Power. I am not Tom Bombadil, I would do terrible things with it.


message 24: by Isha (new)

Isha For me it would be Hermione's Time-Turner!


message 25: by Nataly (new)

Nataly Trofimova Hermione's enchanted bag!=)


message 26: by Kaj (new)

Kaj Samuelsson I would like to have the trousers from The Boy with the Golden Trousers by Max Lundgren, just reach into the pocket and you have money, no end of it.


message 27: by A. (new)

A.  J. the topaz of the Stormhold from "Stardust" so I can become lord of Stormhold.


message 28: by Shima (new)

Shima I would like my Hogwarts letter.
Besides a dragon, a time turner, an altheometer and a celestial bronze sword.


message 29: by Arya (new)

Arya Michelle wrote: "Mary Poppins' bag would be great too. Think of all the books that would fit inside!"

Or maybe Hermione's beaded bag with the Undetectable Extension Charm.


message 30: by Himika (new)

Himika Chakraborty A Time Turner and Sting!And all those Honeydukes sweets and Butterbeer!


message 31: by Rohini (new)

Rohini Murugan I would definitely wish for a Time-Turner, but then it was destroyed in the book series itself. So, something else. And that would be a working wand! Yeah...just a magical wand that warms your hands and you feel that connection with its core that Harry feels. What to do with it...?!? Um...definitely not Avada Kedavra...maybe a Wingardium Levi-o-sa... (Did I say that right?)


message 32: by Rohini (new)

Rohini Murugan Jacob wrote: "how about a Valaryian steel sword from a Song of Ice and Fire?"
Wow...Hoping for Ice.!


message 33: by A. (new)

A.  J. Rohini wrote: "Jacob wrote: "how about a Valaryian steel sword from a Song of Ice and Fire?"
Wow...Hoping for Ice.!"


That would be cool. I would want Longclaw.


Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) My crazy cat-lady aunt would give me a cat for xmas. Turns out it's actually Grim from "The iron fey" series. ^__^ I'd love that but I just know I'd end up accidentally promising him my first born son.


message 35: by Rashmeet (new)

Rashmeet Kaur Festus, the dragon? :D


message 36: by Hiraeth (new)

Hiraeth Manage mischief, haha.


message 37: by Angie (new)

Angie Michelle wrote: "Mary Poppins' bag would be great too. Think of all the books that would fit inside!"

Ha! YES!!


message 38: by Vrixton (new)

Vrixton Phillips I dare not take the ring!


message 39: by Shelby (new)

Shelby I'd definitely go for a stele from Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles! That'd be great!


message 40: by Kimber (new)

Kimber The Elfstones from Terry Brooks Shannara series, Teleporter from the Star Trek books (my fiancé lives in Canada, I'm in Texas), and Fawkes from Harry Potter :D


message 41: by Heather (new)

Heather I would want Bovril from the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld. That would be a totally awsome Christmas present.


message 42: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante Kimber wrote: " Teleporter from the Star Trek books (my fiancé lives in Canada, I'm in Texas) :D"

Oh! I want a Holodeck, then! Riding in the mountains everytime I want...


message 43: by Mary (new)

Mary Time Turner, Buckbeak, one of the Dragons from HP, and the invisibility cloak....actually, can I just please start my life over and go to Hogwarts? XD


message 44: by Mary (new)

Mary Time Turner, Buckbeak, one of the Dragons from HP, and the invisibility cloak....actually, can I just please start my life over and go to Hogwarts? XD


message 45: by Mary (new)

Mary Time Turner, Buckbeak, one of the Dragons from HP, and the invisibility cloak....actually, can I just please start my life over and go to Hogwarts? XD


message 46: by Bailey (new)

Bailey Invisibility cloak!!


message 47: by Ginny (last edited Dec 26, 2015 01:27AM) (new)

Ginny weasley the invisibility cloak!!!!


message 48: by Luke (new)

Luke Taylor Shadowfax.


message 49: by Horus (new)

Horus La_mariane wrote: "For Christmas, I'd love a magic wand from the Harry Potter books, or a daemon from the Pullman universe."
a demon from pullman universe is a great idea


message 50: by Phoenix2 (new)

Phoenix2 A chocolate factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


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