10 Book Families You Wish You Could Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Hayley on November 23, 2016

We asked on Facebook and Twitter: If you could invite any fictional family to your Thanksgiving dinner, who would you choose? We've got your top answers below!

(Note: Due to murderous wizards, colorful weddings, and illnesses, not all the family members mentioned below survive their respective books. But this is your dream Thanksgiving, right? And in your dream Thanksgiving, everyone lives.)

The Pevensie Family
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The Chronicles of Narnia
by C.S. Lewis

Who's coming to dinner: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy
What they're bringing: Turkish Delight (only one piece per person!) and tea

The Finch Family
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To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

Who's coming to dinner: Atticus, Jem, Scout, Calpurnia, and a very brief appearance by Boo Radley
What they're bringing: Lane Cake and dewberry tarts

The Weasley Family
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling

Who's coming to dinner: Arthur, Molly, William, Charles, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny
What they're bringing: Meatballs and Ton-Tongue Toffee

The March Family
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Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Who's coming to dinner: Marmee, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy
What they're bringing: Over-boiled asparagus (thanks, Jo!) and sticky currant jelly (thanks, Meg!)

The Stark Family
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A Game of Thrones
by George R.R. Martin

Who's coming to dinner: Ned, Catelyn, Robb, Jon, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon, and a litter of Direwolf pups
What they're bringing: Uncooked meat and sour cherries

The Larkin Family
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Darling Buds Of May
by H.E. Bates

Who's coming to dinner: Pop, Ma, Mariette, Montgomery, Zinnia, Petunia, and Primrose
What they're bringing:A big picnic basket full of strawberries, bacon, and roasted pork

The Baggins Family
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The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Who's coming to dinner: Bilbo and Frodo—plus various hobbits and dwarves who heard there was a party nearby
What they're bringing: Cold cuts, pickles, mushrooms, carrots, and lembas

The Bennet Family
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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

Who's coming to dinner: Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, and Lydia
What they're bringing: Rout cake and creamy fricassees

The Plum Family
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One for the Money
by Janet Evanovich

Who's coming to dinner: Stephanie, her parents, Grandma Mazur, Bob, and Rex
What they're bringing: A box of jelly doughnuts and pineapple upside-down cake

The Cuthbert Family
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Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

Who's coming to dinner: Marilla, Matthew, and Anne Shirley
What they're bringing: Plum puffs and raspberry cordial

Which family would you want to invite over for Thanksgiving? And what do you think they would bring? Tell us in the comments!

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message 1: by Anna (new)

Anna Sayburn Sayburn How about the Blackwoods? Constance would bring pies, preserves and cakes. Merricat would bring arsenic.

message 2: by Chrystal (last edited Nov 24, 2016 08:23AM) (new)

Chrystal The Weasley's would be fun. All the chatter and love. ♡

They'd bring the whole meal. They like taking car of people.

message 3: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Johnson The Darrell family so I could go to Corfu.

message 4: by Leeann (new)

Leeann The Ingalls Family from the Little House on the Prairie books.

message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane Jago The Ogg family from Lancre. Nanny would bring plenty of booze and sing us some very rude songs

message 6: by Betsy (new)

Betsy I might invite the Bennets although Mrs Bennet would have her mouth taped shut, and I wouldn't serve turtle soup.

message 7: by Stephanie (last edited Nov 24, 2016 09:41AM) (new)

Stephanie Anze I imagine having the Weasly family over would make for a very fun meal. Molly would make sure you ate more than your full share and you´d love it.

message 8: by N.E.S (new)

N.E.S Stephanie wrote: "I imagine having the Weasly family over would make for a very fun meal. Molly would make sure you ate more than your full share and you´d love it."

Yes definitely =)

message 9: by Rose (new)

Rose Depalma the Addams family and the Entire Trump clan and then I would leave LOL

message 10: by Hannah (new)

Hannah I would invite the Folchart family (Mo, Meggie, Resa, Elinor, and maybe even Dustfinger, Farid, and Darius too). I don't know what they would bring, but Dustfinger ad Farid could provide the entertain via fire dancing:) That would be awesome.

message 11: by Aurumora (new)

Aurumora I would not have a Family to diner that makes that much trubble ;)

Zombieslayer⚡Alienhunter Just like last year, i'd invite Charity and Michael Carpenter and their kids from the Dresden Files for Thanksgiving ^-^
... As long as Charity cooks.

message 13: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Zullo The Pitt Family and all the NUMA Family. It would be a very unconventional Thanksgiving. They would bring so many anecdotes and breathtaking adventures. Thanks Clive Cussler.

message 14: by Sarina Soren (new)

Sarina Soren Can I just rent the Great Hall in Hogwarts and have them ALL over for dinner?

message 15: by Heryani (new)

Heryani Aw I would love a dinner with Bilbo and Frodo and a bunch of Hobbits :D that'd be fun :D

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I gladly have over the Larkins...Ma and Pop Larkin and their five children – Mariette, Montgomery, Zinnia, Petunia and Primrose.
The Darling Buds Of May by H.E. Bates

message 17: by Kathy (last edited Nov 24, 2016 07:31PM) (new)

Kathy I have a list of families and groups that I would choose to dine with but I would choose one night a month. So here are 12 dinners with most intriguing selection of guests.

1. The Weasley's, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood.

2. The Kirren's: George, Her Parents, Julian, Anne and Dick / Enid Blyton "The Famous Five

3. Lady Katherine de Burgh, Jane Bennett, Kitty Bennett, Mr Darcy and Elizabeth, Mr & Mrs Bennett.

4. Aragorn and Arwen, Legolas, Elrond, Gandalf, Faromir and Eowyn, Galadriel. / Lord of the rings series

5. The March family / Little Women

6. Stephanie Plum, Joe Morelli, Ranger, Lula, Connie, Diesel, Grandma Mazur, Frank and Helen Plum. / Plum series

7. Jolyen Snr, Young Jolyen, Irene, and June. / John Galsworthy "The Forsyte Saga.

8. Paul, Chani, Irulan, Leto and Ghanima, Lady Jessica / Dune series

9. Roarke, Eve Dallas, Peabody, Feeney, Mavis, Leonardo, Nadine, Ian, Dr Morris, Charles Monroe, Charlotte and Denis Mira, Summerset. / J D Robb "In Death"

10. The Gwyn-Raven-Lyon families. / Anne McCaffrey "Tower and the Hive series".

11. Lestat, Louis, Marius, Armand, Edward and Bella, Renesmee and Jacob, Carlisle and Esme, Alice and Jasper. / Vampire Chronicles-A Rice; Twilight Series-S Meyer.

12. Robin Hood, Ivanhoe, Black Arrow, Lord Lucius & Lady Panthea Vyne, Simon the Coldhearted, Duke and Duchess of Avon, Odysseus, James Bond, Grand Sophy Stanton-Lacy, Jane Eyre, Jo March and Ann Shirley.

12 fascinating get togethers; the last grouping from a variety of novels. Do you know what the titles are?

message 18: by Kike (new)

Kike Ramos YES bring the Bennets and let me get all the gossip from the younger sisters hahaha that would be a fun thanksgiving

message 19: by Brenda (new)

Brenda The Plum family. They wouldn't leave a single moment to be dull or drab. The entire event would be hilarious, probably a disaster and exciting as one bad guy or the other interrupted the dinner.

message 20: by Gail (new)

Gail the Darrell family, so I could spend time with them and have fun helping take care of the animals. Wonder a round Corfu, would be happy with boiled eggs for thinksgiving.

message 21: by Paraphrodite (new)

Paraphrodite Kathy wrote: "I have a list of families and groups that I would choose to dine with but I would choose one night a month. So here are 12 dinners with most intriguing selection of guests.

1. The Weasley's, Harry..."

12 - some of these are Georgette Heyer characters, right? I think her characters would make great dinner conversations!

For me, definitely number 9 - the In Death gang. I would love to see Eve's reaction to another dinner party! Missing a few others though... Louise, Yancy, Crack, Dickhead, Baxter & Trueheart?

message 22: by mwana (new)

mwana Why not the Lannisters?

message 23: by Dean (new)

Dean Haywood The Durrells.mother,margo,leslie,larry,gerry, spiro,theadore,curries,and lots of wine

message 24: by Deviki (new)

Deviki The Weasley Family most definitely!!!

The Darren Shan's circus family
Skulduggery's friends
Earthrise 's out of world crew & friends

and our prophecy has come true; Oh no, the dwarves...

message 26: by Francesca (new)

Francesca Mwanamali wrote: "Why not the Lannisters?"

That was my first thought. Dinner with them would be so much more entertaining. The witty banter/insults alone would be worth it. Plus, you know there'd be good wine at the table.

message 27: by Francesca (new)

Francesca I'd rather be invited to the Weasley's for dinner! Go to the burrow have Molly's amazing cooking. Ah! It would be heavenly!

Again, I'd rather go to the Shire and have dinner with the Hobbits than have them come to my house. Although they'd probably think my house was huge despite how small it actually is. They'd also probably just be impressed that it has a second floor.

message 28: by ZenithRV (new)

ZenithRV Mwanamali wrote: "Why not the Lannisters?"

Definitely the Lannisters. Every single member of their clan seems to have a gift for witty banter and pithy commentary.

message 29: by Laura (new)

Laura Holt I would have to say the Plum family. They, and their pineapple upside down cake, would fit right in at my house during the holidays.

message 30: by Linda (last edited Nov 25, 2016 04:59AM) (new)

Linda I love all the ones already listed and would add Willy Wonka, Charlie, and Grandpa Joe, all from the original movie. "We have so much time and so little to do! No! Wait! Strike that! Reverse it!"

message 31: by Francesca (new)

Francesca ZenithRV wrote: "Mwanamali wrote: "Why not the Lannisters?"

Definitely the Lannisters. Every single member of their clan seems to have a gift for witty banter and pithy commentary."


message 32: by Lili (new)

Lili  Marcus Weasley's!!!! They can bring Harry Potter too since they have always been treating him as one of their boys..And of Course they have to bring Hermione because she's Ron's wife and Fleur too....:)

message 33: by Sayondeep (new)

Sayondeep Choudhury Surely the Finch family.........

message 34: by Booklo (new)

Booklo The Jackson Family from The Percy Jackson and The Olympians.
Including: Percy (of course!) Sally (Percy's Mom) Paul (Percy's step-dad) and Poseidon (Percy's REAL Father/One of the Big Three Powerful Gods/ Brother of Hades and Zeus/ Even though, he is not a Jackson, well he is still part of the family)
I think it would be fun because Percy is so funny so he definitely cheer everyone up. Sally Jackson because she is so nice and cool and I bet she cook good food.
Paul because well, he is part of the family so he will make some good company.
Lastly, Poseidon because HE IS AMAZING! He could also tell some really good stories of his adventures!
So, yup, that is will be the best thanksgiving dinner ever!

message 35: by Toraaki (new)

Toraaki Villalpando I wouldn't go to a party with the whole starks. Can't stand Catelyn. :C

message 36: by Miki (new)

Miki The Lennarts. Kate, Curran, Julie, Derek, Ascanio, Rafael, Andrea, and Grendel. They'd bring meat.

message 37: by Eric (new)

Eric Ravensclaw Red Rising / Pierce Brown I'd have Sevro au Barca, his dad Fitchner, Victra au Julii, Tactus au Valii Rath, Virginia au Agustus, Ragnar Volarus, Pebble, Clown, Weed, Rotback, Quinn, And ok, Darrow, if only cuz everyone else insists... But he is soooo poopy, always whining about his horrible carving, and "my wife had to get herself hung in order for me to meet you all!!!" It's all so boring by now... I swear I'd rather listen to one of Harmony's rants!

message 38: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Anna wrote: "How about the Blackwoods? Constance would bring pies, preserves and cakes. Merricat would bring arsenic."

You are sick. And it pains me to inform you that the Blackwoods are the first two I thought of as well.

message 39: by Ivan (new)

Ivan How about The Starkadders from Cold Comfort Farm?

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