12 Fictional Book Things on Your Christmas Wish List

Posted by Hayley on December 23, 2016
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!


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message 1: by Lanie (new)

Lanie No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to be the arken stone. If you have it, you get to be king under the mountain. :)


message 2: by E.F.B. (last edited Dec 23, 2016 07:14AM) (new)

E.F.B. Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to be the arken s..."


But if you get the arkenstone, you have to be 100% sure a strain of madness doesn't run in your family or the dragon sickness will get you too. ;)

How about the Evenstar, or some of that troll hoard gold? Those shouldn't turn anyone insane.


message 3: by Anita (new)

Anita I prefer Mary Poppin's bag!


message 4: by Pouria (new)

Pouria The Luggage. I want it!


message 5: by georgia (new)

georgia The ring from crazy uncle Sauron! Or the wardrobe. Or the ring inside the wardrobe, in a world where Sauron's forces are attacking Narnia, and I get to save them all.


message 6: by S.S. (new)

S.S. I would definitely love a dragon!


message 7: by Wreade1872 (new)

Wreade1872 Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to be the arken s..."


I think the Arken Stone makes you crazy too ;) . I think i'd take Galadriel's ring, i'm not entirely sure what it does but it does something :) .


message 8: by Janice (new)

Janice Bound Together, Shadow Reaper, and Dark Legacy...not yet out, and all by Christine Feehan.


message 9: by Alissa (new)

Alissa I'll take Hermione's bottomless purse. Cute, stylish, practical, and you can fit ANYTHING inside.

Or the book from Neverending Story.

Way better than bling from Middle Earth, precious or otherwise.


message 10: by Caroline (new)

Caroline The portrait session definitely. As long as I can transfer all the wrinkles I have now on to my portrait!!
Forever Young.........


message 11: by Bard (new)

Bard Constantine How about The Portrait from a certain 'cousin' Dorian Grey? Eternal youth, morals not included...


message 12: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Come to think of it, I'll just take a Luckdragon. What do those things eat, anyway?


message 13: by Luann (new)

Luann Fablehaven book 4 - Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary has a knapsack with a storage room inside. That would be a VERY handy thing to have.


message 14: by Janice (new)

Janice A Carpathian warrior, or an Immortal Enforcer, as a bodyguard. I love Christine Feehan's Dark series, and Lynsay Sands's Argeneau series.


Βασίλειος Μέγας The lamp of Aladdin... The rest can come after this...


message 16: by AnayatheUnicorn (new)

AnayatheUnicorn Athara wrote: "The ring from crazy uncle Sauron! Or the wardrobe. Or the ring inside the wardrobe, in a world where Sauron's forces are attacking Narnia, and I get to save them all."

I agree so true


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} The One Ring, a stele and Harry Dresden's bespelled leather duster.
I'd be unstoppable.


message 18: by MacBudgie (new)

MacBudgie The Luggage would be great, to be honest. I hate having to carry things. I would have to teach it not to eat too many people, though...


message 19: by Jemma (new)

Jemma :D


message 20: by Jami (new)

Jami I don't want a fictional item - I want a fictional PERSON. I want someone who has the brains of Sherlock Holmes, the musical and other genius of Erik AKA The Phantom Of The Opera, and is a seductive vampire who'll turn me into one too like Count Dracula.


message 21: by Lanie (new)

Lanie Wreade1872 wrote: "Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to ..."


It's not the stone that's cursed. It was only one super pretty stone. The stone is sort of like a crown, it announces that you're the ruler.

Plus, The Arkenstone alone wouldn't be an issue. All that gold together was the problem. To much gold went to the old King & to Thorin's head. It made both sick & angry & irrational, like a dragon.

Also, i think the dwarves -particularly the line of Durin- are naturally more greedy then humans are, so they'd be more likely to get dragon sickness and go nuts then humans would. Remember that Bilbo wasn't effected by all that gold? A human would probably be safe.

Of course I might just be over analyzing. Lol. ;D


message 22: by Nyssa (new)

Nyssa Anita wrote: "I prefer Mary Poppin's bag!"

So true!!

Her bag and the Cat in the Hat's clean-up machine would make me quite happy. The invisibility cloak would just be a bonus.


message 23: by Vickie (new)

Vickie I would settle for an invitation to attend Hogwarts!


message 24: by Rachael (new)

Rachael A Mr. Henry Tilney. That is all.


message 25: by Regina (new)

Regina Hunter Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to be the arken s..."


I rather have Galadriels 3 hairs, or even the elven cloaks!


message 26: by Huda (new)

Huda A time turner to help me catch up with my study.


message 27: by Dana Al-Basha (new)

Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا Hermione Granger's beaded handbag!!


message 28: by Lanie (new)

Lanie Regina wrote: "Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to ..."


Oh! Cloaks would be fun. :D or maybe getting Sting.


message 29: by Laura (new)

Laura Holt I'd definitely choose the invisibility cloak! Or, better yet, a time turner! :)


message 30: by Jay (new)

Jay For me, The Hitch-Hikers guide itself. A super-sarcastic, intergalactic wikipedia that could help me bum around the galaxy, towel in tow? What could be better?


message 31: by Hasselhh (new)

Hasselhh A TARDIS would also be VERY nice to have!! If nothing else, then just to avoid commuting


message 32: by georgia (new)

georgia Vickie wrote: "I would settle for an invitation to attend Hogwarts!"

me too! Of course, the letter would be six months late, but I could catch up...


Madeline (The Bookish Mutant) OMNIPOD GUYS, OMNIPOD!!!!!


message 34: by Claire (new)

Claire The kindle from Stephen King's 'UR'. It has access to every book - including those written in other realities. Imagine reading some never-before-seen Poe or Shakespeare. That would do me fine.


message 35: by Fernanda (new)

Fernanda i want the invisible cloak i love it i would be awesome


message 36: by Tim (new)

Tim How can you not have a Hogwarts acceptance letter on the list? That time machine has to be a blue one, and marked "police". It must also be bigger on the inside.


message 37: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Wright Alissa wrote: "I'll take Hermione's bottomless purse. Cute, stylish, practical, and you can fit ANYTHING inside.

Or the book from Neverending Story.

Way better than bling from Middle Earth, precious or otherw..."



message 38: by Nutrientquest (new)

Nutrientquest Nice


message 39: by Karam (new)

Karam Jabri Perfect Book to read. http://bit.ly/2gX47NK


message 40: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay E.F.B. wrote: "Lanie wrote: "No! You can't have the one ring! We already getting a cloak that will let us be invisible and WONT turn you insane.

If we're getting a gift from middle earth, then it would have to ..."


Or even simply ask the elves if you can have one of those fancy tree houses they live in! Perhaps Gandalf would gift us Shadowfax?


message 41: by Jodie (new)

Jodie Short I don't want a job in SpecOps! I'd much rather be a Jurisfiction agent. I also agree with the above: the whole Hitchhikers guide and maybe the Heart of Gold to get around in :P


message 42: by Dian Achdiani (new)

Dian Achdiani Butbutbut I want Newt Scamander's case, may I? I take it from screenplay book, is it count as book too? :p


message 43: by Paige (new)

Paige I got the Hobbit + LoTR box set, The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and the Children of Hurin today! I'M SO FREAKING HAPPY.

I'll be in Middle-earth if you need me. Ciao.


message 44: by Himika (new)

Himika Chakraborty A TIme Turner and all of Weasley's Wizard Wheezes products.And the Invisibility Cloak.


message 45: by Kaj (new)

Kaj Samuelsson The Luggage was my first thought, no problem to find a new book to read.
But I wouldn't mind Odin's ring Draupnir either. "Every ninth night, eight new rings 'drip' from Draupnir, each one of the same size and weight as the original."


message 46: by Reenie (new)

Reenie Aaah, definitely the Wardrobe, as I'd love to visit the magical land of Narnia! (The film is on in the U.K. This afternoon, sadly that's the closest I'll get)


message 47: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Anita wrote: "I prefer Mary Poppin's bag!"

Yep.


message 48: by Penguin (new)

Penguin I'd like the door from Howl's Moving Castle, please. Go miles just by switching the color. >:D


message 49: by Marijan (new)

Marijan An unabridged edition of Encyclopedia Galactica :D


message 50: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Martin A bronze dragon from Pern.


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