It’s now become tradition on this blog to do a post like this every Christmas day to honor the holiday on Zezee with Books.
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I always get excited when it comes around. No matter what has happened in the year or if I’ve been sad and angry for the majority of December, I always get happy and excited by Christmas. I love the holiday because it carries with it a sense of unity and community, and there’s always a touch of magic in the air.
Each year I celebrate the holiday on here by featuring a bit of artwork that I think captures the spirit of Christmas. This year, I chose “Christmas in Color,” which features a scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling:
The illustration is inked by Kim Reynolds, whose work I found on Deviant Art. I chose this illustration mostly because it’s influenced by the Harry Potter series. Though I don’t often associate the entire series with Christmas, I believe that the Christmas parts are some of the most wonderful parts in the book and that they do a great job of capturing the spirit of Christmas: joy, love, community, magic…
Reynolds’s illustration depicts the scene in the first book when Harry receives his father’s invisibility cloak as a Christmas gift from an anonymous sender. Though Harry and his friends partook of adventures before then, receiving the cloak gave them admission to be as inquisitive and daring as they want to be. I love the illustration because it almost fits how I imagined the scene as I read. Ron and Harry’s expressions are spot on, and I like how messy their room is with wrappings strewn all over and Ron’s sweater from his mum neglected on the floor. It’s perfect, it’s awesome, and it totally captures Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts and receiving magical gifts.
I hope your Christmas this year is as amazing and magical.
Merry Christmas! 🙂