This Harry Potter Christmas Tree Captures The Magic Of The Season

Harry Potter fans know that real-life Christmas, though usually fun and exciting, may never quite measure up to a Christmas at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In each of the Harry Potter books and movies, during the holiday season, the students are treated to a grand celebration. The Hogwarts Great Hall is decorated with 12 massive trees, there's a bottomless Christmas Day feast, and it even snows inside the castle. Though Katheryn Burnett, a muggle from the United Kingdom, will most likely never get to hear a chorus of ghosts caroling, that didn't stop her from using the wizarding world as inspiration for her Christmas tree.

About a week ago, Burnett posted photos of her HP-inspired tree to Facebook, and the album has since been liked over 15,000 times and has received 24,700 comments from amazed Potterheads all over the globe. The album's description borrowed from one of Albus Dumbledore's most iconic and uplifting quotes. The tree's creator wrote, "Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the 'Christmas Lights.'" The always-cheerful headmaster would certainly be proud of this tree. It's a great reminder that a muggle Christmas can still be pretty magical if you just use your imagination.
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Maybe the Sorting Hat tree topper will sing a Christmas tune.
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That pesky Pixie better not ruin these jaw-dropping decorations.
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It's pretty hard to believe she did this all without magic.
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The usually-frightening howler looks pretty harmless — maybe even sweet — on the branches of a Christmas tree.
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Can we borrow that time turner to make Christmas come faster?
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Someone cast the lumos charm and get those lights twinkling.
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There are ornaments for those from every Hogwarts house, so no one's left out.
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Looks like gifts from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes made it on this tree instead of under it.
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Ah! But plenty of treats from Honeydukes made it to the gift pile.
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Even Hedwig is celebrating.
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It wouldn't be Christmas without one of Mrs. Weasleys' famous sweaters.
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I see someone's getting a love potion for Christmas this year.
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