My Harry Potter Tradition

My family doesn’t really have a lot of traditions, apart from your usual Christmas shenanigans…

But there’s ONE summer tradition that I hold dear in my bookish heart. Every summer my mum and I watch the whole Harry Potter series together πŸ˜€ We don’t do marathons because… you know, we have stuff to do (ie. mum wouldn’t last long in a marathon).Β 

Every year we sit down to watch one film per week, with a bowl of popcorn and tons of drinks, while mum makes the same hilarious comments she made the year before β™₯

I love our Harry Potter tradition!

We haven’t started our “summer tradition” this year yet because we’ve been kind of busy lately, but we promised ourselves that we’d start in a couple of weeks, so it’s all good πŸ˜€


I think watching the films will be extra special this time, because I got to meet “Mrs Weasley” and “Hagrid” on a TV production I worked on earlier this year.

I didn’t really get a chance to talk to Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), but Julie Walters (Mrs Weasley) was such a friendly and elegant lady that every time she came on to the set there were smiles all around. We even got talking about how my fake office set looked like a real office, with proper office paperworkΒ lying around and everything! The props department really did a good job on that one.

Anyway… I’m going off topic here, aren’t I? Haha! Yeah, I tend to do that sometimes.

Right, back to my Harry Potter tradition…Β 

I might start a new Autumn tradition though. You know, for after we finish watching the films. I’m thinking of re-reading the books, because I’ve only read them once and that was a loooong time ago! But I’m not sure I’d want to read them every year (We wouldn’t want to spoil the magic now, would we?).

What about *you*? Do you have any bookish traditions?

29 thoughts on “My Harry Potter Tradition

  1. mizmouse86 says:

    It is a little on the traditional side, but every Christmas I read Dickens. ‘A Christmas Carol’, of course. Actually, there are a LOT of books that I read every Christmas – mostly classic Christmas kids books to my Little Guy.

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  2. jademwong says:

    This is an awesome tradition and I am super jealous of your experience working with Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters! I can deifnitely believe that Julie Walters was an elegant and sweet woman.

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  3. Fatima @ NoteablePad says:

    That’s so wonderful! Such an amazing tradition πŸ™‚ You worked with Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane?? That’s incredible!
    I don’t have any traditions like this, but I’m now thinking I should start something soon πŸ™‚


  4. lairaiwrites says:

    Lovely tradition!I love Harry Potter, I’ve read the entire series a lot of times :)For me,Harry Potter is synonymous with childhood.Your Harry Potter tradition seems a great idea,would definitely like to implement it.Wonderful post!


  5. Chandra says:

    DEFINITELY relate to mom’s making the same comments/jokes every time they watch something familiar! My mom loves Harry Potter too. When she came to England for the first time the only thing she was looking forward to was the Harry Potter Studio Tour!

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