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Harry Potter fanartist creates beautiful painting of Hogwarts in snow

A U.K. fan says Harry Potter is the perfect fit for the holiday season.


Aja Romano

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Facebook user Emma Rose has spent 15 years as a Harry Potter fan, so she knows a thing or two about celebrating the holidays in Potter style.

On Reddit today, she shared her Christmas spirit with other fans through this digital painting of a snow-covered Hogwarts. Rose designed her version of the castle based on a photo of the miniature Hogwarts model at the Warner Bros. studio tour in London. Then she added atmosphere, landscaping, weather, and, of course, Hedwig delivering a letter: 

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Emma also shared with us two of her other favorite Hogwarts paintings—one from a different season:

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Still, the 32-year-old graphic designer from the U.K. told us that Christmas at Hogwarts has a special place in her heart:

I first discovered Potter when my brother was reading it, he used to go on about how brilliant it was, so I thought I’d give it a go. He was 11 and I was about 16. It was in 1999/2000. I was pretty hooked, I love all the books and movies and it certainly has helped me get through some bad times.

Harry Potter always makes me feel Christmassy, probably because the movies are so magical and warm and they’re often shown on TV around Christmas, too. The way that JK describes Hogwarts at Christmas is amazing, too.

So if you’re looking for a good book to cuddle up with around your cozy yule log, it might be the perfect time to return to Hogwarts.

Illustration by Emma Rose/Facebook

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