Merry (pre)Christmas to those of you who celebrate! Today, I’m huddled up, nice and warm, at my parents’ house with my siblings and nieces and nephews and feeling really happy and relaxed.
But what if I didn’t have my family to keep me company on these festive occasions? Perish the thought, right? But earlier this week, Becky from Disney In Your Day challenged me to consider who I’d invite to Christmas dinner if I had five empty seats and the only people/animals/creatures who were free to join me were Disney characters.
This is harder than you’d think, actually. But here’s where I landed:
1. Rapunzel from Tangled
Duh. Did anyone doubt she’d be on my list? She’s fun and funny and adventurous. I love her spirit, and I think she’d bring delightful conversation and awesome, scratch-baked pies to our holiday dinner.
2. Anna from Frozen
Again, this is a bit of a no brainer for me. Another nerdy, excitable weirdo with a penchant for being bold and brave. I want to hear all about her latest dreams, adventures and craft projects.
3. Gus from Cinderella
He’s so chubby and cute and … I just want to invite him over and watch him happily stuff his face. Not only will he keep us entertained with his stories about running away from Lucifer, but he’ll keep us squee-ing with his cute fuzzy belly. Awww!
4. Hook Hand from Tangled
This may seem a little weird, but hear me out: He’s clearly an interesting fellow with a lot of depth. I’d love to hear about where he comes from and how he came to be who he is. Bonus: He plays the piano like a pro, and he can lead our group in some rousing carols before dessert!
5. Hades from Hercules
Hades is hilarious and sarcastic, and I feel like he’d really click with Rapunzel and Anna. Together, I feel like we’d have a great time laughing it up. Plus, he’s a well-known ham and loves to sing, so he’ll add a lot of fun and personality to our caroling-sesh.
Real talk: I am still not 100% sure that I shouldn’t swap Hades for Stitch. I’m a little nervous to invite 626 for obvious reasons… I’d hope that Stitch would understand that Christmas is a family holiday and do his best to behave but that’s a pretty big risk to take. So i left him out this year.
I also considered inviting Peter from 101 Dalmatians, mostly because he seems extremely affable and he’s a professional musician, so he’d bring a lot of life to the party. But, ultimately, stuffy Brits need not apply to my dinner party.
Best Christmas ever?? Am I being overly cautious by not inviting Stitch? Who would you invite?? Let us know in the comments!!