TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten Fictional Families I’d like to Celebrate Thanksgiving with

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week – I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. In honour of Thanksgiving (which I know nothing about really because I’m a Brit) this week I’m going to list the ten fictional families I‘d like to celebrate with, these families are going to be from books, films and TV shows and my favourite trope of “Families of Choice” will almost certainly be making an appearance.

The Pevensies – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Sure the Pevensies don’t always get along but they always come together and sharing a special dinner with them, and maybe some other characters like Mr Tumnus and the Beavers, would be nice.

The O’Connell-Carnahan’s – The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
This family is #familygoals. Rick may be the only American in the family so he might have to persuade his wife, son and brother-in-law to take part in Thanksgiving but I’m sure they would and then Ardeth Bay could join in too.

The Baggins’ – The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
Whether it would be a small dinner with just Bilbo and Frodo, or if Pippin, Merry and Sam were there too, it would be a great meal because Hobbit’s know their food and how to party.

The Dingles – Emmerdale (British TV soap opera)
There’s currently 16 members of the Dingle clan in the show so we’d need a big table! My favourite family of loveable rogues, they often get in trouble with the law but family is always what comes first with these guys.

The Weasley’s – Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Need I saw more? The Weasley’s would make anyone feel welcome at their dinner table and make people feel a part of the family.

The Losers – both the comic and the film
An unconventional “family of choice”. They are a team that is often more like a dysfunctional family. I could imagine Thanksgiving being pretty crazy with The Losers.

The Leandros’ – Cal Leandros Series by Rob Thurman
Cal and Niko are brothers who look out for each other and don’t often care as much for anyone else so Thanksgiving would be a small affair. That being said Robin Goodfellow, Ishiah and Promise would totally be invited. It would be an interesting table; a human, a vampire, a half human-half Auphe, a puck and a peri.

Dominic Toretto and his extended family – Fast & Furious franchise
Possibly the most badass “family of choice”, sure Mia and Dom are siblings and their partners do make the four of them a family but then there’s their friends who are just as much of a family as the they are.

Alex Rider and Jack Starbright – Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
Alex is an orphan and Jack is his guardian. As well as having a bit of a mother-son relationship, they also are good friends and sometimes act like siblings. A Thanksgiving with the two of them would be lovely.

The Crew of the SS Enterprise – Star Trek
Ultimate “family of choice” right?! They are a crew of people who are often very different from each other but they still would look out for each other. They are family in every way that matters and can you imagine sitting down for a big meal on the Enterprise?!


  1. Yes to anything involving dinner with the Baggins’ family. Hobbits definitely know their food but I have to say that I would love it even more if Pippin were there as well, like you said. He’s just my favorite. And when I think of dinner with the Weasley’s, I just think of comfort and happiness and relaxing.

    Great list!

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