Summer might still be in the air, but it's Christmastime at Hogwarts year-round, and we're ready to decorate with floating candles, snow charms, and this absolutely brilliant Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper by Hallmark.
While it may look a little big to be a tree topper (it's over nine inches tall), rest assured that even the most novice witches and wizards can keep the Hogwarts replica atop their trees by casting a simple levitation spell ("wingardium leviosa"). Most magical of all? With just the
press of a button flick of your wand, this enchanting tree topper will play "Hedwig's Theme," and I can already smell the treacle tarts and pumpkin pasties.
Available online on Hallmark's website, this Harry Potter Collection Hogwarts Castle Musical Tree Topper With Light ($120) is ideal for Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs, and Slytherins alike. The inside of the castle even changes colour on rotation! (The description will tell you a power adapter and a light bulb are responsible for the continuous colour-changing effect, but I suspect some serious spell casting took place here.)
As with almost anything Harry Potter-related, this miniature Hogwarts castle also has a secret to be unlocked. When plugged in, the castle reacts to the presence of other ornaments from the Hallmark Harry Potter Collection, unlocking special, interactive performances featuring Ron, Hermione, and Harry himself! See the bewitching castle in action ahead, and prepare to hum "Hedwig's Theme" to yourself from now through Christmas.