I know I’m a tad bit late with this post, but I’m going to post it anyway.
The holiday season is all about spending time with your family and loved ones. Family time is awesome, but sometimes they can get on your nerves. It’s like the sequel to Thanksgiving dinner. There’s always that one person you invite over that makes the dinner/party really awkward at one point or another. If you’ve never felt that feeling of awkward silence, then you’re a really lucky fellow.
People have that mental list of who not to invite over. Whether it be their weird ex or that one person. You know, that ONE person you refuse to invite after inviting them one year. Yes, that person.
That got me thinking, what if I invited over fictional characters from books? Who would be the worst guests? I comprised a list of my top 10 worst guests.
Kaz Brekker | Six of Crows series
Kaz is not someone I’d call a people person. He really likes his alone time, and he schemes out everything. Turns out, if he accepts your invitation, that means you’re probably part of a bigger plan of his to pull of a dangerous heist… are you sure you want to be a part of that? It means that all the guests that you invite are also in danger, and that’s not ideal.
Sherlock Holmes | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Kind of like Kaz, Sherlock isn’t great at socializing in a dinner setting, and if he starts talking to you, it’s most likely you’re part of his elaborate plan to solve a case. Whether or not that’s a good thing is totally up to you.
Voldemort | Harry Potter series
I don’t think I really need to explain myself for this choice. Have you heard his laugh? It’s blood-chilling. Plus, Voldemort would probably bring Nagini (which for some reason I always call linguini), his pet snake, which he lets slither on the table. That would probably make the other guests really uncomfortable, including myself. I’d rather not have a large, wizard-eating snake on my table, thank you very much.
Fred & George Weasley | Harry Potter series
Unless you want something in your house blown up, I suggest not to invite either of the Weasley twins. I love them a lot, but I’d like to keep my bathroom in one piece, thanks.
Aelin | Throne of Glass series
Aelin has the tendency to make everyone mad. It’s just her nature. Whether it’s the way she talks or acts, it rubs people who aren’t her friends the wrong way. If I invited her, someone is going to end up with a dagger stuck in their hand. Or, like Kaz and Sherlock, she’s going to incorporate the guests and the hostess in one of her elaborate schemes. Yeah, no thanks.
Kestrel | The Winner’s trilogy
I don’t like touching the topic of politics at holiday dinners, and I feel like Kestrel only talks about strategies and politics (when she isn’t pining over Arin). For no other reason than that, I would not invite her over to my holiday dinner.
Katy & Daemon | Lux series
Now, I love YA couples, but they’d make me very uncomfortable in real life. I like reading about couples and the cute things they do, but once they start making out at the dinner table (which I really hope they have enough manners to not start kissing at the dinner table but I mean, who knows?), it gets awkward really quickly. Like, I know the dinner table is for eating, but I didn’t mean eating each other’s faces off, okay? (I just read that last sentence and cringed but I’m keeping in the post.)
Abraxos | Throne of Glass series
I love me some dragons, but frankly I have no space for a wyvern in my humble abode. Plus, I don’t think I can afford the amount of meat I need to feed Abraxos. I really do love him as a character, though.
Who do you think would be the worst guest?
If you could have dinner with one character of your choice, who would it be?
What are some of your best holiday dinner stories?
Until next time….