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If you're a dedicated Potterhead you might already be aware of this Harry Potter theory, but if you're not constantly scavenging the Internet for fan theories like I do, this might be news to you.

The Deathly Christmas Presents

Reddit-user iShootWithACamera posted this theory a few days ago, and it has received a lot of attention online. The theory suggests that the three Christmas presents Harry received from the Dursleys actually represent the Deathly Hallows:

It does kind of make sense, but Harry also received a sock at one point. The sock was a birthday present, not a Christmas present, but I don't see why this would make a big difference. It's a nifty idea, but I don't think J.K. Rowling planned it from the start, and it's probably just a convenient coincidence.

Not an original idea

I also have to point out that this isn't the first time someone has thought of this theory, it's just the first time it's being widely recognized. Back in December 2015 I wrote another fan theory related to the Dursley presents, and in the comment section somebody else pointed out that the Christmas gifts represent the Deathly Hallows:

While I don't think J.K. Rowling planned this, I still think it's really cool that the last Harry Potter book was released an astonishing nine years ago, yet we can still find new details like these. The story transcends the author, and that's what a good book is all about, really!

If you're craving some Dursley nostalgia after reading this, why not check out this deleted scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1:

Source: reddit


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