Christmas dinner at Hogwarts is an abundance that draws a sharp contrast to the meagerness of Harry's life with the Dursleys. Glimpses of the professors in a relaxed, even tipsy state amuse and amaze. Hagrid and Professors Dumbledore, Flitwick, and McGonagall are all there, joking, laughing, drinking, and flirting. Snape, appropriately, seems to be absent. Harry's afternoon is filled with Christmas contentment: snowball fights, wizard chess, leftovers, and Weasley antics. So far, the best Christmas Harry can remember. And Christmas is about to get even better.