Pottermore's Seven Christmas Surprises Leaves Fans Excited For More

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This has been a big month for Pottermore fans, and it keeps getting better as the holidays get closer. Earlier in December, Pottermore announced that its website would release a new surprise each day from Dec. 12 to Dec.

23, called "Pottermore Christmas". This includes new moments, prizes, potions, and new writing from J.K. Rowling. *Squeals.*

"With wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two, make sure you don't miss out - just visit pottermore.com and answer our rhyming riddles to unwrap a #PottermoreChristmas surprise every day," said the official website.

Since then, the website hasn't disappointed Harry Potter fans. Every morning, muggles have jumped out of their beds and rushed to their computers to answer the riddle of the day.

In case you missed it, here is a recap of the last seven days of Pottermore Christmas:

Day 1: Cokeworth:

On Pottermore's first day of Christmas, Harry Potter fans were taken to a little town called "Cokeworth". It is in Cokeworth where we witness Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix visiting Professor Snape in Half-Blood Prince. After a little back and forth about Draco, Narcissa and Snape eventually perform the Unbreakable Vow in order to help protect her son.

Rowling also gave fans new writing about the town, and said Cokeworth was where Severus Snape and Lily and Petunia Evans grew up. Snape currently resides on Spinner's End in his parents house.

Day 2: The Leaky Cauldron and Florean Fortescue:

Pottermore's second day brings Harry Potter fans to Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes where users can collect love potions, extendable ears, puking pastilles, and a fake wand. There are also two new writings to explore.

The first writing is about the history of the Leaky Cauldron, and the second reveals a ghost plot that Rowling decided to pull from her books.

Florean Fortescue is a ghost and owns the ice cream shop on Diagon Alley. Harry eventually meets Florean and develops a relationship with him over time.

Rowling even admits that Florean was supposed to help Harry find clues to track down Voldemort's horcruxes. Unfortunately, Rowling decided that he was an unnecessary character, so he was pulled.

Day 3: Potions and Professor Snape

On the third day, Potterheads were taken to a potions classroom where they were able to learn a little more about potions and why Professor Snape taught the subject in a new writing. Turns out that chemistry was Rowling's least favorite subject in school.

So, it made sense to make Harry's rival the teacher of potions, the wizard's equivalent to chemistry.

Day 4: Katie Bell

This was definitely the darkest moment of the bunch. On Pottermore's fourth Christmas, fans were brought front and center to witness Katie Bell being cursed by the opal necklace. Definitely not the best Christmas gift, huh?

Day 5: Tom Riddle

On Pottermore's fifth day of Christmas, fans were taken to the orphanage where Tom Riddle lived before he attended Hogwarts.

In the moment, we stand behind Dumbledore and Harry while watching Riddle empty his box filled with items he stole from the other orphans.

Day 6: Vampires

This surprise was definitely the most festive. Harry Potter fans were able to put on their best dress robes and attend Professor Slughorn's Christmas party. After two days without new writing, we finally get one and learn more about vampires.

In the writing, "Vampires", Rowling explains why she didn't use vampires in the novels, and debunks rumors about Snape being one. Spoiler: he isn't one.

Day 7: Apparition

On the seventh day of Pottermore Christmas, users are able to go to the Great Hall for an apparition lesson. Unfortunately, users cannot apparate themselves, but they do get to watch Hogwarts do it. I know, being a muggle stinks.

Fans can hover over students to see their progress and also watch Susan Bones get splinched. Yikes.

What else will Pottermore have in store? Could the website finally release moments from Deathly Hallows? One can only hope. Stay tuned and visit here tomorrow for a full report on the next five days of Pottermore Christmas.