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J.K. Rowling Will Release 12 New Harry Potter Stories for Christmas: Updates!

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J.K. Rowling released her first new Harry Potter story (she's posting 12!) to celebrate the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 12 -- see which beloved characters its about!

Hogwarts Christmas cheer! J.K. Rowling isn’t delivering Ron Weasley-inspired sweaters to her muggle readers this holiday season, but she may write about the itchy buggers! The British author released her first (out of 12!) new Harry Potter stories on on Friday, Dec. 12 — and it’s hard to decipher!

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Each new passage will come with a riddle to solve and will center on some of Rowling’s most beloved characters. Rumor has it that a story based on Draco Malfoy will be part of the collection.

Us Weekly will be rounding up each piece of writing along the way. So grab your cloak and get cozy while reading them below: 

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1. Severus Snape and Lily Evans
Rowling pulled at fans’ heartstrings for her first story about childhood friends Severus Snape and Potter’s mum, Lily Evans. “Look carefully enough and you’ll discover new J.K. Rowling writing, shedding light on the dilapidated town of Cokeworth, once home to Lily Potter and a certain Potions professor,” the site reads.

Lily and Voldermort
Lily (Geraldine Somerville) and Snape (Alan Rickman)

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The riddle? “In a house on Spinner’s End a meeting takes place. A mother begs help for her son, tears on her face. Agreeing to help though he doesn’t how how, which potions master performs an unbreakable vow?”

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Stay tuned with Us for more updates on Rowling’s stories. She’ll be posting a new one every day at 8 a.m. EST leading up to Christmas Eve.

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