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Top Ten Tuesday ǀ Fictional Families


Thanksgiving is many things. It's a table full of delicious, home-cooked foods and decedent deserts. It's a football game or Christmas movie playing on the television, and the start of the Christmas decorations (at least this is true at my house).Or maybe your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving is mapping out the game plan for that rush of Christmas shopping. It's traditions, it's home... it's family. Above and beyond, that's what Thanksgiving should be about.


Today, the Broke and Bookish ladies gave us a fun topic to put together, and essentially, let us decide how we wanted to count the bookish blessings we enjoy.
 
November 24th Broke and Bookish Topic
 
Thanksgiving themed Freebie
 ǀ ǀ 12 fictional families I'd like to celebrate Thanksgiving with ǀ ǀ
 
(ten books I'm thankful for, authors I'm thankful for, Ten fictional families I'd like to celebrate Thanksgiving with, a personal non-bookish thankful list, etc.)

I chose to look at some of my favorite fictional families. Let's get this party started.

#1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Is there anyone who wouldn't enjoy being a part of a Bennet family meal? So much goes on in one meal. I mean, that's where all the gossip happens not to mention Lizzie gets to put Collins in his place a time or two (primarily all without him knowing this).

I'd also love to be a part of the LBD Bennet family universe; that family was always having fun, am I right?

#2. Castle (ABC TV Show)

This pick is an offbeat inclusion, but I adore that the writer's finally putting Rick and Kate together (I'm still back in the "happy, honeymoon phase," guys - I know this season isn't smooth sailing) which added a new dimension and created a kind of new family between the two. Aside from that, I've always had a soft spot for Rick and Alexis as a TV father-daughter, and of course, who could forget the always funny yet oh-so-wise Martha?

#3. Downton Abbey (ITV TV Show)

I adore nearly all of the characters on ITV's Downton Abbey. Spending a holiday with them would not only be a thrill, but visiting the period would be... well, like a dream.

#4. Two Blue Doors Series by Hillary Manton Lodge

This family is as lovely as they are entertaining. I mean, really!? Who wouldn't want to hang out with these gorgeous people? They're not only messy, but perfect and strong because of their flaws. Plus, we'd be assured gourmet cuisine for life as this family knows their way around a kitchen to say the least.

#5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

These sister's are iconic and I don't think there are many of us who wouldn't enjoy hanging out with them. Whether that involves watching Jo work her magic with those attic dramatics or being swept off our feet by a dashing Laurie, I wouldn't mind a visit to their endearing world.

#6. The Alaskan Courage Series by Dani Pettrey

Love this family. 'Nuff said. (And I have a feeling for outdoor enthusiasts, this family would keep us busy with plenty of outdoor activities.)

#7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The childlike and pure faith of Lucy is something we all should aspire to achieve, plus come on, who wouldn't enjoy visiting Narnia!?

#8. The Porter Family Series by Becky Wade
Another wonderful family from the mind of talented author Becky Wade. The guys are the proper kind of hero and the women in their lives are equally heroic in their own way.

#9. Blue Bloods (CBS TV Show)

This family is amazing. I don't know what else I can say about them. It's true one minute they can be each other's worst enemies (what Sunday dinner would be complete without some sort of squabble or at the very least a good debate!), but they always find a way back to each other. Not to mention, they're some of THE best, most upstanding group of characters I've met on television.

#10. The Walker Family Series by Melissa Tagg
 
Because who doesn't love a good familial tie series with a wonderful sense of romantic-comedy thrown in? If you're looking for such a thing then go forth and read Melissa's series! It's ah-ma-zing.

#11. Emma by Jane Austen

Really I'm just including this family because I want to meet Mr. Knightley. Just sayin'.

#12. Arrow* (CW TV Show)
 
Yeah, this is another "out there" pick. I debated including the Queen family and finally opted to just go for it because why not!? I mean, I love this show so much in spite of all the times I've yelled at the screen while watching it (and yes, I have done this). Oliver and Company are more like a family than the actual characters who have the last name Queen, but still... I'd like to eat a dinner with them - if only for the off chance they'd show my the Arrow lair. Or cave? Or... you, know whatever they're calling it. "Shall we move downstairs for pie and coffee..."

*Yeah, I know I messed up my a-z order... but it's really late and I am so not in the mood to change this. *smile* So... the imperfection stays.
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That's it for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday!
Leave your favorite fictional families down below (comment replies are planned for Tuesday...thanks to everyone who left a comment over the weekend: I did read them and am still here); ideally, who would be occupying seats at your Thanksgiving table?
 
As always, thank you all for the comments and the great book talk.
 
Enjoy your Tuesday.

32 comments

  1. It's been a long time since I've watched Blue Bloods but I love the family dynamic there! And yay for many of the other families mentioned here (the Bennets, the Woodhouses, etc.). I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Rissi :)

    My TTT

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    1. I'm watching last season now (on DVD), Lianne so they're very present in my mind. Like you say, the family dynamic is wonderful. I adore the Bennets and Woodhouses! They're two of my most favorite Austen families. :)

      Thanks, Lianne! You have a lovely rest of the week. :)

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  2. Cute idea and format!

    It is good to give thanks. Have a wonderful week. My Thankful TTT

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Appreciate you visiting. :)

      ...and I agree! You too; happy week.

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  3. I would love to spend Thanksgiving with the Castle family! I think that Castle and Beckett are hilarious together. Great list, Rissi. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

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    1. Right!? Castle and Beckett are a perfect TV couple and I hope things work themselves out for them because I'd not like to see the writer's break them up. :)

      My pleasure, Jess! Thank you for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  4. I'd really love to be a part of the March family. I love your take on the topic this week! :-)

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    1. Me too, Chrissi! They always seem to have the best of times even in unsettled times. :)

      Thank you for visiting. :)

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  5. This topic is kind of similar to mine! Except I didn't stick to conventional families :) I would love to go to Narnia, and spending Thanksgiving with those guys would be so much fun! I also like how you include tv shows, that's a really good idea :)
    Here's my list: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/top-ten-tuesday-30-thanksgiving-incomplete/

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    1. Hi, Victoria! Thank you. I really enjoyed putting this together! Visiting Narnia would be amazing. That place is magical I'd imagine! Off to visit your Top 10 Tuesday list; thanks so much for sharing. :)

      Thanks for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon. I appreciate it. :)

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  6. I love the Porters, Walkers, and of course the Narnia group. I've only recently started watching Blue Bloods, so I agree with you about the Reagans.

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    1. *High Five* All of those families are amazing and visiting Narnia would be amazing! :)

      How fun. I hope you're enjoying Blue Bloods. It's one of my all-time favorites. :)

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  7. I'm glad you like Castle I don't meet a lot of people who keep up! Great Post! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. Thanks, Tori. Castle is still one of my most favorites! Those two are such fun together. Thank you for visiting and reading - Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. :)

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  8. Great idea, I especially like the Arrow one. That would be fun!

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    1. Thanks, Greg! Visiting the Arrow-universe would be, quite fun! :)

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  9. You've picked some really good ones!
    One of my own choices would be the Penderwick family from Birdsall's children's book series. ^^

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    1. Thanks, Joni. I've not heard of or met the Penderwick family. Thanks for mentioning them. I'll have to look them up. :)

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  10. I need to read Narnia! Really enjoy(ed) the O'Connor family from Julie Lessman's first two bookish series. Very warm, hilarious and fun family.

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    1. You do indeed, Ganise. The books are amazing and I love the four siblings. :) As for the O'Connor's you are so right! That family knew how to have fun. :)

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  11. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read/watched any of these D: I think I'd pick the dwarves from The Hobbit. They seem like a lively bunch and it'd be great to just randomly break out into a song :D

    Here is my TTT!

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    1. What a unique pick, Molly! I best they would be fun though as you admitted to never having seen/read any of these, I will admit I haven't seen or read/visited The Hobbit world. :) But they do seem like they'd be fun. Thanks so much for visiting! Off to visit your Top 10 Tuesday post. :)

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  12. I'd love to sit down with the Bennets, I bet it would be so enjoyable and probably hilarious as well. Have a great week!

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    1. As would I, Alicia. That would be one family dinner I'd remember forever. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting - and happy week! :)

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  13. Great idea! I'd love to have a family dinner with the Bennets and Pevensie families.

    I went for something a little different... My TTT

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    1. Me too! :)

      Thanks for your TTT meme link. Off to visit your post.

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  14. What a fun idea to do favorite fictional families! I would totally love Lucy and some of the Bennets as family.;)

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    1. ME TOO, Amanda! Lucy is one of my all-time favorite heroines. Her pure faith is something we should all aspire too. :)

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  15. I love the Reagan family from blue bloods. Even though it's a fictional family they mirror real life families. And a law enforcement family is so easy for me to relate too.

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    1. I agree, Carissa! The Reagan family are akin to the family next door or even our own, which is what makes them so relatable. How fun. You come from a law enforcement family then? I so admire the men and women in our armed forces as well as the police. It's them help ensure we can enjoy our lives in safety, and I'm forever grateful for that. :)

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  16. So many amazing fictional families out there! The Bennet's, the Crawley's (although much as I love them, I'm not so certain I'd want to be part of their family. Just sayin' :), the PEVENSIES (I love them. I really, really do.). As for the Woodhouse family? If that's the way I'd get to meet Mr. Knightley then count me in!!!! ;)

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    1. Well, I don't know that I'd want to be part of any of these families in a permanent sense (because I'm grateful for and love mine too much :D), but it'd be fun to spend a day or two with them. ;)

      Mr. Knightley... *swoon* and yes, please! :)

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