J.K. Rowling has some seriously exciting Harry Potter news for you.


Harry Potter fans, we sincerely hope you’re sitting down for this…

This announcement we’re about to share with you is not a hoax.

And, to be honest, it’s the best news we’ve heard from a Harry Potter-related person since Emma Watson’s kickass speech about feminism at the UN earlier this year. Okay… Okay… Prepare yourselves.

J.K. Rowling is releasing 12 new Harry Potter short stories in the lead up to Christmas.

Yes, seriously.

You took the words right out of our mouths, Ron.

After years of rumours, we can finally jump up and down, pop open a bottle of champagne and sing out to the world.

Because she’s answered our prayers – Harry Potter isn’t over. It will NEVER be over.

Mark this date in your calendars, people: December 12. The first story will be published on Pottermore.com, followed by a new story every day until the 25th.

The details are a little vague at the moment, but what we do know is that the series will touch on “moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two,” as J.K. Rowling explained in an fan newsletter.

Thanks, Snape. We lost it there for a minute.

And, according to The Telegraph, one of the short stories will be all about everyone’s favourite villain, Draco Malfoy.

We’re ready.