It’s the holidays…again…and in the midst of all the typical crap like breaking out the decorations for the house and erecting the false trees or buying the real ones and scrambling to get out the Christmas cards to people we don’t ever talk to anymore, we here at the Sewer are once again taking stock of the many gifts we’ve gotten from the movies over the years and celebrating them in the form of our own demented little Christmas carol we like to call the 12 Days of CHUDmas.

Over the next 12 days we’re going to be counting down – in reverse order, cause screw the original carol, counting up sucks – these gifts and tying in the entries with some gift ideas to help take the sting out of that last minute trip to the store to snag something for that cousin who decided to be a considerate douche and send you a present after five years of non-communication.

On the second day of CHUDmas my true CHUD sent to me…

Two Wands from the Same Phoenix


Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Director: Chris Columbus

“It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand, when its brother gave you that scar.” – Garrick Ollivander

The wand chooses the wizard indeed.  In the first part of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, young Harry learns he’s a wizard and goes off to Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  But first he’s got to pick up a few things…

Young Mister Potter’s Wand has a Phoenix Feather Core and, according to Mr. Ollivander’s legend, that Phoenix only gave one other feather, and it ended up in Tom Riddle’s wand.  So they spend 7 movies dueling it out and an 8th realizing that Phoenix Feathers don’t mean shit against an Elder Wand bestowed upon the wizarding world by the Grim Reaper himself.


CHUDmas Gift Ideas