You bring the eggnog. We’ll bring the soundtrack.
It’s not hard for New Yorkers to picture zombies,” says author Colson Whitehead. “You take the subway, you go to Whole Foods, and you’ve got a series of stock characters to draw from.
From incantations that protect against the dark arts to charms that will stuff a week’s worth of luggage into your purse, TIME takes a look at the best spells from J.K. Rowling’s famous wizards