24 December, also known as Christmas Eve, is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years). There are 7 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1996: The Weasleys, Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, and Nymphadora Tonks listen to Celestina Warbeck through the Wizarding Wireless Network. Harry talks with Lupin about Fenrir Greyback and with Arthur Weasley about Draco Malfoy and the Vanishing Cabinet.
- 1997: Harry Potter visits his parents' grave for the first time. Harry and Hermione are attacked at Godric's Hollow by Nagini and narrowly escape Lord Voldemort's grasp. Harry's wand is broken in their escape.