11/22/2011 09:09 pm ET Updated Nov 23, 2011

Which Lit Character Would You Have Over As A Thanksgiving Guest?

The holiday season is a peculiar beast. You're systematically torn from your daily activities into a whirlwind of mistletoe and ribbons, and plunked down in the center of a table of your favorite relatives, as well as those you'd rather only see for this short time each year. But instead of imagining a far-flung escape to get us out of the impending holiday madness, we're imagining a table full of tantalizing conversation with imaginary guests.

So tell us, which literary character or author would you spend Thanksgiving with? Who would carve the turkey in your home? Who would you choose to push into the cold to make that last-minute shop run for more cranberries? Who would lead the post-dinner debate? On Twitter, @HuffPostBooks fans are chiming in with expected favorites (Hello, Jane Austen!) and some refreshing newbies.

Leave a comment and let us know who you'd spend Thanksgiving with.