UPDATE: We have received word from Pottermore that the reports about 12 new stories were inaccurate. Their statement: "Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of ‘Twelve New Stories for Christmas.' As true Potter fans worked out straight away, our 12 days of festive surprises and accompanying rhyming riddles refer to new potions and Moments in addition to several new entries by J.K. Rowling that will be posted on pottermore.com between 12th and 23rd December. Sorry to disappoint fans, but there will not be a set of 12 new short stories, one for each day of Christmas. Even Pottermore wouldn't be that generous."

Merry Christmas, Potterphiles! J.K. Rowling has plans to make 'Harry Potter' fans' holidays very bright indeed.

In a newsletter today (Dec. 5), the author announced her intentions to share brand-new content from the Potterverse starting next week -- 12 new stories, to be exact -- leading up to Christmas Eve. New material will be published on her subscribers' website Pottermore for 12 straight days starting Dec. 12.

New works will appear online each day at 1PM GMT (8AM ET). The newsletter promises "wonderful writing by J.K. Rowling in Moments from Half-Blood Prince, shiny gold Galleons and even a new potion or two." One new tale is expected to center on Harry's schoolmate enemy, Draco Malfoy.

The author shared six new 'Potter' stories on the site last Halloween, including some background on her inspiration for the detested Professor Umbridge.

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