Who’s Been Naughty? Who’s Been Nice?

whose been naughty whose been nice

So I tried to narrow down the book, film and television characters who would make both Santa’s lists this year. I was going to do more than the year but that would have taken me forever! Let’s do Naughty first cause that’s always more fun…

the cruel prince

I would say a good 80-90% of characters in this one are naughty. Including the main character Jude whose whole thing seems to be outdoing the naughty fae so she can be one of them. I didn’t mind. 🙂

I Hate Fairyland

Gert from I Hate Fairyland

What happens when you don’t make it out of the portal world and your stuck in a child’s body for decades? You go a little crazy and murderous upon said world and forever end up on Santa’s list.


Kingpin Daredevil

He played the FBI and really the entire city like fiddles. Destroyed lives and nearly drove Matt to the breaking point of his sanity. (Which granted might not have been that hard.)


Victor and Eli

While I didn’t like Vengeful I read Vicious this year as well so I can count the two idiot geniuses who got superpowers and couldn’t think of anything better to do than murder, mayhem and attempting to kill each other.

Jailhouse Santa in Christmas Chronicles

Santa in The Christmas Chronicles

I’m sorry but he was a little naughty in this movie even aside from the prison sing-along. There was the car stealing with a minor as well! He should really put himself on his own list.

michael b. jordan as Killmonger

Killmonger in Black Panther

Love him, hate him think he had a point he was definitely naughty in the way he went about proving it. But I couldn’t help feel sorry for him by the end.

down among the sticks and bones

Jack and Jill from Down Among the Sticks and Bones

At first I felt sorry for these two as their parents were dreadful. Absolutely dreadful. But oh dear, Jill was a nightmare and Jacks endless need to stand by her sister crossed from admirable to stupid/just as bad.


Villanelle from Killing Eve

It was nice to get a psychopath assassin who generally enjoyed what she was doing. Her explaining what she wanted out of life, “Cool job, nice apartment,” etc was so chilling. She might be naughty but I liked her far more than Eve.

Thanos in Infinity War

Thanos from Avengers Infinity War

Again love him or hate him (and I’ve seen some people think he has a point) I think the guy who took out 1/2 fo the universe definitely needs to be at the top of the naughty list.

Now on to the Nice List!

foolish hearts

I read foolish hearts and This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills this year and I’m just going to say everyone in all her books should be on the nice list. I just want to be friends with them all!


You could make an argument that Luggage should be on the Naughty list but how dare you! I would fight you on that 🙂

all systems red

Murderbot All Systems Red

Again you could make the argument that anyone called Murderbot might go on the naughty list. And yeah he’s a grump who just wants to be left alone and watch his shows (me to but I want to read books!) but he’s really just a cupcake underneath it all! Until his humans are threatened.

eleanor and chidi

Everyone in The Good Place (not the demons)

I watched all of it this year and they are literally trying to become better people and learning about the value of friendship and selflessness.

shadow of the fox

Yumeko in Shadow of the Fox

Another actual cupcake. Usually I wouldn’t like those overly sweet and innocent characters but Yumeko was a perfect mix her nature getting her into enough mischief. She made it work. She could do a crossover in an Emma Mills book.

good omens by pratchett and gaiman

Adam and the Them

I was going to go with the angel and demon but I think Adam works as well here. The importance in friendship in possibly not destroying the world and when am I getting a date on this show Amazon?

circe uk edition

Circe and Madeline Miller

Should Circe be on the naughty list? No. But what I think I loved most about this book was the ending and when that famous wife showed up and Madeline Miller didn’t give us the fight we might have expected but instead… well, just read the book!


10 thoughts on “Who’s Been Naughty? Who’s Been Nice?

  1. I’m currently reading Shadow of the Fox and I’m with you re. Yumeko. 😊
    I also agree with The Cruel Prince and Villanelle from Killing Eve – love that show and this character in particular.
    What a fun post, I enjoyed reading about your choices. Circe makes me so happy! ❤️
    Merry Christmas! 😊📚🎄

  2. Oh this is such a fun post to do!! The fact that most of the characters in cruel prince are naughty makes me want to read it even more! And definitely agree with you about vicious. haha gotta agree with you about killmonger (even if I loved him a little/sympathised with him at times). And yep thanos tops the naughty list for sure!! The luggage and the people from the good place go on the nice list for me too! Aww I love Yumeko!! And Circe is on the nice list as well! Very much agree with you on all the ones I’ve read/seen! Such an awesome post!!

  3. Killing Eve sounds so good! I just had to add it to my must watch list. She sounds like she belongs in the Vicious world. Also, why do Victor and Eli sound like Varys and Littlefinger? 😂

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