Milton Keynes youngsters are hoping for a magical Christmas, with Harry Potter and David Beckham being their first choice guests to join the family at the dinner table.
30 per cent of children would choose to eat Christmas dinner with the young Hogwarts wizard over any other celebrity.
The study, by pub restaurant Table Table, found that boys had a more highbrow choice in dinner guests, being twice as likely than girls to choose to eat with theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and South African politician Nelson Mandela.
However girls would rather pull a cracker with Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron (22 per cent) or 20-year-old One Direction star Harry Styles (19 per cent).
Curiously, one three per cent of children would choose to invite Prime Minister David Cameron for Christmas dinner.
Jack Morris, 13, from Milton Keynes, said there would be no point having dinner with David Cameron because he would be “boring”.
He said: “I would definitely rather eat dinner with David Beckham and Harry Potter - they are both legends. Spending Christmas with the Prime Minister would be boring and we wouldn’t have much to talk about.”