Beautiful holiday book: Letters from Father Christmas

Published by Lori Pickert on November 23, 2007 at 08:16 PM

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I cannot overemphasize how much I love this book: Letters from Father Christmas.

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The book is a collection of letters that author J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to his sons as Father Christmas. They tell droll stories of FC's trials and tribulations getting ready for the holidays, and they feature one of our now-favorite Christmas characters, the North Polar Bear.

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The letters pull out of real envelopes glued into the books (a la Griffin and Sabine) and reproduce Tolkien's handwriting and original drawings; the other pages have captioned drawings.

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The drawings are so charming, the stories so funny, and the whole concept so loving that it has become one of our absolute holiday favorites. If you love beautiful books, if you love Christmas, you can't possibly not love this beautiful, wonderful book.

 

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3 comments

Comment by Molly on November 23, 2007 at 10:52 PM

So glad you did this topic ... this post. Every year I purchase one or two new Christmas books; we're developing quite a collection. We do not have this one and I've been scrolling around amazon for ideas today.

Molly

Comment by Lori Pickert on November 24, 2007 at 12:04 AM

i want to hear your favorites, too!

Comment by Hazel Terry on November 29, 2009 at 03:53 PM

I love this book to, and Im surpriSed so little is made of it, I blogged it this morning and just wondered what was of it on the web when I found your entery, so glad to find someone else who shares my love for this fantastic book.

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