Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply?
Every year, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write to Father Christmas, and the letters they received told wonderful stories of his adventures at the North Pole.
These humorous tales are brought to life by Derek Jacobi as Father Christmas, John Moffatt as Polar Bear, and Christian Rodska as Ilbereth the Elf, complete with specially composed music.
© The J.R.R Tolkien Copyright Trust; © The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust 1997, 2004; (P)1997 HarperCollins UK
A truely wonderfuly delightful experiance, if youve ever wondered how good corraspondance from award winning aiuthours are to there children at christmas, under the guise of father christmas, this is the answer.
Always looking for the next rabbit hole to tumble down.
This beautiful collection of letters that Tolkien wrote to his children as replies from Father Christmas is full of humour and shows the North Pole through a dreaming child's eyes.
The character of a mischievous polar bear takes you into a Christmas adventure that will make you laugh and will let your imagination run wild.
The narration is simple which will entertain either adult or child listener and is wonderfully supported by uplifting Christmas music.
If you're a fan of Tolkien and love Christmas or are just looking for a story for your children during the festive season, this book is perfect.
The only downside is that the book is short however it is quite a gem.
"A fun little read."
The humour and wonderful narration made this a great listen.
Derek Jacobi read with tongue in cheek and in great humour and the listening experience was very enjoyable.
A few letters written to Tolkien's daughter Priscilla were left out of the audiobook edition from about 1937 to 1943 I think. These are included in the Ebook edition with wonderful illustrations from J.R.R. Tolkien.
"amazing idea for Christmas "
A much better idea than the elf on the shelf. As I listened to the story I was thinking of the possibility of doing this with my future little ones
Wish there were more letters to this British family. The stories could go on. I love having a new slant (for me) on Santa and the North Pole and their problems. Love the letter sign offs too! "Love from your Father Christmas".
"Couldn't get past the music"
My dad used to read this book to my sister and me at Christmas time. It's sweet and imaginative and magical. This recording has super annoying electronic music between letters and I couldn't stand it and didn't finish the whole listen.
"Magical Christmas Tale by the best"
Heartwarming Christmas Tale surrounding Father Christmas's letters to J.R.R. Tolkien's children every year at Christmas time. They were a delight to read and I can see this becoming a new holiday tradition to listen to every Christmas Eve with new little ones in my life.
"Just perfect to put you in the mood for Christmas!"
Beautifully written, narration was lovely, just the perfect book to get you in the mood for Christmas!
Letters from father Christmas is a wonderful listen and I wish it doesn't stop. To bad there isn't a sequel to it.
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