Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a charming book of letters that author J. R. R. Tolkien would send to his kids every Christmas signed by Father Christmas himself, along with his sidekick Polar Bear. These letters go from the mid-1920s to the early 1940s, in the middle of World War II. They are sweet and at times comical letters with stories about the happenings at the North Pole that year, whether it was the calamity that ensued when Polar Bear would do all kinds of crazy antics or elves that would have to fend off goblins and work to get toys done on time. Each letter came with drawings by Father Christmas depicting these scenes or just beautiful scenes of snow and lights.
It's best to read this in a physical copy (hardbound / paperbound) or on an eReader device that shows colored pictures. This is a short read that will take about an hour or so to read but it will certainly get you in a Christmas mood.
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