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
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.
I just love listen to this story with the kids you should have see their faces I think it will be listen to again next year but just before Christmas :-)
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