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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1997, 200 4 (P)1997 HarperCollins UK
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5 out of 5 stars
By James on 06-30-14

A fun little read.

What made the experience of listening to Letters from Father Christmas the most enjoyable?

The humour and wonderful narration made this a great listen.

What does Derek Jacobi bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Derek Jacobi read with tongue in cheek and in great humour and the listening experience was very enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 12-23-16

Fun Listen!

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".

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4 out of 5 stars
By Nina on 12-22-16

It brings the Christmas spirit...

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Harriet Ellis on 12-27-17

A book from my childhood

The voices were perfect, it’s very nostalgic and Christmassy for a certain generation and for a new generation it brings Father Christmas alive

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