Letters from Father Christmas

So, my dears, I hope you will be happy this Christmas and not quarrel, and will have some good games with your Railway all together. Don’t forget old Father Christmas, when you light your tree.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) was born on this day in 1892 (died 1973)

Most folks these days are familiar with Tolkiens work from the movies and not the books. But the stories of Middle Earth were not his only writings.

Between the years of 1920 and 1942 Tolkien wrote letters to his children from Father Christmas. The stories are told from the point of view of Father Christmas or his elvish secretary. These were published posthumously in 1976 by the Tolkien estate.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s