Letters From Father Christmas

Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547951906

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas’s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

Father Christmas Adventures

But some grown-ups are worse than others, with William's parents being
probably the worst when it came to such matters. So there he sat, Father
Christmas, resting, but he was not at ease with himself, for he knew that William's
time was ...

Author: Paul T Kidd

Publisher: Cheshire Henbury

ISBN: 1901864138

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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In the best tradition of Christmas stories, Father Christmas Adventures provides a celebration of the festive season, while also critiquing contemporary society. Consisting of three short tales, all involving Father Christmas, this book delivers fables with unexpected twists and encounters, resulting in a degree of novelty that is rarely seen in this genre of fiction. Starting with a light-hearted account of what happens to parents who do not believe in Father Christmas, the book then offers a story where Father Christmas shows his concern for humanity's often damaging attitudes towards the natural world. Both tales hint at darker forces at work in the world, but this darkness comes to the fore in the final story, which cleverly links Father Christmas to one of the wise men in the nativity, while also creating an entanglement with an earlier work by the author (A Father Christmas Story). Father Christmas Adventures is a festive season delight that will truly stir the Christmas spirit and leave the reader reflecting on the author's crystal clear message concerning the urgent need for all peoples of the Earth to re-engage in saving humanity from itself.

Father Christmas and his Christmas cards

The old gentleman , looking a “ Father Christmas ” personified , with his rosy
cheeks and long flowing white hair and beard , and face beaming with
benevolence ; while the little maid might have passed for Red Riding Hood , in
her bright ...

Author: Gertrude Carr Davison

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Old Father Christmas Picture Book

3 ) OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS . C AID two little people dressed in white : " Old
Father Christmas will come to - night ; But lest he forgets , or makes a mistake ,
We ' d better listen and be awake . " But when the nursemaid put out the light , ...

Author: Robert Ellice Mack

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Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 40

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Father Christmas and the Donkey

So when twelve o'clock struck , ” said Father Christmas , “ ' Home ! ' I said to the
reindeer . There's only this sackful to take to Green Lane Hollow and a few places
on the way . I can carry that myself . " The donkey looked at the sack .

Author: Elizabeth Clark

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 150

On Christmas Eve, a cold and lonely old donkey helps Father Christmas make his rounds

Why Father Christmas Was Late for Hartlepool

said Father Christmas . Owl , Penguin , Raggy Christine and Albapot opened
their eyes . “ Who ? Who ? ” hooted Owl and felt very surprised at himself
because he ' d remembered his hoot . " You must remember me , ” said Father
Christmas .

Author: Diana Hendry

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781856811088

Category: Christmas stories

Page: 30

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Father Christmas arranges for Lily, whose family is moving to a new house, to have four toys who have been waiting for years for a child to play with them.

The Rejuvenation of Father Christmas

Brother Christmas knelt down and bowed his head . As he did so , it seemed to
him that all the stall grew light ... Thou hast indeed earned the right to be ' Father
Christmas ' again for this night . ” And the baby in the manger seemed to crow
and ...

Author: John Edgar Park

Publisher:

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Category: Charity

Page: 67

View: 329


Atalanta

Father CHRISTMAS . [ Sobbing . Then , dear , do as I bid if you'd go to the ball .
FATHER CHRISTMAS enters . [ She starts up . ] You're a good girl , Cinderella ,
so I can provide So - ho ! my sweet Cinderella , all in tears ! This will not do .

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The World Encyclopedia of Christmas

Author: G. Q. Bowler

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

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Category: Reference

Page: 257

View: 844

"[A] truly comprehensive look at Christmas and all of its customs around the world."--Cover.

The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

I ' m not here to think , " said Father Christmas . “ I ' m here to get on rapidly with
my job , which is to ask you what you want me to bring you for Christmas and also
to give you a gift out of this ' ere bag . " “ Why do you say “ This ' ere bag ' in that ...

Author: Sara Corrin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140319675

Category: Children's literature, English

Page: 192

View: 382

Contained in this book are 14 festive stories for Christmas. The authors featured include Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Noel Streatfeild and Leon Garfield.

I Love You Father Christmas

In a padded board book, with a shiny foil cover. This sweet and simple story is just right for Christmas cuddles. Little ones will love reading the joyful, rhyming story together and looking at the cosy, colourful illustrations.

Author: Giles Andreae

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781408338087

Category: Board books

Page: 24

View: 892

The excitement of Christmas is perfectly captured through one little boy's boundless enthusiasm. The joyful rhyme and bold, stylish art make this a must-have book for anyone - big or small - who can't wait for Father Christmas to set off on his sleigh.

Lob Lie by the fire

Then you are Father Christmas , ' said Patty . “ And a happy New Year , was
Father Christmas's reply , which rather put me out . But he smiled in such a
satisfactory manner , that Patty went on , ' You're very old , aren't you ? ' “ So I be ,
miss , so ...

Author: Juliana Horatia Ewing

Publisher:

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Category: Children's stories

Page: 226

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Notes Queries for Somerset and Dorset

FATHER CHRISTMAS . What , that one ! That's my hunting - pole . DOCTOR .
Then you are some sportsman , I presume . [ Doctor goes to attend Old Bet . ]
FATHER CHRISTMAS . What he got maling ( mauling ] her about there now for ,
Mr.

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Lob Lie by the fire

had not seen a Christmas - tree , and the first picture of one I ever saw was the
picture of that held by Old Father Christmas in my godmother ' s picture book . “
What are those things on the tree ? ' I asked . “ • Candles , ' said my father .

Author: Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

Publisher:

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Category: Children

Page: 349

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The Little folks holiday album

Even the him . South Wind did not help her much , for he only When Dick opened
his eyes for the first time whispered — “ Christel ' s an angel ! ” A . M . FATHER
CHRISTMAS AND THE STOCKINGS . Once when a light made him start from his
 ...

Author: Little folks

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Letters from Father Christmas Centenary Edition

Published to celebrate the first ever 'letter from Father Christmas' in 1920, this beautiful oversized edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas', includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures and decorated ...

Author: J.r.r. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008406844

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Page: 208

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Published to celebrate the first ever 'letter from Father Christmas' in 1920, this beautiful oversized edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas', includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures and decorated envelopes, and promises to be a festive feast for Tolkien fans of all ages. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and 'authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas. This classic festive book of Tolkien's enchanting Father Christmas letters, written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s, has been reworked into a sumptuous, new standard hardback edition. It contains high-quality digital reproductions of his wonderful letters and pictures, including a number of them appearing in this format for the first time, and a revised introduction by Baillie Tolkien.

The Sunday Magazine

We ought all to forget our quarrels of you could romp , but not all , and at Christ-
at Christmas . " mas we all like to do the same thing at the “ Here he is , father , "
cried Red Riding same time , so I thought I would bring with Hood , and she ran
to ...

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My Father and Edward Ardizzone

I remember my father placing it firmly in the very centre ! I recall that one year my
father also decided to make his own Christmas cards . He painted in oils on thick
, strong cartridge paper – mostly a Christmas rose motif – making about 40 ...

Author: Edward Booth-Clibborn

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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An account of the long friendship between the author's father and Ardizzone, illustrated with Ardizzone's Christmas Cards.

Fathers

My father would say that he had to have a short sleep ; we would exhort him not
to , because after lunch was the time when Father Christmas arrived and my
father might miss him . My father would promise that he would only have a nap ,
and ...

Author: Alexandra Towle

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Father and child

Page: 288

View: 569

A celebration in prose, poetry and photographs of fathers and fatherhood--fathers loved and fathers feared, famous fathers and obscure ones, real-life fathers and fictional ones. 25 black-and-white photographs.

The Western Antiquary

FATHER CHRISTMAS . I carry a little bottle of alicampane , Lorus and ladies ,
you see what he's done , Here , Jack , take a little of my flip - flap , He has cut the
Turk down like the evening sun : Pour it down thy tip - tap . Is there any doctor that
 ...

Author: William Henry Kearley Wright

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Category: Cornwall (England : County)

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"Reprinted after revision and correction from the 'Weekly Mercury,'" Mar. 1881-May 1884.