While known most prominently for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien had an extensive library of other works. Released after his death, Letters from Father Christmas is a collection of beautifully crafted letters sent by “Father Christmas” to his children every year on Christmas between 1920 and 1943. Each one was written in a distinct wavy handwriting telling about Old Saint Nick and his friend the Great (Polar) Bear, with prose, drawing and a special stamp on each one. All of them are reproduced here with a transcription of the text. This classic festive book has been reworked into a new and attractive edition. It contains brand new high-quality digital reproductions of his amazing letters and pictures, including a number of them that have never been printed before.

Jay’s Book Talk: Letters from Father Christmas, Fountaindale Public Library


Genres: Christmas, Holiday

First Released: 1976

Part of a Series: No

Find it!: On our shelves & hoopla

Call Number: JF TOLKIEN

If you want to hear what the man from the Top o’ the World at the North Pole sent, check out my book talk below.