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Father Christmas

"From Father Christmas, Me" by J.R.R. Tolkien

Father Christmas is the name of the gift-giving figure of Christmas. He sent letters to the Tolkien children and they are collected in a book called Letters from Father Christmas.

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Father Christmas also signed his letters as Father Nicholas Christmas,[1][2][3][4][5] or just Nicholas Christmas.[6] In one letter, the North Polar Bear calls him Daddy Noel.[6]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "November 28th 1930"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "Christmas 1930"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "October 31st 1931"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "November 30th 1932"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "December 2nd 1933"
  6. 6.0 6.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "December 23rd 1932"
The world of the Letters from Father Christmas
Main characters: Father Christmas · North Polar Bear · Ilbereth
Other characters: Mr Cave Bear · Green Brother · Grandfather Yule
Man in the Moon · Paksu & Valkotukka · Snow Man
Races & Peoples: Goblins · Green elves · Red Elves · Snow-elves · Snowmen
Other concepts: Arktik · Goblin Alphabet · Windbeam