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Snow-elves

The Snow-elves lived at the North Pole. Not much is known about the Snow-elves; apparently they dressed in white (unlike the Red and Green Elves), since they blended with the snow.[1]

The Snow-elves only appear once in tales of the Father Christmas Letters, at a celebration of the coming of winter. The festivities were organised by Father Christmas, and included a Bonfire to make the North Polar Bear happy. To the surprise of Father Christmas and the Polar Bear, the Snow-elves let off all the rockets — hundreds of them — together.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "Xmas 1929"
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