Friday Fun Facts: Letters from Father Christmas

J. R. R. Tolkien wrote letters to his children from “Father Christmas.” He wrote them from 1920 to 1942. After he passed away, the letters were published as The Father Christmas Letters in 1976. Some scholars believe that he used “Father Christmas” as the inspiration for Gandalf in The Hobbit.

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Posted on December 20, 2013, in fiction, Fun Facts, inspiration, J. R. R. Tolkien, nonfiction, poetry, writing, writing ideas, writing prompt and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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