Father Christmas

We can’t stop smiling at this cheeky Santa: a grumpy old boot who hides a heart of gold. Are you looking forward to Christmas Eve? Father Christmas isn’t! “Bloomin’ reindeer! Bloomin’ Christmas!”, he mutters as he gets ready to deliver presents. He grumbles and groans and is not jolly at all! But after his long sleigh ride round the world on Christmas night, something cheers him up at last… See how Christmas works its magic on this gruff old man in this funny and touching story. Like The Snowman, also by Raymond Briggs, it is told in picture strips with just a handful of easy words.

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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    Raymond Briggs has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Father Christmas and his Mother Goose Treasury, and has also won the Nestle Smarties and Kurt Maschler awards.

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