December 18th Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

Briggs-9Santa has other names around the world, of course, and in the United Kingdom he is known as Father Christmas. Of all the books about Father Christmas, Raymond Briggs — who also authored The Snowman and Fungus the Bogeyman, offers up a slightly curmudgeonly variant on the jolly gift distributor.

In 1991, British network ITV ran a special based on Father Christmas and Father Christmas Takes a Holiday; it’s as fun to watch as the books are to read:

 

Bonus Flotsam:

2008 interview with Raymond Briggs in which he laughs off criticism of his books.

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