Friday, November 14, 2014

Display: Letters to Santa

Truth About Santa Claus
By James Cross Giblin
Explains how historical facts, religious mythology, folklore, tradition, and commercial promotion have combined to give us the modern figure of Santa Claus.

Dear Santa: The Letters of James B. Dobbins
By Bill Harley
James Dobbins writes letters to Santa Claus, detailing what he and some family members want for Christmas and explaining his behavior of the past year.

Santas of the World
By George Ouwendijk Explains that people of various cultures from around the world have different ideas about Santa Claus or a comparable mythical figure who is often seen as a gift-giver.

Letters from Father Christmas
By J.R.R. Tolkien
A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole. The letters were written by the author to his children.

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