A Boy Called Christmas

Have you ever wondered what Father Christmas was like as a boy? Well, my son, Lucas, did! A Boy called Christmas was my answer.


Here’s the blurb from the back cover:

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.

It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.

A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn’t afraid to believe in magic.

And here are some lovely quotes for the book:

“Terrific . . . An instant classic” (GUARDIAN)

“Read it!” (SUNDAY TIMES)

“Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way” (INDEPENDENT)

“A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story” (SIMON MAYO)

“The Christmas book of the year” (THE SUN)

“Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas” (JEANETTE WINTERSON)

“Matt Haig has written the most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades. Future generations will receive the same comfort and joy from A Boy Called Christmas that they derive from mince pies, snowmen and creamy liqueurs” (STEPHEN FRY)

“Will do for Father Christmas what Christopher Nolan did for Batman” (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

“Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it!” (FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE)

“A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun” (FRANCESCA SIMON)

“It will delight adults and children alike and has future classic written all over it” (THE BOOKSELLER)

“The funny (and heartbreaking) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it too” (YANN MARTEL)