Review: “Letters from Father Christmas” by J.R.R. Tolkien

Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien Goodreads link Pages: 110 Published: first in 1976, this edition 2004 Spoiler-free Synopsis: From 1920 to 1943, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien would write letters to Father Christmas. Every year, Father Christmas answered them, often with accompanying pictures. These are those letters and pictures. Re-readability: I do believeContinue reading “Review: “Letters from Father Christmas” by J.R.R. Tolkien”

Merry Christmas from the World of Literature

King Arthur lay, at Camelot upon a Christmas-tide, with many a gallant lord and lovely lady, and all the noble brotherhood of the Round Table. There they held rich revels with gay talk and jest; one while they would ride forth to joust and tourney, and again back to the court to make carols; forContinue reading “Merry Christmas from the World of Literature”

Christmassy Update

Firstly, I wish you all and your families a blessed and wonderful Christmas Eve. Love, joy, peace, patience, giving, sharing, revering, glorying, playing, and many such others should be indulged in. All these are possible because God knew that to save His fallen humanity He must become human Himself, and did so, and died inContinue reading “Christmassy Update”

Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Title: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Director: Frank Capra Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore Score Composer: Dmitri Tiomkin! (a generally awesome composer, being appropriately restrained here, I think) Length: 130 minutes Rating (US): Un-rated, since it was before the MPAA system. No objectionable content. Spoiler-free Synopsis: George Bailey, a man who has spentContinue reading “Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)”

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, O my vast and wildly enthusiastic readership! On this Eve, and tomorrow, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who was and is the Savior sent of God to pay the redemption price for mankind’s sin. I hope you all can spend tomorrow with your closest family and friends, in love and joyContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”