My Book Club were looking for a nice Christmassy read, fun and cheery to get us in the mood for our post-read dinner! This book fitted the bill very well, creating a nice nostalgic feel as `Santa' filled the stockings of the Tolkein children to a greater or lesser extent over a number of years. I would love to have been written to as a child in this thought-provoking way and the banter between Santa and the North Polar Bear would have (and still does as an adult) make my chuckle. Also the illustrations are excellent! Thanks to Christopher and Baillie for keeping the dream alive!