It’s not Christmas till Father Christmas gives weapons to children.

And on the sledge sat a person whom everyone knew the moment they set eyes on him. He was a huge man in a bright red robe (bright as hollyberries) with a hood that had fur inside it and a great white beard that fell like a foamy waterfall over his chest. Everyone knew him because, though you see people of his sort only in Narnia, you see pictures of them and hear them talked about even in our world–the world on this side of the wardrobe. But when you really see them in Narnia it is rather different. Some of the pictures of father Christmas in our world make him look only funny and jolly.  But now that the children actually stood looking at him they didn’t find it quite like that. He was so big, and so glad, and so real, that they all became quite still.  They felt very glad, but also very solemn.

~The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Chapter 10.

How to Commemorate:

  • Eat Turkish Delight and hot cocoa.
  • Play in the snow.  Lacking snow, play hide and seek.
  • Check every closet in your house for secret passages.  You never know is all I’m saying.

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Works Cited    

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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