Disciple of Marduk
- Aug 24, 2001
- Reaction score
- HM The Tower of London
The Briggs Father Christmas book was one of my kids' favourites. We'd read it together, especially as The Time grew near. Must've gone through quite a few copies! There's still a tatty one in the loft somewhere.We've just got back from one of our evening walks and, by subtly turning the subject of conversation to Christmas, I've managed to obtain a good number of clues for what Miss Yith might like to receive.
Accordingly, I've just ordered plush toys of two of her favourite animated characters:
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Plus a bundle of books.
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Gushing about your children can get old very fast, but I will just say that I am quite relieved that Miss Yith's tastes skew--like mine--towards the more traditional.
Speaking to some kids her age and hearing the snark and arrogance from the media they consume reflected back just makes me shudder.
It's like the world decided to skip childhood and start the new generations off as proto-teens.
It was quite controversial on its publication. Briggs' Father Christmas isn't a Disneyfied character with a huge staff of busy elves. He lives in an Edwardian terraced house, like the one Briggs' parents owned when he was a child.
Some miserable old
The sequel is good too, when Father Christmas Goes On Holiday. For year my kids'd look out for him on beaches!