As a reminder of the day, and possibly inspired by the story of the Indiana Jones packet with its fake stamps, John King Tarpinian pointed me to the Wikipedia entry on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Father Christmas letters:
The letters themselves were written over a period of over 20 years to entertain Tolkien’s children each Christmas. Starting in 1920 when Tolkien’s oldest son was aged three, each Christmas Tolkien would write a letter from Father Christmas about his travels and adventures. Each letter was delivered in an envelope, including North Pole stamps and postage marks as designed by Tolkien.
And the characters and doings in the letters have been said to prefigure elements of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth adventures.
I hope no one thinks this slender volume would make three three hour moviesc.
I think a Quentin Tarantino version would be .. interesting.
Or writing THE BAD SANTA LETTERS.
Or the forthcoming soon to be announced SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN HOBBITS.
Disney could actually do Snow White with 7 Ewoks now.
Yes, but Ewoks are not as current as Hobbits. And I might point out they fit the description of “little men” as the Brothers Grimm text informs us, and not hamsters with a glandular problem.