Today I am super excited to be celebrating a little bit of Christmas with the amazing Ben Miller!
The Night I Met Father Christmas is perfect for all ages who would like to melt their hearts this Christmas and will leave you feeling all warm and cosy inside!
Today I am very lucky to have been able to put some questions to Ben Miller all about his wonderful book and about his Christmas traditions!
About The Book
Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know … how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?
That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story.
So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is…
Get ready for a Christmas classic in the making from actor and comedian Ben Miller with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist!
Q&A With Ben Miller
Hi Ben! Just wanted to start off by saying I am a huge fan and cannot wait to read The Night I Met Father Christmas!
Lets jump on Santa’s sleigh with the first question!
Can you tell us a little about The Night I Met Father Christmas?
It’s the story of a boy who waits up to meet Father Christmas, then helps him deliver the presents. As they go, Father Christmas tells him the story of how he became Father Christmas.
The book is illustrated by the talented Daniela. What were your thoughts when you first saw the illustrations accompanying your words and do you have a favourite?
I do! The last one, of Father Christmas climbing down the chimney for the first time. Daniella gave the original to me as a gift! When I first saw them I couldn’t believe how magical they looked, and how scary!
If you could choose one character from the book to invite round for Christmas dinner, who would it be?
It would have to be Rudolph the talking reindeer. He’s great company.
What would you like your readers to take away from reading The Night I Met Father Christmas?
That inside every one of us is the child we once were!
What does Christmas mean to you?
It means magic, and presents, and family. And Father Christmas!
Thank you so much for answering all of my Questions Ben and for featuring on my blog today. It’s a huge honour! Happy Christmas!
You can buy a copy of The Night I Met Father Christmas here or from your local bookshop!
About Ben Miller
Ben Miller is an actor, director, and comedian, best known for writing and starring in The Armstrong and Miller Show and his role as Rowan Atkinson’s sidekick, Bough, in Johnny English Strikes Back. Other recent big screen roles include What We Did On Our Holiday with Billy Connolly, and the much-loved Paddington 2 with, well, Paddington. On television, he is best known for the crime comedy drama Death In Paradise which has been a big hit worldwide.
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A huge thank you to Ben for answering all to Katherine at Simon & Schuster for asking me to host and be part of this fab blog tour!
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