GOES ON HOLIDAY (1975)
author: Raymond Briggs
publisher: Hamish Hamilton
30 colour pages
Father Christmas needs some time off, but where will he go for his bloomin'
holidays? - His reindeer take him to France, Scotland, and finally, Las Vegas...
A sequel, of course, to Briggs' hugely-successful 'Father Christmas'. Just like
before, Santa is depicted as a rumbuctious loveable old rogue. And like before
dialogue is minimal, restricted in the main to Santa's 'bloomin' expletives.
Trivia Hounds may note, when FC is in Scotland he's tempted by the delights
on offer at a butcher's called Hamish McHamilton - an obvious reference
to Briggs' longtime publisher...
Briggs' 'Father Christmas' books were adapted into an animated film by TVC
in 1991 with Mel Smith providing Santa's bloomin' voice...
See also: Filmography - Father Christmas
The Complete Father Christmas
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