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The Night I Met Father Christmas competition

The Night I Met Father Christmas competition

We've teamed up with Simon & Schuster to give you the chance to win a bundle of children's books worth over £100 including a copy of The Night I Met Father Christmas, a Christmas classic with a difference, by actor and comedian Ben Miller. We also have 10 copies of The Night I Met Father Christmas for runners-up.

Jackson has always wanted to meet Father Christmas. He knows all about the 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 question he wants answered...how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?

One Christmas Eve, Jackson’s wish comes true and not only does he get to meet Father Christmas, but he also hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale journey into the unknown story of Torvil Christmas – a hard, cruel elf, abandoned at birth, who discovers the meaning of life and learns to love again.

The Night I Met Father Christmas is a charming and magical story that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas. 

"A fireside gem of a story" – Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song

"This is a delightful retelling of a familiar story that children (and grown ups) will find irresistible" - Alexander Armstrong

"A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small” – Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and comedian


The first prize book bundle also contains: 

  • Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas
  • Grandma Bird
  • Dave the Lonely Monster
  • A Very Corgi Christmas
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yeti
  • Jingle Spells
  • How to Ride a Polar Bear
  • The Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase
  • Sky Song
  • The Snow Lion
  • The Storm Whale in Winter


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 Again. Ben has a long-standing interest in science, and has also written two non-fiction titles for Little, Brown: It’s Not Rocket Science, which was also adapted into a series for ITV; and The Aliens Are Coming, which asks what life on Earth can teach us about life on other planets.

The Night I Met Father Christmas is published by Simon & Schuster Children's and is available online and from all good booksellers.


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Simply fill in the form and answer the question below by 11am 6 December for the chance to win a children's book bundle and a copy of The Night I Met Father Christmas. 

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