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Dec. 1, 2021

LIVE STREAM Replay: Always Winter and Never Christmas?

LIVE STREAM Replay: Always Winter and Never Christmas?

Live Webcast December 1, 2021

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Join the Oxford Centre for Fantasy's holiday season livestream on December 1st at 1pm ET | 6pm GMT with special guests, poet and Tolkien expert, Malcolm Guite, and Kath Langrish (From Spare Oom to Wardrobe: Travels in Narnia with my 9-year-old self). We'll be starting Advent with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, diving into their books to join in the Christmas spirit. We'll gallop like Rudolph across many topics, including: 'What is Father Christmas doing in Narnia?' 'Why does Middle-earth not appear to celebrate a midwinter festival?' 'Which is the most Christmasy of the other Narnia stories? 'Where do we go to celebrate Christmas with Tolkien?' From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Father Christmas Letters, we will be celebrating the season in the best company and talking about how these writers have inspired our own writing.

For more information on Malcolm's books and the recordings of his reading:

Interested in From Spare Oom to Wardrobe or Dark Angels? See:

For an Oxford-based Christmas murder mystery, look at Red House, Julia Golding writing as Joss Stirling on

Other key books mentioned: John Masefield The Box of Delights Lucy M Boston The Children of Green Knowe