A Boy Called Christmas

Now a major film

Matt Haig

An impossibility is just a possibility you don’t understand yet
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (Paperback ISBN 9781838853723) book cover

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Now a major film coming in 2021 - the first magical book in the festive series from the number one bestselling author, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould. The perfect Christmas gift!

The first magical book in Matt Haig’s festive series – now a major new film!


You are about to read the TRUE STORY of Father Christmas.

If you believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away.
(Because this book is FULL of impossible things.)
Are you still reading? Good.

Then let us begin …

“The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story for decades”
Stephen Fry

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“Terrific … An instant classic”

“Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it!”
Frank Cottrell Boyce

“A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun”
Francesca Simon

“A Christmas classic for a new generation, Haig’s gentle, enthralling tale tells the story of Father Christmas as a boy … Touching, funny and packed with memorable characters”
sunday Mail

Matt Haig

As well as being a number one bestselling writer for adults, Matt Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children. In 2021, A Boy Called Christmas was released as a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than two million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended by the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

The A Boy Called Christmas trailer is here! Watch it now and feel instantly more festive and extra magical! Coming to UK cinemas and Sky Cinema from 26 November.

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Listen to Stephen Fry read from A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig! But only if you believe in impossible things.

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