Who was Father Christmas, and what gifts did he bring for the children?

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Father Christmas is Santa Clause, and readers should look in chapter 10 for the sequence that contains him showing up and helping the Pevensie children. Even before being told it is Father Christmas, readers are likely to figure it out from the man's description.

He was a huge man. in a bright red robe (bright as hollyberries) with a hood that had fur inside it and a great white beard, that fell like a foamy waterfall over his chest.

He does bring gifts for the gathered group, but that is not the only reason he is important. The White Witch has made it always winter but never Christmas. It is an appalling thought for the characters in the story, and it is an appalling thought for most young readers. The fact that Father Christmas shows up at...

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