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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Haig Narrator: Stephen Fry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9780735207806
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Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible … Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.

Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him.

Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . .

Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Stephen Fry delivers a heartwarming and spirited performance in this fresh production…Fry’s dynamic narration brings out the humor as well as the heartache in young protagonist Nikolas…Fry’s hearty range of voices expresses not only Nikolas’s quiet bravery, anguish, and joy during his journey but also a myriad of animated human and nonhuman characters..Fry’s delightful storytelling weaves heartfelt emotion with the magic of elves and the power of goodness, making it easy to believe in Christmas. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Stephen Fry’s narration of the story adds a delightful dimension to this adventurous tale. Fry’s reading is pitch perfect, deadpan in the quirkiest of times, and beautifully paced.”

    Listening Library

  • “The definitive (and funny) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.”

    Yann Martel, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story.”


  • “An instant Christmas classic…Nikolas is a terrific character.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day…Perfect for Christmas in every way.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of an Odyssey Award for Best Audiobooks for Children
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About the Author
Author Matt Haig

Matt Haig is an internationally bestselling author whose novels for children and adults have been translated into twenty-six languages. His children’s books have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Alex Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award and been nominated several times for the Carnegie Medal and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

About the Narrator

Stephen Fry is a celebrated actor, novelist, journalist, presenter, intellectual, wit, and winner of several award for narration. He has produced four novels and two volumes of autobiography and has written for radio shows and television. His television credits include Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, and he hosted the BBC TV series QI.