Book:Father Christmas's Fake Beard

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Father Christmas’s Fake Beard
Co-author(s) None
Illustrator(s) Mark Beech
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date 5 October 2017
ISBN 0857535501
Pages 208
RRP £12.99
Main characters
Series Children's books‏‎
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All data relates to the first UK edition.

This is the third collection of Terry Pratchett's short stories that were originally written for the Buck's Free Press; it is the sequel to The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner.


Have you ever wanted Christmas to be different?

Turkey and carols, presents and crackers - they all start to feel a bit . . . samey.

How about a huge exploding mince pie, a pet abominable snowman, or a very helpful partridge in a pear tree? What if Father Christmas went to work at a zoo, or caused chaos in a toy store, or was even arrested for burglary!?

Dive into the fantastically funny world of Terry Pratchett, for a festive treat like no other. These ten stories will have you laughing, gasping and crying (with laughter) - you'll never see Christmas in the same way again.


  • Father Christmas's Fake Beard
  • The Blackbury Pie
  • Prod-Ye-A'Diddle Oh!
  • A Very Short Ice Age
  • The Computer Who Wrote to Father Christmas
  • Good King Wences-lost
  • The Weatherchick
  • Judgement Day for Father Christmas
  • The Abominable Snow-baby
  • The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
  • Father Christmas Goes to Work at the Zoo

Additionally the deluxe edition of the book includes full colour illustrations. It was originally stated to contain four additional stories similar to the deluxe editions of Dragons At Crumbling Castle and The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner, but did not.

Collectors Edition

External Links

The Abominable Snow-baby on Puffin Books Website