Events that occurred on 26 December.
 On Earth
- 1926 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- 1929 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- 1964 - The twelfth episode of the Princess-serialization of The Hobbit is published.
- 1971 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Joy Hill.
- 2000 - Actor Michael Deacon dies.
- 2004 - Actor Garard Green dies.
- 2012 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in Australia.