Events that occurred on 2 December.
 On Earth
- 1916 - J.R.R. Tolkien attends a military medical board examination, and is sent to Great Haywood to recuperate.
- 1933 - Father Christmas writes a letter to J.R.R. Tolkien's children.
- 1945 - J.R.R. Tolkien submits The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son for publication.
- 1953 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 142.
- 1954 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 158.
- 1954 - J.R.R. Tolkien finishes writing a letter to Rayner Heppenstall.
- 1955 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Elizabeth Jennings.
- 1956 - The third episode of 1956 radio series of The Lord of the Rings airs on the BBC Third Programme.
- 1989 - Norman Davis dies.