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Grandfather Yule

Grandfather Yule is the father of Father Christmas and the Green Brother. Like Father Christmas, he was named Nicholas after Saint Nicholas.[1][2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien (ed.), Letters from Father Christmas, "Christmas 1930"
  2. David Bratman, "Father Christmas Letters" dated 24 December 2016, Mailing list for the Mythopoeic Society (accessed 2 January 2017)
The world of the Letters from Father Christmas
Main characters: Father Christmas · North Polar Bear · Ilbereth
Other characters: Mr Cave Bear · Green Brother · Grandfather Yule
Man in the Moon · Paksu & Valkotukka · Snow Man
Races & Peoples: Goblins · Green elves · Red Elves · Snow-elves · Snow-men
Other concepts: Arktik · Goblin Alphabet · Windbeam