It's Christmas Eve and all of the engines are restless, waiting for Christmas morning. When the station receives a surprise visit from Santa---who is too sick to complete his route---it's up to Thomas, Sir Topham Hat, and all the other engines to make sure each boy and girl gets their gifts by Christmas morning!
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends help Sir Topham "Santa Claus" Hatt bring toys to the children of Sodor in this Thomas & Friends Little Golden Book adaptation of Clement Clark Moore's classic poem, The Night Before Christmas. This story-in-rhyme will delight train-obsessed boys and girls ages 37, and is sure to become a family read-aloud favorite for countless Christmases to come.
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, THE REVEREND W. AWDRY, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972 when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.