In the first book in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, published in 1950, the nefarious White Witch casts a terrible spell on Narnia: It is always Winter, but Christmas never happens. Without the joy, hope and good tidings that Christmas heralds, Narnia is plunged into dismal despair. When the four Pevensie children enter Narnia through their wardrobe, the White Witch’s powers begin to weaken, an event signaled by the triumphant return of Father Christmas.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’ much loved Chronicles of Narnia series.