For many parents, there’s nothing more heart-warming than putting out a piece of shortbread and a wee dram of whisky for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve with their children.
But with the average child ceasing to believe in Santa at eight years old, a Scots author is hoping to extend this magical time for parents and kids alike.
Alexander McCabe has written a children’s story that aims to help parents all over the UK continue the magic of Christmas by providing another reason to keep believing in Santa.
Explaining the premise of the book, Mr McCabe said: “From the very moment we are born, we are each allocated an elf.
“The Christmas Present tells the story of nine-year old Gabriel, who is feeling isolated during Christmas and struggling to believe in Santa.
“Now his elf, Gabriel the Elf, with the help of Gladys the Reindeer, must show him what is truly important this festive season.”
First published in 2015, The Christmas Present quickly achieved global success on Kindle, becoming a bestseller on four continents.
The book will be touring to WHSmith branches across Scotland across November and December 2019.
Alexander continued: “I look forward to sharing the story – and a little bit of magic – over the next couple of months on the book tour with WHSmith.
“I hope to see lots of children excited to hear about their very own elf and to read the story for themselves this Christmas.”
The Christmas Present, RRP £19.99 (box set), £7.99 (hardback book) or £2.99 (Kindle).