A Special Christmas Treat: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Harper Collins have kindly allowed me to share this high quality recording of Dylan Thomas reading his deliciously wonderful festive story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales.  It recalls a time when there were “wolves in Wales” next to a “carol-singing sea” while cheeky boys roamed the streets throwing snowballs at “green eyed cats“.  His chaotic house was full of snoring and well fed uncles and aunties lacing their tea with rum because “it was only once a year“.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



This recording is only available on this blog for a short while but after that you can find it on Dylan Thomas:The Caedmon CD Collection Unabridged.  The CD is available to customers in the US only.


Hannah Ellis – 20th December 2017.

Hannah is a teacher, writer and consultant.  You can learn more about her by visiting the website –  www.lovethewords.co.uk

By |2020-04-08T12:16:50+01:00December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|6 Comments


  1. Mary Rose Bilson December 22, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Listening to vthis has been such a treat. I no longer feel that I am alone. Imagination and memory people empty places. Thank so much for posting it. Nadolig Llawen!

    • admin December 22, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Dear Mary Rose, you are most welcome. I am really pleased that the magical recording has had such a positive impact. Happy Christmas, Hannah

  2. Elizabeth Breese December 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    What a lovely reading by Dylan Thomas of his wonderful festive story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    • admin December 22, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you Elizabeth. Happy Christmas, Hannah

  3. Mandy December 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Wonderful, Thank you. Nadolig llawen xxx

  4. Clare Llewellyn December 24, 2017 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Loved this. Thank you. Nadolig Llawen all from Wales x

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