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Publication Order of Christmas Elf Books

Diary of a Christmas Elf (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of a Christmas Elf (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventures of a Christmas Elf (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Night I Met Father Christmas (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Made the World Disappear (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How I Became a Dog Called Midnight (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night We Got Stuck in a Story (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Legend (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Ben Miller is best known as an English comedian, actor and bestselling author of children’s fiction novels focused around Christmas. He first became very well known as a member of the Armstrong and Miller comedy duo.
Later on, he got into acting and worked on “Death in Paradise,” the BBC crime drama where he played DI Richard Poole, the lead in the series.

He has also worked on “Primeval,” the science fiction series on ITV, where he was portrayed as James Lester.

The author was born in the English capital London and spent much of his childhood in the small Cheshire town of Nantwich. Michael Miller his father was then working at the City of Birmingham Polytechnic lecturing in American literature.
Going further back, his grandfather came to the UK from Lithuania and made his home in London’s East End.

While his grandfather worked in tailoring, Rose Elizabeth Lincoln his paternal grandmother used to work as a lecturer of English at a local college.

Miller went to elementary school and high school in his locality of Nantwich and then proceeded to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
When he was in his undergraduate years, he dated Rachel Weisz who he met while doing theater in college.

Following his graduation, he went back to get a graduate degree as he buckled down to get a degree in solid-state physics. But he never completed his thesis as he quit midway to become a comedian.
He got into comedy when his best friend asked him to help with the logistics of transporting judges of the National Student Drama Festival in Cambridge.

By 1989, he found work with “Footlights” where he worked with Sue Perkins, David Wolstencroft, and Andy Parsons.

At some point, Ben Miller moved to London as he believed that he would be better off trying to make a career out of comedy in the capital. In London, he would get introduced to Alexander Armstrong who just like him had graduated from Cambridge.
The two met at a comedy club in Notting Hill and by 1996, they had done their first show together and two years later they had a nomination for a Perrier Comedy Award.

Following this success, they were invited to come up with a show that would become “Armstrong and Miller,” which ran on Channel 4 and Paramount Comedy Channel.

The two were also offered and ran another show under the same name on BBC Radio 4 in 1998 with many of the characters and sketches from the TV show.

After taking a break for about six years, the show was reimagined as “The Armstrong & Miller Show” in addition to another show on radio intended for children, titled “Children’s Hour with Armstrong and Miller.”
At some point, Ben Miller also got into movies and acted in “The Parole Officer,” the first feature film by Steve Coogan, and “The Prince and Me” the 2004 film.
In 2003, he was cast in Johnny English as Bough, the sidekick to the title character played by Rowan Atkinson.

As if he was not too busy with his acting career, Ben Miller has also gotten into writing fiction novels in recent times. It all began when he felt a desire to pen something for each of his three kids.
Jackson his eldest kid was at a point where he was starting to question whether Father Christmas was real and hence he made a huge decision.

He decided to write a story that would convince him that Santa Claus was real in that it would be the Santa Claus stories to put to shame all other Father Christmas stories.
It was from this that he penned his first fiction work “The Night I Met Father Christmas,” which was published in 2018.

The novel surprised him as it went on to become a bestseller. He now has at least ten titles to his name and usually publishes at least one title each year.
Outside of his writing, Miller plays drums and the guitar.

Ben Miller’s Diary of a Christmas Elf is an interesting Christmas-themed work that will induce feelings of joy, peace of mind, and well-being. As Christmas approaches, 160-year-old elf Tog’s biggest wish is to make toys in Santa’s workshop.
However, it does seem that his resume may have gone astray, leaving him busy working as a stuffer for lemurs for Elven children back in his village, while he waits for a reply.

While most of his toys are not as perfect as they could be, he puts a lot of love into his creations. The amount of effort, details, and holiday spirit he puts into the stuffed animals makes them treasured by their owners.
While he finally gets the call to go work with Santa in his workshop which has always been a dream, his life has all manner of challenges but joyous moments too.

Working with Holly who is Father Christmas’ daughter, they manage to save Christmas when it is in the greatest danger of being canceled it ever has been.

It is a beautiful festive read with just the perfect amount of naughty list/nice list from the elves making for a fun read.

“Secrets of a Chrismas Elf” by Ben Miller is a cute follow-up to the first novel of the series. In this work, Holly who is Father Christmas’s daughter tells the story which is derived from her diary.
The work is set a few months before Christmas and Santa Claus is not feeling too well. He is under the weather and cannot visit children at stores and malls across the world to get what they want for Christmas.
The elves from the workshop are considering making a robotic Santa Claus so that the real Father Christmas can rest while still fulfilling his Christmas Eve commitments.

Tog and Holly who were first introduced in the first story have realized that a stranger has been posing as Father Christmas. Could he be related to the men who tried to steal Christmas in the first novel?
It is an easy-to-read novel that provides some great and entertaining insights into the lives of Christmas elves.

“Adventures of a Christmas Elf” is the heartwarming third installment in the ever-popular “Christmas Elf Chronicles.”

Father Christmas needs a vacation as he has been feeling under the weather for weeks and it does seem that someone will do everything to run the Christmas holidays.
It is up to Holly and Tog the Christmas Elves to find a way to get millions of presents to kids who need their Christmas magic like clockwork.

It is a heartwarming, funny laugh-out-loud work with a message of teamwork that is perfect for the whole family.

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