Author Ray Braithwaite, who lives in Newchurch, has published a new illustrated book for children named A Rather Strange Christmas Day.

This is the story of Father Christmas, who on his way home from delivering the presents fell off his sleigh.

He lands in the garden of a family whose children are furiously opening their presents.

Ray said: “Not many people are aware that Santa must make it home before the start of Christmas night or else the magic of Christmas will be lost forever."

A Rather Strange Christmas Day is an uplifting tale, written in rhyme with wonderful illustrations for children aged three years and over.

Ray is hoping to start a new family Christmas tradition where parents will read the poem to their children on Christmas morning each year.

The book is on sale via Amazon as an e-book for £2.33 and £5 for the paperback version with free postage when you buy two or more copies.