In a new letter penned to Father Christmas as part of the Letters Live series, the 39-year-old Sherlock star jokingly reminisced about asking for a lightsaber, only to never receive it!
Clearly he holds a grudge! LOLz!
But that was the lightest note of the entire letter, as Ben heart-wrenchingly poured out:
“You are for the children. Children who need some magic in a world where [sp] the borders between innocence and responsibility, playful imagination and cold, adult obstacles are continually shrinking.”
And he continued to ask for:
“A little more time for children to be children. Stretch the moment of magic and playfulness. Distract them from the realities of a world gone mad so that they can laugh with their breath rather than sob with their tears. Especially those caring for family members, or suffering illness, hunger or poverty. Especially those hiding in buildings as bombs rain down, or being handed shaking with fear or cold into a boat to escape environmental disaster or war.”
It’s hard not to get emotional reading his heartfelt words.
The famous Brit also shared his criticisms of what the holiday is today, writing:
“In spite of you being changed into different colours for corporations and being bastardised to represent materialism gone mad ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ despite probably originating in some season based pagan druid ritual a million thought miles from requests for spontaneously combusting hoverboards├óΓé¼┬ª Kidadults cynically pointing this out after having their moment of belief in you are wasting everyone’s precious time. Because you are not for them.”
Well, hopefully Benedict can spread the cheer this year, without it having to “represent materialism.”
Regardless, we’re sure his newborn son, Christopher Carlton, will have the best first Christmas ever!
You can ch-ch-check out the actor’s entire letter HERE.
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