Benedict Cumberbatch’s Letter to Santa

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch has been a household name after Sherlock And Star Trek movie. He also played Smaug The Dragon in The Hobbit films, Doctor Strange in Doctor Strange, and much more which made him quite famous and gets his cult following. He recently wrote a letter to Santa Claus and it’s elegant. This letter is part of the Letters Live Project which, “is a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence.” In the letter, Cumberbatch asks Santa to help make the world a better place for the children. To clean up the messes that we adults are making. Here’s an excerpt from the letter:

“This is what I’d like to ask you to help with. 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. Please help to light up their worlds with a moment of joy and hope.

When I think about it you’ve got it tough this year… And when I really think about it I’m not sure that asking you for a lightsaber and getting one (not that I ever did by the way) is equatable with controlling the space time continuum and making the good of childhood last a little longer.”

Benedict Cumberbatch's Letter to Santa