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Meghan Overdeep
Dec 08, 2015 @ 10:15 am

Just when we thought we couldn't possibly love Benedict Cumberbatch any more, the dreamy Brit wrote a powerful, heartfelt letter to Santa reminding us about the true meaning of Christmas.

Cumberbatch, 39, penned the inspiring handwritten letter as part of the Letters of Noel program, which supports National Letter Writing Day in the U.K. (Dec. 7). In the message, the new dad asks Santa for help not only solving "adult problems" but to help bring magic to the children of the world, and to give them "a little more time to be children."

"You are for the children," he writes to Father Christmas. "Children who need some magic in a world where the borders between innocence and responsibility, playful imagination and cold, adult obstacles are continually shrinking."

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"This is what I'd like to ask you to help with. A little more time for children to be children," he continues. "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."

In return, the Sherlock star promises to leave him extra port and mince pies. Oh yeah, and he'd really like that lightsaber he he never got too.

Read the full text of Cumberbatch's letter on letterslive.com.

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