Monday, December 6, 2010

Advent Calendar ~ Dec 6 - Santa Claus

Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?” Do you still believe in Santa Claus?

I'm not sure I understand the last part of the prompt, "Do you still believe in Santa Claus?"  I mean it's not a question of belief - it's an obvious fact!!

I did receive a call from Santa once.  I think I was about 4 or 5 and all I really remember about it is that Santa Claus sounded quite a lot like my Grandpa Ritchie, but again, Santa is just magical like that - he can do anything he wants!

As for letters, I don't ever remember writing one - I'll have to ask my Mom about that.  It  seems sort of redundant to me ~ Santa Claus knows if you've been good or bad so of COURSE he knows what you want.  And besides, I sat on his lap at the mall and told him.  Somehow he didn't seem as happy about it as when I was younger....

Somewhere I have a picture of my dad dressed up as Santa and kissing my Mom - we all LOVED the song, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"  I should have been more prepared for some of these posts - I'll need to dig that picture out. 

I can't believe I almost forgot the BEST Santa story ever - my youngest sister was 7 years old and we were still playing Santa up big time...leaving out cookies etc.  (she was MUCH younger as she likes to say - I was 15 and my other sister was 13 at the time)  After Christmas I was coloring with her (in her new Strawberry Shortcake coloring book!) and she said to me in this very confidential tone, "I know that Santa Claus isn't real, but don't tell Mommy and Daddy I know - it would spoil it for them"  I has SUCH a hard time keeping a straight face!!!  I just made some non-committal noises and kept on coloring. 

This post was written for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Please stop over to read Christmas memories posted by other GeneaBloggers from now through Christmas Eve.


  1. That would be a fun photo to find and post I would love to see it.

  2. I will definitely be looking for it over the holidays!! :-)

  3. The little sister story is so cute! Out of the mouth of babes.....

  4. I keep the old black and white movie channel on and alternate to the Hallmark channel. It keeps me at one with the old human spirit of kindness. Lately,it's been one long series already of christmas movies. Santa's spirit in all forms. I find it just as wonderful to read your blog post from the eyes of a child - and your stateing Santa or Chris Kringle facts!

  5. Loved the story about your 7 year old sister. I gather she reminds you to this day that she is the much younger sister :)

  6. I'm always amazed at the ways children can try to be so considerate of their parents!

  7. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading about your sister. I agree it is the best Santa story.

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