This year’s Santa is jolly old elf!


“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.” ― David Sedaris

A  M U C H  I M P R O V E D  S A N T A  E X P E R I E N C E

What do you do when you are a youngster and your first visit to Santa Claus turns out to be a total dud and less than you expected?  You try again next year and hope for the best.

This is what little Evie ( my blog partner Susan’s granddaughter ) discovered this year on her recent visit to Santa Claus.

The exuberant smile on her face and her enjoyable visit with the old gentleman with the long white beard was a major improvement over last year’s disaster.

I reported last year that the spirit of Christmas was not really instilled into the person portraying Father Christmas. The man lacked any rapport with children and at the time it seemed he was uncomfortable with the visit.

One year later the smile on Evie’s face was definite proof that this man was a close kin to the person we lovingly call Santa Claus. –  gc


Advent Continues

Site owners – GC, themainaisle – SueW, nansfarm


  1. I particularly like the way they discussed how fast the reindeer fly, how cold it gets up there and where to leave the presents this year – Not near the tree, Not in the bedroom, instead she’d like them next to the front door! 🙂


  2. A massive improvement Gerry! And a huge relief!! Santa was brilliant this year, she really enjoyed having a chat, choosing a present and even making it ‘snow’! Xx

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  3. Reblogged this on Nan's Farm-Inside Out and commented:
    I wonder if some of you will remember a Christmas post from last year – A re-blogged post where GC wrote about and showed my little granddaughter Evie’s anguish when faced with a miserable character who had the audacity to masquerade as Santa Claus. This year was a totally different experience when she finally met the real Santa. Gerry tells us all about it here!

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