Writing a letter to Santa is the ultimate proof of his existence, isn’t it? You don’t even need to receive a response. The act of putting a stamp on an envelope and dropping it in an official government mailbox pretty much seals the deal that the big guy is up there somewhere in the North Pole checking his good and bad list and then checking it twice.
He’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice, people.
Next to Santa, my husband is the person I associate most with the holiday. He is a stone cold Christmas junkie. No kidding around here, because CHRISTMAS IS NO JOKE.
Thanksgiving to New Year’s, only Christmas music can play in the car and on our record player. He pretty much has every Christmas record of note ever made. He was beyond ecstatic to discover The Andy Williams Christmas Album on vinyl at our local thrift shop for a quarter the other day, but his elation immediately gave way to sorrow when he remembered and lamented the fact that he has yet to find Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas record.
Just today I listened to him wax poetic with another male friend about the beauty of vintage blow molds and actually said it was his life’s dream to own the Santa in his sleigh with all nine reindeer blow mold that you can put on your roof. Only $600 on eBay, he says with sparkling eyes, as if I would actually consider the purchase.
He reserved tickets on the local “Polar Express” that runs through our town months ago.
I once recorded him for twenty consecutive minutes late one Christmas Eve while he jubilantly watched the NORAD Santa Tracker and talking to himself excitedly. He had no idea I was recording.
So it came as no surprise when he told me he had already arranged for Santa to send our kids a personalized letter and we needed to write Santa so that when his letter came the kids would think it was a direct response. You can read and see photos of our own evening spent writing to Santa over on Dadding, where Serge writes. Or you can just read our daughter’s letter in the mix of fantastic kids letters to Santa below.
Check out a bunch of hilarious, handwritten letters that reveal a lot more than just what somebody wants for Christmas…
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
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