David remembers accompanying his father out shopping in the toy
department of Macy's one Christmas Eve.
Dad said, 'What a marvellous train set. I'll buy it.'
The girl behind the counter looked pleased and murmured, 'Great, I'm sure
your son will really love it.'
Dad replied with a glint in his eye, 'Maybe you're right. In that case
I'll take two.'
What A Girl Wants For Christmas
The Santa Claus at the shopping mall was very surprised when a Emily,
young lady aged about 20 years old walked up and sat on his lap. Now,
we all know that Santa doesn't usually take requests from adults, but she
smiled very nicely at him, so he asked her, 'What do you want for
'Something for my mother, please,' replied Emily sweetly.
'Something for your mother? Well, that's very loving and thoughtful of
you,' smiled Santa. 'What do would you like me to bring her?'
Without turning a hair Emily answered quickly, 'A son-in-law.'
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while in the summer both male and female reindeer grow antlers each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late
November to mid-December.
Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's
reindeer, EVERY single one of
them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.
Names of the
In addition to Rudolph, Santa has nine more reindeer who haul the sleigh the other reindeer are called: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner.
Jennifer was a pretty 18 year old girl. In the week before Christmas
she sauntered up to the curtain counter, and was trying to decide which of
the many types of tinsel she would buy. Finally, she made her choice
and asked the spotty youth who was manning the fabric section. 'How
much is this gold tinsel garland'.
The spotty youth pointed to the Christmas mistletoe above the counter and
said, 'This week we have a special offer, just one kiss per metre'.
'Wow, that's great', said Jennifer, 'I'll take 12 metres'.
With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the boy
measured out the tinsel, wrapped up the garland, and gave it to Jennifer.
She then called to an old man who had been browsing through the Christmas
trees and said, 'My Grandpa will settle the bill.'
'Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood
days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own fireside and quiet home!'
'Love came down at Christmas; Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas, Stars and angels gave the sign.'
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the tree tops glisten And
children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. Irving Berlin
'I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth
goodwill to men.'
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow