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A magical time at Santa’s Grotto

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Open Sesame!

Whoosh!

The magical door opens. And I am transported back to my childhood…and to the enchanted winter wonderland that I so much loved and enjoyed.

I am six years old. My woollies hug me as I toss aside the pompom of my cap that annoyingly obstructs my view of Santa’s grotto.

Eyes wide, mouth agape, I then enter. The awesome majesty of the scene very nearly bowls me over. I steady myself and gasp at the beauty of it all.

Silver tinsel, red and white toadstools, and tiny golden bells polka-dot the snowflake white scenery.

Wee lights, psychedelic, charmingly wink; the stars, a myriad, shine their sparkle on either side of the winding pathway.

Bunches of holly  and mistletoe prettily twine the poles.

Now and then I read a sign: “Make a wish and pull the string.” Indeed I do!

Tinkling bells echo as wishes are granted.

Fairies twirl their wands, blessing everyone.

Elves are seen loading sacks of presents on to the sleigh.

Ever so softly and most joyfully, familiar tunes of the festive season start to play.

Winter sits on the garden bench. Icicles hang strategically, brrr. Oh, such fascinating sights!

Nearby a little red robin perched up high, trills heartily.

I join other children shriek in delight when a sudden snowflake shower comes fluttering down.

Big grins appear on our faces as we realise that we’re soon to meet the big man himself.

Quickly, I mentally go over my list – which is always long – just to make sure I’ve not forgotten anything.

Then..

The reindeer appear…

Dasher,

Dancer,

Prancer,

Vixen,

Comet,

Cupid,

Donder,

Blitzen,

and, finally….Rudolph.

I walk on.

Excited, hugely.

Thrilled, enormously.

Tickled pink, oodles.

I accelerate my walking tempo. Hup-2-3-4.

Soon, Santa’s much loved elves smilingly receive all us youngsters, and we approach, rather nervously, with sweaty palms…

We’re at the end of the tour, and there, behind the magnificently decorated Christmas tree, stands dear Santa!

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“Ho! Ho! Ho!”

Treasured memories of a most wonderful childhood spent in Winter Wonderland. I am indeed blessed!

Maloquacious © 2013

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Ho Ho Ho .. Happy Holidays!

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Here’s little abundant me (yes, Santa) wishing each and every one of you a very Happy Christmas!

May the joy be endless as you open the presents and may the merry sounds of laughter echo all around.

Enjoy the beauty of the day as it unfolds. Soak in the enchanting sight of the Christmas tree with its glittery silver tinsel and the shiny golden baubles. See how fairy lights add magic and delight, and watch the exquisite glass angels capture the light and glow from every angle, creating a wondrous fairyland for young and old alike.

Now, my dears, I must go on my way as I still have much to do…

I need to leave some healing touch and comfort for the sick.

Big bundles of love, warmth and compassion for the needy.

Beautifully wrapped gifts of hugs and cuddles at every orphanage.

Last but not least, I must present my Gifts of hope and encouragement for a peaceful, fruitful future to all the folks on this planet – our beautiful world – yes, Earth!

Enjoy this day. Be thankful for family and friends. Give gratitude for ALL your blessings.

Warm hugs and giggles galore!

Forever yours,

Santa Claus

PS. Oops, I dropped my hat. If found, please give it to Rudolph…or any one of my elves…aargh, now where the dickens are those wee fellas??

Maloquacious © 2012

Ho Ho Ho .. Tra-la-la

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Dear Santa,

Ho Ho Ho! I thought I’d greet you with the same hearty salutation that you use for all of us.

I’m sure you realise just how exhilarating and uplifting it is for us when we hear your familiar jovial, merry greeting. The chinkling of bells, the clippety-clop of your reindeer—by the way, a big hug for Rudolph, and a warm embrace to each and every elf that helps you with your sacks of gifts galore—and the swoosh of your sleigh as it zips through the skies, is music to our ears.

Big smiles and toothy grins, warm hugs and loving handshakes are just some of the happy signs of joyful Christmas; not forgetting the beautiful bundles of surprises wrapped up in colourful, psychedelic packaging, tied with swirly, twirly tumbling ribbons.

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