Thursday, December 04, 2008
Random question Thursday ...
What's your favorite holiday tradition?
We live in a town where Santa actually visits each and every child in their own home.
A Christmas elf from the community arranges it with parents beforehand, gets all the fact-finding information the big guy needs for his visit and tells you 'round about what time to expect his horse-powered "sled" to pull up in your driveway.
And being Santa and all, he won't let you wait around like the cable guy sometimes does. He is jolly-well punctual.
Not to mention, when he arrives he brings a healthy snack, a juice box and an age-appropriate toy for each child he visits.
It's an amazing little slice of mid-century Americana, born from war-era frugality, that has somehow continued into the modern era. The town elders (in our case the fire department) collect monetary donations year-round and canvas residents to see who'd like Santa to drop by for a visit. It doesn't matter if you're wealthy or poor, this particular Santa's an equal opportunity elf.
So now it's your turn ... spill it. I'm looking to absorb some new holiday traditions.