Monday, 13 December 2010

Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Clause

As we reach closer to the sacred and fun period Christmas, all of us have to admitt that we all still await the visit of that fat, jolly figure - the encapsulation of the warmth of human feeling, of Charity and wonder - Father Christmas.  It doesn't matter what age you are, what your personal beliefs are - we all believe in Santa, Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Kris Kringle.

In my home, my wife goes mad for Christmas, she puts up the tree, decorates it beautifully and places all sorts of images of this jolly icon around our house.  We have Santa playing the saxaphone, Santa hanging off the tree, Santa sitting on the Roof of a house - ready to deliver presents to one household.  Beside the DVD player, we have Raymond Brigg's Father Christmas cartoon, Tim Allen in 'The Santa Clause' (and yep, we have all the sequels!) and The original classic of the 80's 'Santa Clause The Movie ' with Dudley Moore.

Every year I read the Editor of the New York Sun's response to a little girl called Virgina,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus - explains what I'm talking about, if you have never heard of it.

It's a marvelous thing to watch the magic of Christmas unfold, but its a magic that you have to let into your heart  - this is the one time of the year where we all feel that we can be that better person, we have always dreamed of becoming .  As the editor of the New York Sun stated:

"No Santa Claus!, Thank God he lives and lives forever.  A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood"

My Heart believes in Santa Claus - does yours?

1 comment:

  1. Yes indeed, I agree - this is the most beautiful magical time of the year.