Monday, 13 December 2010
Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Clause
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
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_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?