Here’s to You, Mrs Carmichael!
On Christmas Eve I decided that it was time I introduced myself to Santa Claus, another world famous traveller. I’d heard that he was going to be in town so I went out to meet him. But when I got to his office, he wasn’t there!
The sign said “Out to lunch”. How could this be? I thought Santa didn’t stop work until after Christmas. There were children waiting to see the friendly man in the red suit and I didn’t want them to be disappointed so I took his place on the seat and filled in for a while. I didn’t have a red suit but my lederhosen were perfect.
Later I did meet Santa and his friend Frosty at a Christmas party.
I asked him about his absence from the office on such an important day. He said that he had forgotten to bring his lunch box and Mrs Claus was too busy to bring it for him. Even Santa has to eat!
While we were partying I remembered Mrs Carmichael’s recent story about her Christmas tree woes. If a hedgehog can take pride of place on top of the Christmas tree why can’t a yodelling beaver? I felt very festive up there.
Is my name on any of these gifts?