St. Nick and I Skype all the time, and he loves to give me exclusive insight into life at the North Pole to share with you on my blog.
As the Holiday Season and Christmas draw closer, our chats are less frequent.
Every once in a while, though, he’ll surprise me with an email or phone call just to let me know he’s thinking about me.
Today was one of those days. I woke up to find a email from Santa, and I laughed so hard that I knew I’d have to share it with you. Here is his email…
Hope December is treating you well. I’m doing my best to bring you a less harsh Winter this year as you requested, but Snow Miser can be a real Scrooge. Don’t give up hope yet, though!
As you know, I try to read as many of the letters mailed to me at the North Pole as possible. This one had my belly shaking like a bowl full of jelly, and I think you should use it on your blog. Ho, ho, ho!
Let me know what you think.
Dear Santa Claus,
I’ve already mailed you my Christmas list, but there was something else on my mind, so I am writing you a second letter. I didn’t think you’d mind as Grandpa is always saying that everyone loves to get mail.
I think this letter might get you mad, so I’m not gonna tell you my name. I’m just a curious boy from somewhere in the United States, okay?
I really love Christmas. A lot. Not just the presents on Christmas morning, though. I love the whole Christmas Season. Decorating, singing Christmas Carols, watching Christmas Specials on TV, going shopping, drinking eggnog, decorating the tree, helping my Dad put up the lights on the house, driving around to look at all the Christmas lights in our neighborhood, eating Christmas treats (especially Grandma’s brownies), and just seeing how merry and nice everyone is this time of year.
So I wanted to ask, why are you so lazy? Why will you only work one day all year? If you worked more, couldn’t we have Christmas all year?
Think about how happy the whole world would be, Santa! There wouldn’t be war or murder or any bad things. People would just be too happy and too busy putting up the tree and the decorations. And going shopping or visiting relatives.
Grandpa says some people have better work ethics than others, and those are the people who get ahead in the world. I’m thinking you’re someone who doesn’t have a good work ethic, Santa, if you only work one day a year!
Do you think it’s possible that you could work more days so we can have more Christmas? Or maybe retire and let a new younger, harder working Santa be in charge? Do you have a son who could take over the family business?
I hope you understand why I had to ask. I know you work hard, but it just seems like you could work a little harder.
Thank you, Santa.
Slipping in that line from his Grandfather about work ethic? Priceless!
And then not signing the letter? Smart move. This young man has a bright future ahead of him. Perhaps a future where Christmas goes on for days or even months.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this letter. Are you in agreement with the writer? Do you think Christmas should last longer than a day? Do you think Santa is a slacker with a poor work ethic?