Not the normal Father Christmas Experience

Father Christmas

Every year I dress as Father Christmas and visit the children’s Christmas Party at a local nursery school.  Usually I hand out presents to the children who are dressed in their Christmas finery, the boys in Superman suits, Spiderman suits, in Father Christmas or Rudolph Jumpers and in one or two cases dinosaur suits. The girls mostly wear princess and party frocks or dresses with Rudolph or Santa on the front, without exception; boys and girls, all wear enormous smiles. After I have given out the presents and before my accompanying elf leads me to the next classrooms the children sing me a song or two, usually “When Santa got stuck up the Chimney” or “Jingle Bells.” I love it and so do the children.

This year has been a little different, I changed into my Father Christmas outfit at my daughter’s and she drove me to the school, I did get some excited attention from grown up ladies waiting on the kerb for us to pass.

I went around the school waving to the children through the classroom windows, ho hoing and shouting Merry Christmas as loud as I could. The boys and girls were wearing their Christmas finery and enormous smiles as usual but although I was sung to and the children enjoyed themselves it wasn’t the same, for either them or me.

Father Christmas would be my second career choice after multi billionaire playboy, to be able to give happiness is probably the greatest gift we have. Even if I can only manage it for a few hours a year I gratefully grab the opportunity.

I hope things will be back to normal next year.

Merry Christmas Everyone.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Love the suit, keep up the good work

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  2. Thank, I will do my best.

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  3. Posted by Jane on December 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Well done that man. You give a lot of happiness and help them continue their belief in Father Christmas.

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  4. Singing’s the best bit – any excuse to sing (without people looking at you strangely.) That’s the only thing I missed about leaving school.
    A weekly choir isn’t the same as Christmas carols at assembly every day, and then more when Santa turns up.

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  5. Super photo! I think this is great!

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    • So do I, its my Christmas treat.

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      • I’m sure that it is. I heard someone saying yesterday at work that they paid a Santa Claus to come to their house, and thought about you. How different! You do this for free because it is a gift to yourself to see the children enjoying it so much. Best wishes to you and yours for a safe and healthy holiday season!

      • Thanks, I get far more out of it than you can possibly imagine, pure magic for the children and me.

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