Last year my wife bought me a Santa Costume online to use while I put Christmas presents under the tree for our kids. It was a funny present to get from her, because usually our children are dead asleep by the time we put the presents out. It was lucky she had gotten it though, because at our community Christmas party, the Santa Claus that had been hired had gotten lost on his way there. He called to inform us that he would try to hurry, but that he was unsure he’d make it on time. My wife had the brilliant idea for me to run home and grab my costume instead. Luckily we only lived around the block, so I figured, “why not?”
When I showed up at the party, the children and parents all cheered with excitement. I took my place in Santa’s chair, and all of the children got the chance to come and sit on my lap and confess their Christmas wishes to the one person who they believed could make them come true. Each one got a picture with me, including my own kids who were none the wiser. When my wife came and sat on my lap for a picture, my eleven year old son Jesse told her that Santa’s lap was only for children. We both laughed, and she took our three children to the craft table to distract them while I quietly slipped out. To be honest, I actually enjoyed playing Santa. So I decided that I would dress up again on Christmas Eve to deliver my kid’s presents as per my wife’s suggestion.
'Twas the Night
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except for me and my spouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicolas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, and it was time to strike! Okay, so that last part didn’t rhyme, but the fact remained that it was late, I was tired, and it was time. I slipped into my Santa suit, grabbed all of the presents we had wrapped during the previous weeks and began to slip them under the tree. I was no longer tired, but rather, I was excited to be playing Santa again! My wife sat on the couch eating the cookies and milk meant for me. She made me laugh when she told me it was her way of “helping me out,” and she was just trying to be a “team player.” I figured that when I was done, I’d go see the children in their beds and wish them a merry Christmas.
After I had finished setting everything up, I began to make my way to visit to my children’s rooms. My wife intercepted my planned trajectory, however, to share the last cookie with me. I ate it, and gave her a quick smooch before heading on my way. But just then heard a squeal from the hallway that made me jump, and I looked up just in time to see Jesse running at me full speed!
“Get away from my mom!” he shouted angrily.
He jumped in between us and started hitting me as hard as the little guy could, furious tears rushing down his face. My wife and I tried our absolute best to calm him down, but to no avail, the poor child was distraught. I quickly pulled off the hat, and pulled down my beard to show him it was me.
“Jesse, it’s me! It’s dad!” I assured him.
He stopped hitting me immediately, and hugged me around the neck.
Luckily his shouts hadn’t awoken the other kids, so the three of us sat on the couch together, ate some popcorn, and watched Christmas movies until two in the morning. When I finally tucked him into bed, he told me that he was glad that I wasn’t the real Santa Claus, but that he liked my costume. I told him I had a funny song for him to listen to in the morning, and kissed him good night.
This year I decided to do it again, but this time, I’ll to avoid kissing my wife while in full Santa gear. My community Christmas party even hired me to play Santa this year. We got our Santa suit online at Noveltees Company! They have the best novelty costumes and hundreds of other gifts at great prices for this holiday season, and year round! You can visit them at www.noveltiescompany.com. If you like their Facebook page they’ll even keep you up to date on new products and special offers! Noveltees Company: Bringing you a world of fun!