This Hunt’s Theme: Santa and Elves.
Who is Santa anyway?
The Santa I know from my youth is the rotund jolly man in the red suit, with the long white whiskers. He lives at the North Pole with Mrs. Santa Claus and numerous elves and gnomes. Nine magical reindeer that lead his sleigh on Christmas night are also kept there.
Santa is also a magical being and has the ability to know if you have been good or bad all year.
With the help of the elves he spends all year making toys to bring joy Christmas night to good girls and boys.
Stockings are hung by the fire. This many stockings were hung up when my sister and her family were visiting over Christmas.
I made sure there was a little fun gift found in each one on Christmas morning.
The tradition is, if you are naughty, Santa will leave a chunk of coal or a rock in your Christmas stocking.
The threat of Santa not leaving you any presents, if you are acting up, kept many children on their best behaviour during the month before Christmas.
This year’s stockings are hung with one of Santa’s elf keeping watch.
Most home here have a tree set up inside and outside decorations to celebrate the season.
Christmas has become so commercialized that a lot of the joy has gone out of it with everyone rushing around trying to find the perfect gift.
At one time to find an orange or candy in your stocking Christmas morning was good enough. Now my age is really showing with the last sentence. 😆
Another Santa I bring out at Christmas was a gift from my brother. I think of this Santa as Father Christmas for he does’t wear the tradition red Santa suit.
Santa comes in all shapes and sizes.
Santa playing hockey.
Santa is known to enter the house by coming down the chimney as his reindeer wait on the roof.
Children will leave cookies and milk out for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
All photos and text are mine.
*The cover photo is of a fox that used to visit. I digitally added the hat, decorations and text.
There are many Santas and maybe this year it’s your turn to spread Santa joyfulness to family and friends.
If you have the Santa spirit, you will hear, on the night of the 25th, a commotion on the roof and a jolly booming voice calling out to his reindeer,
On Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!