Thursday, December 4, 2008

Random question Thursday ...

What's your favorite holiday tradition?

We live in a town where Santa actually visits each and every child in their own home.

A Christmas elf from the community arranges it with parents beforehand, gets all the fact-finding information the big guy needs for his visit and tells you 'round about what time to expect his horse-powered "sled" to pull up in your driveway.

And being Santa and all, he won't let you wait around like the cable guy sometimes does. He is jolly-well punctual.

Not to mention, when he arrives he brings a healthy snack, a juice box and an age-appropriate toy for each child he visits.

It's an amazing little slice of mid-century Americana, born from war-era frugality, that has somehow continued into the modern era. The town elders (in our case the fire department) collect monetary donations year-round and canvas residents to see who'd like Santa to drop by for a visit. It doesn't matter if you're wealthy or poor, this particular Santa's an equal opportunity elf.

So now it's your turn ... spill it. I'm looking to absorb some new holiday traditions.


Blogger Lauren said...

Mine is kind of a location-based tradition, but maybe there's something in mybana that would work. We always used to go see the Christmas lights at our Constitution Plaza. Just a bunch of trees all lit up. Nothing too special. But it was huge to us as kids. And on the way home we ALWAYS stopped for hot cocoa. Hot cocoa is the key to Christmas. :)

December 4, 2008 at 9:10 PM 
Blogger toyfoto said...

Mmmm. Cocoa.

December 5, 2008 at 8:19 AM 

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