|Ol' Baba makes a decent easy chair AND he's got cartoons about Ho-ho-ho!|
Along with Santa, of course, comes the tree. I pulled our little tree out of the garage, and Chrystal decorated it. She had some help from a certain elf.
It may be that Caroline did rather more playing than decorating, but I'm pretty sure she had a good time.
|Look at the pretty toys!|
|"I see you!"|
|Somehow, I'm reminded of the Martian baby "Mot" in the old WB cartoon "Rocket-bye Baby".|
On the topic of Santa Claus, I can't recall where, but a blog some time ago reminded me of a scene in "Miracle on 34th Street"* where Kris Kringle meets a little girl, adopted as an orphan from Holland by an American family.
KRINGLE - Well, young lady, what's your name?
MOTHER - I'm sorry, she doesn't speak English. She's Dutch. She just came over. She's been living in an orphans' home in Rotterdam since... We've adopted her. I told her you wouldn't be able to speak to her, but when she saw you in the parade yesterday, she said you WERE Sinterklaas - as she calls you - and you COULD talk to her. I didn't know what to do ---
KRINGLE [to the little girl] - Hallo! [begins to speak in Dutch, to the delight of the little girl and the amazement of the bystanders]
Occasionally, we all need to be reminded:
Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus.
(*) "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947; dir. George Seaton)