My Santa Claus

My Santa Claus

giant socks hanging at our window pane. the night before Christmas you asked me “please my little princess Santa’s coming I need your socks hanging before Christmas eve”.

Christmas day, I ran underneath the tree. wanna see how many gifts you had for me, but you said “please, my little princess, check your socks I think Santa dropped by last night”.

Christmas gifts from you were made up, of toys and clothes and I would be disappointed somehow for I want something else. then you’d say “please my little princess check what Santa had for you”.

my giant sock hanging on the windowpane was filled with books and drawing materials, then you said and smiled, “please, my little princess go check carefully if these were exactly what you asked from Santa”.

I was twelve years old. my twelfth Christmas. I stopped hanging socks. you said: “please my little princess bear with Santa, he only drops gifts on the socks of little girls; he will have yours wrapped underneath the Christmas tree”.

that same Christmas day, I ran underneath the tree, the biggest and most beautiful box was for me; then you said “please my little princess read what the card has to say”.

Santa wrote, “this is the beginning of your gifts underneath the Christmas tree, you’re a big girl now my little princess, love, Santa forever”.

it’s been many years and many Christmases Dad. Christmas will never be the same without you. 

My most vivid childhood memory was undoubtedly Christmas. Christmas was always a big event in my family. As a child, my favorite part about Christmas was the presents, food, and family around. Each day my brother would announce the number of days left. As a tradition, on Christmas eve, we would gather for a Christmas dinner.

I would barely sleep throughout the night because at every little noise I would want to get up and catch Santa in the act; although, my parents especially my papa, were very good at hiding his identity and it took me many years to finally catch “Santa”. I was 12. In the morning, when the sun would finally start peaking over Sunrise mountain, my younger brother would run and jump on me in excitement, it was something I looked forward to. My brother made the holidays the best experiences. He would tell me a story on how Santa was just there and how I missed him, then we would proceed to look through our stockings and try to guess what the presents were. The hardest part was trying to wait for my parents to wake up, I would sneak in the room and make little sounds to slightly wake them, without them knowing it was me or on purpose. It took me many years to finally figure out that my papa was Santa, and that they had stayed up all night wrapping and setting up Christmas so, consequently, they were exhausted the day after. Nevertheless, they’d manage to wake up on Christmas day knowing that we will all be enthusiastically waiting for them to say “it’s Christmas day, time to unwrap your gifts”.

How time flies by so fast, I’m no longer a child and of course, I knew who Santa is but he will always be part of my childhood Christmas memory.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my beloved WP friends and a BLESSED 2022.

29 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Thanks for sharing your lovely memories Mich. we do miss our loved ones the most on such occasions. 💖🤗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Sadje for all the love and support…😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        Always my pleasure Mich.

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  2. Those beautiful memories are always to be cherished Mich. Thanks for sharing them. Hope you have a delightful festive season.❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Radhika for reading….always..

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  3. Marlapaige says:

    This is beautiful. These are the kind of memories you keep forever and them some. Thank you for sharing yours

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for dropping by Marla…

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      1. Marlapaige says:

        You’re welcome

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  4. Aw, what beautiful Christmas memories, SweetMich! ❤ 🙂
    I know you miss your precious Dad…but you carry him in your mind and heart.
    And your brother sounds like he added to the Christmas excitement and fun! 🙂
    There will be many I will miss this Christmas as they have passed on. But I will spend time thinking of them, blanketed by the wonderful memories.
    (((HUGS))) of the Merry Christmas kind to you! 😉 ❤
    🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄 🌟👪🙏🕯⛪ 👼

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  5. Rupali says:

    Beautiful memories.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Rupali..😊

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  6. rajkkhoja says:

    Beautiful share information your memories. I like .I hope have a festive season.🌷

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you and you too ..have a festive holiday ahead..

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  7. Mich thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Christmas story you and your family did every Christmas. Memories always remain so vividly in our minds and those were the happy days. Nice post. Merry Christmas to you and to your family too.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Merry Christmas to you too Kamal…and thank you always..

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      1. Welcome always dear Mich. Happy weekend 😊😊😊😊

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  8. judeitakali says:

    Such a beautiful memory. Merry Christmas Michelle. May you be blessed even more.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Jude…blessed Christmas to you..

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      1. judeitakali says:

        💕💕🙏🏾🌷

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        You are very welcome.

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  9. Beautiful memories Mich… You brought the excitement of all those childhood gifts to life.. Have a Joyous and Magical Christmas… I hope your stocking is filled with all your wishes ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sue..Blessed Christmas to you😊😊😊

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  10. murisopsis says:

    I had to smile from ear to ear! So much fun and excitement! I remember wanting to stay up to see Santa, but I always fell asleep! I love the way your father was (and still is in spirit) part of your Christmas! Hope your Christmas and New Year are brilliant!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, happy to make you smile Val…wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and New Year too..

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  11. calmkate says:

    such a delightful story, thanks for sharing your memories with us!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Kate😊😊😊

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