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Do you believe in Father Christmas?


Cymro.

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I have been hijacked (actually there was no need to hijack me as I enjoy the job)to be Father Christmas at my grandsons Play School. I did the same last year and as he was then only 18 months old I got away without him recognising me. He did have a sort of suspicious look about him and even came up on my knee without the need for any persuasion to do so.

So by now he is two and a half years old and I have seen more of him than I used to. In fact he is at our house most days of the week at some time or other. So the problem now is will he spot that Father Christmas is in fact his grandfather? Any suggestions serious or light hearted as to how do I avoid being spotted and perhaps spoiling Christmas for him and his older sister.

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tullie

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Ban him from play school for the day

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spuds

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"how do I avoid being spotted"

A few years ago, one of our local large shopping malls had the Santa theme, with a Santa in attendance. A month or so later, the Santa for the day was before the magistrates. Apparently one of the kid's had seen Santa helping himself to some of the contents of a parent's handbag.

The season of goodwill, but kid's can be very observant!.

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lotvic

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One of my grandsons (age 5 at the time) saw 3 Santas that year. The second and third Santas got response "I've already told your brother what I want for Christmas"

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Cymro.

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Well the deed is done and I am back from being Santa. All in all it went very well till I heard my grandson saying to one of the nursery assistants that Father Christmas was his grandfather. The nursery assistant brushed this statement aside with a quick “no he just looks like him and your grandfather is at home on such a cold day”. As far as we can tell this seems to have satisfied the little man. When my wife went to get him latter on and he made no mention of Father Christmas being his grandfather.

The beard that came with the Santa outfit was a large one and after I pulled it right up as far as I dared and with the Santa cap down to hide my hair there was very little left of my face showing. It helped that I had put me glasses and watch in my pocket. The outfit had as you can imagine been used several times already and smelled strongly of perfume. I stuffed several mints in my mouth in the hope it would help to disguise my voice.

So a successful morning I think. Mind you it will be more difficult again next year. They grow up so quickly and are not kids for long. Considering I am not a fan of Christmas even I must admit I rather enjoyed it all this morning.

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Bingalau

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Well..... I didn't believe in him until this afternoon, when I watched "Miracle on 34th Street" on TV. Now I am a firm believer and even my grandchildren know he comes every year.

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Kevscar1

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This all your grandchildren

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

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Forum Editor

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"Now I am a firm believer and even my grandchildren know he comes every year."

Of course he does, and if you really want to fill youngsters with a sense of Christmas wonder sit down on Christmas eve and watch 'Polar Express' with them. It is without a doubt one of the best, if not the best Christmas film ever made. I guarantee it will send them (and you) to bed in the right mood for Christmas.

I've seen it on three occasions, and if I have anything to do with it we'll be watching it again this Christmas eve.

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lotvic

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Kevscar, I hope the grandchildren are better at the games than me. The wordsearch puzzle is hard. Twice it timed out as I wasn't fast enough :(

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Bingalau

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I think there is a new film out called Arthur Christmas, which I heard is very good too. So I am looking forward to that.

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Aitchbee

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This is an old favourite from Gene Autry, and I dedicate it to all the hard-working reindeers from John O' Groats to Timbuktu, who help Santa to deliver his presents to all the well-behaved boys and girls, all over the world...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOaZVzUMup0

Merry Christmas.

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