Four years back, a friend of mine, had composed a poem about Santa Claus which I had preserved due to my fascination and liking towards Santa. In this post, you, my dear readers, will be first witnessing the fascination of a young ten-year old girl towards Santa Claus and secondly I describe how a myth can be more than good, almost necessary to society.
Go out of your house on Christmas night
A small red shiny star will be at sight
You can hear the jingling bells
This is what a tiny bell tells
We sit beside a man all red and white
He’s coming to give good children a kite
His reindeer Rudolph’s red nose shines like a star
His sleigh with 7 reindeers makes up his car
He is the children’s hero
If they fight they get a big zero
In his mark list
Which he ties around his wrist
Good children get a ripe plum
Bad ones, all through Christmas have to stay glum
He carries a heavy bag
It has toys with a name tag
A pistol for Barney
A doll for Jenny
Guess who it is- I’m taking a pause,
This of course is Santa Claus.
With Christmas and New Year celebrations going on, all of us are in the holiday mode and this has been happening for years together and will go on for centuries to come. Christmas has been celebrated with pomp and splendour, round the globe, but have you ever wondered what Christmas, actually does? Have you ever wondered just how a mythical Santa Claus, lifts the spirits of children? So let’s together, see, how Christmas lifts the spirits up.
For this, let’s imagine a Christmas without Santa Claus. If Santa the giver of gifts didn’t exist, the anticipation, the excitement of all the children with their long and almost never-ending wish list would be lost. Also, the charm of believing in the concept of Santa Claus who inspires good behaviour in children wouldn’t be there and without it, Christmas would be like a lamp without oil.
The Santa Claus village created from scratch, complete with a resident Santa Claus at Rovaniemi in Finland, makes thousands of children across the globe happy and even inspires them to write to Santa, to help shorten their wish list. With more than 8,00,000 mails are received and answered by Santa’s helpers every year and this doesn’t contribute insignificantly to the economy.
Santa, the epitome of the Christmas spirit of caring and sharing inspires, educates entertains and most importantly lifts our spirits up!