Ok Today was a tough day. I wonder if you can help? We have run short on some of the gifts due this Christmas. This happens. More than I like but there are a lot of children around the world. I want to let you in on a secret. I don’t do this alone. Its true I have helpers all around the world. Would you like to help me? If so I would like to make you a deputy elf. So now hold up your right hand and repeat after me. I...Say your name.......do hereby give of myself....... freely and without expectation of compensation (That means getting paid back).... to the good benefit and joy....of all the children on this earth. Ok now you are officially an elf. Who can you help me with? Your mother maybe or father? Can you make someone a card for me? Anyone you can help, even one, is useful. Now Be the Santa in you and help to bring the joys of Christmas. Merry Christmas
Oh, I love the old toys. Sometimes today we get lost a little and forget the meaning of these presents. You know children they teach us one of the greatest gifts of life, it’s a progression for us. They teach us the gift of selflessness. They teach us to put someone in front of us. You say, when I got married I learned that. No! You didn’t. You learned how to compromise. You learned how to be an equal, but with a child you learn selflessness, you learn that someone is more important than you. And if you are a parent and you haven’t learned that, learn it. There are almost a hundred and fifty million orphans around the world. Each a gift. Waiting. But whether or not you have the room in your heart or in your home for a child, the greatest gift we can give a child is the gift of the love of a parent. Whether mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, neighbor, friend, teacher, this Christmas give the greatest gift you can give a child. Be the Santa in you and give the love of a parent. Merry Christmas.
You catch me playing Huh? Playing with a planer! I’m not actually making anything. I just like to shape the wood and imagine what is hidden inside. Today I want to talk to the children although I suppose since we’ve decided that we are all children that we can all stay. When I am training my herd I will pull out a reindeer and I will put bags upon their back, cargo and presents, and the more weight that I put upon their back when they are old enough to fly the stronger flyers they will be. This is much like us. When life puts bags upon us, uh, challenges, uh, education or rules or chores, or love, or friends or family at Christmastime, huh? It is not baggage, its presents. And when we are old enough to open up those presents, we find that they are the gifts that teach us how to fly. This Christmas remember not all the presents are underneath the tree. Be the Santa in You. Merry Christmas.
Hello, again, it’s good to see you! So where was I? Ah, OK. People ask me, they say how do reindeer fly and they want to know how do you come down the chimney at Christmas and deliver presents under our tree? Well, I’ll tell you, I’m not going to tell you! Ha ha ha ha because Christmas is about a little bit of magic.And magic requires a little mystery . A little mystical. If I tell you how reindeer fly pretty soon no big deal. If I tell you how I come down the chimney at Christmas pretty soon you say I don’t want this guy doing this to my house. Ha ha ha But you can bring magic this Christmas. Let’s say, ah, your neighbor loses his dog. And the whole family is out looking for the dog, and you find the dog and so you take him home and you put him in the back yard and everything’s safe and you leave and you don’t tell anyone and they come back and the dog is there – It’s Magic!!!Ha ha ha Or, ah, let’s say uh, one of your neighbors, different neighbor, ah you find out can’t pay their electricity or utility or their gas bill and so you pay it. And you don’t bow. You don’t say I did this. You let it be mystical, you let it be magical. Magic is everywhere at Christmas. This Christmas be the Santa in you.Bring a little magic to the season. Merry Christmas.
Look who’s come to visit. OK, How about a story? Years ago I was at a party, forme. And the children inside are singing, “Here comes Santa Claus, here comesSanta Claus,” which happens to be my favorite song by the way, and I throw openthe doors and standing in front of the doors is this little girl, and her eyes grow tothe size of silver dollars and she reaches up her hands for me to pick her up. And soI pick her up and I carry her in and I spend the day with the children - which Ihave done many, many times, but what I remember special about this day is that atthe end of it, three fathers walk up to me and they said, “Hey Santa, would youmind if we took a picture with you?” and I said, “Well, have we been good thisyear?” and one of them went, “Yeah.” And I realized my children, huh, they nevertruly grow up. And I want you to remember that all the children on the earth areour family and that we’re all children. Be the Santa in you. Merry Christmas.