Christmas and Santa - Memories of Christmas

Santa Claus is part of Christmas and part of childhood

Santa Claus or Father Christmas is part of the tradition where the Christian world celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. The message of Santa Claus is about giving, everybody knows that. According to the myth Santa Claus, his wife, the elves and the reindeers live in the North Pole. "His making a list of those who have been naughty or nice". Maybe he has a favoritism, there are those who have been 10, 000 times naughtier and not so nice but they are rewarded more.

Whether we admit it or not, Santa Claus was part of our childhood. The children assisted by their parents even send letters addressed to Santa - North Pole address. It is part of the excitement of anticipating what present he is going to give us, whether we passed his test of being good. Yes, I saw it in my parents face, they were excited even if they knew that I don't believe that Santa Claus is real. I am a parent now and I understand them.

I know at the age of seven just like any other children in the neighborhood that our moms are the Santa Claus and our dads are the one giving our mom the money to buy what Santa is supposedly giving us.

Do I still believe in Santa Claus? Honestly, yes I do. I like to pretend he is real because I want to live with the excitement of believing in him. I know that he is not true, but I refuse to let go of my childhood. I want the spirit of giving to be shared among the children even if I know that he is just a myth. To others it might seem absurd but this is true. Why fool with the children? And I remember the saying that goes - "the parents are tired getting all the gifts and the fat guy is credited for it". If the children are happy the parents are happiest and for that alone Christmas is the best.

I can't let go of Christmas that easy. When I was twenty five I tried not to celebrate it but I missed it and the next year I celebrate it to the fullest. Why not? It is a part of me and will always be a part of who I am. I am a Christian and I want to celebrate it. I grew up with a strict Catholic family and all the neighbor, people in the community, the old and the young, single or married, loveless or full of love celebrate Christmas by exchanging gift.

Christmas Celebration

It is twelve days to Christmas and I can't help to think about Christmas day and how many past Christmases I celebrated already. It is Christmastime and whether we are celebrating it or not, we are all affected by the holiday rush, music and noises, decorations, shopping and all the things that are associated with the holidays. It has been commercialized to the fullest, but it is a tradition and I love it.

The truth is that I can't let go of Christmas and Santa.

I already asked my daughter what she liked for Christmas and with a cute answer she said she liked Dora doll. I bought a Dora doll already and I know she will be happy.

Charlie Brown Christmas and Greetings to All!

And now you know why I can't let go of Santa and Christmas. All I know is that one day, I am dreaming of a Christmas where the message of Charlie Brown will be in the heart of everyone. Maybe in this year, nah, but I don't see it yet. I hope I am still living by then.

Merry Christmas to everyone, to Hubpages, have a great holiday!

Thanks for the year that was, to all those I have known and who made my stay here wonderful. I love you all with all my heart.

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

What a sweet story of your love of Christmas and santa. I am very traditional as well and just a grown up kid. The holidays are so magical. I love seeing the kids faces light up when they open a gift they really want. I love the hustle and bustle of the season. I love looking back to Christmas as a kid and all the memories. Thanks for a uplifting trip to Christmas. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Years:)


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Miata, This is a nice story about the importance of giving and of Santa which makes Christmas so much fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Yes my dear, Pretty , There is a santa , and no , don't ever let go ! HO HO Ho ......The light in the childs eyes is a reflection of you! Happy all of them !to you.


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resspenser 5 years ago from South Carolina

Two things have to happen before I really feel like it's Christmas: I have to catch Charlie Brown on TV and hear Blue Christmas on the radio.LOL!

Good hub and Merry Christmas!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Christmas is still cool with me,even if it's seen as corny by the cool people,lol;)


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

If we stop and think about it for even a second, on a small scale, God and Santa have something in common. Both are in the giving business, and both do so to try and make peoples lives a little happier.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Cheers. It's true, we always return to Santa and the holiday spirit. Even a semi-grinch like me can smile at a story like this (your fine writing doesn't hurt). Thanks and happy holidays.


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anglnwu 5 years ago

The magic of Christmas--who can let it go? Lovely personal recount. I love A Charlie Brown Christmas the best. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your daughter is going to love you so much when she opens her present.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I still believe in Santa. It is far too lovely to let go. Have a wonderful Christmas with Santa bringing the present and with your daughter it will be wonderful.


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fred allen 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

One of my all time favorite lines from a movie was in Miracle on 34th Street. The attorney representing Kris Kringle asked "Wich is better... a lie that brings a smile... or the truth, that brings a tear?" I choose to smile!


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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

prettydarkhorse: We should all value Christmas. Good article. I am also celebrating reaching my 500th Hub with a special holiday greeting to my followers! May this Festive Season bring you Warmth, Friendship and Happiness, no matter when or how or with whom you celebrate! To add to your holiday merriment, I offer all of my hubs devoted to this time of year: All About Santa; The Polar Bear; Kris Kringle, the College Years; An Alphabetical Christmas; All About the North Pole; Enjoy Reindeer; and, of course, Little-Known Santas No. 1 through No. 17! Enjoy!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I've always loved the magic of Christmas, both as a Christian and as a little boy who has never grown up when it comes to Christmas.

In fact, I try to write a new Christmas story each year.

Good stuff Prettydarkhorse!


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Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

You are Santa Claus, PDH! And me, and everyone who loves the season for what it can be. Enjoyed! Merry Christmas!

Randy


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danealexia 5 years ago

Great hub. I enjoyed reading it and valuing Christmas is a good thing.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

Thanks everyone, Thanks Mr Randy, I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and peace in your homes. Maita


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aware 5 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

Smiles to you Maita.Your words here give me hope for the joy of Christmas.May peace fall like snowflakes on you and your family.

ray


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carolina muscle 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Yep-- Christmas is my favorite!!!


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Merry Christmas Pretty - I know Santa lives - he fills hearts with hope, wonder and joy when we are young and everytime we experience the wonders of the season of giving. The love given with each ho ho ho endures forever!

I hope you and your daughter have a wonderfilled Christmas.

I Still Believe!


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

PDH,

My boys- 11-8 I think they still believe The elder one asks how "such transport is plausible?" I come up with what he takes as a "plausible" reason i indicate santa must have secret possibly (I whisper this close in ) "alien propulsion technology" and and an alien teleporter possibly he has the power to slow time ah yes alien technology and teleportation replaces magic- am i such a bad parent for this he knows I am interested and knowledgible about "such things" every christmas eve i go out to the hall after we place the stuff under the tree and give a loud HOHOHO in the middle of the night-

The amazing thing now is that with my short termmemory "issues" i am always surprised by ny gifts given and recieved. So even the items i wrapped today i can only tell one or two of the items- so Christmas will be full of surprises indeed

Maita have a good christmas with your kids n hubby

TH


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very nice! I hope Santa is really good to you! God bless Maita!


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Mike Lickteig 5 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

I love all the holidays, but Christmas is still the most special of all. I hope your holiday season is wonderful, this year and every year to come. Take care.

Mike


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

prettydarkhorse, there is something quite magical about Christmas. Charlie Brown Christmas has always been a special favorite of mine, how wonderful if everyone got the message they are trying to convey. Keep holding on to Christmas and Santa and keep on dreaming.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Little late in reading your hub prettydarkhorse but I am still so glad that I stopped by to read it. Hope that You had a very Merry Christmas! Really enjoyed this Hub!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

I loved reading your story. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. God bless.


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barryrutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

Maita Now Dont let go of a Happy New Year... :)


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barryrutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

Maita Now Dont let go of a Happy New Year... :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

I'm a bit late to the party on this one but Santa Claus, Charlie Brown and Vince Guaraldi (along with the movies White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Holiday Inn) will always be a part of my Christmas. I learned to play a few of the Charlie Brown songs on the piano and I never tire of the spirit or that little forelorn tree Charlie picked out to decorate....


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PaperNotes 5 years ago

A few more months to go and it will be Christmas once again. I don't know why but I guess we share the same sentiments. I also look forward to Christmas more than I look forward to my own birthday. Perhaps because it is during Christmas that all people try to be good to one another and that makes the day very heart warming.


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DTR0005 5 years ago from Midwest

Excellent and very touching. I am only sorry I didn't read it earlier.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

What a beautiful, heartfelt article. Thank you.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

thanks everyone for commenting, I appreciate and read all your comments! Maita


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Maggie.L 5 years ago from UK

A lovely story, written from the heart. Thanks for sharing.


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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US Author

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all your comments!


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Voted up;awesome;beautiful, prettydarkhorse! This hub touched my soul. And even at my old age of 57, I am still a believer in Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Let the nay sayers be foiled in their disbelief. Nice work. Glad to follow YOU!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Well. It´s almost here agan. Great hub. Hope you have a great time.


Phoebe Pike 4 years ago

You are brave! I would be terrified of writing down any of the gifts I got for friends and family. Even my mother's, even though she insists computers are a fading fad and that typewriters will come back within a year. But an awesome hub!


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Springboard 4 years ago from Wisconsin

That's the funny thing about believing in something. If you believe deep down it's real, then in your mind it can be nothing else BUT real. Take religion, for example. As many people who have seen God have seen Santa Claus. That count would be zero. But yet, in the eyes of many, both are very real indeed.

Merry Christmas to you as well, although my message here is a bit belated. I've been slower around HubPages these days—what I wanted for Christmas was more time in the day, and unfortunately a day is still only 24 hours. Granted, it IS a leap year this year. :)


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Such a lovely hub, Maita. Christmas is ALWAYS in season no matter the time of year!


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jgefm 3 years ago

Nice Hub Maita! Wish you a Merry Christmas.


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prettydarkhorse 3 years ago from US Author

Thank you everyone.

JGEFM, it is good to see you, how have you been? :-)


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jgefm 3 years ago

Doing good! Check my profile for link to google + so you can connect with me there too


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

the only time when i feel santa is real when i meet a fat man wearing santa clothes and gave me candies. He patted my head

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