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Santa Claus

December 23, 2008

23rd December

           Half-yearly exams are going to finish today for Agnes, who was studying in 2nd standard. The last exam is not a tough one. Only drawing exam is going to happen today. So from yesterday itself, she was in holiday mood. She waked up at 7 and wasted no time to get ready to school. She didn’t even cry to take bath and without her mom’s help she had eaten the breakfast. And her mother Elizabeth is watching all this with smile and happiness, as she was able to spend more time with her child. She took her child’s bag with her and they started to walk towards the school which is nearby their home. She spotted brightness in her child’s face, on leaving her at school and Agnes asked her mom to come early to take her to home in the afternoon.

               The whole class was in joy as the next 10 days are leave with special days like Christmas and New Year are there. As the bell rings by 9, everybody went to prayer and came back to class. Exam is started by 9.30 and the topic given is Christmas and Santa Claus. Agnes doesn’t know about Santa Claus so she called up her teacher and asked, “Who is Santa Claus?” Her teacher said, “He is a saint who lived long back. He now lives in Finland and will distribute gifts to children on the eve of Christmas.” Agnes can’t understand and she is thinking that why Santa didn’t gave gifts to her on the previous Christmases. She has drawn a Church, with some stars hanging infront of it and some Christmas trees beside the Church. Exam is over by 11 and the school has provided cake for all the students as a Christmas note. By 12, everybody left the classes. Agnes hurried to her mom and given the bag to her.

               As they started to walk, Agnes asked, “Is it true mom, that Santa Claus will give gifts to children on Christmas?” Her mom replied, “Yes dear. He has great love for children and will distribute gifts to them.” “Then why he didn’t give a gift to me? Is he didn’t likes me?” asked Agnes. Elizabeth didn’t expected this question but after giving a thought she replied, “No, my child. As he lives in a far-off place and also you didn’t request him for any gift, he didn’t give you.” By this time they reached their home. She took a pencil and a notebook from her bag and started to write. Her mother asked her, “What are you writing?” “I am going to send a letter to Santa with gifts of my wish” replied Agnes. After finishing the letter she has shown the letter to her mom. “Why you have mentioned 7 gifts here? He has to give gifts to every child right” said her mom. “The other six are my missing gifts of previous years mom” said Agnes. But now Elizabeth is worrying as Agnes asked her, “If I post this letter by today, when Santa will give the gifts to me mom?” “He will come and give it as soon as this letter reaches him” Said Elizabeth. “I have made a note in it to give my gifts before Christmas” said Agnes and forced her mom to come with her to post the letter. They posted the letter and came back. Agnes now started to ask her mother continuously about when Santa will come. Elizabeth said to her that as you have mentioned, he will come and give you the gifts before Christmas.

 24th December

                Now her mom can’t sleep as she likes to fulfil her child’s wish. By nearly 5,  Elizabeth has got an idea and she started to have a short sleep. Agnes had wake up well before her mom and started to wait near the gate, so that she will not miss Santa. Elizabeth wakes up by 7, to see her child sitting near the gate. She called her up and said, “Get ready Agnes. We are going to buy new dress for you for Christmas.” “No mom. I am not coming. Santa may come to home and also I mentioned dress in my gift list. If you want you go and get for you” replied Agnes. “I called up him. He said he will visit you by night” said her mom. But nothing made Agnes to move from home. Elizabeth too didn’t go to store. Agnes sat near the gate all the day with the breaks for having food. By evening 6, she is tired and once again asked her mom when will Santa come? She asked her to take rest and promised that he will come before we go to church by night. Agnes started to sleep, by thinking about the Santa.

             When she woke up Santa is standing there infront of her, with a red bag on his back full of gifts. He took seven gifts asked by Agnes and given it to her. He asked her, “Are you happy now?” Agnes can’t believe her eyes and as she opened her mouth and called, “mom”, Santa vanished. As he vanished, her sleep is also vanished, she wake up and sit on her bed to see the Santa with Red and white costume infront of her. Her mom arrived there due to her cry and has seen Santa giving the gifts to her child. She started to smile silently with her hand on mouth. She asked Santa to have some food in her home. But Santa didn’t spoke and shook his head in rejection. Elizabeth said to Agnes with a mild smile, “That costume is so heavy so he can’t wear it for long… no, no… he has to distribute gifts for other children before Christmas, so he got to go.” Agnes moved with Santa till the gate of her house and waved her arm at him with joy.

                 Agnes come into home and asked her mom, “Why dad didn’t come to home until now? If he came early means he may also have seen Santa.” “Yes. I asked him to come early. But he didn’t come. We will tell him about this when he returns. Now go and get ready. We must go to Church” said Elizabeth. As she went to bathroom, her mobile ringed and she attended it. “Is she believed it?” asked her husband. “Yeah, after all idea is mine right” replied Elizabeth. As she started to talk about how he was not able to speak due to makeup both were burst into laughter. She asked him to come soon to home.

               Agnes is ready to go to church with the new dress given by Santa… errrrr… her father. When he entered into home, Agnes said to him, “Now only Santa came to our home dad. I asked him to stay but as he is so busy, he left.” She has shown all the gifts given by him to him. Her father heard it with excitement in his face and when Agnes asked, “Have you seen Santa before, dad?” “No dear” replied him. “Maybe your father may not put up the makeup” said Elizabeth to her husband. As they both started to laugh, Agnes gives a puzzled look.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2008 10:52 pm

    So, now into fiction also? Good one…

    Destination Infinity

    kanagu: Thanks DI 🙂

  2. smallstar permalink
    December 23, 2008 11:16 pm

    Have a lovely, sweet and happy Christmas, darling… *HUGS*

    kanagu: Wishing you the same friend 🙂

  3. December 23, 2008 11:47 pm

    cute one….merry chirstmas!

    kanagu: Thanks Sahaja 🙂
    Merry christmas to you too 🙂

  4. December 24, 2008 6:30 pm

    Merry Christmas.Liked the story.

    kanagu: Welcome here Pr3rna 🙂
    Thank you 🙂
    Merry christmas 🙂

  5. December 24, 2008 9:48 pm

    @ Kanagu : Agnes eh. Poor kid she has a very old fashioned name. Hmmmmmm. Merry Christmas though!

    kanagu: I like name my characters, with the name I didn’t came across in my life. At that time I have thought about that name 🙂
    Merry christmas to you too odzer 🙂

  6. December 25, 2008 1:35 am

    A fun read. Good story.

    P.S. A big “Merry Christmas!” to you. Best wishes.

    kanagu: Thank you leafless 🙂
    Merry christmas for you too 🙂

  7. December 25, 2008 5:09 am

    Nice story.. But lot of grammatical mistakes.

    Merry Christmas to you 🙂 Hope Santa gives your gift.

    kanagu: Thanks Manasa.. I like to rectify them soon.
    Merry Christmas for you too 🙂

  8. December 25, 2008 10:57 am

    hey kanagu…I mailed u…did u see?

    kanagu: I have not received it yet Sahaja

  9. December 25, 2008 10:59 am

    Cute!! 🙂

    Merry christmas 🙂

    kanagu: Thank you 🙂
    Merry christmas for you too Sakhi 🙂

  10. Nimmy permalink
    December 25, 2008 1:07 pm


    Lots of positive and fresh thoughts..

    Merry Christmas Kanagu 🙂

    kanagu: Thanks Nimmy 🙂

  11. December 25, 2008 1:17 pm

    Is this santa of santa and banta fame?

    kanagu: He is traditional Santa.. 🙂
    I don’t know santa and banta.. please explain me

  12. December 25, 2008 2:00 pm

    Kanagu, Sweet , sweet story! Merry Chrismtas

    kanagu: Welcome here Smita 🙂
    Thank you 🙂

  13. December 26, 2008 2:27 pm

    haha! lovely!

    kanagu: Thanks Harsha 🙂

  14. December 26, 2008 9:44 pm

    Since you insisted:

    Its christmas time and Santa and Banta go to look for a christmas tree.

    They gathered their axe, santa sled, and a broom to brush the trees off so they can get a good look at them. When they finally reach a stand of trees, Banta brushes off the first tree, and stands back with Santa to look at it.

    “Well, Santa what do you think?”

    “Sorry Banta this tree wont do, lets try another one.”

    They come upon another nice tree, Banta brushes it off, and they both look at it.

    “How about this one?”

    “Not quite Banta. Lets keep looking.”

    This goes on until nightfall. Both Santa and Banta are cold, tired and hungry.

    “Well Santa what do we do now?”

    “Banta, I think we should take home the next tree we find, whether it has lights on it or not…”

    kanagu: Thanks for the explanation LVS 🙂

  15. December 28, 2008 5:22 pm

    Good story, Kanagu! 🙂

    kanagu: Thank you Raj 🙂

  16. January 3, 2009 7:30 pm

    Nice one there, mate… I guess it is my turn in wishing you a belated X-Mas!

    And yes – do try tweaking your grammar. I’m sure you will.

    Peace. Be well.

    By the way; having read some of your posts on National issues, I suggest you go here :

    If interested in contributing, let me know. I will get in touch with you.

    We have revamped, and are on the lookout for those who can contribute and actively participate in discussions.


    kanagu: Sure Kartz and I will visit the blog, participate in discussion and inform about my contribution.. thanks for inviting me 🙂

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