December 6 - Santa Claus
Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?” Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
Yes, I wrote letters to Santa. We saw Santa at the Santa Claus parade. Santa would also pay a visit to the Church Christmas Concert.
One of our favourite things in our area, when I was a young person, was to listen to the afternoon broadcast on the radio (CFOS). Santa would be joined by Peek-a-boo (a little elf who was invisible and could report to Santa whether you were good or not - name pronounced by Father Time as Peck a boo) and also Father Time. I think there was also Jack Frost. Santa would wear special glasses to see Peek-a-boo. Santa would read the letters he had received.
Each programme would end with everyone repeating the Christmas wish with Santa. Now, is my memory serving me correctly? Do I have it right? Do any of you who are reading this remember these radio broadcasts.?
"I wish that all the boys and girls in the world are happy this Christmas and that I can learn to be so good that every day is as happy as Christmas day." Of course Santa would end with a HO, HO, HO! and the "so" in "so good" would be stretched out.
During the Christmas Fund Broadcast,the radio station would connect with Santa for his message and of course, on Christmas Eve to get his final report with the message of course that it was time to go to bed.
Of course, I still believe in Santa.