Santa's Sleigh This Year Was A Firetruck

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Santa arrived Saturday afternoon by fire engine. Lights were flashing and sirens were blaring as they drove up to the fire department in Christopher Creek to some very eager boys and girls. The children were all thrilled to see Santa. Six-year-old Marcus Johnson seemed a little shy to meet the Jolly old guy. Each child got to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas, and Santa only had three rules he wanted them to follow: Eat your vegetables, say your prayers at night, and listen to your mom and dad. He certainly had their attention.

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Six-year-old Marcus Johnson seemed a little shy to meet the Santa Claus this year after he rode into Christopher Creek.

Each child got a stocking stuffed with toys, school supplies and fun things. The children all had fun and decorated food boxes, which they filled so they could be distributed later that day. Thanks to the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association for this event and to Rod Britain who wore the suit.

The Night Before Christmas

by Mikey Marazza

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, except for the chipmunk who has lived in the attic for at least six years.

Frankie and Buddy's stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. My husband's asleep in his favorite chair, snoring so loud as if anyone would care. My daughter's all nestled and snug in her bed, while visions of sugar-plums danced in her head. Buddy the dog was asleep on the loveseat, but if you turned and looked, one eye would open hoping for a treat.

As I sit on the couch, I wonder if my job is all done? Oh, not to worry, this is so much fun. I think I'll have a sip of milk and a nibble of the cookie on the shelf, and are all the gifts under the tree? What about the small ones for the stockings? Oh, where can they be? Every year, I find something I put away from the year before. Could it be my vision is poor? Or maybe my mind doesn't remember what they were for.

It's almost midnight, so I must hurry. I put on my PJs and I jump into bed. I open The Book to Luke 2:9-11 and read, and behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

Happy Birthday, Jesus.

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