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Favorite Christmas Memory

My favorite Christmas memory was many, many years ago when I was still a loyal believer in Santa Claus. I wrote a letter to him that I hid under some books, and to my shock, I later found a typed up note in my room that he wrote. In my naivete, I really thought he had written back and magically delivered it to me. I was most pleased that “Santa” somehow knew my name. I never spoke of this with my parents, but I did piece together years later that my mom must have found my letter to Santa while she was cleaning my room and wrote the reply note.

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The original note has since been lost, but I can sort of remember what it said. “Santa” thanked me for writing to him and told me that he understood I had gift requests but that he was unable to fulfill all of them. Additionally, he asked me to continue working hard in school and being a good child for my parents. At the bottom of the note, “Santa” had drawn a cartoon head that was obviously supposed to me. I remember being very happy while reading the note. Although it took some time for me to realize the note was not really from him, I appreciate that I got that little bit of Christmas magic in that moment. It is even a little funny recalling the note because when I was older and reread it, I saw one or two spelling errors that I hadn’t noticed before.


Prompt 23 from TheSitsGirls: What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?

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