Jessie loved Trudy’s peanut butter cookies. She missed some questions Trudy asked Santa while she begged for another cookie. But now that she has a full tummy she is ready to listen to some more of the interview.
Trudy: What is your favorite symbol of Christmas?
Santa Claus: The plant the Poinsettia. It reminds me of my childhood. My mother would always take us to a candle lit poinsettia greenhouse in November. She would let each oneof us pick a colored poinsettia to take home. We’d get hot chocolate and go sledding afterwards. It is one of my fondest memories.
Trudy: What is your full name?
Santa Claus: Christopher Colin Claus – Christopher is my great grandfather’s name and Colin is my father’s name. I changed my last name to Claus when I was offered the position of Santa Claus.
Trudy: What’s it like to fly in the sky with reindeer?
Santa Claus: It’s thrilling. The sled swoops from side to side and travels at extremely fast speeds. It’s a bit like traveling on a roller coaster. The first couple of years I delivered the toys I was sick to my stomach when I returned to the Claus house. I had a bad case of motion sickness but ever since my stomach has settled and I like to ride with the reindeer as much as I can.
Trudy: There is a rumor in our classroom that you and Jessie ran in a marathon and won. Is this true?
Santa Claus:Yes, it was the last Santa’s fun run. Jessie ran before me urging me on. We won easily and donated our winnings to the local animal shelter. I couldn’t have won that race if Jessie hadn’t been there,
Trudy: What is Jessie’s worst quality?
Santa Claus: She snores like a banshee. In the middle of the night you can hear her throughout the Claus house. Some nights she’s so loud she actually wakes Molly.
Jessie thinks that Trudy Tollow ‘s interview of Santa Claus is just getting interesting. She produced peanut butter cookies and milk for a snack as they talk about Santa’s life. Jessie gracefully accepted her cookie and sat to listen to Trudy’s latest questions.
Trudy: What is your favorite time of year?
Santa Claus: Boxing Day. I’ve completed my mission and can just feel the warmth and happiness of produced from the children of the world. It’s also the day we have a huge party at the North Pole to celebrate another successful year. Everyone sings, laughs, and feasts. It’s good fun.
Trudy: What’s your favorite toy?
Santa Claus: Motorized trains. I know they are old fashioned but they remind me of a much simper time when children didn’t have all the pressures piled onto them as they have today. A train also happened to be my first toy. I still have it boxed up in the Claus house. Every time I look at it I remember the joy on my father’s face as we played with it on Christmas morning.
Trudy: How did you meet Mrs. Claus?
Santa Claus: Molly and I met at a Christmas convention. Her parents were in the novelty toiletry business and I was scouting out new products. I was drawn to her sparkling eyes and good humor. Molly and I have been together ever since.
Trudy:What type of duties does Jessie have?
Santa Claus:Jessie travels with me constantly as my companion and as a good will ambassador. She traveled with me on my sleigh at Christmas. It was nice to have company on my long trip.
Trudy: What is Jessie’s greatest quality?
Santa Claus: Her uncompromising love. No matter how bad a day Mally or I are having Jessie loves us anyway. She has the biggest heart I know.
Trudy Tollow of Tiny Tot’s public school has been given an assignment to interview a prominent public figure. She was lucky enough to convince Santa Claus to sit down and talk to her. This week contains a series of questions answered by Santa Claus
Jessie, Santa’s trusted companion, accompanied Santa on his trip to talk to Trudy. This is the interview as heard through her ears.
Trudy: How long have you been Santa Claus?
Santa Claus: Almost 100 years. I took over the company after the previous Santa fell asleep over the Rocky Mountains. His wife felt he wasn’t able to continue on with the job.
Trudy: What’s your favorite part about being Santa?
Santa Claus: Seeing the children’s faces when they play with our wares. I see fewer and fewer children playing these days but I always make a point of checking in with one or two children to see if they liked their toys.
Trudy: Why is it important for Santa to give presents at Christmas?
Santa Claus: It teaches children the gift of generosity and giving. As long as the spirit of Santa lives there is a hope for mankind to learn to be generous and solve the world’s problems.
Trudy:Why did you chose Jessie as a companion?
Santa Claus: Jessie was a kind and caring animal to her previous friend. She needed a home when her friend died and I can always use more friends. She’s grown to be family to Molly and me.
Trudy: But, Jessie gets into trouble quite a lot. Doesn’t it make you angry?
Santa Claus: Jessie has her own personality. She doesn’t mean to get into trouble it just happens sometimes. You don’t give up on someone and stop loving them because they make mistakes. You hang on and love them even more and try to help them. Just like your mom and dad love you when you make mistakes.