A Note from Santa

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: It's Christmas!

A Note from Santa

Mrs. Claus and I are having so much fun reading our advance copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: It’s Christmas! We worked closely with Chicken Soup for the Soul’s editors to make sure that this book keeps the magic alive for everyone, including young readers or listeners. We’re looking forward to delivering a few of these books ourselves on Christmas Eve, to our friends and relatives. I must say these stories make me look forward to the Christmas season, even though I’ll be so busy.

By the time you read this, we’ll be in full production mode up at the North Pole: the reindeer will be practicing their landing maneuvers in the simulator that we got after so many of you installed satellite dishes on your roofs; the factory will be running at full speed making toys and dolls and those new electronic devices that I don’t really understand; and I will be pretending not to listen as Mrs. Claus tells me once again about the cholesterol in those cookies.

I know that you will all be rushing about too. Everyone loves Christmas and we all want to make it perfect. Remember that it doesn’t have to be perfect! Your family won’t notice if you use paper plates instead of fine china, or don’t clean every last corner of your house, or don’t make everything from scratch. What’s really important is who’s around the table, not what’s on it. So take a few minutes each day for yourself and read a story. You deserve a break and we don’t want you to overdo it — you need to save enough energy to make my cookies on Christmas Eve, don’t you?

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