The view of the Christmas tends to evolve over time. From childhood’s innocence that allows kids to have a sense of awe from what seems like a magical change in the surroundings, all the way to how adults sometimes have a pessimistic view of the holiday, there is one thing that never changes for everyone though. That is the wonder and splendor of the childhood Christmases of the past. For children, Christmas is all about the magical being known as Santa Claus, who knows whether a child has been naughty or nice. The man brings gifts to the little children only while the children are in the arms of Mr. Sandman. For some lucky little ones, the grandfather image of the man in the red suit is fulfilled by the real grandfather in their lives. It is this fantasy like memory that sticks with some children until they grow up.
The first Santa Claus memory of a child can be almost fantastic in appearance as their innocence shields them from the realization of who the person behind the red suit really is. Sometimes, Santa would break with tradition and actually come and visit the child at his house. A knock on the door would reveal jolly old St. Nick and his wife Mrs. Claus who normally come bearing gingersnaps and hot cocoa for the kids.
The man in the red suit is often described by children as smelling of peppermint and gingersnaps. He can let them sit on his lap for a while he gives out beautiful and unforgettable Christmas gifts that they can open before the bigger gifts the next day. Kids who have spent time on Santa's lap describe him as soft by touch and warm to the feel. ...Show more