Visiting Santa’s castle a sacred ritual



“On a busy day twenty-two thousand people come to visit Santa, and I was told that it is an elf’s lot to remain merry in the face of torment and adversity. I promised to keep that in mind.”― David Sedaris

Have you ever noticed that visiting Santa Claus at his North Pole location in many malls has taken on a somewhat sacred tone? Children who are pushing, shoving, yelling, screaming and whining seem to calm down when their parents tell them they are going to visit the jolly old man. Parents stand patiently in line while their anxious children nervously gawk about to see if they can catch a glimpse of the man in the red suit. The ultimate experience is to have your photo taken with him. Magical memories are made of this . – gc

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on Visiting Santa’s castle a sacred ritual

  1. Yes they behave because of the month long threats that he’s watching. Santa holds their Christmas gift ransom for good behavior. Sometimes I htink the parents are more excited than the kiddies. It’s all good and fun in the end.


    • Many times concerned parents treat their children’s Christmas gift like the proverbial sword of Damocles: the threat of losing the gift is held over their heads. Parental control or good familial management? Anyways adults do seem to reap more emotional benefits from visiting Santa at his North Pole location. 🙂 Thanks for writing. Enjoy the day.


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