I promised a more cheerful Christmas story for 2012, so here it is:
A Christmas Story for 2012
By: Gwen Mayo
"I won't do it," Santa fumed.
"Now Dear, you can't disappoint the children," his wife said, in her most soothing tones. "You have to be willing to make sacrifices."
He looked in the three way mirror at the sequined suit that glowed brighter than Rudolph's nose. Just thinking about the casino ads on the sides and bottom of his sleigh made him cringe.
"We can't afford all those toys without a corporate sponsor. It could have been much worse." She said, pointing to the team waiting to be hitched toe his sleigh. "You have to set an example for your reindeer. How do you think Prancer and Dancer feel?"
Santa looked at his team and sighed. He picked up the shiny red top hat and kissed her on the cheek.
"You're right Martha. If they can wear stiletto heels and boas, I've no business complaining about sequins."