Story by participants in the Drama Club at Canterbury at Cedar Grove
Facilitated and recorded by Lillian Ribeiro.
This is Santa Claus drinking coffee and taking a break. He is very busy with the sleigh and a lot of presents. He’s drinking coffee to keep him awake. There was a line of children there waiting to sit on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. The children asked Santa for toys, all different toys, like a bicycle, ice skates, dolls, games like monopoly and chess, a base ball bat, cars, scooters, carrots for the dolls, stuffed animals, sports equipment, cookies and candy to give Santa energy. The children also asked for telephones, televisions, and computers.
The children might ask for fruits and food and things that the mother and father and grandchildren need. The children might ask for things like food, fruit, clothes, a better house to live-in or ask for work for the family. They might be orphans and ask for parents. Santa Claus takes a walk get some fresh air in the outside. It’s very cold there’s lots of snow on the ground. Lot’s of it. Santa forgets his gloves and puts his hands in his pocket to keep them warm, toasty warm and he’s thinking where am I going to get all these presents. He goes looking around in the stores and he calls his friends like corporations and big businesses, big department stores. Santa thinks about the kids from orphanages and thinks how he will get them presents. He thinks he can bring them to the North Pole. "I’ll bundle them up real good and put them on my sleigh." Flying reindeer takes them away to the north pole. The kids scream “somebody help me” and Santa says, “I’m right here! And say your prayers cause somebody is going to show us the way.” There are sounds of bells and they sing “Winter Wonder Land”. They are so excited! Santa Claus gather’s all the children back in the sleigh and the children sing, “Here comes Santa Claus." He takes each child through the chimney and they slide down to where it’s nice and warm. Santa and the children wave good-bye, blow-kisses and say "see you next year. Same spot, same time. Please come back next year Santa." Santa says, "Be good. And I’ll be waiting. Hurry-up back.”