Snow Much Fun: A Santa Story
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To celebrate the festive season, our staff donned their favorite (others would say ugly) Christmas sweaters, fanciful caps, glistening bells, and blinking lights to parade throughout the bedecked halls of St. Mary’s Home. They joyfully wished our Residents a Merry Christmas and stuffed the stockings with care and some scrumptious chocolate and candy canes, which all were in mint condition.
On the morning of Christmas Eve, a few staff members went around with nail kits donated by the granddaughter of a former Resident and treated the ladies to some, “mani’s for grannies!”
Once our Residents were looking their best for Kris Kringle, Santa dropped by with his elves to help the staff and Little Sisters deliver some holiday cheer. He knew everyone was feeling especially Santa-mental these days. Everyone was sleighed by his presents! So lively and quick, he appeared with his trusty elves Snowball and Snowflake to deliver wondrously wrapped gifts to our Residents.
In a sleigh piled high and pulled by Lincoln the reindog, Santa and his elves had to hang for deer life, as they coursed through the halls. Quite a few of our merry Residents and staff wanted to pose with Santa and his crew for some elfies before they dashed away, dashed away, dashed away all.
The Little Sisters and staff were also on hand to lend a hand and to offer holiday greetings to each of our Residents, who were treated to candy, hot chocolate, and eggnog. Everyone was in high spirits. Lincoln was heard to yelp, “We woof you a Merry Christmas!”
As they were leaving, Snowball revealed the answer to the question that was on the minds of many: How do the elves clean Santa’s sleigh the day after Christmas? “Easy,” he said, and with a wink he added, “We use Santa-tizer!”
And then in a twinkling, Santa and his elves were gone.