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 To celebrate the season, myself and six other bloggers have put together a Christmas giveaway. But as part of the treat, we'll each be sharing A Christmas Story. Enjoy the stories and then fill in the Rafflecopter with what we each want for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

~A Christmas Story--Letter to Santa!~

I have loved Christmas as long as I can remember. Even though, I am not a Christian but still it does not matter. Christmas is a festival that has crossed over religions, geographical boundaries and societies. I still remember the grand celebrations we used to have in school and the secret presents that I got every Christmas morning which had me all excited from months before! How many times I wrote to Santa, I dont remember but every time Dear Santa was good enough to grant me my wish! :)

In remembrance of all the letters that I wrote to the Man in the Moon who was kind enough to fulfill all my wishes, I am quoting a famous letter written by Mark Twain to his daughter, Susy, pretending to be Santa! It is both lovely, heartfelt and truly a celebration of this season of giving and spreading cheer everywhere! :)

Palace of Saint Nicholas in the Moon
Christmas Morning

My Dear Susy Clemens,
I have received and read all the letters which you and your little
sister have written me . . . . I can read your and your baby
sister's jagged and fantastic marks without any trouble at all. But
I had trouble with those letters which you dictated through your
mother and the nurses, for I am a foreigner and cannot read English
writing well. You will find that I made no mistakes about the things
which you and the baby ordered in your own letters--I went down your
chimney at midnight when you were asleep and delivered them all
myself--and kissed both of you, too . . . . But . . . there
were . . . one or two small orders which I could not fill because we
ran out of stock . . . .

There was a word or two in your mama's letter which . . . I took to
be "a trunk full of doll's clothes." Is that it? I will call at your
kitchen door about nine o'clock this morning to inquire. But I must
not see anybody and I must not speak to anybody but you. When the
kitchen doorbell rings, George must be blindfolded and sent to the
door. You must tell George he must walk on tiptoe and not speak--
otherwise he will die someday. Then you must go up to the nursery
and stand on a chair or the nurse's bed and put your ear to the
speaking tube that leads down to the kitchen and when I whistle
through it you must speak in the tube and say, "Welcome, Santa
Claus!" Then I will ask whether it was a trunk you ordered or not.
If you say it was, I shall ask you what color you want the trunk to
be . . . and then you must tell me every single thing in detail
which you want the trunk to contain. Then when I say "Good-by and a
merry Christmas to my little Susy Clemens," you must say "Good-by,
good old Santa Claus, I thank you very much." Then you must go down
into the library and make George close all the doors that open into
the main hall, and everybody must keep still for a little while. I
will go to the moon and get those things and in a few minutes I will
come down the chimney that belongs to the fireplace that is in the
hall--if it is a trunk you want--because I couldn't get such a thing
as a trunk down the nursery chimney, you know . . . .If I should
leave any snow in the hall, you must tell George to sweep it into
the fireplace, for I haven't time to do such things. George must not
use a broom, but a rag--else he will die someday . . . . If my boot
should leave a stain on the marble, George must not holystone it
away. Leave it there always in memory of my visit; and whenever you
look at it or show it to anybody you must let it remind you to be a
good little girl. Whenever you are naughty and someone points to
that mark which your good old Santa Claus's boot made on the marble,
what will you say, little sweetheart?
Good-by for a few minutes, till I come down to the world and ring the kitchen doorbell.
Your loving Santa Claus
Whom people sometimes call
"The Man in the Moon"

This Christmas I wish for health, wealth and prosperity for all my friends and family and wish to become more disciplined in my life so that I am able to get more done and achieved in my daily life. All I want for Christmas is peace and more discipline in my life. I am so thankful to have great friends in my life and such a supportive family who is always there for me. :)

What do you wish for, this Christmas? Come say hi, share your own most revered wishes and memories of Christmas and enter our giveaway! :)



Since this is a seaon of giving and celebrating, we are so happy to spread a little cheer by giving away gift cards and some awesome books to entertain you during these holidays. Enter the below rafflecopter to win. Two winners will be chosen. The Giveaway is open Internationally. All the best! :)

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Drop by the other awesome blogs participating in the Christmas Giveaway and Scavenger Hunt and read some very interesting posts as well as win some cool books and gift cards to brighten your holidays! :)

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Fiction State of Mind
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Merry Christmas!


  1. I love both your letter, and the one from Mark Twain to his daughter, Nikki. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fantastic week :)

  2. Thanks Lexxie..Will be dropping by your blog to read your post..I know it is going to be amazing :)

  3. Great post! There are so many wonderful things to enjoy about the season no matter whatyour faith :)

  4. I totally agree with you..Christmas is such a universal festival :)

  5. This is a great post! I love the letter from Mark Twain. It's a side of him I never would have imagined. Thank you for sharing and for organizing this giveaway!

  6. Thanks Kathy :) I absolutely loved Mark Twain's sense of humour in this letter and his love for his ailing daughter. I hope you have a splendid Christmas :)


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