"Daddy", the child
said, her eyes full of tears,
"Will you talk to me and quiet my fears?
Those bad boys at school are spreading a lie
And saying that reindeer can't possibly
"There's no Santa Claus,
they say with a grin,
There's not one now and there never has been!
How can one man take all of those toys
To thousands and thousands of good girls and
"But I told them, Daddy, that they were not
And that I would come home and find out tonight.
Mama said wait until you come home,
So please tell me now that I was not
Her Daddy looked at her
And puffed his pipe while his frantic mind
He had put this off as long as he could,
He had to think fast and it better be good!
Whispering a prayer, he
began with a smile,
"Well climb on my lap, dear, let's talk a
"Remember at church how we learned to pray,
Asking God to take care of us every day?"
"And you know how we say
Grace before each meal,
To this same God whom we know to be real?
Though we never see Him, we know He is there
Watching His children with such loving
"God started Christmas a
long time ago
When He gave us His Son to love and to know.
A spirit of giving came with that birth,
And God's generosity filled the whole
"Man had to name this
spirit of giving
Just as he names all things that are living.
The name Santa Claus came to someone's mind,
As good a name as any to find."
"There is, you can see, and I think it's
Truly a Santa who visits each year.
A spirit, like God, whom we never see,
He enters the hearts of your mother and
"Each year at Christmas
for one special night,
We become him and make everything right.
But the real spirit of Christmas is in you and
And I hope you are old enough now to see
That as we believe and continue to give,
Our friend Santa Claus will continue to