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The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race: Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) and Her Sled

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THE TWO SANTAS[
**]CHRISTMAS EVE TOY RACE

[Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) And Her Sled Dogs
Race Against
Her Husband (Santa Claus) And His Reindeer]

BY GEORGE WILLIAM KELLY

[The Two Santas
Christmas Eve Toy Race]

[Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) And Her Sled Dogs
Race Against
Her Husband (Santa Claus) And His Reindeer]

Copyright 2016 George William Kelly

Shakespir Edition, License Notes
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Table of Contents

Foreword

The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race

Two Santas Wish Lists

Two Santas Christmas Carol

Author Background

Other Titles by Author

Acknowledgments

Foreword

This Christmas eBook gives to Santa Christina gender equality with her famous husband, Santa Claus. It tells how the two Santas equally share the delivery of Christmas Eve toys. The absence of illustrations allows reader-listeners to imagine characters and scenes that reflect their own family, ethnic, and sociological backgrounds.

The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race

Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) and her husband, Santa Claus, like two different North Pole sports.

Santa Claus likes to sleigh with his eight reindeer.

Santa Christina likes to mush with her seven sled dogs.

The names of Santa Claus’s eight reindeer are Dasher and Dancer; Prancer and Vixen; Comet and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen. (Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, often runs alongside Santa Claus’s eight reindeer.)

The names of Santa Christina’s seven sled dogs are Ginger and Marzipan; Strudel and Stollen; Cocoa and Nutmeg, and Haark, the team’s lead dog. Santa Christina chose Haark as the lead dog because Haark never fails to find a trail through the snow.

Since there is always snow at the North Pole, Santa Claus and Santa Christina go sleighing or mushing every day. This exercise keeps them healthy and strong. Both of them need to be healthy and strong to deliver toys around the world on the night before Christmas.

Every Christmas Eve, Santa Claus and his reindeer dash-away-quick from the North Pole. Their sleigh is packed with Christmas toys for boys and girls.

Every Christmas Eve, Santa Chris and her sled dogs mush-away-quick from the North Pole. Their sled, too, is packed with Christmas toys for girls and boys.

Many moms and dads, and granddads and grandmas, are surprised to learn that Santa Christina helps her husband, Santa Claus, deliver the Christmas toys. For longer than even very old grownups can remember, Santa Claus delivered all the Christmas Eve toys by himself alone, without any help except his reindeer. But, as the years passed by, there were more, and more, and more girls and boys. More children wished for more, and more, and more Christmas toys. Year, after year, after year, Santa Claus’s toy-delivery job got bigger, and bigger, and bigger.

How could Santa Claus deliver so many toys in one night? How could he put toys under so many Christmas trees around the whole, wide world? How could he finish delivering all those toys before boys and girls jump out of bed on Christmas morning?

Those were the big questions that the Elves began to ask one another at the North Pole. How long could Santa Claus keep on delivering so many toys all by himself?

Then one day, while Santa Christina was knitting a sweater in her rocking chair beside the North Pole fireplace, she thought of an answer to the questions of the Elves.

“My sled dogs and I will help deliver the toys,” Santa Chris said to Santa Claus. “My dogs are brave and strong, and I believe they can run just as fast as reindeer.”

“That’s a great idea!” said Santa Claus, “Dividing the job in half will make it twice as easy.”

The Elves and the reindeer and the sled dogs agreed, but they asked how the toys should be divided between Santa Claus’s sleigh and Santa Christina’s dogsled.

They decided that boys and girls could choose which Santa they want to deliver their toys. Girls and boys can make either a “Santa Claus Wish List” or a “Santa Christina Wish List.” They can mail the Wish Lists to “Santa Claus, North Pole,” or to “Santa Christina, North Pole.”

Then, when Christmas draws near, the Elves can divide toys into one pile for Santa Christina and another pile for Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus and his reindeer can deliver half the toys. Santa Christina and her sled dogs can deliver the other half.

“Let’s make it into a race,” suggested Nutmeg the sled dog. “The winner of the race will be the team that delivers all its toys and gets back to the North Pole first. We can call it the “Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race.” The other sled dogs howled with excitement. They liked the idea of a Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race, and so did all the reindeer.

“That’s a great idea,” said Dasher the reindeer. He reared up on his hind legs and tossed his antlers high. “You sled dogs will have to run fast to keep up with us reindeer.”

“We sled dogs will get to the finish line long before you reindeer,” replied Marzipan the sled dog. To show off, she ran a quick circle around Dasher the reindeer.

Santa Claus laughed, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” Santa Chris laughed, “Ha! Ha! Ha!” The two Santas loved the idea of having a Christmas Eve toy delivery race.

In the week before Christmas, the Elves loaded half the toys onto Santa Claus’s sleigh. They loaded the other half onto Santa Christina’s sled. On the day before Christmas they hitched up the reindeer to the sleigh. Then they hitched up the sled dogs to the sled. Santa Claus put on his warm Christmas outfit, which was the same red color as holly berries. Santa Christina put on her warm Christmas outfit, which was the same dark green color as holly leaves. All was ready.

The Elves shouted, “Ready! Get Set! Go!”

Off dashed the two Santas, the reindeer, and the sled dogs. The “Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race” was under way. The delivery of toys to girls and boys on Christmas Eve had begun.

The two Santas headed south from the North Pole. They flew first to those countries on the spinning globe where the clock had just passed midnight. At that hour boys and girls were sound asleep.

Santa Claus and Santa Chris flew through the sky in many different directions. They went to all the places where there are boys and girls who believe in the two Santas and who celebrate December 25th, Christmas Day, as the day that Baby Jesus was born.

The two Santas zigzagged from place to place, delivering toys everywhere. Sometimes they zigged south. Sometimes they zagged north. But whether they zigzagged north or south, they kept moving westward, and the earth beneath them kept turning eastward. When they travelled through warmer climates where there was no snow, they switched the sleigh and sled from runners to wheels, going just as fast. Sometimes they sped across the ground, sometimes through the air, sometimes over waves of water.

The dawning of Christmas morning followed close behind the two Santas as they continued delivering toys. The two Santas used Christmas Eve magic to deliver all the toys before the rising of the sun in the east. They knew they must finish before the sun shines through windows and wakes up girls and boys on Christmas morning. Whenever the two Santas passed each other they waved and shouted, “Merry Christmas!”

Santa Claus with his reindeer and Santa Christina with her sled dogs flew from city to city in country after country. They crossed oceans and continents. Boys and girls can follow the two Santas’ paths if they study a worldwide map or a globe of the Earth.

The two Santas visited homes with children in cities like Sydney (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Seoul (South Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), Shanghai (China), Manila (The Philippines), Singapore City (Singapore), Jakarta (Indonesia), Mumbai (India), Johannesburg (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe), Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Caracas (Venezuela), Copenhagen (Denmark), Berlin (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), London (England), New York (USA), Washington (USA), St. Louis (USA), Seattle (USA), San Francisco (USA), Fairbanks (USA), and Honolulu (USA). The two Santas did not forget to visit homes of children in small towns, villages, farms, and other dwelling places around the world.

Not long after the two Santas delivered the toys to Hawaii and Alaska, their toy delivery was finished. They had delivered almost all the toys. Unless they hurried home to the North Pole, the sunrise on Christmas morning would catch up with them. Christmas Eve was almost over. Christmas Day was near.

The sled dogs and the reindeer raced each other back to the North Pole as fast as they could run. Santa Claus’s reindeer and Santa Christina’s sled dogs crossed the Elves’ “North Pole Finish Line” at exactly the same instant. The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race was a tie. Each team congratulated the other. Only a few toys were left in the sleigh and the sled.

After the Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race ended, everyone at the North Pole ate a healthy North Pole breakfast. They wished each other, “Merry Christmas!” Then one and all, including the two Santas, the Elves, the reindeer, and the sled dogs, took a nice, warm, cozy, holiday nap.

The End

The Two Santas Christmas Carol

Yes! It Is Christmas!”

(Sung To Tune of “Jesus Loves Me”)

VERSE ONE

Santa Claus delivers toys

For us little girls and boys.

Busy elves pack Santa’s sleigh,

And his reindeer fly away.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

VERSE TWO

Santa dashes through the snow,

Stops on rooftops down below.

He leaves toys beside the tree

For good kids like you and me.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

VERSE THREE

Santa’s job has grown too big

For dear Santa and his rig.

“I’ll help you,” says Claus’s wife.

She loves Claus as dear as life.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

VERSE FOUR

Santa Christina is her name.

Mushing is her sport and game.

Her sled dogs pull half the toys

That are wished by girls and boys.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

VERSE FIVE

Both good Santas make a team,

Guided by a starlight beam.

We’ll send Lists to Chris and Claus

And leave snacks for deer and dogs.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

VERSE SIX

We’ll be good and say our prayers,

Dream of dolls and Teddy bears.

Please dear Santas, do your best.

Bring to us a Christmas blessed.

REFRAIN

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

Yes! It is Christmas!

The Babe is born this day!

THE END

About the Author

Children’s Book Author George William Kelly was the first author to tell children that the real name of “Mrs. Claus” is Santa Christina. He also was the first to tell them that Santa Christina now delivers half the toys on Christmas Eve. As a child in Evergreen, Alabama, Kelly believed that Santa Claus alone delivered the toys. When he served as a World War II airman at the Alaska Air Force Base near Anchorage, Alaska, he learned about sled dogs, mushing, herds of reindeer (caribou), and frigid North Pole style weather. Years later, when his young daughter celebrated Christmas holidays, Kelly imagined that Mrs. Claus (Santa Christina) might be helping Santa Claus deliver his daughter’s toys. Before Kelly made this public in his picture book, Santa Christina and Her Sled Dogs, his daughter was the only child in the world who mailed her Christmas Wish Lists to “Santa Christina” instead of “Santa Claus.” Kelly has lived in New York City most of his adult life. He received BSJ and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. He also attended the University of Alabama and the University of Pennsylvania.

Other Titles by George William Kelly

Meet Santa Christina! (“Mrs. Santa Claus”): Santa Christina Delivers Half the Toys by Dog Sled [Shakespir Edition] Children’s storyteller eBook without illustrations. Reveals Santa Christina’s real name to children and introduces her sled dogs.

Yes! It Is Christmas! [cdbaby.com] A children’s CD Christmas carol about Santa Christina, sung to the tune of the historic children’s hymn, “Jesus Loves Me.” Original music composition by William B. Bradbury (1862). New words of Christmas carol verses by George William Kelly (2014). CD performance of this children’s Christmas carol by Michael Bellar & Erin Inglish (2014).

Santa Christina and Her Sled Dogs [McRoy & Blackburn, Publishers] A children’s picture book. Illustrated by Amy Cameron.

Pumpkin Angel: The Angel of Halloween [Shakespir Edition] Children’s storyteller eBook without illustrations. Pumpkin Angel flies down from Heaven each autumn to bless pumpkins and make them grow. She also unlocks the Doomsday Door, allowing underworld goblins to come out for trick-or-treat on Halloween.

Georgette’s Apple Bivortex Theory of Everything [XLibris and NOOK] A collection of stories for children.

What Does the Tooth Fairy Do with All Those Teeth? [C.R.Gibson Company] A children’s picture book. Illustrated by Paige Billin-Frye.

Acknowledgments

Book Cover Design: Rita Toews, www.yourebookcover.com

Book Formatting: Maureen Cutajar, Go Published eBook & Print Formatting Services, www.gopublished.com

Editor: Jain Wright Kelly, [email protected]


The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race: Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) and Her Sled

The real name of Mrs. Claus is “Santa Christina.” For a long, long time, however, girls and boys (and parents and grandparents) never knew the real name of Mrs. Claus. They gave all their attention to her husband, Santa Claus, because he delivered toys to children who believe in Christmas. If people thought about Mrs. Claus, they imagined her “keeping house” at the North Pole, knitting in a rocking chair, baking cookies, or serving hot chocolate to Santa Claus and the Elves. But now, boys and girls (and parents and grandparents) know different. Santa Christina is an active sportsperson, mushing almost every day with her sled and her team of seven sled dogs. Santa Christina first went to the aid of Santa Claus when his job got too big. Santa Christina and her sled dogs now race alongside Santa Claus and his reindeer. The Elves call it “The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race.” Each Santa delivers one-half of the Christmas toys to countries around the globe on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus wears holly-berry-red, and Santa Christina wears holly-leaf-green. This family eBook without pictures includes one blank green-colored Wish List addressed to Santa Christina and one blank red-colored Wish List addressed to Santa Claus. It also includes the author’s Santa Christina Christmas carol, “Yes! It Is Christmas,” sung to the familiar tune of the historic children’s hymn, “Jesus Loves Me.”

  • ISBN: 9781310731198
  • Author: George William Kelly
  • Published: 2016-03-13 19:40:08
  • Words: 2304
The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race: Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) and Her Sled The Two Santas Christmas Eve Toy Race: Santa Christina (Mrs. Claus) and Her Sled