Being Santa

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This collection of 101 heartwarming and entertaining collection of stories of holiday traditions, family and goodwill will spread the wonder and joy of the holiday season. A fantastic holiday gift and a great way to start the season!

Christmas is a festive and joyful time of year, a time of family, friends and traditions. You will delight in reading the 101 merry and touching stories of love, joy and wonder. And all the stories are “Santa” safe so they can keep the magic alive for the whole family.




 Being Santa is Maighread’s short story which was accepted for publication in the 2015 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas edition . It tells the tale of how her husband became Santa. It is Chapter 50 of the book. Below is the first page:


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