When the kids were Mario and Luigi for Halloween, Scott ordered their hats on Ebay. That Ebay seller just sent him a festive email:
"Thank you for your support to us on ebay. We had a good deal experience with you in the past!
Now Christmas will come. If you have not prepared for Xmas presents, we hope you can come back and visit our ebay store again.
You know it is one good idea to get the cheap Xmas presents for Children from China.
But you know it is one long time to your country from China. So we suggest you can do one earlier plan to order Xmas items."
Oh yes, it is one good idea to get the cheap Christmas presents for children from China. I think I read that in the news.
A few weeks ago, we went to a German Christmas celebration in an old German settlement town. At the end of our evening we ran into Weihnachtsmann, (Christmas Man), the German Father Christmas. He was dressed in his traditional Father Christmas finery and spoke with a strong German accent. After greeting the little ones, he spoke to Katherine for several minutes. He taught her how to say Merry Christmas in German (Fröhliche Weihnachten!) and told her about the little girl who always helps him on Christmas Eve.
Then he said, "And how is your room?"
Katherine: *big eyes*
Father Christmas: "Have you cleaned it yet?"
Katherine: *shakes head 'no'*
Father Christmas: "Ah, yes. You know, I help Santa Claus, and he was asking about that. Shall I tell him you'll work on it?"
Katherine: *nods 'yes'*
Father Christmas: "Oh, good."
You rock, Weihnachtsmann. We'll think of you on Saint Nicholas Day.