Santa says...

Well, here we are again. Christmas has almost arrived.

This year we have decided to celebrate Christmas on 25 December. In fact, next year, and in the years that follow, we will also celebrate Christmas on 25 December, just as we have done previously. I am sure you will be pleased with this decision.

You will also be pleased to know that a recent peak meeting of Clauses, Elves and other important people, it was decided by decree to continue with this tradition until further notice.

Rather than becoming too verbose in this year's message, as I have tended towards in previous messages, I have decided this year to leave you to ponder a few questions:

  • What does Christmas mean to you, your family, your colleagues and your community?
  • Why do we hold Christmas on 25 December?
  • What if it were held on another day?
  • What if we didn't have Christmas at all?
  • What will a rise in the GST mean for Christmas gift buying?
  • Does Santa really exist?

Consider also the following – "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. Maybe Christmas, he thought... doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!" Dr Suess, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

I do hope that on the occasion of my Christmas message this year, I have not posed too many unanswerable questions or filled you with too much existential angst.

Be good, be nice, love others as well as yourself.

All the best to you and your families for Christmas and the New Year.


Santa (of Claus).

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