I volunteer for a UK heritage trust and for the last two years I was asked to be Father Christmas at the local Museum. The children were mainly 6 months to 3 years old and most parents wanted to photograph their little one with Santa, preferably on his knee. Here are a few things I found humorous - hope you agree?
Question: And what would you like Father Christmas to bring you? Answer: A beard!
Question: ditto – Answer: Blue! – Follow up Question from Santa: Anything blue in particular, like a fire engine, ambulance, teddy bear, train, astroturf? Answer: Yes!
Question from Mummy to very little girl: Have you got a question for Father Christmas? Answer: Does he move? So I stood up to prove I could and – the child burst into tears!
A baby about 6 months old would not sit on Santa’s lap as requested by Mummy and Daddy, so I said, ‘Maybe if Mummy holds the little one and...’ before I was able to finish saying ... ‘and I’ll stand by you while Daddy takes the photo’, Mummy said ‘Good idea!’ and sat on my knee holding the still struggling baby! Daddy took several photos muttering, ‘That’s great! Now smile!’