I was nearly knocked off my feet when I walked into a shopping mall yesterday to buy a wedding gift and found Santa Claus was already there. What’s going on? Thanksgiving is still almost two weeks in the future and Christmas Eve is a month after that. Yet there Santa was, complete with throne, set-up for photos, etc.
Have the elves gotten tired of Santa? Have they decided he’s a bossy old gent and they can work just fine without him? Did Mrs. Claus decide that this year she could manage the baking, wrapping, etc. without the old man under her feet? Will Santa be allowed back so he can make the annual Christmas Eve flight or will the reindeer take off without him?