From chance encounters down at the shops to thrilling last-minute home visits, these amazing experiences from Reader’s Digest readers will make you believe in the spirit of Christmas.
Last year, when our three-year old great-granddaughter Kylie was taken to see Santa Claus, she made sure to give him her wish list of toys. A week later, she ran into a different Santa in a mall. He stopped to ask what she wanted for Christmas.
Kylie was appalled and let him know: “If you can’t remember what I told you last week, how are you going to remember on Christmas Eve?!” – Mary Paul
When Santa knocks
One Christmas eve, there was a knock on our door. It was Santa – red suit, white beard, and all! My parents invited him in, and he proceeded to pose for photos with us and eat our cookies. After a while, he wished us all a merry Christmas and left.
Once the door closed behind him, we all looked at one another and asked, “Who ordered the Santa?”
To this day, we have no idea who that man was. – Kathy Brody
Making spirits bright
Years ago, drowning in too many responsibilities, I found myself devoid of any Christmas spirit. One day, I stopped at a red light. As I sorted through my long list of onerous tasks, a beat-up sedan pulled up next to me. Behind the wheel was Santa Claus belting out Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” The man did not have a care in the world.
Realising he had an audience, he turned, looked me straight in the eye, and shouted, “Merry Christmas!”
As he drove off, his enthusiasm lifted my spirits and officially kicked off my holiday season. – Thomas Warrner