Naughty or Nice ~ There were times, long ago, when the word "naughty" would send terror through me. It's such a dreadful word, don't you think? I will confess to having been reminded a few times of what the consequences might be on Christmas for children who were "naughty!" Really...was it possible that Santa Claus would bring me nothing but a bundle of switches?
Well, surely these nice old gents, Belsnickle and Santa figures, brought out from the old trunk upstairs, would never do such a thing...even if a little girl hadn't always been nice.
"'Twas the night before Christmas
when all through the house..."
Happy Christmas to all...