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My Christmas Gift to You

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As the staff was preparing for the Christmas season at the church where I am employed as director of digital ministries, we decided on the theme. "Home for Christmas", as many of us may literally be worshipping in our homes, due to the pandemic. My vision was to film some of our staff members talking about their favorite Christmas memories, and my thoughts turned to my own childhood.  When I was probably around 10 years old, I remember rushing home from school in December so I could find the daily newspaper that we subscribed to.  A Christmas story was printed in the newspaper, and each day you'd get the next installment of it. I had thought the stories were about elves, but after doing some research, I found they were actually about Santa. The stories were written by Lucrece Beale, and at the time I was reading them, they were reprints from past years. I found a website that has a large collection of those stories, in case you wanted to check them out. The stories were