Ever wonder how to make sure Santa visits your home?
Well, here is a list that is guaranteed to help secure a visit from that ageless, jovial fat man dressed in red and white; who tromps around in big, black boots.
First of all, make sure you have THE ROOM decked out! Your special Christmas Room. The Christmas tree should stand almost as tall as the ceiling, leaving about nine inches for either an angel or a star. The tree should have two strings of lights for each foot of tree height, and every branch ought to be laden with at least one ornament. Don’t forget the tinsel and popcorn strings. Plus, there must be a small table close by to place a glass of milk and a plate of Mrs. Grace’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies on. (Note-see post https://jangrace.com/mrs-graces-famous-chocolate-chip-cookies for recipe.)
Next, the Christmas music must be perfect! Not too loud, but not too soft.
And there’s no Christmas music that Santa would rather hear than Burl Ives singing, “Santa Claus is coming to town.”
Andy Williams singing Christmas songs works almost as well, but definitely not Mannheim Steamroller. You may like it, and I may like it; but Christmas isn’t about what we like or dislike. It’s about Santa’s visit!
Thirdly, you really need to have a chimney and a fireplace. I’m sorry, but the sewer vent just doesn’t cut it for a couple of obvious reasons. Unlocked doors and windows aren’t safe either. And, you can’t expect Santa to carry around millions of house keys in his sleigh. So, get that chimney installed. Or, perhaps you could borrow one from a friend. But Santa MUST have access to your home. How would it be if Santa swings by your place but can’t get in? It’d ruin the whole evening!
After you’ve taken care of those things, take a quick look around your home. Do you have anything lying around that could offend Santa? You know how picky he is! And he doesn’t miss a thing, either. After all, he sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good; so, look around the house one more time.
There’s one final item on the checklist; and it’s the most important of all.