Anything You Bring Me Santa Will Be Fine!

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Anything You Bring Me Santa Will Be Fine!

Today I had the opportunity to play Santa Clause at a local real estate office, Better Homes and Gardens in Livermore, CA.  Since Santa is very busy this time of year, they needed a stand-in.  When I was asked a month or so ago by Sophie Aretta, the Sales Manager of the office, I was hesitant at first as I had never played Santa, not like this anyway.

When I was in my late 20’s, as a sales manager I played Santa for a computer store commercial, but that was different.  I also had my own Santa Clause suit when my step-daughters were young and I played Santa for the family or for Halloween.  I’m sure that confused some neighborhood kids!  But that too was different.

This time I was playing Santa ‘for real’, standing in for the big guy!  The children who came to visit today were coming to see Santa, the real Santa!  We had a four week old baby, children who were visiting Santa for their very first time, all the way up to youngsters who were asking questions like, how old are you Santa, and how tall are the elves?  Do the elves talk?  How cold is it in the North Pole and how long does it take to fly around the world in your sleigh?

Tim Denbo as Santa Clause at Better Homes and GardensIf you have ever played Santa before and worn the professional grade, heavy suit, beard and wig, you know that it isn’t long before you are wishing you were back in the North Pole where it is nice and chilly!  Not to mention sitting for five hours…

So, was it worth it!  You Bet!  Even though a few screamed and cried and even fought and kicked like a wild cat, all the time looking at their mother and father like, NO don’t abandon me and put me in that stranger with a red suit and beards hands, please don’t!!!  There were those other moments and looks that made it all worthwhile.  Like when I asked one little boy who must have been about 9 years old, “What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas” and the little boy thought for a moment and quietly responded, “Anything you bring me Santa will be fine.”

So, if you are wondering how our future is looking or you are looking to see hope, joy and happiness somewhere, put on a red suit, be a Santas helper and play Santa.  Ho, Ho, Ho!

Happy Holidays!

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Tim,

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.  At this time of year gives great please to give to others and put a smile on faces of children.  Have a happy holiday.

Dec 01, 2012 02:14 PM #1
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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wow, those parents have a lovely boy:)

My daughter announced today that she is was working on her presents list and that it is .....LONG!

Here we go, some kids expect a lot for being good the whole year:)

Dec 01, 2012 02:35 PM #2
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Tim Denbo
VirtualTourCafe, LLC - Pleasanton, CA
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Grant, Yes it was a lot of fun.  Thank you for your comment.  Happy Holidays!

Dec 01, 2012 02:35 PM #3
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Tim Denbo
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Inna, Yes they do and I am sure your daughter is absolutely wonderful!  I also heard a lot of requests for phones, iphones, dolls, doll houses, princess castles and more.  And it's all good!  Have a wonderful holiday!

Dec 01, 2012 02:38 PM #4
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Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
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What fun, Tim! I know you had a great time...and that little boy who said anything will be fine is a real sweetheart. I hope he gets something really good!

Dec 01, 2012 02:55 PM #5
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday! Thank you for sharing your experience - we all could learn a little from that little boy!

Dec 01, 2012 08:43 PM #6
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Tim Denbo
VirtualTourCafe, LLC - Pleasanton, CA
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Rose, Yes it was a lot of fun and I too hope he gets something really nice from Santa!

Wayne and Jean Marie, it was and I agree!

Happy Holidays!

Dec 02, 2012 02:05 AM #7
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