MeetUp with Santa Claus: An Important Report

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MeetUp with Santa Claus: An Important Report

I had a very special MeetUp with Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg during one of his regular visits. I do not need anything for myself so I asked Santa about his plans for members of ActiveRain. He commented that bloggers are among his favorites because they document their activities.

Sadly, Santa reported that some of the ActiveRain bloggers have been caught up in political and religious rants that place them in his naughty category. When I asked if there was room for negotiation, Santa agreed that if all of the members would be nice for this week, he would set aside their naughty issues. 

Santa said that he would review recent blog posts on the 24th before he makes his rounds to check on the final status of naughty bloggers. His departing comment was to offer his best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas to the members of ActiveRain.


Santa Claus, Colonial Williamsburg, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Photograph by Roy Kelley 
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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comments (30)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an adorable post!  I am so happy your post was featured, it is time to give up on any type of ranting or raving.  A

Dec 20, 2020 10:21 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Santa is always kind and even when you are on the naughty list there are plenty of opportunities to get off of it in time to be rewarded for Christmas!

Dec 20, 2020 12:10 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Roy Kelley ,

I'm thrilled to see this adorable post featured! Glad to hear Santa is willing to give Rainers a second chance..may they take advantage of it! Happy Holidays!

Dec 20, 2020 04:40 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Roy- what a creative, cute, real, and adorable post. And that is the best looking Santa I've seen! Wonderful picture. 

Dec 20, 2020 07:14 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

What a cute post Roy Kelley Santa is so kind to give AR a second opportunity. Stay safe my friend. 

Dec 20, 2020 07:57 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

Santa is right, nasty comments or posts serve no purpose.  

Dec 21, 2020 12:24 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Aww, too cute! I did see some political posts lately but just ignored them. Enjoyed this post.

Dec 21, 2020 05:20 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Too cute, Roy!  I hadn't noticed too many political skirmishes here on ActiveRain.  I try to not involve myself in those kinds of discussions here on AR.  But, am a little more active on my Facebook.  I know that political and religious activity on social media should not be part of any business plan.  However, part of me believes that we shouldn't entirely lose our power of free speech, when expressing our thoughts, during critical times.  Still however, I always try to remain respectful of those with opposing views.

Dec 21, 2020 09:57 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 21, 2020 10:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thanks so much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Dec 21, 2020 10:27 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Roy for posting this wonderful message. We all need to stay focused on what is truly important. Merry Christmas to you.

Dec 21, 2020 11:54 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Now I have a greater motivation for writing a good blog.  I am getting tired of coal in my stockings

Dec 21, 2020 02:15 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley What a wonderful post - so glad this was FEATURED

Dec 21, 2020 05:41 PM
Gregory Manns
HomeSmart Professionals Elite Group - Palm Springs / La Quinta, CA - Indio, CA
Palm Springs Area Realtor HomeSmart Professionals

Thank you for your lovely post. May you know how much your presence is treasured and appreciated here on ActiveRain. Wishing you a terrific holiday!

Dec 21, 2020 08:14 PM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Glad you are enjoying Williamsburg, which is about 2 hours south of my home. We always enjoy our time there.

Dec 22, 2020 06:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for your feedback. Enjoy the holiday season!

Dec 22, 2020 06:34 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy Kelley and great feature and I have to save, not sure how much coal cost anymore  HOHOHO!


Dec 22, 2020 09:03 AM
Jim Harper
Atlanta Communities Real Estate - Marietta, GA

Thank you Roy Kelley for finding a fun way to address this topic.Many of us are weary of the rants on all sides. My company's leader has been on a "Nice and Kind" campaign for some weeks now, along with cautions about what you say on the Interweb. Happiest Holidays to you and your family, and Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2020 10:18 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This was a fun read, Roy, and a nice reminder for all. Great photo!


Dec 22, 2020 09:20 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

What a cute post, Roy! Hope you had your wishes come true this Christmas. To a wonderful New Year!

Dec 29, 2020 07:00 PM

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