That night, the Smith family hung their stockings, so Santa could fill them
with all sorts of surprises and goodies.
"I hear Santa's bells!" exclaimed
"Me too!" agreed her brother.
"Then let us go upstairs and read 'The Night Before Christmas' like we
always do on the night before Christmas." Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Smith, and the
That night, Santa came. He chatted with Mary Anne, for they saw each
other every year. Santa ate his cookies, checked on the children, filled
their stockings, and left a few gifts beneath the angelic tree. His job was
complete, so up the chimney he rose.
Finally it was Christmas Day! More bustle than Christmas Eve! The
children peeked inside their stockings. Candy, pink socks, a book, some
crayons and a miniature Barbie filled Susie's stocking. Candy, blue socks,
a book, some power ranger paints and a little Mighty Morphin' Power
Ranger the size of Susie's little Barbie filled her brother's stocking.
Everyone got what they wished for for Christmas, on the tree and in the