Friday, December 20, 2013

100-Word Memoir: Honesty vs. the True Meaning of Christmas

Once when I was working my Christmas job, I met an eight-year-old girl and her little brother. We chatted a bit about elves and Santa, then I asked them, “What is your favorite thing about Christmas?” The girl hesitated, then recited words as if reading a prepared speech: “That Jesus Christ was born.” 

“That is a good thing to celebrate!” I told her, then turned to her little brother. “And what is your favorite thing about Christmas?” 

Without hesitation, he yelled, “Presents!”

The girl might have had the correct answer, but the boy was a lot more honest.


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