The Redhead Riter And Santa Claus

by Sherry Riter in Audrey,Holiday,Sherry

I have always been The Redhead Riter because I have always been a redhead and loved to write. However, I used to be a child long before I started this blog.

As a child, I loved going to visit Santa Claus and having my picture taken with him. I still love to go visit Santa and it is one of the few times that I am excited about looking into the camera!

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I thought I would show you some of my visits to the big guy in red.

My sister, Audrey, did not like Santa Claus
and it was the same scene for many years when we visited him.
I remember thinking,
“She is messing up the picture!
What a baby!”
Well, looking at the photograph now,
I am just laughing my head off.
Isn’t Audrey just so adorable!
Of course, I’m laughing even harder at myself
because it looks like the curls on my head
have a mind of their own
and are going all which-a-way.
Really Mom,
couldn’t you have tamed them just a little bit?

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No matter which Santa Claus we visited or
if I sat on his lap at the same time or not,
Audrey hated him and would scream her head off.

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Eventually, Audrey decided that sitting on Santa’s lap wasn’t so bad after all.
I think that is because of the candy cane he passed us
after they took the picture.
She still didn’t like Santa
and obviously, refused to smile and fake it.
I loved Santa!!!
He always asked me what I wanted for Christmas
and I would say,
“A new doll.”
Every year my wish came true.
Who wouldn’t like a man that made your wishes come true?
I think I want my own Santa Claus!

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I firmly believe that the whole reason I love when men’s hair
starts turning white is because of Santa.
He spoiled me!
Santa wasn’t demanding,
wasn’t mean,
gave me candy
and left me whatever I asked for under the tree at Christmas.

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I knew then that Santa Claus just adored me.
I was just as cute at six years old as I was at two years old.
I see all those freckles across my nose and
I can’t help that I think redheaded children are too cute.
Besides, I know what Santa was thinking too.

The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TJ December 26, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Oh Sherry , how sweet, why did you not put you and Alyssa's picture on too.

The first Santa was my favorite, his name was Jack Frost, for real. He died that year of your picture.

this was great



2 Skip_D December 27, 2011 at 12:26 am

I love it! Of course, why wouldn't Santa honor the requests of such a cute little freckle-faced redheaded girl? 🙂


3 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 27, 2011 at 5:04 am

You have the best smile! And you know I am a sucker for freckles.
Happy New Year Red!

p.s. thanks for the lovely e-card


4 Stéfan December 27, 2011 at 5:26 am

You are adorable.


5 kelly December 27, 2011 at 7:35 am



6 Joan December 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Yes, Santa was right when he said, "Cutest redheaded little girl I've ever seen." Too bad you no longer sit on Santa's lap anymore, because today he would, "Most beautiful redheaded woman I have ever seen!"

P.S. And may I add that not only are you beautiful, you are talented, gifted and intelligent too! :o)


7 The Redhead Riter December 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Thank you Skip!!! mwah*


8 The Redhead Riter December 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Thank you Teresha! Yeah, the freckles are here to stay!


9 The Redhead Riter December 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thank you Stéfan and Kelly!



10 The Redhead Riter December 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Awwww Joan, thank you!!! If you find a Santa for me, then make sure you let me know. LOL


11 Bev December 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Didn't I see you in line at the mall waiting to sit on Santa's lap? Loved your post and seeing your wonderful smiles!


12 Brooke @ Covered in Grace December 28, 2011 at 9:02 pm

How cute are you?!!!! =)


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