December 21, 1998
This Christmas story was written by Terri-Ann Ryan, from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Terri-Ann has launched her career as a singer and a lyricist, turning her writings into songs. She travels throughout the Maritimes, giving performances. She began writing after encouragement from her teacher. Terri-Ann is a single mother of three children, and she has survived an abusive relationship.
Have you ever thought back into your childhood? And thought of Santa and the reindeer and the toys and the food? And how it didn't quite feel like Christmas until you saw the snow? That cold north wind, oh boy, how she'd blow!
Christmas is a time for children and cheer, yet let's not forget those 8 tiny reindeer and how they help to pull the sleigh. Let's face it, those reindeer help save Christmas Day!
When you grow up, you can't wait for the day when you see your children's faces when they wake up on Christmas Day. Just like you did way back then, and this tradition will live on again and again.
[This story was taken with permisson, from a collection of stories written by learners throughout Nova Scotia, entitled Over the Mountain II, p. 10.]