The Year Without a Santa Claus

Phyllis McGinley

Santa's tuckered out. The thought of packing all those presents on the sleigh, then making that forever-long trip?'s just too uch this year. Santa digs in his heels and announces, I may be the saint of the children's nation, but this is the year of my first vacation. Newspaper headlines scream, "Santa Says 'Too Tired' Not Coming." This, as to be expected, sends children all over the world into crying fits. Thank goodness for Ignatius Whistlewhite, who has good ideas.

Although the rhyme scheme occasionally threw me and I had to go back and re-read to get the flow right, overall this is rhythmic and clever, with some fun vocabulary thrown in to make it even more entertaining (several kids give Santa new underwear). A little longer than your average read-aloud, but one that's sure to get some laughs.

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