When our youngsters were little, every one of us did the whole Santa Claus thing for a few years.
- As soon as they were seasoned enough to ask myself and others if Santa was real, mature enough to really question it, then I would tell them the truth.
After that, every one of us stilled played Santa games around the holidays, however every one of us added the Krampus into the mix, krampus is the evil opposite of Santa, plus every one of us put up decorations for him too! That was a long time ago, our youngsters are in university now, however they still come home for Christmas, so I’ve added a modern wrinkle. I call him Krannibus, he is the Christmas spirit of marijuana; My youngsters don’t suppose that I know, but I am fully aware that both of them smoke marijuana respectfully. They suppose they are being subtle, not realizing that they reek of cannabis smoke every time they come to visit me! So this year after they went to sleep on Christmas Eve I slipped a few nice high quality marijuana nuggets into each of their stockings on the mantle. The next morning they opened up a few gifts, plus then got into their stockings, plus you should have seen their faces when they found a marijuana stash inside! They looked at each other in a panic, thinking it was from the other, then I explained the modern legend of Krannibus, plus how he leaves marijuana buds for good guys plus women. They had a large laugh at that, plus then every one of us spent the rest of Christmas morning cooking food plus smoking copious amounts of marijuana.