The Story of this Painting:
It is Christmas Eve night, late. All of the household is asleep. But the youngest child awakens; hearing a sound downstairs, she investigates – because she is young, because she is innocent, and because she is not afraid of sounds downstairs on Christmas Eve night.
And there he is – Santa. Unsurprised to see her, because nothing surprises Santa, he smiles and says, “Merry Christmas, Little One.”
“Will you have tea with me, Santa?” she asks.
“I would be delighted,” he replies. Santa time is different from our time, and though he has a full night ahead of him, time is never an issue. The two of them share their meal together, a special tea with a child’s tea set, Santa stuffing himself into a chair that is much too small for him, and they talk about the things that are important to little girls and Santa. On her face, you see joy mingled with awe that this is actually happening to her. Neither of them will ever forget this night.
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