It was quite the dilemma when you consider that here was a guy who had everything and if he didn’t have it he could conjure it up or have the elves put in the long hours required to pull off the impossible.
It was a good thing that Santa was not all that materialistic. He was more your giving type of person so when, as happened each year, he was asked what do YOU want for Christmas he would always feel tongue-tied trying to think of what he might like.
It occurred to him that his needs were not what he got but rather what he gave.
There were so many people out there doing it tough. It had been a hard year for everyone what with the pandemic and the worry of climate change. Even the North Pole was a different place these days, with less snow, more rain and the summer humidity was a killer when you wore a heavy red suit.
Santa decided that making peoples lives a bit better this Christmas would be the best gift he could ask for.
So he set about to bring love and good cheer to all he could reach out to.
By the end of Christmas Day, he felt a sense of inner satisfaction, a job well done he said to himself as he surveyed the world rejoicing in the glow of his wake.
“This might make things a little better,” he thought as he packed his sleigh away.