Santa Claus - Thursday, December 24, 2015

There are lots of things you can say about the American Treasure Tour, such as "amazing!" "fascinating" "great tour, wish the tour guides bathed more," but one thing you cannot say is that there are no Santa Clauses around.  We have not yet dared to count just how many Santas we have in our Christmas corner, but that's because there are way, way more Santas than we have fingers on our hands (we discovered each guide has a maximum of two hands, each with five fingers a piece, including thumbs as fingers, which we recognize is not technically a finger, but some would argue that is petty semantics getting in the way of important numerical assessments of digit count).

So where were we?  Oh right, Santas!  We have all sorts of Santas - Santas in snowmobiles, Santas in silver and white outfits, Santas at pianos, life-sized Santas, super-small Santas.  Animated Santas, static Santas.  You name it, we very well may have the sort of Santa you want to see on display.

The Santa story is fairly well known, so we won't repeat much of it here.  Let's just leave it with a few items to consider:  Santa brings us presents.  Santa is a heavyset gentleman who tends to wear fuzzy red and white outfits.  Santa brings us presents.  Really, that Santa brings us presents would seem to dominate our thoughts about Santa.  And he's coming tonight.  See you soon, Santa!  Of course, he is always relaxing here at the American Treasure Tour, so once you have received your presents, come see our Santas.  Once you've seen ours, we recommend a trip to the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based National Christmas Center.  You'll be glad you did!
Oh, and watch a Christmas movie or two tonight.  Get into the zone!  We recommend the classic 1964 film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.  We don't want to give you any spoilers, but we think Santa does the conquering, and the Martians get conquered.  But really, it's Santa, so who can be surprised by that?

Have a wonderful holiday, and we will see you again next week, with more fascinating stories from the American Treasure Tour!

QUOTE:  Christmas isn't a season, it's a feeling.  - Edna Ferber