I kinda got to play Santa this year.
2 days before Christmas, I flew from the USA to Thailand, where I spent Christmas with family, most of whom only had very limited and superficial experience with the holiday (they know a few songs, see stuff in stores, some Christmas-related marketing, etc). Having been told that I was coming, and that we would have Christmas with presents and everything, the youngest kid in the family asked mom (in complete sincerity) if I would be riding on a reindeer from Seattle to Thailand.
In my case, I was lucky to have a business class ticket on Japan Airlines, which not only gave me a really lovely flight, but also allowed THREE checked bags, of up to 70 pounds each(!). So yes, I got to fully (and I do mean fully!) load three enormous duffel bags with all the “Christmas” we needed (there was even room for a turkey...though it was just an inflatable one for show — we had stir-fry crab for Christmas dinner, which was great). We enjoyed a lavish, over-the-top Christmas morning, squealing little kids tearing into piles of presents that magically appeared as they slept, amazed at the big, fluffy red Christmas stockings filled with little toys and goodies (they had never heard about that) and all the usual fun, on a morning when the heat and humidity were already pushing the 90’s at 7 am. It was no place for a snowman to be - or for packing light.
Hope you are all enjoying a lovely holiday wherever you are!