Christmas. It’s a time of trees, gifts and, undeniably Santa Clause. But is the Jolliest man alive actually alive? I, your dashing investigative journalist, will venture deep into the coldest of colds to discover the truth: is Santa actually real?
Before I began my in-depth investigation, I interviewed a few students around the HHS campus. Their responses to the question: is Santa real? are as follows.
“Of course he’s real,” junior Natalie Norman said.
“He’s not real,” sophomore Mia Hay said.
So there’s a great debate going on here at Henderson High, but which side is backing the wrong reindeer? I searched high and low, looked through all of the snow in the north pole, checked under every Christmas tree and unwrapped any suspicious presents, but I still couldn’t find an answer to the elusive question. Finally, I gave up. I sat at home, watched Christmas movies and drank hot cocoa until I finally understood.
Santa is real, but not in the way we view “real.” Santa is real because of the children that line up in front of the painted shed on main street to sit on a random man’s lap and spout off their Christmas list. Santa is real because of the parents that do their absolute best to give their children everything on their Christmas list. Santa is real not because of flesh and bone, but because of the magic and spirit of Christmas that live in all of us. So, for all the haters out there, Santa is real. Case closed.