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  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Kids Say The Darndest Things To Santa Claus
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:198
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781667856148
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667856131

Kids Say The Darndest Things To Santa Claus Volume 3

25 Years of Santa Stories

by Don Kennedy View author's profile page

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Overview
Ever wondered what children say to Santa Claus each year during the Christmas holiday season? Wonder what it would be like to don the Santa suit? Follow volunteer Santa Claus, author Don Kennedy, for the past 25 years as he makes visits to children at Christmastime in hospitals, military bases, women's and children's shelters, schools, churches, Boys and Girls Clubs, community centers, wildfire victim shelters and more. Hear the precocious, unfiltered, blunt, heartwarming, sincere, hilarious, funny, laugh-out-loud, silly, sweet and touching conversations with the little "characters" he encounters in his travels. Read chapters about Young Love, Sibling Rivalries, The Naughty List, Kids' Favorite Jokes, The Doubters, It Could Only Happen to Santa plus many more chapters. Over 350 stories directly out of the mouth of babes. Get ready to laugh, cry and remember the true meaning of Christmas for children as SANTA TELLS ALL!
Description
Santa Don, author Don Kennedy, is back with volume 3 of his series, KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS TO SANTA CLAUS; 25 Years of Santa Stories. What started, almost 30 years ago, with Don filling in for a volunteer Santa friend who got a bad virus, turned into a lifetime passion. Santa Don has filled the special role of jolly old St. Nick at Christmastime at hospitals, military bases, women's and children's centers, schools, churches, Boys and Girls Clubs, wildfire victim shelters, community centers and more. Just imagine what all he's heard as little ones share their Christmas wish lists plus hopes, dreams and sometimes sorrows. Chapters include: The Very First Time - How It All Began, A Question-and-Answer session with Santa, A Grown Up Christmas Wish, Santa in Paradise (Hawaii), Letters to Santa, Santa Around the Globe plus Santa in a Pandemic. Other chapters feature: Young Love, Sibling Rivalry, The Naughty List, Kids' Jokes, The Doubters, Military Families, But, why? plus It Could Only Happen to Santa! There are over 350 stories in 23 chapters total. that will have you laughing, crying and laughing again. If you've ever wondered what kids say to Santa Claus, what it would be like to don the Santa suit, what happens when a little child has "an accident" on Santa's knee... then this is the book for you. Get ready because, SANTA TELLS ALL!
About the author
Don Kennedy is a resident of Makaha Valley on Oahu Island, Hawaii. He's a former longtime resident of Nevada: Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno. Over his lifetime, he's lived in thirteen cities in nine states. He's a member of the Hawaii Writer's Guild. Kennedy began writing as editor of his high school newspaper and sports writer for his local community newspaper. He's a three-time published author with the award winning non fiction/humor books, KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS TO SANTA CLAUS. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kennedy worked as a staff assistant in Madison, Wisconsin to Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Martin J. Schreiber, Congressional Page in Washington D.C. to U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Clement J. Zablocki. He served a four year elected term as a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. He has been involved in numerous community and charitable organizations. He was a radio and television broadcaster and editor/publisher for more than a decade. For 35 years, he was a casino marketing executive with titles of Manager, Director, Vice President, corporate vice president, Chief Marketing Officer and Assistant General Manager for casino resorts in seven states. He's received many awards and honors in his careers. Kennedy has been an active member and officer for two decades for the NFL Alumni as an associate member. He's been a guest speaker/lecturer at numerous conventions, conferences, seminars, colleges and universities. He's a proud uncle to two nieces, a nephew, grandniece, grandnephew and has two brothers. Twice married, he has no children. Kennedy enjoys music, reading, movies, sports, travel, family and friends. Don's nickname is "The Phantom," given to him by mentor and renowned casino marketing guru John Romero. Romero named him that as no one could keep track of him with his casino marketing career moving him around the country. Where he would land, nobody knew. Another new nickname, "Makaha," is revealed in volume three of his book series. Don's passion, though, for the past 28, going on 29 years, has been as a volunteer Santa Claus for all those who needed to be seen, heard and given some Christmas spirit. He believes in "giving back."
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