Actually that title isn't strictly correct. Cos Santa is in our front paddock relaxing with a drink! :) Yesterday was the Credit Union Christmas Pageant which heralds the arrival of Father Christmas in our state. Today Father Christmas arrived here (he usually arrives in our front paddock the day after the state's major Christmas Pageant).
This is our third year with Santa in our front paddock (and consequently our 3rd Christmas here in our own house - yippee!!!!). The first year he was seated up on an very old open cab tractor. Last year we put him in the old Fire Truck . This year he's reclining in a rather relaxed manner, surrounded by hay bales and merrily waving to passers by.
He's something of a community "legend" these days. LOL. The kids on the school bus have already been talking about whether the hay bales stacked in the front paddock have been set up ready for Santa. They've been there over a month now (I think) - since DH had some hay baled in that paddock. Hopefully they'll all enjoy seeing him set up there tomorrow.
Setting up Santa out the front has become quite a fun Christmas tradition in our family. I bought the suit from Cheap as Chips for $8.95 a few years ago and we made a paper mache head together. The poor old thing is just about ready to retire which is okay as I managed to find another suit this year (Spotlight this time for $9.95). The first time I've come across one since I bought the original so that'll be popped away in the cupboard next year.I also picked up some solar powered bud lights this year so Santa is draped in 1 set of those and we've got the other set around our sign at the front (that says who lives here). It'll be interesting to see how well they work!!!!
Well, the Christmas season has officially begun.... I'm soooooo excited!!!!! Might have to start wrapping presents soon..... :-) Ho....Ho....Ho.....!!!!!!