Elijah's whiskered face was matted with ice, as were his eyebrows, so that, what of his fur garb, he looked like a New England caricature of Father Christmas
I was a real Father Christmas
," said Raffles, "when I arrived.
Well there really is a Father Christmas
, he's our Heavenly Father and he knows how to give good gifts to his children.
That's right, Father Christmas
is now one of those global players: think Amazon with sleighbells on.
After taking a tour of Court 15 to see how the families who lived here in times gone by would have decorated their homes during the Christmas period, children will get the chance to pop round to see Father Christmas
Skating and Father Christmas
will be available every weekend up to Christmas as well as from December 21 to 23.
Charges apply for Father Christmas
and the WonDERICE rink, which has a scientifically engineered surface and structure that lets skaters glide just as smoothly as on real ice.
He said he always wanted to be a Father Christmas
and listen to what children wanted on their present list and he took time to play Santa for four-year-olds Melanie Ingham and Anna Maria Devine.
was an English figure, known from the 15th century and associated with adult festivities rather those involving children.
And many times he made a grand entrance during the festive season - pictures from The Gazette's archives show Father Christmas
visiting Stockton in November 1990, travelling in a horse drawn carriage.
Each letter from Father Christmas
is personalised with the child's name and they will also receive eive eiv a colouring picture, a door hanger to use on Christmas Eve Ev and'special personalised good behavi havi ha our ce cert rtificate, all sent sen in a magically lly ll themed enve en lope from Father Christmas
When it got to his turn to sit on Santa's lap, he was really excited - until Father Christmas
asked him what presents he wanted for Christmas.