I'm frequently asked if James is looking forward to Christmas. Back in October when I was constantly asked if James was excited about going trick or treating, I set the record straight. I'm going to do the same thing now with James in regards to Christmas 2003.
James is well aware of what Santa Claus looks like and what his favourite catch phrases are. When an image of Santa appears on the television or in a book, James' eyes grow wide and he proudly exclaims "Santa!" This is usually followed by "Ho, Ho, Ho!" James is certainly able to pick jolly ol' St. Nick out of a line-up and identify him by his "ho's".
Is James looking forward to December 25th when he'll awaken to toys under the tree left by Santa himself? Not really. You see, he hasn't quite grasped the concept that the guy with white hair and a beard who says "Ho, Ho, Ho" all the time is bringing him toys and such for Christmas. When you think about it, it is a rather complex premise. James will be more than happy to rip open some gifts next week, but he won't see it coming.