Santa Claus

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MR. AND MRS. F. E. KLEINSCHMIDT

          Present

         A FANTASY
     ACTUALLY FILMED IN
       NORTHERN ALASKA

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SANTA 
   CLAUS


       Copyright 1925

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"'Twas the night before Christmas
 And all through the house
 Not a creature was stirring
 Not even a mouse."

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"Now's our chance.
 Mother's gone to
 bed."

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"We'll watch for Santa
 Claus and when he
 comes we'll ask him
 to tell us what he does
 when it isn't Christmas."

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But children who wait for 
for Santa Claus find
that he is very late
arriving.

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"Oh, Ho! So you want
 Santa to tell you what
 he is doing the rest
 of the year."

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"I live in the Land of
 Winter, on the rim of
 the Polar Sea."

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"A fairy kingdom bound
 by vast glaciers, towering
 ice crags and endless
 fields of snow."

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"My borders are guarded
 by Goblins of the
 deep."

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"The Monarch of the
 Arctic watchfully
 patrols my domain."

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"It is an enchanting land,
 but sometimes Layluk, the
 North Wind, shakes his
 blankets and a blizzard
 comes howling down
 from his ice caves."

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"Then I hurry to get 
 home to my nice 
 warm castle of snow."

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"Back to my little men.
 Busy with countless 
 toys."

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"Such a hammering and
 pounding and sawing
 you never heard!"

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"Such a painting and 
 polishing!"

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"For, of course, by Christmas,
 we must have a present
 ready for every boy and 
 girl in the whole world."

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"I remember I was watching
 Billy Smith through my
 telescope yesterday - -"

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"You are sure it will
 work, Tweedeedee?"

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"Of course it will,
 Santa, watch!"

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"Santa, do you still
 drive reindeer, or did
 you come in an
  airyplane?"

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"I could never give up
 my reindeer. You should
 see how many I have."

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"The herd keeps me busy.
 For one thing, I must
 break the deer to the
 harness."

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"Donner was a bad boy
 and gave me a lot of 
 trouble."

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"But Blitzen, my pet,
 was easy to break."

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"I remember when I picked 
 him up, a trembling 
 little waif lost in the 
 snow."

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"He put his little head
 in my whiskers, pleading 
 that I care for him."

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"But when the hard 
 work is over, I have
 a glass of reindeer
 milk."

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"We are terribly busy,
 but Saturday is always
 a holiday and then I 
 go calling -"

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"- On my nearest neighbors,
   the Eskimos."

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"And the little Eskimos,
 just like other boys and
 girls, tell me what they
 want for Christmas."

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"Once a year the Easter
 Bunny makes a long
 trip to consult with
 me."

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"And I tell him what
 little boys and girls
 deserve the prettiest
 Easter baskets."

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"I have a swift, silent
 messenger - - the
 snow-white Ptarmigan -"

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"- Who brings all the special
   delivery letters the child-
   ren write me just be-
   fore Christmas."

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"My closest friend is a
 mischievous little fellow
 you already know - he
 has often pinched your
 ears and nipped your
 toes."

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"I always delight in
 calling on him, because
 he is the greatest artist
 in the world."

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"Hello, Jack Frost."

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"It is time to make the
 world beautiful, Jack.
 We must have an old-
 fashioned Christmas this year."

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"All right, Santa, I have
 some beautiful new
 ice designs this year."

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"And wherever Jack goes
 the ice crystals spring
 up at the touch of 
 his magic wand."

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"When he reaches the 
 cities, he paints his 
 beautiful ferns and
 flowers on every win-
 dow pane."

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"But, no matter how much
 I have to do, I watch
 the children through my
 telescope every day, and
 you can never tell when
 I may be looking right 
 straight at you."

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"My books are full 
 of the names of 
 boy scouts."

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"But sometimes I see
 things that make me
 very, very sad."

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"At last the great day
 arrives, and on the
 Castle walls, the Warder
 sounds his silver trumpet:
 Christmas Eve!
         Christmas Eve!"

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"And every elf and gnome
 hurries to label and
 pack the last of the 
 toys."

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"Hurry, Santa, hurry, the
 trumpet is blowing!"

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"Pack the sleigh! Bring
 Prancer and Dancer -
 and Donner and Blitzen."

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"Hurry, Hurry! The
 children all over 
 the world are
 waiting for me."

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"Then up come Prancer
 and Dancer."

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"And Donner and 
  Blitzen."

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"The sleigh is loaded
 - we are off."

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"But don't think Santa
 has always smooth 
 sailing."

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"Sometimes I meet a mean
 little elf named Hard Times,
 who upsets my sleigh, and
 things get lost and then
 the children don't get
 so many toys."

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"But this year I did
 not meet him."

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"Even before I start, the
 little Eskimos are being
 hurried to bed, for I
 call on them first."

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"Dolls and toys and
  gumdrops."

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"Then off again -
 for the South."

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"When children are waiting
 for me I know they
 imagine I travel like
 this - -"

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"But I am really racing 
 the winds, and I soon
 reach the first town
 - Nome, Alaska."

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"Some people are so
 careless about their
 chimneys."

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"And that is one reason
 why some little children
 never get any toys."

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"But most homes have 
 nice comfortable chimneys
 just my size."

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"And that is how I came 
 to you, my dears."

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"Oh, Santa Claus has
  been here! It wasn't
  a dream!"

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"And when you are play-
 ing with your toys on
 Christmas morning -
 remember - Santa is
 returning to his home,
 tired but happy."

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"It was a wonderful 
 trip, boys, and not 
 a single kiddie was 
 overlooked."

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And as the little fairies 
dance and sing him to
sleep, Santa dreams of
all the little hearts he
has made happy the
whole world over.

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Merry Christmas
to all - and to all
a Good Night.

          The End -

MR. AND MRS. F. E. KLEINSCHMIDT




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