‘Twas perhaps the merriest Christmas of all for Flannel Santa had run out on Christmas Eve to buy a few extra gifts for the kiddos.
You see, Flannel Santa had been struck by the Christmas Spirit and had extra cash to burn.
Of course, Flannel Santa bought new flannel shirts for the lads.
A belt and hat for one, a leather wallet for another.
And 12 packs of Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew for all.
On Christmas Day, the youth wore their shiny new flannel shirts.
So, soft and warm! they exclaimed.
And Flannel Santa beamed with pride.
The day couldn’t get any better.
But then Flannel Santa reached into the sack-o-Santa stuff and pulled out one last gift. One last flannel shirt.
The shirt was red and black checked. Perfect for Christmas Day.
Thick and warm and as soft as Sofia Vergara’s hair.
The shirt fit Flannel Santa like a glove (except it was a shirt).
And Flannel Santa smiled.
But ho, ho, ho, what was this?
Pockets? In a flannel shirt?
It was a Christmas miracle—a flannel shirt with pockets. Which made this the merriest Christmas of all!
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Here’s hoping your Christmas was filled with surprises. And perhaps a new flannel shirt with or without pockets, if that’s your jam.