According to legend, one Christmas Eve, a little girl called Gala went to bed very early. She knew that on the night of 24 December, after midnight, Santa Claus would visit all the houses to leave presents and all the children must be asleep.
Before going to bed he made sure he had left his stocking ready on the mantelpiece and food and drink to supply both Santa and his reindeer. Her parents warned her not to get out of bed under any circumstances until the next morning, when they would go in search of her to open the presents together.
In the middle of the night, Gala woke up with a strong urge to pee. But she remembered her parents’ warning and didn’t dare leave her room for fear that Santa Claus would see her and, scared, they would leave without leaving the presents.
Her brother, who shared a room with Gala, seemed to be sleeping very soundly.
Gala was still holding her pee, but at one point she couldn’t take it anymore and decided to run to the bathroom.
I’ll hurry across without looking back, Gala thought.
On the way to the bathroom she saw no sign of Santa Claus and heard no reindeer on the roof, but when she came out of the bathroom on her way to her room, she saw soot coming out of the chimney and black leather boots coming down the fireplace.
Gala was exhausted, she couldn’t believe it, she had seen Santa Claus with her own eyes. She ran back to her room and climbed into bed, covering her head and closing her eyes tightly so that Santa Claus wouldn’t notice she had left her room.
The next morning, Gala woke up and told her whole family about the dream she had had the night before. For she was sure that it had all been a dream, for it was too incredible to be real.
Her brother, who shared a room with Gala, assured her that it all happened for real, for he had seen it with his own eyes.
He assured Gala that it had not been a dream, that he too had heard Santa Claus and the reindeers on the roof and at the same instant saw a great roar of light that illuminated the whole corridor. But he didn’t move from his bed and closed his eyes tightly to fall asleep again.
Gala and her brother had been very good that year and had helped a lot at home, so Santa Claus had written them a beautiful letter in addition to the presents, which they had kept with great enthusiasm.
If you would also like Santa Claus to send you a letter written by him, don’t forget to behave very, very well and, above all, to ask for it when you write them your letter.