When Santa Lost his Ho Ho Ho!



When Santa Lost his Ho Ho Ho! is a seriously cute book about Santa not being able to laugh.  Santa and all the elves spend days trying to figure it out, and the letters start pouring in from worried little kids.  Finally one child saves the day in a most adorable way.





After reading a book like this what can you do, but write a letter to Santa?  Now I need to make sure they get mailed………


The boys predictable wanted Imaginenext toys, their absolute favorite right now, and Princess wants Barbie.

They all tried to cheer poor Santa up with humorous pictures, and I think they would have done a pretty good job if the guy had lost his “ho ho ho.”



And then we proceeded to decorate our presents.  This year rather than paint and then wrap, I opted to wrap them and then let them stamp with red and green stamp pads.  Then we went through my scrapbook papers and cut them up and glued away.  Next step to teach them about ribbons!



Oh and here’s some proof that all is not always well in our household, I don’t remember what made him mad, but boy was he mad about something.

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11 responses to “When Santa Lost his Ho Ho Ho!”

  1. An Almost Unschooling Mom Avatar
    An Almost Unschooling Mom

    His brother doesn't seem too disturbed by the anger 🙂

  2. I know, but I think the anger was aimed towards his sister. That's how the breakdown usually goes in those things.

  3. What a fun activity. And we have moments (more than I care to admit) that look a bit like the last picture too. 🙂

  4. I was thinking exactly what Leah said!

    The book looks cute.

  5. What, your kids aren't always blissfully happy? I'm shocked!!! =)

  6. Oh, and thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory!

    We've wrapped presents and then decorated like this at our house, and I think it works really well!

  7. Ok love that present wrapping idea 🙂

  8. We don't “do” Santa, but we enjoy the character and think it is fun. I think the kids would like this book. Maybe we can make a game were we change the pitch of our Ho-Ho-Ho.

  9. I really liked this book when we read it last year. Perhaps it's worth to try getting it this year and shoot for “a humorous picture” from Anna. Love you idea for gift wrap.

  10. I remember hearing about this book, planned on getting it this year, I really am not very happy with our library system. That last picture cracks me up.

  11. Jackie H. Avatar
    Jackie H.

    lol! That books sounds great!

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