Long before the existence of the Internet, where we find information within seconds of a Google search, there were things we just had to patiently wait for. One of them was the annual NPR broadcast of humorist John Henry Faulk‘s “Christmas Story.” Sitting by the radio, anticipating his tale of a sweet, simple Christmas, became as much a holiday ritual as hanging up stockings or decorating the tree.
We lovingly dubbed the story “Sandy Claus and the Stripedy Candy” because of the narrator’s rich Texas drawl and it is for this reason that I recommend you listen to the story rather than read it. The dialect adds to the charm.
I can find this broadcast Online any time I want now, but wonder sometimes if it was the waiting that made it so very special. See what you think. Find a few quiet moments to share the story with your family.
Wishing you love, joy, and a merry Christmas!