Santa was in an excellent mood Friday morning. He was listening to Meatloaf when Shortcake walked in, which is always a sign of good times to come. He recited "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the elves before we opened, to great cheering. (Side note: we have a bumper crop of new elves this year.)
Krampus made bourbon balls - which is usually a Christmas Eve treat. Apparently he got bored on Thanksgiving and made a batch. Shortcake had two, which slightly varied her diet. Since breakfast, she had bacon and cookies. And two bourbon balls. That was it until 7pm. Needless to say, she was hungry by the end of the day.
The cutest, prettiest, biggest smile-est six-month-old came to see Santa. Her name was Madeline Olivia, and she had the most charming smile Shortcake has seen in years. She sat up and didn't cry and was pleased as punch to meet Santa.
Dorkwad also came to visit.
Dorkwad asked Santa for a nap. Shortcake asked for teleportation. Santa didn't really know how to respond to that request. So they took a selfie.