Yo ho ho! We have once again reached that time of the year when little boys and girls across the land dream about a visit by a fat man in a red suit carrying a sack of shiny presents. Our brand new Santa has such a tough job. He has to manage the workshop where the toys are made, oversee the elves who do the work, and train the reindeer who pull his sleigh. Finally, he has to deliver millions of gifts to poor boys and girls who will otherwise have nothing. And all this has to be done to near impossible deadlines. Who is this new Santa in whom the hopes of all the little children reside? Surely not Mark “questionable career move” Barnes, with his Backlog Bag full of yellowing magazines and overdue utility bills? “Don’t worry”, Postman Barnes exclaims. “You can always open this year’s presents next Christmas!” No, the new Father Christmas is Santa Cyril. But some silly folk say Cyril won’t stay Santa for long. Santa has to be extremely fat but Cyril has been seen walking early in the ...

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