When I was 6, my father’s office held a Christmas party complete with Santa Claus.
When it was my turn to sit on Santas lap, he asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I promptly informed him that I was Jewish and I wasn’t getting anything for Christmas.
Later I ate a Brachs taffy candy, broke out in hives and spent the weekend covered in what has come to be known as Christmas Pox ever since.
The lesson here is you don’t screw with Santa. Sure he seems like a semi-pudgy dude just looking for some easy cash making empty promises. But at the end of the day whether you’re a mugger or just some snotty little first grader with an undeserved sense of entitlement, you have to respect the Santa.
And it’s not a bad idea to tip your cleaning lady, either.
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Janes Layered Necklaces
From stylist Keri Smith’s personal collection
Alex’s sweater and heart necklace
Open Knit Sweater, $49.90
Telegraph Jacket, $129.99
Penny’s silver V-neck sweater
Helmut Lang Looved Silk V Neck Sweater, $248
Penny’s metallic crewneck, H&M
Penny’s blue Beret
Penny’s red coverup and strappy espadrilles
Coverup: Moda International
Shoe: Steve Madden Fraid, $59.99
Jane’s bikini top is Robin Piccone, bottom was custom