Santa Suit Debate" - By Danielle Kaheaku (Exclusive
"Nuh uh! Santa's suit
is the most magical."
launched his gangly eight-year-old self at his older brother.
They had this argument every year. Santa's suit versus, well,
pretty much anyone else's. In past years, his brother had mentioned
the Flash, the Green Lantern and who knew how many other super
heroes to compare to Santa. But Jeff just couldn't understand
it. No one had a suit like Santa's. Santa's suit was red and while
the Flash's suit was as well that didn't make them anything alike.
"Batman's suit is better,"
Anthony taunted jumping out of his brother's way.
"No way. It's all black
and rubbery, plus it has a dumb bat head."
Jeff huffed and puffed
and stood glaring at his brother.
"Are you kidding?
Batman has all sorts of fun gadgets and a utility belt!"
"So? Santa's suit
keeps him warm when he travels all over the world, in one night!
Nothing can beat that."
"No one can travel
the world in one night and how could that furry coat possibly
keep him warm in someplace like Alaska?"
"He lives in the North
Pole, dummy," Jeff replied. "Of course Santa's suit can keep him
warm in a cold place. And of course, Santa can travel the world
in one night! He does it every year."
"Whatever. Fine, well
if you don't think Batman's suit is better, Superman's definitely
Jeff balled his hands
into fists. "Is not! What's he got a stupid cape?"
"A cape is better than
all that fur on Santa's suit."
"Nuh uh. The fur helps
keep him warm. What good is a cape?"
"It.well, it's just
cool that's all," Anthony replied.
"Maybe, but its not
very magical. Or even very helpful at all." Sean shrugged as if
he could care less about a cape. "Besides, Superman wears his
underwear on the outside of his outfit. Why would he do that?"
Anthony blushed as
he realized that Jeff was kind of right. "Well. Ironman definitely
has a better suit than Santa."
"His suit isn't magical
at all, plus it's probably way too heavy. Santa's suit is magical
and not too heavy."
"How's it magical?"
"Well, Santa comes
in through chimneys. So his suit has to protect him from fire
if someone has a fire burning."
"Ironman's suit protects
him from fire. And bullets, rockets, and who knows what else,"
"Why would Santa suit
need to protect him from bullets? He's not fighting he's bringing
presents to everyone around the world."
"Ugh. That is not the
point. Ironman's suit is way cooler. Plus its red and gold!"
"So. Santa's suit is
red, white, and black. Three colors are better than two," Jeff
taunted in a sing song voice.
"Fine. Well what about
Spiderman? He's got a suit that is red, blue, and black. It's
got three colors, too."
"Yeah, but spiders
are gross! Why would you want to wear one on your chest?"
"Spiders are cool."
"Nah. I'd still choose
Santa's suit over Spiderman's or any of the others. Santa's suit
is warm, fuzzy, has three colors, and a hat. None of the other
suits have hats."
"Not true. Ironman
has a helmet, Batman has a bat helmet thing, and Spiderman has
a pull over mask which is way cooler than a hat."
"Helmets aren't really
hats. Those are the kinds of things you wear when you're riding
a bike not walking around during the day. And I still say Spiderman
is just gross, because spiders are all creepy and disgusting."
"Man, you have no idea
what you're talking about. Those guys have awesome suits. Santa's
suit is so ordinary."
"Is not! Santa's suit
is magical. None of the other guys have magical suits."
"They have cool suits
with fun gadgets."
"So?" Jeff said shrugging.
"Anthony! Jeff!" their
She walked into the
room to find the boys sitting across the room from each other
their arms crossed over their chests.
"Boys. Time to go see
"Cool," Anthony replied
getting to his feet.
"Yes!" Jeff said. "Isn't
Santa's suit the best, Mom?"
"Santa's suit is rather
wonderful, isn't it," she answered noncommittally. "And boys,
don't forget Santa's watching. So you better not be fighting."
Their mother walked
out of the room and Jeff and Anthony smiled at each other. It
was the same debate every year and their mom showed up at the
end of the debate and took them to see Santa and Santa's suit
every year. This year was no different and next year would be
no different either. But then again Santa's suit wouldn't be any
different this year or next either.
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