Another post courtesy of Letters of Note, this time with a much more seasonal feel to it.
Most of us who've grown up with Christmas have come to appreciate the lengths to which parents go to hide Christmas presents and, up to a certain edge, maintain the existence of Father Christmas. Whether it's ensuring the mince pies left out have been scoffed or simply falling up the stockings while the children sleep, parents go a long way to making Christmas magical.
Only 5 more days and then it'll be Christmas. And if you awake to find a letter on your pillow come Christmas morning - then Samuel Langhorne Clemens was especially good at his job.