December 25, 1939: Flying Santa “bombs” our lighthouses

On this day in 1939, as reported in The Lowell Sun: New England’s flying Santa Claus tuned up the reindeer under the hood of his airplane today, readying Blitzen and Vixen and the others for renewal of his annual Christmas visit to the lonely lighthouse keepers along the bleak northern coast. Santa, who in real life is William Wincapaw, will take off at dawn tomorrow to begin his 126 Yuletide calls upon the isolated posts which watch and wait for him eagerly. >click to read< Read about the origins and the history of Flying Santa >click to read<  08:01

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