Katie Merchant needed some holiday cheer. She could tell, because no one was supposed to be this grumpy on Christmas Eve.
She'd snapped at a perfectly innocent question Susie had asked her after she picked the kids up from the babysitter, and had to apologize for being such a big meanie. It had to do with having to work on the 24th of December, when darn near everyone else was having fun with their family, and she attempted to explain that to the kids without sounding too self-pitying. She also tried not to hate Kensington Tate for causing her to work nearly the whole holiday on that stupid set of slides... but she didn't try all that hard.
Kensington had gone to Hal and asked if she could write the presentation, keeping Katie out of the loop altogether, with nary even the customary email. Hal, Kensington had reasoned, outranked Katie, and why go to the subordinate when you can talk to the boss directly? While Hal and his peers found this profoundly amusing, Katie objected to being treated like this on principle, and coworkers who ticked her off this way automatically got their Power Point slides downgraded. Kensington would get several strategically embarrassing typos to teach the little wench some humility.
She needed something to cheer her up and, as always, her kids did the trick; by the time she pulled into the driveway she felt much better, but there was still something missing. Colin would take care of that later tonight, she hoped. God knew she needed a man around for that, if nothing else...
* * *
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of Xbox games and Dora the Explorer toys dancing in their heads. Katie got halfway down the steps, then thought better of the idea, returning to lock the door to the kids' hallway. She didn't want any interruptions. Not tonight.
She made her way into the guest bathroom downstairs, where she kept an extra set of toiletries for nights when it just seemed too much of a pain in the butt to climb the steps and get into bed.
And for nights when you didn't want the kids to hear you sobbing yourself to sleep a more honest voice inside her said. Damn you, Kevin, damn you and your stupid toy planes... She stopped herself from going farther, either into melancholy or bitterness; the last thing she needed was to head down either path tonight. Tonight was for her and Colin. Tonight was for starting anew.
She'd been dating Colin a couple of months already. Although the kids knew he was "mommy's friend", they didn't know that it went a bit farther than that. And they didn't need to-- not yet, anyway. Right now what they had was playful romps in the hay, but lately Katie had started to feel something else stirring within her, something that terrified her with its implications, and something she'd struggled to stifle. Colin was a good guy, if a bit on the casual side, but Katie was starting to convince herself that maybe, just maybe, he might be a good dad for her kids, someday, if he could just get serious about her. There was sometimes trouble between them about that sort of thing...
Well, she thought as she sat down in front of the makeup mirror in the downstairs bathroom, tonight I'll make sure to show him just how serious I am about him. She opened a drawer under the sink and retrieved a bundle of flimsy but expensive material, and held it out in front of her with a dirty little smirk before beginning to put it on.
First the white satin bra and garter belt were upon her, then she drew the nude, silken stockings up her thighs. She smoothed the wrinkles, then attached the hose to the garter tabs, one by one. Colin was a leg man, she knew, and the stockings would ensure that he was at his most... powerful... tonight. The thong was the final touch, and it felt so amusingly wrong to have it on over the garter belt instead of under. That had been a request of his months ago (The better to eat you with, my dear! he'd leered), and she'd mock-frowned at his vulgarity and put up a token resistance. A little. But she was pretty sure by now she knew what pushed his buttons, and how hard, and she fully intended to use that knowledge tonight.
She stood up and looked at herself in the full-length near the bed. Her hips were too wide, her butt too large, and her breasts too small (in short: she was phenomenal-looking, but had seen far too many airbrushed Cosmo's to believe this), but she was as sexy as she could make herself, and even she had to admit the effect of the lingerie on her figure was pleasing. She sat down once more to touch-up her makeup, and then slipped on the high-heeled slippers and the diaphanous silk parody of a robe before heading back out to the living room.
She went to the kitchen, trying unsuccessfully to mute the clop-clop-clop of her heels on the tile floor, grabbed some ice out of the freezer, and placed it in the wine bucket she hadn't used in... she didn't even want to think about how long. The chardonnay was in the fridge, and she gathered it along with the rest and clopped her way back to the couch in front of the fireplace.
Arraying herself in what she hoped was a seductive manner, she laid back and relaxed, checking the clock on the wall. It was about to strike ten-- she'd finished just in time. Come on, Colin! Ready, waiting, and oh-so-willing!
It wasn't until 10:20 that she got worried, and by 10:30 she'd transitioned to annoyed. By 10:40 she was back to worried again, as Colin being late reminded her of the night Kevin had been late, and she was about to start thinking hard about that when her cell phone rang.
Darn it, she thought, tripping twice on the heels in her rush to get the phone out of her purse in the dining room, this had better be good, Colin...
"Hey, kitten." His voice was vaguely apologetic. "I'm sorry, I fell asleep in front of the TV. They had this reality show on about what's her name, the one with the enormous boobs...? Oh, anyway, can we take a rain check on tonight? I'm exhausted from work, and all the traffic on the way home, and it's already going on eleven at this point..."
"But, Colin... It's Christmas Eve. Surely you don't want to be alone tonight?"
"No, I sure don't. Why don't you come over here, then? I'll make it worth your while..." He trailed off, his meaning clear.
"Colin, you know I can't. The kids."
"You can't leave 'em alone, just to sleep? It's only a mile and a half away."
"They're three and six! Of course I can't leave them alone!"
"Yeah, I guess not. Well, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have fallen asleep, I know, and I wanted to see you this evening, too."
"Yeah, I know." She toyed with telling him what she was wearing, how she was feeling, putting the pressure on... then imagined him zonked in front of a Paris Hilton marathon while she dolled herself up for him, and right then and there decided he wasn't worthy. "Good night, Colin."
"Hey, we'll get together tomorrow or something, okay?"
"Or something. 'Night." Jerk.
She threw the cell phone across the room and bit back tears. No, she insisted. No more crying. Not over the likes of him. I've had enough crying.
Then she yanked the cork from the bottle and started drinking until the room began to glow around the edges.
"Sonofabitch," she commented, to no one in particular. "And here I am, all dressed up and no one to blow. Well, it's you who are missing out, Mr. Colin Germa-- Germanes-- oh, fuck it. Your name's not worth the effort either. I am, I'll have you know, a damn sexy woman. I am hot. A hottie." Then why doesn't he want me? a small voice inside her asked, but she shut that snivelly little girl up real quick. "I don't need Colin. I have enough sexy for two people, right here in these panties." She indicated this by putting her hand inside and patting herself there, and it was then that she realized how much she had been looking forward to tonight, and how much she was still in need of... comfort.
With a sigh, she put down the wine glass and started in on what was all too often her most pleasurable sexual outlet in these past years. With her left hand she lightly massaged her outer lips, teasing herself in preparation for more activity later; she bit her lip unconsciously as her right hand moved the cups of her bra aside and replaced them with her palm. Pressing the nipples between her middle and ring finger, she felt the heat in her nether regions spike and was pleased to access it fully with her well-manicured hand. Alternating tingles from her breasts and the pressure she was applying with her palm on her clitoris made her thong dampen considerably, and the rhythmic thrusting she performed with the two fingers she stuffed inside herself brought her exciting inner pleasure. She held onto it as long as she could, postponing the final act, but when she could stand it no longer she directly tweaked her pearl with a back-and-forth motion which made her world shift and spin in violent oblivion.
Kevin, I miss you... she thought distantly as she relaxed into dreams.
* * *
The guy in red and white accessed his database feed to figure out who was next.
James Paul Goxxi... ah, yes. James had prayed to God for a new bike, keeping Nicholas out of the loop altogether, with nary even the customary note. God, James had reasoned, outranked Santa, and why go to the subordinate when you can talk to the Boss directly? While the Father and the Son both found this profoundly amusing, Nick objected to being treated like this on principle, and kids who pissed him off this way automatically got their presents downgraded. James would get a scooter to teach the little sprat some humility.
He tweaked a device on his belt, thereby ensuring little James's parents would think they had bought the gift themselves, and even implanting them with fuzzy memories of annoying shopping trips in order to obtain it. Nicholas silently bemoaned this necessity in an age which no longer, it seemed, believed in miracles, but shook himself loose of these thoughts and moved on. He still had a big night ahead of him, but the temporal distortion device ensured he would be able to hit every required house in the allotted time. Christians get all the cool toys, he reflected, knocking the clock back ten minutes or so to give him time to get next door, but the saints get the cream of the crop. The laity wouldn't get their hands on tech like this until the Church of Christ, Engineer was established in the latter half of the century, and that wouldn't happen until the prayer in the schools amendment was approved in '46...
Next in line was Billy and Susie Merchant. He hit the chimney, and started dropping. Hmmm... the database query indicated their father had died in a small place crash a couple of years ago. The kids were less impacted by this than the average because, despite their family tragedy, their mother was remarkably good at juggling the modern-day responsibilities of a working mother and still finding the time to spend nurturing them in countless minor but critical ways. Nice. Mom was doing so well that the "post-trauma" coefficient had been dropped to 1.002 on their gift allocation-- barely above "untraumatized" on the scale. Nicholas admired that kind of self-sufficiency, and made sure to make a note in his Yearly that the woman should be given extra consideration by his colleagues in their annual review of--
He stopped short in his crawl from the fireplace in order to give Katie Merchant "extra consideration".
Sprawled across the couch in slumber, Billy and Susie's mom made quite a sight. Her silk robe had parted around her generous bosom, and her breasts had fallen (been removed?) from the cups of her brassiere, her pink nipples exposed to the firelight. A wayward expanse of thigh, coated in a mist of thin nylon, made its way out the slit in her robe, and the high-heeled slipper at the end of the limb implied she had been going for the Victoria's Secret Catalog look instead of the comfy-toes-during-a-run-downstairs-for-coffee style. Not that Nick had to think too hard about her intentions, though; the translucent silk she wore revealed that she'd not bothered to remove her hand from her panties as she'd fallen asleep.
It was hardly uncommon for Nick to encounter adults at this time of night-- even conscious ones; it was the twenty-first century, after all, not the thirteenth. He'd seen more bizarre stuff in his years than he could recall, and he wished he'd had one of these modern camcorders back during the Victorian era just to prove to the elves that old Santa hadn't been drinking too much 'nog when he told these stories at parties. So this scene wasn't exactly shocking. Somehow, however, the sight of this beauty enticed him as few did. Maybe it was the loneliness of the self-pleasuring act itself. Perhaps it was the empty wine bottle in a bucket's half-melted slurry on the floor, or even the end table nearby which told the rest of the story: two glasses, one used. It was at once charming and sad, but even aside from the emotional reaction, Nicholas had to admit, it was pretty damned arousing.
Tossing his bag aside, Saint Nick removed his mittens, eager to warm his hands on this woman's flesh. What were the naughty boys calling them these days? Moms I'd Like to Fuck?
The belt device was useful for more than memory alteration; in the event that someone was still awake during Nick's romps around the tree, he could use it to knock them out temporarily. In this case, since she was already asleep, he just dialed it in on a minimal setting to keep her that way. Closing in, he placed his chilled palms on her tits and watched the nipples awaken.
Aside from the obvious ethical issues with taking Katie's pussy while she was drunk and asleep, Nicholas didn't experience much guilt to ruin the moment; Mrs. Claus ignored his once-a-year dalliances with random trollops across the globe, and in turn Nick pretended not to notice her weird elf-fetish during the rest of the year. It all worked out, and since there was absolutely no way his saintly spunk could impregnate this fine lady... well, who exactly was being harmed in all of this? He parted her thighs with a majesty befitting their perfect shape, and slid the thong aside to view the glory within, her hand still caught in the panties' band. Ah... now this was beauty. He brushed his lips, lively and quickly over her outer lips, and slurped his tongue inside for a taste of her. Yes, she'd been a bad, bad girl earlier this evening.
He dropped his red fur trousers and got busy with fucking her. While not overly-endowed as far as saints went (the Biblical stories of how Simon had gotten the nickname "Peter" were somewhat edited) he did all right, and Mrs. Claus had never complained. Of course, thinking of seeing her going down on Winkie that one time lent a little less ardor to his performance tonight, so he put that sort of thought out of his mind for the moment and concentrated on the look of Katie, the smell of her somnolescent arousal, and the heaviness of her breathing as she accepted him, all of him, into her warm, wet space, and in a wonderful dream thrust her hips up to meet his...
And woke up.
He was in the midst of his climax, so it was tens of seconds before he could dampen her sleepy bewilderment into unconsciousness by grabbing his pants and fumbling with his belt to dial the device's sleep feature to "maximum".
Damn. Damn damn damn.
That had been a close one; what if she had cried out and woken up the children, or the neighbors? The memory device didn't actually edit the brain, it just sort of left blurry impressions that something had or had not happened. And having the kids humming a hip new tune, I Saw Mommy Fucking Santa Claus, would not play well at the All-Saints Consortium in June... While it might not undo all of Katie's excellent mothering, therapy would doubtless have been required. Eesh.
He drew open his trousers, and threw them up his ass. Snapped his belt closed and pondered how to play with her head to minimize the damage, or at least...
Nicholas grinned. He got an awful idea. The saint got a wonderful, awful idea... He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work.
* * *
Katie awoke with a funny head and an urge to pee. She kicked off her ridiculous slippers and tromped into the bathroom. While she did her business, she laughed out loud at the dream she'd been having. Well, at least he's a man who knows the meaning of hard work, responsibility, and most of all punctuality. And the beard was kind of tickly, in a nice way.
She chuckled again as she flushed the toilet, then removed her unmentionables and slid into something more matronly. She almost forgot to unlock the upstairs door before she crashed on the guest room bed.
She giggled to herself once more as she remembered his cheery laughter, and then dropped back down into the wine and exhaustion, knowing she would have to be awake again in a matter of hours. Her dreams started with a perverse take on an old favorite...
Santa Claus is coming
It only got weirder from there.
* * *
The car ride to her brother-in-law's house for the traditional Christmas day feast with the relatives was as loud as could be expected; Susie's newest dolly was chatting with one of the old dolls (instructing it on its ABCs, which evidently contained a brand new letter, "Blue"), while Billy's Killer Space Charger clicked and beeped and shouted "Kill! Kill! Kill!". Her only refuge was the classical music station, but she couldn't hear it over the ruckus, so she shushed the kids and turned the radio to something with lyrics. The local soft-rock station had an "all holiday music" motif going on this time of year, so she tried that. Billy obliged by putting aside the murderous robot and singing along, louder than the broadcast itself, with unpleasant results:
Cum, he told me
cum cum ca-cum cum.
A stiff hard cock to suck
cum cum ca-cum cum.
Katie was horrified and almost slammed into the Honda in front of her. She muted the radio.
"What did you just say, Billy?"
"Pa rum pa pum pum?"
"A newborn king to see?" The height of innocence. Susie's dolls were still arguing.
Katie narrowed her eyes at him, but she decided to let it go for now. After a minute or so, she moved the volume up again. Billy obliged by adding his voice again, this time more cautiously.
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
just like the ones I used to know.
Where the cunt-lips glisten--
Amidst her shrieks, Katie pulled the car to the side of the road. The radio was off, now, and would stay off. Susie's dolls stopped arguing.
"Where in the world did you learn such language, young man?"
Billy looked mystified. "Uh..."
My god, she thought, I figured it wouldn't be this bad until age nine, at least. Unless... He couldn't have!
"Did Colin teach you that? When you went out for your 'boys' day' last week?" My baby boy!
Billy was becoming terrified at his mother's emerging hysteria, and was on the verge of tears. "No, mom, it was in music class at school. Everyone was singing it."
Uh huh. She didn't believe that for an instant. This was Colin's doing-- this was just like him. Him and his rap music and his Camaro and his Pam Anderson. Bastard! Well, she had him on speed dial...
"Katie! Sweetheart, I'm so sorry about last--"
"Skip it, you jerk. Billy just told me about the little songs you've been teaching him. You disgusting pig! He's six years old!"
"Six and a half, mom!"
"Stay out of this, Billy!"
"Kate, what the fuck are you talking about!"
"That's exactly the sort of language I don't want you teaching Billy, you son of a... you... freak! Don't you ever, ever call me again!" She pushed several buttons at once on her cell phone, one of which probably hung up on him. Her head was in her hands for several moments before Susie asked her if she was okay.
"Yes, dear, I'm fine. We're just not going to see my friend Colin anymore because he was teaching Billy naughty things. Billy," she added, turning to face him directly, "it's not your fault, but please, please, don't sing any other songs or use any other words Colin taught you, okay? He's not a very nice man."
"Thank you, sweetie. Thank you." She took another breath, then blew both of the kids kisses and started edging the car back into traffic again. She felt oddly relieved by the whole ordeal, and confident of the future. And with her newfound confidence she felt, as she sometimes did, even a little bit aroused. The foul lyrics of the songs, troubling as they were coming out of Billy's lips, had left her with a bit of an edge she'd have to work off tonight when the kids were sleeping.
Billy had no clue what had come over his mother, but he was glad he wouldn't have to spend time with that stupid Colin anymore, so he didn't want to argue with her. He smiled and pushed the button on the Space Charger again.
"Kill! Kill! Kill!"
It wasn't until the following October that Katie gave the incident another thought.
* * *
Halloween had not even passed yet and already Costco had mechanical reindeer for sale, sprinkled with miniature lights and stooping to eat nonexistent grass. It never failed to amaze Katie how the Christmas season migrated forward in the year. Soon they would be selling Nativity displays during Back to School sales, she felt certain.
At any rate, even here in Michigan snowfall was a month away except in the humongous snow globe sitting on the top shelf, wedged between the leftover six-person tents and the reasonably priced backyard jungle-gym. The kids were in the next aisle, digging through the children's DVDs and snagging a few to try and surreptitiously sneak into the cart, but Katie stood and looked at the snow globe. Inside, a Frosty-wannabe smiled down on her while a cute little house in the background was invaded by a red-coated marauder with a getaway sleigh parked up top. She stared at the scene for several moments, imagining the snowflakes alighting on her breasts, nipples stiffening with their chill... and suddenly, even the snowman's carrot nose was starting to look pretty good to her.
She shook herself out of this reverie, trying to remember how long it had been since she'd been with a man. Not since Colin, and that was before Christmas last year. But work had been busy, the kids had needed her, and there wasn't much time or opportunity to meet men of any other kind than the random, useless sort. She sighed, then turned and removed Disney Princesses Save The World II from the cart and kept moving.
She couldn't stop thinking about Christmas, though, after that light taste in the store, and when the kids were in the back yard playing she put in her favorite holiday CD, An Old-Fashioned Christmas. Why was it, she wondered, that the 1950s and 60s generated so many good Christmas tunes?
Eartha Kitt's sultry voice came out of her speakers and Katie began to do a cute little dance around the room:
just slip a finger under my thong.
Been an awful bad girl
so plunge into my chimney tonight.
Katie stopped short. What the hell is this, the Madonna version? She checked the CD case, and even pulled the disk out of the player to check the cover. Totally legitimate. Shaking her head, she put the disk back in and fast forwarded to track four.
Up on the housetop, reindeer's paws
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down in your pussy he'll put some toys,
don't wake the little ones with your noise!
Ho, ho, ho
who wouldn't blow?
Ho, ho, ho
who wouldn't blow...
Up on the housetop, (clit clit clit)
Down on the bed when he's in your slit.
Her eyes bulged. She tried another disk, a Mannheim Steamroller of some flavor or other.
Veni, veni, Emmanuel!
Veni in my mouth, on my tits as well.
She made an exasperated noise. That was a fucking hymn! I mean... sorry, God... a gosh darn hymn. What the hell was going on?
She was confused. And frantic.
And hornier than she'd been in years.
She tried disk after disk, and it seemed only the Christmas tunes had been affected; all of her Amy Grant CDs were fine except the Christmas ones, where she sweetly informed listeners
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
When the guys all have hard-ons and girls say "Beg pardon,
there's cum in my ear."
It's the most wonderful time of the year...
Then memories of last year's car ride crashed into her and she recalled Billy's look of confusion when she'd hollered at him for singing those naughty lyrics. When she'd asked him what he'd said, he'd repeated the proper lyrics... was it just her? Her own head, messing with the lyrics of Christmas tunes, making them outrageously disgusting (and hot, admit it!) (disgusting! well, yes, okay, hot...). What in the world did that say about her sanity, her piety... her very suitability as a mother? Should she call Doctor Blaise and make an appointment?
No. Something else was going on. Susie chose that moment to come in. "I have to go potty," she chimed.
"Just a second, honey. Can you sing Jingle Bells for me right now?"
Susie's eyebrows furrowed, and she giggled. "Okay."
Dashing through my lips
in a bed shaped like a sleigh
in and out he slips
thrusting all the way...
Katie winced and stopped her in the middle of "ha ha ha". "Okay, honey, now could you say those words again for mommy?"
"Okay. 'Dashing through my lips--'"
"No, dear, don't sing them, say them."
"Okay." Her singsong became a chant. "Dash-ing-through-the-snow, in-a--" She stopped and looked bemused.
"What is it, dear? Did the words sound different to you, too, when you said them instead of sang them?"
"Then why did you stop?"
She looked a bit bashful. "Mommy, I had a accident."
* * *
Doctor Blaise couldn't get her in to see him until January because he was booked solid through the end of the year. "Holidays really bring out the nuttiness in people," his receptionist commented, chuckling. Katie did not punch her.
As the weeks went on, she was able to mostly avoid the music. (With the exception of her own furtive little listening sessions late at night when the kids had crashed and previews of Cinemax's late night offerings made her a little edgy.) But post-Thanksgiving it became nearly impossible to fend the stuff off.
It was like living life with a filthy, relentless, less talented "Weird Al" Yankovic who would not shut up. If Weird Al made you horny every time you heard his music, that is. Because that was certainly what was happening every time she heard a Christmas carol of any stripe.
More modern ditties were not immune, as Katie had discovered when the "Band-Aid" song Do They Know It's Christmas? came on and even queer-as-a-three-dollar-bill Boy George urged her to
... throw your legs around the world
Of course, being in the car at the time, she'd had the luxury of being able to hike up her skirt and massage her clit at a red light, but the car behind her had spoiled her almost-orgasm by laying on the horn as she missed the green light. She'd returned one cunt-steamed hand to the wheel, but couldn't stop pumping herself with the other, despite the rather awkward positioning. When Bono had wailed
... well, tonight thank God it's them
inside of you!
while still somehow making it sound socially relevant, she'd swerved a second before the antilock took hold; involuntarily curling toes on the brake pedal spelled trouble in any weather, but with the dirt-blackened slush inches deep on the road, she risked life and limb in her continued efforts to fuck herself. She had shut off the radio again in self-preservation.
Work was a nightmare, alternating between sopping panties at her desk and trips to the ladies' room in order to "take the edge off" (and perhaps to wipe up a bit). She'd gone to her boss early on to ask that the Christmas songs not be played over the sound system.
Tiny tarts with their thighs all askew
will find it hard to sleep tonight.
"Hal, don't you think the Christmas music is a little... well, it might be offensive to people who don't have Christian beliefs."
"You know, I wondered that myself. Brought it up to Old Man Scoggins, in fact, at executive staff."
"Yeah, I won't be doing that again. He yelled at me. Said that all this newfangled politically correct nonsense can kiss his ass. That it's his company and he'd be damned if he let some lawyers tell him what kind of music he can and can't play in the office, and fuck 'em if they don't like it." He realized what he'd just said. "Um... sorry. That was a quote, you know, not me talking, and I-- Well, anyway, it's kind of out of my hands."
"But I'm trying to do a little bit, anyway, to make it all more inclusive." He looked proud of himself. "I've snuck a couple of Hanukkah songs into the mix. And even some hip-hop."
"You know, for Kwanzaa."
* * *
She skipped church the last several weeks before the holiday, as the choirs were in attendance and being appropriately seasonal:
Don't rest, ye merry gentlemen,
until you suck my tits!
Then make your way between my legs
to tongue my needy clit.
When I've come twice I'd find it nice
if you would fill my slit.
O tidings of cunt, porn, and toys
(cum from my boys!)
O tidings of cunt, porn, and toys.
and it gave her the wiggins to have her head filled with... well, having herself filled while Pastor Salem looked on. And sometimes participated, in her imagination, despite his age and marital status. After a resounding chorus of
Joy to the world!
The whore has cum.
had her hand snaking involuntarily down her tummy, she vowed to stay away until after New Year's Day. The kids would be okay if they missed a couple of Sunday school classes-- far better off than if their mother was publicly ostracized for masturbating in the pews.
Evading church was one thing, but there was no way to avoid shopping, and though the mall was the one place on earth she most wanted to avoid, she had little choice but to make the pilgrimage during her lunch hours, though she postponed it to the last week possible.
The first day, as she'd passed the "Santa's Palace" display with its excessively long queue of mommies and three-year-olds, she had only a little trouble resisting the urge to go inside and sit on the bearded man's lap. By the third day, she found herself in line instead of in a toy store, and forty-five minutes later had stepped into the man's presence. "Ho, ho, ho!" he said, glancing about for the requisite child. "Now, who's going to sit on my lap today, young lady?"
"Um... I am?" she replied, flushed with embarrassment and not a little lust.
"Er... I suppose. Um..."
She took the opportunity before he could change his mind. Or before she could. In an instant, she was resting her pert derriere on his red mock-fur pants.
"Now, uh... what would you like for Christmas, my dear?"
"I think you know what I'd like," she heard herself saying, as if from a long way away.
"Is that... is that so?"
"Yes. In fact, I think I can feel it on my ass right now." She ground her butt down on the growing bulge in his pants and looked him straight in the eye. "So what'll it be, Santa? Care to make my day be merry and bright?"
"I... but, there are children here." His voice dropped several decibels but went up an octave. "Lady, I can't do this. I need this job. And my wife... well, anyway, I need this job. Maybe you can come back in a couple of hours, when I'm on break?"
It wasn't the same, now, with him out of character, and Katie shook herself loose from the hold her body had placed on her. "I... I'm sorry. I have to go."
"My break starts at---" He looked around at the expectant child next in line. "I mean, er, Rudolph needs to be fed at two-thirty. Perhaps you can be a good little elf and help me?"
But she was already gone, on her way to a snatch-fingering appointment in the women's rest room, and then back to work.
The following day she'd repeated the drill, this time straddling his lap instead of sitting on it, whispering in his ear that she wasn't wearing any panties under her dress, and couldn't he please give her a present? Unfortunately, she'd been overheard by the mother next in line, who began screeching and otherwise making a fuss, and she'd fled once more. This time she was so agitated and flustered she even didn't even stop to wash her hands afterward, and smelled of cunt all afternoon. Somehow, that was even better.
The next day, she had worked herself into a dripping, stinking frenzy, but before she could even get in line, two gentlemen in suit coats and ties approached her. "Ma'am, can we have a talk?"
"Not right now." They stood in her way. "You don't understand, I have some... shopping to do."
"This is the line to see Santa Claus, ma'am." He waited an instant, but she didn't object. "Please come with us."
She followed the men, gazing back wistfully at the Palace, and sighed.
In the privacy of a the mall back office, at the urging of the background Muzak version of "Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella" (which her slutty little cuntbrain filled in with the "proper" lyrics)
Bring me off, you and that other fella'
bring me off with your fingers and tongues...
she offered to blow them both if they would ignore her little altercations with Saint Nick's doppleganger. One of the pair seemed up for it-- even when she asked that he wear a red-and-white fuzzy hat (the thought of which made her shiver deliciously)-- but the other was a complete spoilsport and reminded him about his girlfriend. She had been indignant about how they treated customers, and even made noises about how much money they would miss out on when she told all her friends not to shop here, but in the end, they had kicked her out of the mall and in very polite and apologetic terms asked that she not return. Until next year, at the very least.
Somehow, she did get her shopping done in smaller, family owned stores, though it cost her a bit more in both price and gasoline. And she tried in vain to find a Salvation Army Santa, hoping that he would prove more amenable to her offerings, but though SA Clauses were ubiquitous in every normal year, for some reason she couldn't find one. And wasn't that just like a man? Always lurking about, swinging his thick juicy... um, bell... around until you actually needed him. Then: nowhere to be found!
And, oh, how she needed him! She needed him in her chimney something awful.
* * *
"An entire sleigh on your front lawn?" The idea was immensely hot to her
(Just hear those sleigh bells jingling
Come on my face together
then put on all your leather: let's screw!)
but she suppressed her excitement. She was at work, after all, even though most of her coworkers had slowly trickled out over the last hour or so to get an early start on the holiday traffic.
"Yeah, we bought it last summer at Bronner's in Frankenmuth."
"Last summer? What kind of shop sells Santa sleighs in summertime?"
Whitney giggled. "I know! It's a huge Christmas store that's open like three hundred sixty-odd days a year."
Katie imagined what it would be like to live in a place that was Christmas all year round. I might have to move to Frankenmuth, she murmured.
Giddy-yap giddy-yap giddy-yap it's great
this pussy I ate.
She's riding me long with a dong
while the twins and you masturbate!
That was the moment Kensington chose to show up in her cubicle, blathering on about something she wanted done. She was wearing her typical power-suit, supplemented with a Santa hat to add a touch of whimsy. Even Katie had to admit it was rather fetching.
She made her goodbyes to Whitney and hung up the phone as over the office P.A. system, the next song started:
Have yourself a merry little clitoris:
Kensington is gay.
Grab her by the hair and force her to obey.
and though Katie really wasn't into girls, something about being pleasured by the mouth of Kensington Tate, bitch-bane of her existence, was putting her in serious danger of leaving a puddle in her chair.
"Hmmm?" she replied, having not really been listening to the other woman but instead wondering what her tits looked like.
"I said I need it done before the end of the year because the conference is January 3rd, and I want to make sure I have time to proofread it this time."
Katie grabbed her coat and her keys and retorted, "I'll do it after New Year's."
The blonde's smile was icy. "I don't consider that acceptable, and I'll go to Hal."
"Kensington," she sighed, "you can feel free to go straight to hell," and drawled the last word enough that she could later claim she'd said "Hal". Plausible deniability.
Through the night she will seduce your pussy
if you will allow.
Hang an "I'm a slut!" sign on that stupid cow!
That had her nipples stiff and was giggle-making, but not very practical. However, there was something the illustrious Miss Tate could provide her with which would give her joy...
She stood up, purse in hand, and made a mock-kissing sound at the woman. "You're under the mistletoe," she lied in explanation, and when Kensington looked up to see if it was true, Katie plucked the hat from her head and walked away.
Ignoring Kensington's indignant "Hey!" and placing the bitch's hat on her own head, she strutted out of the office to the unabashed laughter of her colleagues, the closing lyric on her lips, hoping no one heard her singing about having her merry little clitoris, now.
* * *
This year's trip to the guest bathroom to get dolled up was a mirror image of last year: the same, but with some element of reversal. Every minor action, from slipping on her bra to applying her eyeliner, was done with a sensuous delicacy. Even smoothing the wrinkles in her stockings was performed with relish, savoring every last ripple and pulling the sheen taut on her thighs. Last year, while putting stuff on for that idiot Colin, her movements had been entirely mechanical and meaningless; now the feeling of her own body beneath her hands was causing her to juice in excited response. Her panties would be ruined by night's end, she felt certain.
There were other differences, too: she'd complemented this year's outfit with matching elbow-length gloves, for instance. The main shift, however, had been in her choice of color: this time, every silken inch of her lingerie was a shimmering black. And no slippers, now, however sexy; no, this year the fuck-me pumps came out of the closet, glossy and sleek, elevating her ass in that way she knew men drooled about. She avoided looking in the full-length mirror: it was all she could do to keep from lying back on the bed and fucking herself with her hands, and she still had some minor preparations before it was time. She pranced into the living room with a swing in her hips.
There was a large silver plate on the coffee table, and it contained nothing more than some cloth napkins arrayed on the bottom. No sense being chilly.
A pity I'm not still nursing Susie, she thought briefly. Then there'd be some milk to go along with my... cookie. She shifted the plate on the coffee table and filled it with her ass. The clock was millimeters from midnight. Andy Williams' voice filled her head, his smooth baritone twisted into the profane:
It's the holiday season...
So whoop-dee-do, and hickory dock
and don't forget
to swallow his cock
'cause just exactly at twelve o'clock
there'll be coming on your chin, leaked down...
That was enough right there; with three yanks and a ripping sound (she'd known the panties wouldn't last long!), her bare and glistening sex offered itself on the platter to all comers, but to one especially...
He'll have a big fat sack
with balls, it's packed
with lots of goodies for you to receive
so leave a peppermint stick
for Claus to lick
hanging out of your pussy...
But before she could follow The Bad Andy's advice, she heard a noise up on the rooftop (Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn't blow?), and a whoosh of cold air turned the blazing fire into a stark, cold box. A laugh-- deep, rolling, and merry-- accompanied the black boots down the fireplace flue, and seconds later the rest of his form was revealed. She barely had time to put Kensington's hat on before he looked up at her.
Katie laughed when she saw him, in spite of herself, no doubt because of his shocked-but-pleased expression. "Merry Christmas," he somewhat-less-than-boomed.
"Happy Hanukkah. Do you have a present for me?"
The quirk of his white beard was the only evidence of the grin beneath. "You're not on my list."
"Not at all? But I've been so very naughty..." She increased the spread of her legs, leaning forward to run her gloved hands slowly and deliberately up her stockings.
"Naughty, eh? Maybe I have a lump of coal in here to give you."
"You have a lump of something, I'm sure." Her eyes flashed at him, and her satin-coated fingers spread her nether lips toward him. "Does that mean you won't give me a present?"
"I think you're mistaken. You have earned a present. I think you're nice."
"Very, very nice."
"You say the sweetest things. Now fuck me, you jolly old elf."
Nothing remotely resembled a bowl full of jelly: Santa'd been using the elliptical. Though something definitely shook when he laughed. Shook and pulsed and pounded. And he laughed a lot.
In the meadow we can have an orgy
and commence seducing Parson Brown.
He'll say that he's married; we'll say, "So, man?
Your wife can lick my ass while you go down."
Later on, we'll perspire
as we screw by the fire.
How horny we stayed
until we got laid!
Fucking in a winter wonderland.
* * *
Shredded slag of the gift-opening carnage littered the floor as Billy and Susie sorted their loot. Katie watched from the kitchen table, sipping her morning coffee in amusement. It wasn't until the spoils became less exciting and hunger for breakfast took hold that the children even remembered she was in the room, but eventually they joined her at the table for a bowl of Rice Krispies (in a red, white, and green Special Holiday Edition box, of course).
"Mommy," inquired Susie, "what did Santa get you this Christmas?"
Biting back chuckles, which only made the pleasant aches in her lower regions throb some more, Katie replied sincerely, "Santa gave me some good old-fashioned Christmas spirit.
"I can't wait 'til next year."