I am very happy to see you again and to help open
a Christmas door that, until now has never been opened before.
Many Christmases have come and gone
with magic and fun in every one.
But did you know there’s a Christmas secret
that’s never been told?
Well, that’s just what Merrywinkle is about to unfold.
Now who the Dickens is Merrywinkle, you ask?
Oh, am I proud to introduce him to you at last!
I’ve known him since I was just a bit of a sprout.
Growing up, he taught me a lot of what things are about.
Yep, he talks a little funny and he’s clumsy on the ground,
but when someone needs a hand, he’s always around.
And just because he’s shorter than me doesn’t mean
that he falls short on smarts or any other thing.
He’ll tell you more about magic as you go through these pages,
and more about our family than has been known for ages.
So get yourself ready for some old-fashioned fun,
and meet my big brother,
MERRYWINKLE CLAUS OF NOGGENHORN!