VIDEO: Ho, ho, ho... Our Christmas message from Santa!

This year we thought we’d wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas in style.

So guess who we roped in to pass on our season’s greetings?... yes, none other than ‘Father Christmas’!

Ron Horniblew Christmas message

Ron Horniblew Christmas message

Bedfordshire’s Ron Horniblew has now been ‘Father Christmas’ for almost 50 years.

When he started, Santa Ron just wanted to entertain his own children but his role has since expanded. He is now one of only two Santas in England who has been authorised by Santa Claus of Greenland. This means that he is entitled to wear the official badge.

Santa Ron often helps to raise funds for charity; he attends children’s parties and sometimes even those for adults. He also visits homes for senior citizens and attends numerous church Christmas fairs.

One of his fondest memories was when he visited an orphanage in the Bahamas on Christmas Day. The children were delighted to see Santa and were so pleased that he had come to visit them. Santa Ron has also worked in retail stores and in shopping centres.

So sit back, relax and listen to Santa’s special message for Dunstable Gazette and Herald&Post readers.