Santa never disappointed me - Wee Pow

December 16, 2016
File Stone Love's CEO Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell.

St Nicholas, or Santa Claus, as he is more popularly known, is a Christmas sensation that most Jamaicans don't believe in, but when Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell was a young boy, he looked forward to Santa Claus visiting his house and fulfilling his Christmas wishes.

As the Stone Love boss reminisced on his days as a young boy, he recalled the joy he felt on Christmas morning, opening his hat and discovering the treats left by Santa.

"In my early-childhood days, I put my hat behind the door and Santa would come in the night and fill it up with gifts," he said, laughing.

"I didn't leave a list for Santa, but, surprisingly, I was always happy with what he left there. Santa normally reads my mind, and, for me, that's one of the things that stood out for me about Christmas."

Although the selector undoubtedly enjoyed Santa's gifts, these days, he is more preoccupied with ensuring he has the gift of family during the festive season.

Wee Pow told THE WEEKEND STAR that his schedule usually keeps him very busy throughout the year and doesn't allow him to spend much quality time with his loved ones. As a result, he looks forward to Christmas as he makes it his duty to be with family.

"We use Christmas for family get-togethers with friends, so I either visit my family and friends or they visit me," he explained.

"It's just all about the togetherness. The get-together, it's what makes Christmas for me because I don't really have the time for get-togethers usually, but I definitely make the time at Christmas."

He also revealed that he looks forward to the food as Jamaican families are known for going all out where Christmas dinner is concerned.

"I don't look forward to no special dish, but, traditionally, we have our sorrel, ham and all those things. I'm not much of a meat person, but the food is really good at Christmas. Maybe it is cooked with a little extra love," he said.

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