Christmas comes early for some Morris Elementary students

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Students from the Madison school district spent their afternoon at a Huntsville City school.

They gave more than a hundred and fifty stockings of Christmas cheer.

Students at Morris Elementary were counting down the minutes until Christmas break. Little did they know, Santa and his elves were coming.

"This year they went to our pre-k and our kindergarten classes with a Santa Claus and the children's face just lit up. When they saw they were getting Barbies and little cars for the boys they were so excited." said Principal Patricia Boyd.

each child also received a stuffed bear. These gifts mean a lot to parents like Tameka Holden.

"It's nice to know that we have people who care to help the kids less fortunate, Cause you never know that this could be the kids only gift for christmas so it helps out for them to go home with something," said Holden.

"Heritage Elementary fifth graders have sponsored this as well as Ready Yourself for the Future." said Anthony Graham.

Anthony Graham is a fifth grade teacher in Madison.  He came up with this idea five years ago after visiting Morris Elementary.

"We came here and made reindeer dust with the first graders. A first grader was crying saying the reindeer dust, she couldn't throw it in her front yard because Santa Claus wouldn't come to her house.  And that just broke my heart and made me realize I need to do something here.  And that's why we do what we do," said Graham.

These faces are the greatest gift to all of Santa's little helpers.

The students donated more than $10,000 worth of gifts.  Kay Jewelers, Landers McLarty and Planet Fitness in Madison were also sponsors.