Benavides – Christmas music and Santa's voice over the fire engine's loud speaker as it went to different homes to surprise children in Benavides.

On Thursday, Santa with the assistance of Benavides Police and Fire Departments arrived at several homes bearing Christmas gifts.

Thanks to some wealthy contractors in Boerne and New Braunfels, who wished to remain anonymous, approximately 40 families who may not have had a Christmas had Santa arrive early, according to Benavides Police Officer Luis Farias.

Farias was able to coordinate the first Blue Santa Program in Benavides.