Santa placed a candle on the mantle and lit it. The soft glow from it's one tiny flame brightened the room. The glow of the candle represents how people can show their thanks for the gift of God's Son that Christmas Eve long ago. Teach the children to follow in Christ's footsteps to go about doing good. Teach them to let their light so shine before people that all may see it and glorify God. This is what is symbolized when the twinkling lights shine on the tree like hundreds of bright, shining candles. Each of them representing one of God's children, their light shining for all to see.