Translating Letters for Santa

After finishing lunch, I headed over to the mail room. This is where elves, under the watchful eye of Ms. Claus and myself, translate the letters of children from all over the world. The mail sleighs had just returned from collecting letters, and entering the room, I heard several elves already reading them in various …


When Tempers Flare at the North Pole

Tatler walked past the stuffed animal toy shop on his way to his job in the reindeer barn, when he heard Stanley and Brixton yelling at each other. It appeared they both thought of themselves as the best at making stuffed animals, and their tempers were flaring. Thinking that Bernard, the head elf, should know …


Santa’s Summer Explorations

With the scent of the pancakes, chocolate chip and blueberry, still hanging in the air from breakfast, I walked toward the sink with my dishes and told Ms. Claus, “Anya, we need to check up on the children in Cincinnati today and I thought the Cincinnati Museum Center would be a good place to go. …


Flying High

Walking through the courtyard on the way to her job in the kitchen, Doheny passed by Lyra, who had the biggest grin on her face. “Lyra, you look especially happy today. Is it your birthday?” “No, but it sure feels like it. For some reason, I seem to be able to jump and leap higher …


Not All Candy Canes Are The Same

Bernard, distracted by the scent of the cinnamon rolls from breakfast that floated across the hall from the dining room, looked at today’s schedule. He wanted to be sure the elves were in the right place for their jobs. Slowly spinning in his big green chair and staring at the ceiling, he wondered where he …


Wiggle and Waddle meet Polar Pete

Wiggle had laid down to sleep and when he woke, he rolled onto his right side and there stood Waddle. Flippers crossed, tapping his foot, and staring right at him, he impatiently said, “It’s about time! I’ve been waiting forever for you to get up.” “I didn’t know we had to get up at a …


Santa’s Newest Friends

Having just eaten my one cookie for the day, I patted my belly, and then realized I needed some exercise. With the entire Santa Village being inside a gigantic ice cave, I decided to go outside and walk in the fresh air of the North Pole. Grabbing my warmest coat, hat, and gloves, I headed …


With a Little Help From My Friends

Sitting at my desk, intent on making sure I placed the notes about children onto the right page of my Naughty & Nice List, I nearly jumped out of my red bib overalls and hit the ceiling! It happened when the intercom on my desk rang out, “Santa, your head elf Bernard needs to see …


Stories From the North Pole

It’s pretty quiet up here at the North Pole right now. The elves are making use of the down time to go to the beach or visit their friends and family. You may even see MS Claus and myself from time to time, although we try to stay undercover when we travel in the off-season. …