Lego Contest

The dining room was buzzing with talk about the contest. Since the first of the year, the elves had been behind closed doors, designing and building something special from Legos. “I think the elves are more excited about the Lego parade than they were for Christmas,” Anya teased. “I don’t think so! Christmas IS the …


The Lost Bear

“Santa, you need to settle down. There is nothing you can do at this point,” my wife groaned as she watched me pace back and forth. “I know, I know, but this is not like Polar Pete,” I snapped. “If this was Heddy the Yeti, I wouldn’t worry. He often travels long distances to see …


Christmas Presents

I sat in front of our fireplace after dinner and stared at the flames. Things had gone well enough for Christmas 2023, but something still bothered me. I heard Ms. Claus enter. “Thought you might like a hot cup of cocoa and a cookie for dessert,” she whispered and gave me a quick kiss on …


Delivery Problems

“What do you mean the sleigh is not ready?” I demanded. “Tomorrow is January 7th, and the children in the 18 countries who celebrate Christmas based on the Orthodox calendar are expecting me.” Sledge helplessly shrugged his shoulders and looking down at the ground replied, “Santa I do not know what happened. All my improvements …


Christmas Magic

“The Christmas letters keep on coming. We are being slammed.” Sophia, Ms. Claus’s assistant, paced and complained non-stop in front of our lunch table. Ms. Claus and I smiled and tried to calm the elf. “Sophia, you know that happens around this time every year,” Anya explained. “Remember, we only have about 23 days before …


Story Of Tinsel

Decorating our Christmas Village was in full swing when Ms. Claus and I arrived that morning. Lights were being strung on all the buildings and the trees. Stars and snowflakes were hung on light posts. Gold and silver tinsel was placed on the surrounding trees. “Beautiful job!”  I told the elves as Anya and I …


 Sleigh Day

“Here come Santa and Ms. Claus,” announced Lyra. Several elves left their tables in the dining hall and gathered at the two doorways. “What time do things get started?” Skippy asked. “Sledge will open the storage barn when Santa arrives,” Geordie responded and finished his muffin. Anya and I could hear the cheering begin as …


Harmony

I decided to surprise Ms. Claus with a visit to the Mail Room after lunch. When I entered, I found the elves huddled around my wife. “Is there a problem?” I asked. Carter, the head elf of the mail room, spoke up, “We have been discussing all the letters from children asking that their parents …


Heads Up

“Eating a chocolate chip cookie is the perfect way to begin the afternoon,” I mused and shook the crumbs from my beard as I headed towards my office door. Suddenly Patches pushed it open. Her eyes brightened when she saw me. “Glad I found you, Santa. Gotta come quick,” she panted. “Bernard needs you right …


Polar Pete’s Tail

The freshly fallen snow looked tempting, so Ms. Claus and I slipped on warm clothes and took a walk. In the distance we saw Polar Pete, one of our North Pole friends. “Hey Pete,” I yelled, as Anya and I waved. Turning, he stood on his hind legs and called out, “Santa, Ms. Claus, it’s …


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