Reindeer Scare

Entering the Dining Hall, Heart looked around the room. Spotting Santa and Ms. Claus having breakfast near the fireplace, she ran to their table. Short of breath, the elf paused and announced quickly, “Carter and Highstep need you at the mail reindeer pasture.” “Tell them I’ll be over after we finish breakfast,” I responded taking …


Elfkin Festival

“Relax Santa, everything is in order and running smoothly,” Ms. Claus said as she straightened my fur collar. “This is exciting!” “It’s been five years since the Elfkins and their parents have traveled from Korvatunturi Mountain in Lapland, Finland to visit our village in the North Pole,” I replied, watching Bernard direct his stage crew …


Double Time

Entering the Recreation Hall, I found several elves sitting around the fireplace discussing the three Back to the Future movies. “Did you enjoy them on your day off?” I inquired. While the elves shook their heads in agreement, High Step from the reindeer barn called out, “I especially liked watching the car zoom into the …


North Pole Rumor

When I entered the dining hall to have lunch, I immediately found Ms. Claus seated at a table by the fireplace. Making my way over to Anya, I heard a group of elves call out, “We love our jobs, Santa!” Spotting the crowd, I responded, “I’m glad to hear that. We always appreciate your help.” …


Toy Shortage

Sitting on the couch in my office, Ms. Claus waited patiently as I organized my files for our weekly production meeting. Hearing loud voices coming from the conference room, Anya and I gave one another a worried look. “The elves are upset over something. We better go.” “I’m ready,” Anya said and we headed into …


Random Act of Kindness

As I pushed my chair away from my desk and stood, Bernard knocked on my open door. “Do you have a few minutes, Santa?” “Is it important? Ms. Claus just called and wanted to show me something in the mailroom.” “I was going to give you some updates, but they can wait until our meeting …


Flight Interference

I guided the reindeer, Olive and Cletus, to an area just outside the Sleigh Barn, where Highstep, the elf in charge, and the sleigh manager, Sledge, were waiting for Ms. Claus and me. Once Anya’s sleigh, the Dulcet, was safely on the ground, the elves approached and Highstep asked, “How was your trip?” “Thank you …


Reindeer Games

Early in the morning, I walked towards Highstep’s office. “So, are we all set for the Reindeer Games today?” I yelled while entering the barn. Exiting his office, Highstep responded, “I think so. I know the reindeer are ready. Several of them were up most of the night practicing.” Together we strolled toward the East …


Different Strokes

Ms. Claus and I had settled in by the fireplace the other night. While enjoying a cup of Judy’s hot cocoa Anya asked, “Do you realize how much believing in one’s self can make a difference?” “You mean like the reindeer believing they can fly in order for the Red Fairy Dust to work?” “Yes, …


Workshop Improvement

Walking past the town center, Ms. Claus and I headed toward the cluster of workshops behind the village. Arriving, we marveled at the colorful patterns connecting the workplaces of the elves. “Reminds me of those water parks we have visited during the summer, doesn’t it?” I asked Ms. Claus as we sat on a bench …


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