Special Stuffed Animals

Walking down the hallway toward our apartment, I noticed Ms. Claus coming out with her coat. Hurrying to catch up with her, I called out, “Slow down. You know I can’t walk as fast as you.” Turning, Ms. Claus laughed. “Maybe if you ate fewer cookies and lost a little weight, you wouldn’t have that …


The Elves Egg Hunt

When the horn blew at the beginning of the hunt, I placed my arm around Ms. Claus’s shoulder. Sitting on a bench in the courtyard, we watched the mad dash of the elves as they began the hunt. “Do you think they will find all the eggs this year?” I remarked smiling. “If experience tells …


The Land of the Mystic

Looking out the window at the village, Lyra mumbled to herself, “I know there has to be a way to get there.” Sitting on a bench by the fire, she continued thinking about it. Coming into the Common Room, I noticed how sad Lyra looked, “Penny for your thoughts?” Lyra jumped. “You startled me!” she …


North Pole Vaccinations

Leaning against the kitchen counter, I was sipping my hot cocoa, when Ms. Claus came into the kitchen. “What would you like for breakfast, Santa?” “Breakfast? Did you forget what today is?” Anya stopped to think for a moment. Shrugging her shoulders, she asked, “What did I forget?” “The elves will be starting to line …


Pie Day

Finishing my breakfast of granola and yogurt, I was lost in thought about the areas I wanted to visit in the village. “What do you have planned for today?” Ms. Claus announced as she entered the room, interrupting my daydreams. “Nothing really urgent,” I responded as I pushed my chair back from the table. “As …


Nippy Falls Apart

Grabbing my coat from the candy cane rack, I heard Ms. Claus yell from the other room, “Where are you going? You haven’t had your breakfast yet.” “No time. That Space Hurricane lasted about eight hours last night, and I need to go outside to check the damage. I’m meeting Bernard and some of the …


A Surprise for Bernard

Getting ready to leave after breakfast, I smiled at Anya. “Well, my dear, is everything set?” “I think it is all under control,” Anya said with a little sarcasm in her voice. “Now you better get going and let me get things rolling.” Grabbing my hat, I gave my wife a quick kiss and headed …


The Tooth Fairy

Entering the elves’ recreation room, I looked for Bernard thinking he might be taking a break. Not seeing him, I turned to leave when I heard, “Santa can we ask you a question?” At a table in the back of the room, I noticed Rudy, Tiny, and Toto motioning for me to sit with them. …


Me And My Shadow

The bright sun shone through the kitchen window as Berrie finished her shift inspecting candy canes. Hanging up her apron for the day, she smiled knowing that soon she would be outside with her special friend. Clearing her throat for the second time, Doheny, a cookie maker, finally caught Berrie’s attention. “Like I asked before, …


The Shoemakers

Bootsie knocked on my office door. Pushing it open, he asked, “Santa do you have a few minutes?” “I always have time for my favorite bootmaker,” I said as I waved Bootsie to come in. “Who are your friends? I don’t believe I’ve seen them around the village.” As the three elves entered, Bootsie introduced …


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