Magic Beans

Ms. Claus and I sat on a bench in front of the campfire in the middle of the courtyard. The elves were singing campfire songs and making s’mores, when Dewey approached us. He was carrying a small brown cloth sack with a yellow draw string. “Can I show you something Santa?” he asked. “Why of …


Handling Krampus

Heading to my office, I knew I would have to pass the dining hall, where Doheny was making cookies. I pinched my nose as I approached the door and walked a little faster so that I couldn’t be tempted. Just as I passed the door, I stopped suddenly as I heard the conversation going on …


Repeat Day

Going over some reports on my desk, I heard a knock. When I looked up, Pete and Repeat, two of the best elves in quality control, stood at my opened door. “Can we come in?” Pete asked. “Can we come in?” Repeat duplicated. With a wave of my hand, I motioned them to enter. As …


Wiggle And Waddle Go Home

“Can you hurry? Wiggle and Waddle need your help!” I said in a nervous voice. “I am getting my bag ready so I have everything I need when we get there,” Vetter, the North Pole veterinarian, responded without looking up. Concerned, I began pacing back and forth in front of the door to the animal …


RV Camping

“Why so sad Ms. Claus?” I asked noticing Anya’s unhappy face. “Oh, nothing much Santa,” she replied after closing the door to our apartment. “I guess I’m getting tired of staying in the North Pole.” “Anya, it’s our home!” I exclaimed, shocked to hear her say that. “Let me finish,” Anya replied. “And don’t look …


Super Heroes

Highstep walked out of his office into the barn as part of his daily routine to check on the reindeer. Approaching the stalls, he saw Jonah and Sachi, both experienced elves with the reindeer, leading Olive and Clarice towards the door. “Are you getting Santa’s sleigh ready for his visit?” The two elves stopped and …


Changing Times

Grabbing another cup of cocoa, I left the empty dining hall and made my way to the meeting room. I was not looking forward to the discussion about social media. I shook my head and muttered, “Too much of that gets in the way of children having fun or parents playing with their kids. I …


Eye in the Sky

“Good morning Santa. Have a seat and I’ll get you some breakfast,” Ms. Claus said as I came into our kitchen. I gave Anya a hug and kiss. “Sorry, I don’t have time. Quinten in Research and Development promised he would have a prototype of his newest gadget to show me.” “This must be very …


Is Santa Retiring?

Standing just inside the dining hall, Lyra began searching the room.  When she caught a glimpse of Bernard at a table near the fireplace, the elf quickly made her way over to the table. “Has anyone seen Santa?” she asked. “Well hello Lyra,” Bernard responded. “What can I do for you?” Concerned, Lyra took a …


What Did You Say?

With Christmas being eight months away, it was quiet in the mailroom. As a handful of elves worked on sorting the mail, Babble was busy translating some of the letters at his desk. “Good morning,” I said as I walked up to his desk. “What a nice surprise to see you Santa,” Babble replied as …


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