Reindeer Secrets

When Ms. Claus came into my office, she found me with my head in my hands and my elbows on my desk. “Is something bothering you dear?” I slowly looked up while keeping my hands on my face. “Yes!” “Well how can I help?” “I’m not sure you can.” Leaning back in my chair, I …


Spotting Santa

The campground had settled down for the night as Ms. Claus and I roasted marshmallows over an open fire. “Santa, I love living at the North Pole, but the beauty of the trees, the different wildlife and the blue skies in this area are a feast for the eyes,” Anya began while putting together her …


International Games

“Fantastic! What an opening,” I yelled when the final whistle blew over the television. “Both were delightful games to watch, especially since the host countries, Australia and New Zealand, won!” Ms. Claus clapped her hands and danced around the room. “World Cup games are so exciting.” “This time the Women’s World Cup has been expanded …


Broccoli Cookies

Gaucho, one of my reindeer herders, had finished his lunch, when Hanna came by with a platter of cookies. “Would you like to try these?” “Of course. I couldn’t be a North Pole Elf if I didn’t like cookies,” he responded and took one from the platter. “These look a bit different. What’s the green …


Nosing Around

Ms. Claus and I were out for a stroll in the new fallen snow, when we heard a loud roar. “That sounded like a scared polar bear!” “What could possibly scare a Polar Bear?” asked Anya. As soon as Ms. Claus finished her question, Polar Pete came running around a big mound of snow. Stopping …


Making New Friends

Ms. Claus and I were about to sit down for lunch in the dining hall when she nudged me. “Who is that little elf sitting all by herself in the corner?” “That’s Candice. She just arrived the other day to start school at Elf University.” “She looks sad. Has Candice made any friends here yet?” …


North Pole 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 …


Playing Outside

“Gotcha Lyra,” shouted Highstep as he tagged his friend and took off running. “Let’s see what speed you have. Try and get me.” “With Summer approaching in the Arctic, who wouldn’t want to be outside?” Anya began as the two of us watched the elves running and playing games. “There are so many things to …


Mother’s Day

A soft kiss on my forehead woke me up. “What are you doing up so early?” “It’s Mother’s Day, and I decided to do some of the work for the elves who are mothers so they can enjoy their day. I’m starting in the kitchen and giving Blanch the day off.” “That’s so you!” Standing …


Polar Pete’s New Friend

After lunch Ms. Claus and I exited Christmas Village and headed up a small hill to the West. As we reached the top, Anya gave me a nudge. “Look Santa, there’s Nippy and Pete.” Trudging toward our North Pole friends, Anya frowned. “Why are they talking to that snow pile between them?” “Hmm?! It just …


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