I Think We Can

Now that things had settled down after Christmas, Ms. Claus and I were relaxing in our PJs and drinking Judy’s special dark hot cocoa. “You know Anya, I am always surprised at just how serious the elves take making toys.” “Doesn’t surprise me. You are usually busy reading all the letters and visiting with some …


New Toys

“Ready for your meeting today?” Ms. Claus asked as we walked through the mailroom. “Yes, but concerned,” I answered as my wife opened the door for me. “You see, I don’t want the elves getting the wrong impression. As much as I appreciate all the video games they make for the children, who love them, …


Christmas Movies

The stars twinkled brightly as Ms. Claus and I left the North Pole Theater. Once again with the Christmas season over, the movie house opened its doors nightly at the North Pole, offering a different movie each night for two weeks. As several elves passed by, heading for the fire ring in the town square, …


Lyra and Her Dogs

As Ms. Claus turned to shut the door to the mail room, she heard Lyra calling from the end of the hallway, “Ms. Claus, Ms. Claus…. so glad you haven’t left yet.” Finally catching up to Anya, she gasped, “I really need…. to talk to you.” “Slow down Lyra,” Ms. Claus said. “What seems to …


Sleigh 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 Deliveries

“Weller, of the three days that I deliver presents to good little boys and girls, this is the biggest! I will travel to 120 different countries tonight. What’s the weather looking like?” I asked. “Most of your night should be as smooth as it was when you made your deliveries to Belgium and The Netherlands …


The Christmas Star

Excited, Ms. Claus turned to Quentin and asked, “Are you sure the program you developed will be able to turn off all the lighting in the village?” Smiling, Quentin nodded.  “How many times are you going to ask me the same question? After all, when have my skills in research and development ever failed to …


Elf Uniforms

With all the workshop supervisors and department heads seated at the table in the conference room, I began the daily meeting. “I’m happy to announce that the last of the Scout Elves departed last night for their visits with their families around the world.” “I didn’t think some of them were going to make it …


A Surprise for Santa

“But Ms. Claus, that would be breaking tradition, and I don’t think any elf would want to do that,” Sophia stated loudly after stomping her foot. Nodding her head, Ms. Claus took a deep breath. “I know that, but I have a good reason for putting up the Christmas tree early.” Just as Ms. Claus …


Elf Secrets

Taking a break from their kitchen duties, Doheny and Hanna sat at a table sipping hot cocoa and eating cookies. “Best time of the year!” Doheny exclaimed clapping her hands. “Finally I can try out my new Christmas cookie recipes, but it’s a shame that Santa can’t….” Realizing that she had said too much, Doheny …


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