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 …


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 …


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