Sad Santa

Lyra, one of the sweetest elves at the North Pole, walked into Bernard’s office and placed her hands on her hips. The head elf looked up and said in a sympathetic voice, “I know, I know.” “Well, we have to do something!” Lyra demanded. “Lyra you know this happens every year after Christmas. You just …


A Letter From Santa

Dear Children, After missing my visits with all my little friends last year because of the pandemic, it was good to be able to visit with many of you again this year. I have more fun listening to you tell me your Christmas wishes than reading them in my office at the North Pole. In …


Old Toys For Santa

“Bye Tommy,” I said waving to the little boy. “Remember to take care of your baby sister and listen to your parents. Have a Merry Christmas. HO! HO! HO!” “Don’t worry Santa, we will. I hope your Christmas is good too.” I watched as the boy and family walked away unaware that another child had …


Cookie Problems

“What are we going to do,” Blanche wailed while pacing the floor. “Last week it was the electricity, and now it’s the cookie dough.” As director of the kitchen at the North Pole, she immediately called me and stepped out the door to wait. Watching Ms. Claus and me hustle down the hallway, Blanche hurried …


Reindeer Scare

Entering the Dining Hall, Heart looked around the room. Spotting Santa and Ms. Claus having breakfast near the fireplace, she ran to their table. Short of breath, the elf paused and announced quickly, “Carter and Highstep need you at the mail reindeer pasture.” “Tell them I’ll be over after we finish breakfast,” I responded taking …


Elfkin Festival

“Relax Santa, everything is in order and running smoothly,” Ms. Claus said as she straightened my fur collar. “This is exciting!” “It’s been five years since the Elfkins and their parents have traveled from Korvatunturi Mountain in Lapland, Finland to visit our village in the North Pole,” I replied, watching Bernard direct his stage crew …


Double Time

Entering the Recreation Hall, I found several elves sitting around the fireplace discussing the three Back to the Future movies. “Did you enjoy them on your day off?” I inquired. While the elves shook their heads in agreement, High Step from the reindeer barn called out, “I especially liked watching the car zoom into the …


North Pole Rumor

When I entered the dining hall to have lunch, I immediately found Ms. Claus seated at a table by the fireplace. Making my way over to Anya, I heard a group of elves call out, “We love our jobs, Santa!” Spotting the crowd, I responded, “I’m glad to hear that. We always appreciate your help.” …


Toy Shortage

Sitting on the couch in my office, Ms. Claus waited patiently as I organized my files for our weekly production meeting. Hearing loud voices coming from the conference room, Anya and I gave one another a worried look. “The elves are upset over something. We better go.” “I’m ready,” Anya said and we headed into …


Random Act of Kindness

As I pushed my chair away from my desk and stood, Bernard knocked on my open door. “Do you have a few minutes, Santa?” “Is it important? Ms. Claus just called and wanted to show me something in the mailroom.” “I was going to give you some updates, but they can wait until our meeting …


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