Goofing Off

Entering my office, Bernard saw a blanket stretched over my table and sofa with a small light underneath. “Santa?” he called out. When he heard no answer, he scratched his head and walked over towards the makeshift tent. Lifting up a corner of the blanket, I looked out to see a dumbfounded Bernard standing there. …


Wearing of the Green

“Top of the Morning to you, Blanch,” remarked Anya as she slipped quietly into the kitchen. “You look grand in your green including those shamrock stockings, Ms. Claus.” “Thank you,” Anya responded smiling as she walked to the stove. “If we want this Irish breakfast to be a surprise, everything needs to be ready on …


Modern Christmas Deliveries

Awakening from my usual nap before leaving to make my Christmas deliveries, I got out of bed, excited for my journey to begin. Entering the changing room, I pressed a button. As a cylinder slowly lowered, I waited patiently while it spun around me. When it raised back up, I was dressed for the day …


Visiting Korvatunturi

Walking hand in hand through the courtyard, I watched as Ms. Claus stopped and shook her head. Looking around she commented, “It is strange not to hear the elves running around and working. This silence is eerie after many of them leave to return to their homeland in January.” “Doesn’t seem the same, does it?” …


Dazzling Sky

Late one evening, Anya, Bernard, and I went outside the West entrance of Christmas Village to do some stargazing. “This must be our lucky day!” Ms. Claus exclaimed as we sat on an ice ledge. “What do you mean,” I began. Then as I looked up, I shouted, “WOW!! This does not happen very often!” …


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 …


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