A light-hearted tale for this busy time of year...
When four of Santa's elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys
as fast as the regular ones, Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that 3 of them were about to give birth and 2 of them had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.
Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.
So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves had hidden the
liqour, and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped
the cider pot, and it broke into a thousand pieces all over the kitchen floor. He
went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the
Just then, the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened
the door, and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel
said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't is a lovely day? I have a
beautiful tree for you. Where would you like to me to stick it?"
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree!