Monday, December 8, 2008

A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:

A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:

When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out, Heaven knows where.

Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'


And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

I do enjoy Christmas really, but having lived with a Grinch for several years my enjoyment has been sorely damaged.

12 comments:

Jane said...

That gave me the giggles, poor old santa, but poor fairy too. I love Christmas too and thankfully so does everyone else in our house/family. there's an award for you over at my blog. Jane x

Josie said...

thats great! Josie x

Channon said...

I generally love Christmas, but this year, I'll just say the spirit hasn't arrived yet...

April said...

oh that's funny!

April xx

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Hysterical!!

woolanthropy said...

Hehehehe.
That is a good one. I guess even Santa can have an off night.

Jennie said...

LOL that was great!

Jemm said...

That's great! I like your blog. I, too, am a knitter and a reader. The two seem to go together some how, don't they?

raining sheep said...

Such a great little story. I like this.

periwinkle said...

so funny :-)
lisa x

=Tamar said...

One of my favorite stories!
I'd like to second the recommendation of Connie Willis's book, "To Say Nothing of the Dog", and add a few of her other books, like "Uncharted Territory" and "Bellwether".

knitting dragonfly said...

Thanks for sharing that!
Vicki