When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves couldn't keep up. They weren't producing toys as fast as the regular elves. Sadly, Santa started to feel the
pressure of the season.
And, when Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, he really
Then when he went to harness the reindeer and found three of them ready to give birth he was beside himself but then he noticed two others had jumped the fence and were out on the town. Only 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 drunk
all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally
dropped the cider jug. It broke into hundreds of little glass pieces
all over the kitchen floor so he went to get the broom before Mrs. Claus found out. But, he found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang. An irritated Santa marched to the door and
yanked it open. There stood a little angel with a great big
The cheerful angel said, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a
lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas
Only a few people know this part of the story ;)