Do you remember how happy Scunner was over Halloween?
Well, he has gone back to his usual grumpy self and I was worried about him. I asked him into my office today.
I felt so sad when I saw his unhappy little face.
“What’s wrong Scunner?” I asked him.
“Santa, I don’t mean to be so grumpy. It’s just I don’t… I don’t… like Christmas!” Then he started to cry.
I gave him a big spotted handkerchief and he blew his nose. He blew it so loud that it frightened poor old Rudolph in the stable across the yard!
“But Scunner,” I asked him. “Why don’t you like Christmas? It is such a happy and joyful time.”
“Santa, tinsel makes me sneeze. Holly gives me a rash. Christmas pudding gives me a sore belly. Cuddly toys make me itchy and Christmas paper makes my eyes water.”
“Jumping Jingle Bells!” I thought. “Maybe Scunner is allergic to Christmas!”
Well, I had never heard of such a thing before! But if he was allergic to Christmas then he couldn’t stay at the North Pole.
After a long time (and quite a few cookies!), I started thinking. The workshops are full of the things that make Scunner unhappy.
He is such a good worker though and even when he is grumpy all the other elves like him a lot. It would be very sad to see him go.
So, I have been trying to think of other jobs that he can do. Do you have any ideas?
P.S. Do you think Scunner should stay or should he go? Do you have any ideas of other jobs for him? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!