Children always want to know how I carry so many presents on Christmas Eve. My jumbo size sleigh helps, but it is mostly my magic Santa bag. My toy bag never runs out of room. It can hold gigantic presents, like a bike. It can hold presents to infinity, though I’ve never tried that many.
Oh, Oh! Where’s my toy bag?
One Christmas I lost my toy bag. I looked everywhere! I looked under my bed, in my sleigh, in the barn where the reindeer sleep and in the workshop under all the elves’ work benches. No big red toy bag!
It was getting late. I had a workshop full of presents to deliver. I went to ask the toy-maker elves. They share one big bedroom. It is usually very messy, but this time it was all tidy. No little elf shoes on the floor. No toys (elves have a lot of toys) or candy wrappers.
“Good job, elves. The room is so clean. Has anyone seen my toy bag?” I asked. They shook their heads and looked down at their pointy shoes. Hmm, I thought. The elves were acting strange. Their room was clean and they were being so quiet. That is not like my little elves. Usually they jump around and are very noisy singing Christmas songs and playing with toys.
My Santa bag is found!
Then I noticed one of the elf beds was a little too tall. Something was sticking out. I pulled, but it was wedged. I pulled harder and POP! My big red toy bag exploded out from under the bed. Toys, candy and little elf clothes went flying all over the room. “Ho, ho, ho,” I laughed, “What’s all this?”
Mrs. Claus told the elves she would make them special Christmas cookies if they cleaned their room. It was Uma the untidy elf who had the idea to stuff the mess in my magic toy bag and hide it. Naughty Uma.
I filled my toy bag and delivered presents in time for Christmas morning. I did find one of Uma’s grilled cheese sandwiches in my bag. It was so old, it was green. Good thing no one got an old green sandwich for Christmas!
I hope you will tidy your rooms and not like the elves did. If you had my magic toy bag for one day, what would you fill it with?
P.S. What would you put in my magic Santa bag to fill it? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people would put in it.