Reindeer test flight time

A reindeer test flight
Time for a reindeer test flight!

It is getting so close to Christmas. I get so excited just thinking about it. The elves are making presents and wrapping them. They are also singing merry songs in the workshop. Clumsy is being clumsy. Mrs. Claus is baking batch after batch of delicious cookies.  And, of course, it’s almost time for the big reindeer test flight.

Yes. it is around this time of year that I take the reindeer out for a spin around the world. The reindeer like to fly around all year, but when it gets close to Christmas, I need to make sure that they are fit and healthy. If my reindeer are not fit and healthy, then I might be late delivering some of my presents. I have never had that happen, and I am not about to start now. Continue reading “Reindeer test flight time”

Cookies for Santa

cookies for Santa
Cookies for Santa?

I’m already getting ready for the big night. You know the one, the night when my reindeer and I take flight and fly all over the world! It’s a long trip! But it’s a fun trip. After all I like bringing joy to all the girls and boys. Especially when I see a plate with a little note that says Cookies for Santa.

Of course I love eating the cookies they leave. Let me be clear I love all kinds of cookies: chocolate chip, peanut butter, butter cookies, frosted cookies, butterscotch cookies, oat meal cookies, raisin cookies, fortune cookies. You name’em I eat’em. (Then I wash them down with some nice refreshing milk.) Yum. Continue reading “Cookies for Santa”

Funny Christmas Eve story

Funny Christmas Eve story
A funny Christmas Eve story!

Wow! I cannot believe how close to Christmas it is. I am thinking a lot about Christmas Eve. That is my busiest night of the year. It is a serious business to deliver so many presents. Today I was thinking about a funny Christmas Eve story. It was many, many years ago. I almost got bitten on my bum by a dog.

Well, I was very scared when it happened. That was then. Now, when I think about my funny Christmas Eve story, I laugh. It must have looked very silly. Would you like to hear what happened? Continue reading “Funny Christmas Eve story”

North Pole Newsflash 2014: Santa Fit To Fly!


North Pole — (Dec. 21, 2014) – Santa Claus’ personal doctor, Dr. Alf Doctor, today told the press that Santa Claus and the reindeer are fit to fly Christmas Eve.

“It is true”, said Dr. Doctor. “Santa Claus and the reindeer had their annual doctor visit today”.

“I was getting concerned about Santa.  There has been an awfy lot of excitement with Santa’s magic key missing lately.  But all is well, I think.”

When asked to tell everyone how Saint Nick looked, Dr. Doctor replied,

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Glaikit the Awfy Elf and Santa’s magic key

Santa and reindeer delivering presents from the elves

I have been getting VERY worried about my missing magic key.  Without it, I wouldn’t be able to deliver presents Christmas Eve!  I hope this latest email from Scunner the Grumpy Elf has good news in it.

Dear Santa

The Professor fixed your sleigh and we started our long journey home. I felt like crying and Glaikit looked so sad. We had lost your key and worse, we had lost poor Birly.  Tumshie was so tired, but brave and he pulled us back North.

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