Join | Login


  Home > Holidays > Stories > The Christmas Diaries #1 (As Written By One Of Santa's Elves)
Holidays Stories
1. From the Manger to the Cross -
2. Happy Fourth Of July!! Independence Day 2
3. The Climbing Boy: 18
4. The Last Gift
5. In Search of the Perfect Gift
6. Home For The Holidays
7. A Doggy's Christmas Past
8. The Perfect, Imperfect Christmas.
9. Sandusky Christmas Newsletter, 2013 Editio
10. Fish Wagon
11. Yo ho ho
12. Alaska Dawn's Story. (Part Three): A Life
13. Rudy, The Red Coated Min Pin
14. Bill's Journalings: Happy Harvest Day! (Oc
15. Joy & Muck Boots
17. Alleluja! He Has Risen! He Has Risen Inde
18. Alfie. (PG For Language)
19. Louisiana's Thoughts And Musings: Happy Re
20. Blame It On The Mistletoe!

Featured Book
The Climbing Boy
by Mark Lichterman

Once optioned for a movie, now on Kindle also, "The Climbing Boy" is a magical Christmas tale that deserves to become a new Dickens like classic. The Climbing B..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

The Christmas Diaries #1 (As Written By One Of Santa's Elves)!
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado   

Share     Print    Save    Author Tracker

An elf writes down his feelings about how he feels about working for Santa Claus prior to Christmas.

November 26, 2010~

Pee Wee here.  Pee Wee A. Elf. 

I am not looking forward to working here at the North Pole.  Long, hard hours making toys for all the good little boys and girls, maybe even going into the overnight once it gets closer to the Big Day: Christmas Eve, when we all have to load up the stuff for Santa on his magical sleigh.

This is my first time working for Santa.  Hear he's a bit of a taskmaster; he doesn't let us have any breaks until we do everything according to his specifications.

Makes me wish that I was a reindeer: at least all they can do is stuff their faces with tasty straw and fresh fruits, practice their flying/jumping and play their reindeer games, and sleep if they get tired.  We elves don't have that option.

I wish I were outside, looking at the magical northern lights dancing across the Arctic skies instead of sitting here on my keister, painting toy trucks and cars! If I see one more firetruck or car, I'm going to toss my cookies!

November 27 2010~

Santa was in a foul mood when he came into his shop this morning. Seems some stupid elf glued his boots to the floor as a joke and snipped off a good foot of his beard.  Now his beard's shorter and rather scraggly looking.  He came in, all red-faced and screaming, saying that we were not to have any break today for lunch unless the one who did this to him fessed up. 

So far, nobody has.  It looks like it's gonna be a very long day in the toy factory .... *Sigh*

November 28, 2010~

Nobody fessed up.  The guilty party is still among us, but whenever I look at the faces of my co-workers, all I see are looks of concentration and busyness as they work on getting the toys built, painted, and polished before Christmas Eve.  Santa is still on a rampage.  Best to stay out of his way; maybe one of us needs to spike his eggnog so he can calm down.  I've never seen Santa so upset ...

November 29, 2010~

It was Mistletoe.  He finally fessed up.  Santa threw him into the clink; he is to stay there until he thinks about what he did and apologize.  Think ol' Mistletoe might be getting some coal or some rocks for Christmas in his stocking.  Santa was fit to be tied.  He shook him like a rag and boxed his ears; now poor Mistletoe's ears hang lower than usual.  You could hang Christmas ornaments off his ears ...

November 30, 2010~

Only twenty four days til Christmas Eve, and twenty five until Christmas.  Looks like we have more work ahead: more letters from children all over the world continue to pour in nonstop, and the orders list is only getting longer and longer ... Tommy wants a new sled for Christmas.  Evelyn wants a new dolly and tea set.  Johnny wants a bike, preferably blue. Tabitha wants a new sister (her mommy is expecting a baby).  Grange wants his daddy to get well (Grange's daddy has multiple sclerosis; he can't walk).  And Ashley wants the kids to stop teasing her.

So many demands, so many wishes!  What's a poor, tired, overworked elf to do??  Santa is killing us, I tell ya: he's absolutely KILLING us!!!!

*To be continued.*

Click here to post or read comments.

Recent Short Stories by this author.     All Short Stories by this author
  • An Update: Mule Face, May 2014. (Monday, May 19, 2014)
  • Bonds. (Monday, May 19, 2014)
  • An Update: Pastor Bruce Bilkey, May 2014. (Sunday, May 18, 2014)
  • Oktavius D'Mariel: Special Needs Parenting 101. (Sunday, May 18, 2014)
  • An Update: Gabrielo Bustamente, May 2014. (Saturday, May 17, 2014)
  • An Update: Blondelle Hawkins, May 2014. (Friday, May 16, 2014)
  • Anastaysia Hope: Special Needs Parenting 101. (Friday, May 16, 2014)
  • An Update: Windy Storm Thundercloud, May 2014. (Thursday, May 15, 2014)

  • Ann Herrick Special Edition by Ann Herrick

    In the Ann Herrick Special Edition collection you get three ebooks for only $5.99! ..  
    Featured BookAds by Silver
    Gold and Platinum Members

    The First Snowflake by T. Cline

    A short story about Christmas and family during war time. And the absolute faith of a child...  
    BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

    Fourteen Pieces of Gold by Charlene Tess

    A short story of mine was included in an anthology of short fiction by fourteen of Port Town Publishing Company's authors. It is out of print and no longer available except as a do..  
    BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

    Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
    Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

    Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
    AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.