AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Bryon Smith, iRussell Williams, iT.W. Fendley, iKatharine Giovanni, iIolanthe Woulff, iIan Irvine (Hobson), iJames Boyle, i

  Home > Holidays > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Mystery of Metamorphosis
by Frank Ryan

A scientific exploration of one of Nature's great mysteries...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Beware the Winds of Doctrine
by Henry Miranda

A Christian should be grounded and rooted in the word of God, if not, he is prone to be dispersed or destroyed by the winds of doctrine..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


The Christmas Diaries #1 (As Written By One Of Santa's Elves)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, January 08, 2011

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

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.*


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 11/24/2012
"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..." Wow, never thought of Santa getting angry. But then again I've never heard from a complaining elf. Oh, well. Guess we'll have wait to see how things turn out on 12/25/12
Your friend in Southern California; Mark
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/8/2011
This is a new outlook on the elves love this story, Pee Wee seems to be having a bad start of it
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/8/2011
Ho, Ho, Ho! Sounds like Pee Wee A. Elf is having fun. NOT LOL Entertaining write, Karen, very well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.


Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado



with a little help







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 Boy can now..  
Featured 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..  
Featured 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.