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A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:


When four of Santa's elves became ill, Santa had to use some of the trainee elves but they did not produce toys as fast as the experienced elves. Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure.

Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit over Christmas and this thought caused Santa to feel even more stressed.


When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were gone and Heaven knows where they were.

Then he began to load the sleigh but as he did one of the floorboards cracked. As he lifted the toy bag out it caught on the split floorboard, the bag split and all the toys were scattered.
 

Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum to revive him and calm his nerves. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the empty cider jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.

 

He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the bristles off the end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang. Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little fairy with a great big Christmas tree. “Yes!” yelled Santa, “and what the Hell do you want?”


The fairy said very cheerfully, “Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?”

And so began the tradition of the little fairy on top of the Christmas tree.