Subject: Santa's Bad Day!!
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:50:35 +1300
One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready
for his annual trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves
got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the
regular ones so Santa was beggining to feel the pressure of being behind
schedule. Then Mrs Claus told Santa that her Mum was was coming to visit.
This stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he
found that three of them were about to give birth and two of them had
jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where, more stress. Then when
he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag
fell to the ground and scattered the toys.
So frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a
shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered that the elves
had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration
he accidentally dropped the cider pot and it broke into hundreds of little
pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten the straw end of the
broom. Just then the doorbell rang and irritable Santa trudged to the
He opened the door, and there was a little angel with a great big
Chirstmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas Santa,
isn't it a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you
like me to stick it?"
Thus began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.