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December 19, 2007 at 2:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

A Christmas Tradition Begins

     When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas pressure.  Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.
     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 out, Heaven knows where.  Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.   So, frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.
     When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the 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 straw off the end of the broom.   Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.   
The angel 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 angel on top of the Christmas tree

Sadly, my head is in the same place as Santa’s.  I’m not sure why.  Just too many deadlines, mostly self imposed, but still too many deadlines.  Stupid stuff is getting on my nerves.  My mom sent me this story in email …Do you think she knew?


  1. JennyB said,

    My recent visit with Mom and Dad helped me snap out of the stress. It was either being in the laid back Low Country, seeing all of Mom’s Christmas Decorations (including Christmas towels in her Flamingo bathroom), or the fact that during each of the 4 plane rides I took, I had my iPod stuck on my Christmas playlist. 14+ hours of Christmas music might do the trick for you too.

  2. egb63 said,

    read above- irresponsibility seems to have made the difference.

  3. libktty said,

    Hahahahaha…forever. I just love this! Of course, I seem to be a scrooge this year, but it’s made me much more relaxed.

  4. egb63 said,

    I told this joke this morning at my local coffee house. Got a few laughs. And , I was told that I told the story well. I am not a good joke teller. Even though I feel better than I have been, I think this story is way too close to my heart.

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