Christmas in August!

Der Wikinger

Silvis, IL USA
Santa's Bad Day

One particular Christmas season a long time ago, Santa was getting ready for is annual trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mom 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 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 that mice had eaten the straw end of the broom.

Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened the door, and there was a little angel with a great Christmas 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. :))):)))

Young Col

Well-Known Member
Coulsdon, London/Surrey
All these threads about Christmas, and in August, reminds me of a Giles cartoon from many years ago. For those who don't know, Giles was one of the great British newspaper cartoonists, always providing a witty cartoon to fit a political or other story of the day. It's still apposite as once the schools go back in September, Christmas things start appearing in the shops here.

The cartoon is of a hot day round an open air swimming pool with bikini clad girls stretched out and children running around. A slightly disconsolate Santa is standing in full dress with a sack over his shoulder, to whom the pool attendant is saying:
"I don't care if it is past the longest day - clear off!".
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