How the Elf Stole Christmas
- December 27, 2019
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- Category: Young Writers
How the Elf Stole Christmas
by Jaida Roberts
“It is not fair! Santa Claus gets all the attention during the Christmas season! What are elves for? Are we just props?” whined Santa Claus’ most stubborn elf, Sam, the ‘Cat amongst the dogs’. (What Santa Claus calls Sam).
Sam was one of the oldest elves that had ever worked for Santa Claus. He lived in Timmonsville, North Pole and was very short and had long pointy feet. Sam had been working for Santa Claus for sixteen years now. This year, 2019, he was tired. Sam was tired of the fact that Santa Claus was always getting attention during the Christmas season.
One day, at the weekly elves’meeting, he started an argument.
“It is not fair! Santa Claus gets all the attention during the Christmas season! What are elves for? Are we just props?” whined Sam as usual.
“That is not true! We are not props! Santa Claus hired us, and we should be thankful that we have jobs!” yelled another elf, Dave.
“No Dave! I think Sam is right. We do all the work,” thought Nino.
“Yeah, we bring the presents, we wrap them, we label them, and still all we get to do during Christmas is appear as body-guards and play with the little kids!” replied Adrien.
All the elves in the room nodded in agreement and started murmuring. Nino, the head of the elves, told everyone to keep quiet and asked Sam a question.
“What do you want to do about it? You know you can’t just talk and not do anything about it!”
“Finally, I can unveil my plan. My plan! The one I have been planning for seven years!” shrieked Sam.
“You can get to the point, can’t you?” asked Dave sarcastically.
“Yes, I can! As I was saying, I thought we should steal Christmas!” said Sam proudly.
The elves, from their happy mood, all fell quiet.
“You guys, don’t be angry. This plan is going to work! It is a chance to make elves known! A chance to be in the spotlight! Who’s with me?!” yelled Sam.
Nobody raised their hand. In fact, by the time Sam put his head up, the meeting room was empty.
“Ok then, I guess this is a job for one elf. You can do this, Sam!” thought Sam.
His plan was to kidnap Santa Claus. He planned to do this because if Santa Claus were absent, the elves would have to take over! He planned to interrupt the annual ‘Lighting of the Christmas Tree’ and declare himself the new Santa Claus, but he will not be called Santa Claus, but ‘Santa Elf’.
On that day, before the event started, Sam tricked Santa Claus to follow him into the dark woods and he tied Santa Claus to a tree. Unfortunately, Sam didn’t know that Santa Claus had told the mayor to pick him up at 11:30 am at the same location so he could make a grand entry into town! So no matter what Sam did, Santa Clause knew he was going to be freed. He laughed cheekily as he saw Sam’s disappear from his view, hurrying to the event.
“… And I thank you all for coming here to see Santa Claus, and I light this Christmas-” the mayor was interrupted by Sam.
“Mwahahaha! Santa Claus! Does he want to steal the spotlight from elves? Well, no! I am the new Santa Elf! There is no Christmas, only Elfman. Mwahahahahahaha!” screamed Sam.
“No! Don’t do this! Please! Please, stop!” pleaded Santa Claus, coming into the view of everyone.
“How did you get out?” asked Sam angrily.
“Don’t worry about that! Just know that the only reason I kept you behind the shadows is that I wanted to prepare you for greater things! I wanted you to build yourself! Look, my time would soon be over and I need one of your elves to take my place. Sam, I have always wanted to give that position to you, and now, I still do.” confessed Santa Claus.
“Really Santa? I can’t believe this, I am so sorry!” cried Sam.
“Don’t worry, I forgive you!” replied Santa Claus, “But, you have to clean up!”
“Yes, I will!” answered Sam.
The next Christmas, just as Santa promised, Sam was the new Santa Claus. But, he wasn’t called Santa Claus, but ‘Santa Elf’.
Jaida Roberts is a 10-year-old-a pupil of Corona School Victoria Island. This piece is her submission for the Jordan Hill December 2019 Writing Challenge.