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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.
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 drank 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.