When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves didn’t produce toys as fast as the regular ones – Santa began to feel the pre-Christmas pressure.
Then Mrs Claus told Santa her mother was coming to visit – that 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 run away to Knysna.
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. He discovered that naughty elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug – it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and discovered that mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then, the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open. There stood a little Angel with a big Christmas tree.
The angel smiled big and 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…
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Interesting facts: Similar to Christianity stealing Santa from the Dutch and Coca-Cola, the evergreen Xmas tree was stolen from Pagans. The Tree Angel is more commonly referred to as the Tree Fairy which also suggests paganism. Additionally, there was a fairy that, like Santa, delivered presents.