On Sunday, just days before Christmas, Santa was spotted on the side of the road in Vancouver, Washington next to his broken-down red pick-up truck.
Heads turned as passers-by noticed Santa looking under the hood of the truck. Children were noticeably distraught. Why would Santa be stuck on the side of the road fixing a pickup truck when he should be at the North Pole preparing his sleigh? Santa can be seen fleeing the scene in an obvious effort to spare little children from a long list of questions and even doubt.
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Five-year-old Julia asked, “Mommy, why is Santa on the side of the road? And where is his sleigh and reindeer?” Her mother, shocked at what she was witnessing, was at a loss for words. After a few moments she answered, “This is one of Santa’s helpers who was probably driving to the mall to ask little children what they want for Christmas so he can go back and tell Santa.”
Julia looked at her mom, tears in her eyes, and asked, “So do you mean that the Santa in the mall isn’t really Santa Claus?”
Santa may be forced to abandon his modern-day red pick-up and bring his aging reindeer and sleigh out of retirement, much to the reindeer’s chagrin. Word has it that Blitzen is already starting a movement among the other reindeer to boycott Christmas due to his rheumatism. Donner and the others think it’s ludicrous to consider boycotting Christmas. However, they are in agreement that they would like to keep their retirement status.
Rudolph, a part-time reindeer used only on foggy Christmas eves, thinks it could be fun to once again lead the herd. All of the other reindeer laughed and, once again, called him names.
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It seems there was some concern about Santa’s health. However, Dr. Elf Doctor has announced that Santa’s health is good and that he and his reindeer are fit to fly on Christmas.
When asked to tell everyone how Saint Nick looked, Dr. Doctor replied:
“His eyes — how they twinkled!
His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses,
His nose like a cherry!
He had a broad face,
And a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed,
Like a bowl full of jelly!
He was chubby and plump;
A right jolly old elf;
And I laughed when I saw him,
In spite of myself!”
Dr. Doctor said that Rudolph is definitely fit to lead the herd. He said:
“His nose it glows so bright,
It really is a sight!
So I say, here today,
With merry and delight,
Rudolph can guide the sleigh
For Santa’s famous flight! ”
Dr. Doctor ended the meeting with, “I hereby certify Santa Claus and his reindeer fit to fly Christmas Eve!”