Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Real Story Behind Why Angels Top the Tree

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.


t2ed said...

I've heard that story.

But when I heard it, the angel had a hook. On it's foot!

Frances said...

This story is following me around this week.
I got a copy in my e-mail.
I feel like Santa today I could use some hot cider with a shot of rum myself.
Have a holly jolly ;)

kruel74 said...

This is so funny for me who lives in the equator who never heard of this tale. Can't stop laughing. Thanks for making my day

ayimjes said...

that's a very cute story :]

Shea said...

never heard that before, interesting

C~ said...

I got this in my e-mail today too...funny. Hot cider with rum is ok on any day, right?

NotJustAMom said...

I've never heard that one before. Funny.

Nutcracker Sweet 54 said...

Cute, very cute....HO-Ho-Ho

Nina said...

That's a funny story thanks for sharing!