Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Angel on Top of the Tree

Have you ever wondered how the angel came to be on top of the Christmas tree?

It happened one Christmas eve long ago. Santa Clause and his elves were hard at work in Santa's workshop making toys for all of the little girls and little boys around the world. Santa wanted this Christmas to be extra special because so many boys and girls had been good. So Santa and his elves doubled the amount of toys they were making. This made Santa and the elves fall a little bit behind. The elves needed a break so Santa told them they could take a break and have a snack of milk and cookies. Then, it was back to work making toy trains and dolls and bicycles for all the good little boys and little girls. While the elves took their break, Santa went back to his house next to the workshop to plan the long night of delivering gifts.

While the elves were on break, one of them found some special eggnog that Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause drink to celebrate the sunrise on Christmas morning to mark another wonderful year of making the dreams of children come true! When the elves drank the eggnog, it made them a little bit clumsy and mischievous and they began making a merry ruckus all throughout the workshop!

The reindeer in the barn became curious because of all the sounds of laughter and rough play in the workshop so they came inside to investigate only to find the workshop now resembled a great ballroom where elves were dancing and singing and bringing all sorts of good cheer! The reindeer couldn't resist, they joined in the  Christmas eve festivities!

When Santa Clause came back to the workshop, the party was in full swing! Elves were swinging from the rafters, reindeer danced and flew around the workshop knocking over tools and unfinished toys. The whole place was in complete chaos!

Just then Mrs. Clause walked in to find the same scene. She was furious with Santa Clause for allowing all of this to happen! She shouted at him, asking him how he could let this happen and that he is going to let all of the good little boys and girls around the world down if he doesn't pull this crew together and get the job done!

By this time Santa Clause was furious himself! And just before he could raise his voice and bring the whole party to a trembling to a close, there was a knock at the door and when Santa Clause answered the door he shouted, "What is it that you want? Can't you see we are busy?"

Then Santa Clause saw, standing in his doorway, was the most beautiful angel he had ever seen! She had a long, white, flowing gown that sparkled in the light of the workshop. Her hair was golden blond and her eyes were as blue as the sea. In her hand, she had the most magnificent Christmas tree Santa had ever seen in all the houses he visited in all the world! She said to Santa Clause, "Santa, you should not be angry, you have a very important job to do tonight! Now you get right back in your workshop and make this the most special Christmas ever! Now to help make this more special, I brought you this beatifuly decorated tree for you to behold and cherish on this Christmas eve. Where would you like me to put it?"

And Santa told her where she could put it.

Merry Christmas everybody! May God bless you and your family!

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