It was the final countdown, Christmas was almost here! Everyone was busy at the North Pole, burning the midnight oil. The Egg Nog was flowing and the Christmas music was playing for all to hear. You could hear it in the toy room and in the stables, for the reindeer enjoyed the music as well.
“Hey Rudolph, your song is playing!”, said Jangle. Rudolph turned a little red as he danced a little jig. As much of a jig as reindeer are capable of that is.
“Jangle, Jangle, are you done yet? ”
Jinx called to him as he came walking into the stable.
“We really need you in the toy room. Snowflake was talking to Jack Frost and not watching the conveyor belt. A toy got stuck and jammed it. Then Candy Cane turned the belt speed up faster not knowing a toy was stuck and toys went flying everywhere!
Of course Santa happened to walk in at the moment that the toys were flying and he got hit in the head by Tommy the train. Sparky quick caught the plush cat flying through the air and gave that to Santa to hold. That cat is always good at helping people smile. Santa hugged it as he shook his head and walked out the door. Then Lollipop told me to get you, for we need all the help we can get to mend the toys that broke when they went flying!”
“Wow! Sounds crazy. I will be right there!”
Jinx and Jangle walked out into the cold again as they headed for the toy room. When they walked in there were no more toys flying, but there was a stack of broken toys in the middle of the room. Sally the dolly was missing a arm and the handle was broken off of Jack in the Box. Dudley the walking dog was having trouble walking, for his back leg had been broken off when he fell off the conveyor belt.
“Well looks like we have quite our work cut out for us, we better get busy!” said Jangle.
“I have a roll of duck tape, too bad we just can’t use that!”, said Jinx.
“OH the weather outside is frightful, but …OH the weather outside is frightful, but….OH the weather outside is..”
“Oh great, the CD is skipping! This is going to be a loooong night!” said Jangle.
“Yes.” replied Jinx.
And they both picked up a toy from the big pile and looked at the huge countdown clock on the wall. Time was ticking away, would they get finished in time?
Suddenly there was a yell from Candy Cane who opened the door letting a blast of cold air in.
“Quick! Santa fell in the snow and we think he might have broken his ankle because of the way he landed. We need some help transporting him to Dr.Frosty.”
Jangle’s mouth dropped open, “Can anything else go wrong tonight?” he said as he put the toy down that he was working on.
“Yes!” said Jinx.
Jangle looked at him, “What do you mean by that?”
“Well, for one thing you just put that porcelain doll down in a puddle of wet paint.”
Jangle quickly grabbed the toy and laid it aside.
“We will worry about that later, lets go help Santa. Christmas is just a day away!”
“Yes” replied Jinx.
Jangle opened his mouth, and then just shut it again. “….mmm…!”
(Part 2 tomorrow…. Will Santa be OK? What is he isn’t, what do you think will happen?)