Twas the Night….

If you missed Part 1 yesterday about Jinx and Jangle’s latest adventure, here is the link for you.  Christmas Countdown

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and thank you very much for taking some of your precious time to read my posts and to comment throughout the year! Have so appreciated the friendships I have formed on here with readers and look forward to it continuing into 2019!

Twas the Night….


No one was sure of what to do. The Dr. had examined Santa and gave the diagnosis that his ankle was indeed broken. There was  no going down chimneys for him! What was going to happen, Christmas couldn’t be cancelled!  There really only seemed to be one solution. A solution that had Santa nervous!

Jinx and Jangle had been put in charge of Santa’s special reindeer awhile back, so they were the ones that the reindeer were most comfortable with.  Jinx had learned by now how to handle the one tricky reindeer. It only made sense to send them on the most special mission of the year!

Jinx and Jangle were very sorry that Santa was hurt, but they were ecstatic at the same time! A kind of sad-happy moment!

Santa was giving them last minute instructions from his bed.

“Remember be careful how you land on the rooftops, you don’t want them caving in on you! Also if there is smoke coming out of the chimney, whatever you do, don’t go down it! Take the emergency bucket of water and pour it down the chimney.”

Jinx was writing as fast as he could as he kept saying, “Yes sir, Yes sir!”

“When visiting the Smith family, be careful about eating their cookies, I think last year she accidentally put red pepper instead of cinnamon in her cookies. I never had guggled down a glass of milk as quickly as I did that night. In fact I had to go to their fridge and pour myself some more!”

Jangle was smiling, for he loved hot stuff, he secretly hoped that she would make that mistake again.

“Be careful of Taz, that is the dog that Bill Jones owns. A very nice dog, but he can scare you at first with his growling. When he sees your red suit you should be fine. Though you definitely aren’t as big as me, but I think it will be OK.”

Jinx and Jangle both said in unison, “You think…??” as a look of worry crept across their faces.

Santa chuckled, ” Yes, you will be fine, I just hope that the Richards remember to close Luther’s cage before they go to bed.”

Jangle said, “Umm…Santa sir, who would Luther be?”

“Oh Luther is their pet snake. It’s okay, he’s not poisonous, but Oh I had quite the time catching him one year!” again Santa chuckled at the looks on Jinx and Jangle’s faces.

“Don’t worry, I am sure all will be fine. You 2 will have everything under control, just like always, right?”

“Umm…Yes sir, just like always!” they replied.

“You know, I was feeling nervous about sending you guys out, but I am looking forward to hearing all about your adventure now. ” said Santa. “Well time is ticking, guess you guys better get to moving. The sleigh should already be loaded.”

Jinx and Jangle got up and said, ” Rest up Santa, and don’t worry about a thing, we won’t let you down!”

Santa smiled and said, ” I am sure you won’t!”

They closed the door behind them as they stepped outside and walked towards the sleigh where all the other elves were gathered.

“Are you sure we can do this Jinx?”  Jangle asked

“Sure, what could go wrong. We have the list, and the reindeer know the way, we can just sit back and enjoy the ride!”

“But what about Luther?”

“Lets not think about him right now, Okay!”

They walked the rest of the way in silence. They got to the sleigh and the other elves were cheering for them which boosted their spirits.

“You guys will do great, after all its a magical night, let the magic flow as you zoom through the sky!”

Jinx and Jangle smiled, they could do this, it would be a night like no other! They confidently got in the sleigh and Jinx took the reins. “Now Dancer, now Dasher and Prancer…” and then Jangle and the rest of the elves joined in, “On Comet and Cupid, Donner and Blitzen….Now dash away, dash away all! Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!”  and away they flew!

Snowflake and Candy Cane were watching them soar into the sky. Candy Cane leaned over and whispered in Snowflake’s ear, “Do you think Santa remembered to warn them about George?”

“Who is George?” replied Snowflake

Candy Cane said, “Remember, George! Last year….when Santa got the surprise of his life, because …”

Snowflake started laughing. “OH YES! George!! Oooh yes, how could I have forgotten!”  They both started laughing as they ran to visit Santa wanting to know if he had told Jinx and Jangle about George.

Soon they were sitting around Santa’s bed drinking raspberry hot cocoa laughing about George, for indeed Santa had forgotten. They all eagerly looked forward to Jinx and Jangle’s return, it would be a night of adventure for sure!




21 thoughts on “Twas the Night….

  1. Santa must be on VERY good pain meds to not be nervous about Jinx and Jangle handling the deliveries on the most important night of the year.

    Personally, I would trust them to deliver a letter to the post office . . . but maybe that’s just me. 😆


  2. Santa must be on VERY good pain meds to not be nervous about Jinx and Jangle handling the deliveries on the most important night of the year.

    Personally, I would NOT trust them to deliver a letter to the post office . . . but maybe that’s just me. 😆


  3. Benjamin and I carved some time out amidst yesterday’s festivities for two storytimes with his two favorite elves. We read part one between the appetizers and our feast; this part after opening gifts and exploring the contents of the heavily laden Stockings. He helped Jinx and Jangle summon the reindeer into action by calling their names and completing the rest, even before I could read the words (he loves The Night Before Christmas too)! Benjamin loved both parts of this story and thought very hard about just who George might be. I laughed at what he finally came up with…”George is the House Elf that doesn’t let other elves in, but George could be a pet T-Rex Dinosaur that gobbles up elves!” Benjamin wants me to tell Miss Joyroses that you “tell really awesome stories”! I told him that your name is really Carolyn, but he likes Joyroses because it is the “beautifulest name”! Thank-you x 2!!

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    • Oh how I wish I could just hop in a car and drive a short distance to see you and Benjamin!! I would so love to give you both a hug! The way you guys make me smile so often is so appreciated!
      I love Benjamin’s enthusiasm for my stories and his guesses about George are pretty creative! Guess we will have to see! 🙂
      Your last line about Joyroses being the “beautifulest name!” AWW! Tell him he is so very welcome to call me Joyroses anytime! I do believe my cheeks flushed as I read that line. 🙂
      I never planned on having so many different names on here, it just kind of happened, and everyone is welcome to call me whatever they prefer 🙂 ❤


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  5. I love your 2 Christmas parts with Jinx and Jangle. I can see them becoming even more round and endearing characters such as your Moonbeam characters. Luther the snake sounds frightening. And such a funny thing to have George the Monkey in there too causing trouble, like the money on ‘Night At the Museum’ the movie, or ‘Curious George’ children’s books. Lovely and well done.


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