2 weeks until Christmas, the North Pole was abuzz with activity. There was barely any time for sleeping, as the elves were feverishly working and burning the midnight oil.
Jinx and Jangle were trying their best to stay awake, Snowball’s eyes were going closed once again as Jangle shook him awake and said, “Do You Hear what I Hear?”
“Wh..what?” said Snowball rubbing his eyes.
“Santa Clause is coming to Town”, Jangle replied with a big smile. The music played as Santa walked into the Toy room, all smiles, carrying a big radio with him. “HO HO HO!” Santa said as his jolly belly shook like a bowlful of jelly.
“I brought music to help keep you all awake. You guys are doing great, keep it up for you know Christmas can’t be late!”
And with those words, “The Christmas Song” by Alvin and the Chipmunks started to play.
When it ended a lot of elves breathed a sigh of relief. “Mele Kalikamanaka” started playing after it, and Jinx and Jangle sang along with it, as it reminded them of their vacation in Hawaii. Oh the days of being warm in the beautiful sunshine.
“Hey Little Drummer Boy”, Candy Cane yelled to Jangle. ” Are you almost done with that drum?”
“just a minute”, he said, as he did a few more “pa- rum- pum- pum- pum’s” on it before handing it over.
“Sleighride” played while Jinx finished painting the cherry red sleigh.
Starlight was singing “Away in the Manger” to herself as she intently painted the nativity set that she had. She was a wonderful artist.
The clock struck midnight and Jinx thought everyone needed something to perk them up so he ran through the aisles decking the floor and everyone else with his secret stash of glittery confetti that he had.
A few more hours passed and finally all the elves were ready to wrap it up and call it a night. The cold air blew in as they opened the door and went “Dashing through the Snow” into the “Silent Night”.
They passed by the large, beautifully decorated evergreen tree, and stopped to admire it. Candy Cane started singing “O Tannebaum” with the others joining in.
Jinx suggested that they roast “chestnuts on an open fire”, but the others decided that may be better for another night when they were more awake!
So off to their beds they went with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. Except for Alabaster, he was one of Santa’s newest elves. He dreamed of a hula hoop, and perhaps a hippo entered his dream world as well for “All he wanted for Christmas was a Hippopotamus”