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!

 

 

 

Christmas Countdown

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?)

 

 

 

 

The Mysterious Night

December is here! Its the busiest month of the year for 2 of our favorite elves. Do you think Jinx and Jangle are staying out of trouble? We will soon find out in the story below.  If you haven’t heard of Jinx and Jangle before, they are 2 of Santa’s elves who have run into several mishaps but Santa keeps them on, for they really are nice guys. If you haven’t read any of their adventures before here is a link to one of them. https://joyroses13.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/sparkling-in-the-north-pole/   for more of their adventures, just type Jinx and Jangle into the search bar and ENJOY!

The Mysterious Night

Snowflake and Candy Cane were sitting in Santa’s office with their heads in their hands as they were deep in thought. 

At last Candy Cane spoke up, “I may have a solution to our problem Santa.”

A spark gleamed in Santa’s eyes as he raised his head. ” Wonderful! What is it?” , he asked.

“Well don’t get too excited yet, not sure how wonderful you will think it is.” replied Candy Cane.

“We need 2 elves for this mission, right?  And right now we are so busy that it is hard to find any elves to spare, but there are a certain 2 elves that do come to my mind.” said Candy Cane.

Snowflake spoke up, ” Are you talking about who I think you are talking about?”

“Yes.”, Candy Cane said quietly, as Snowflake burst out laughing.

“I think you been working too hard Candy Cane, for your brain is…”

Santa cut in, “Now, now, Snowflake, don’t dismiss the idea right away. Candy Cane are you suggesting I send Jinx and Jangle on this mission?”

“Yes Santa, I think they could handle it without too much mishap!”

Snowflake chuckled again as he shook his head. ” This could turn out to be very interesting! Go ahead Santa, let them do it. What’s the worst that could happen?”

Santa looked at Snowflake and took a deep breath as he said, “I would rather not answer that question, but I think I will let them go, I really have no one else to spare. I will go talk to them now. ”

Early the next morning Jinx and Jangle were getting the sleigh ready for their trip. They were so excited to have been chosen for this mission.

Jinx stood up and stretched, he had been checking the sleigh over,  “Everything seems to be in working order, I would say that we are ready to go. Hop in Jangle and get ready to ride!”

Their sleigh glided over the snow, they were making good speed. Jinx turned to Jangle and said. ” Pretty cool, eh! I made sure to make the rudders extra slick.”

“Smart thinking Jinx, you always make such great sense!”said Jangle as he was looking at the map. “We need to make a right turn in just a little bit, like right about nowwww,,,,Um Jinx, you missed the turn!”

“I couldn’t slow down to turn. In fact I can’t slow down at all!!!”

Wham! They ran into a snowbank. Jinx did a somersault into the snow and Jangle just tumbled out of the side of the sleigh landing face first in the snow.

Not a word was spoken as they both stood up brushing the snow off of them. They sat back down in the sleigh and that’s when Jangle turned to Jinx and said, ” What exactly did you grease the rudders with?”

Jinx didn’t reply, he just kept a straight face as once again they took off, and this time he made sure to make the turn.

After a few moments of silence, Jinx spoke up, “Do you hear something Jangle?” 

Jangle strained to listen and then he heard it.  ” Yes, it sounds like a faint whimper.”

Jinx turned the sleigh towards the sound. “Umm..Jinx, the map says that we need to go straight.”

“Yes!” replied Jinx “But, we need to find out what is making that sound.”

The sound got a little louder the closer they got. Neither of them saw anything until they were almost on top of it.

“STOP Jinx!”

Jinx slid to a stop as Jangle fell out of his seat again. They both gasped as they looked at the sight in front of them. It was a little white arctic fox lying in the snow with its leg twisted at an odd angle.

“Poor fox!” said Jinx, we have to help it.

“Do you think it will bite? ” questioned Jangle.

“I am not sure, ” said Jinx, “Why don’t you hold its head while I try to lift it up.”

Jangle wasn’t sure how he felt about that plan! They both talked very soothingly to the little fox and moved slowly. Together they slowly picked it up and laid it in the back of their sleigh. It seemed to understand that they meant well and were trying to help it.

Jinx made sure to glide not as fast on his way home, and was very careful about hitting any bumps. It was late when they arrived back, but they knew that Vince the Vet would still be awake. He burned the midnight oil.

Jinx knocked on his door and they didn’t have to wait long at all before it opened.

“HI guys! What are you doing up this late?”

“We have a little Arctic Fox that needs your help. “

Vince was intrigued,  he didn’t even grab his coat to run out to the sleigh and see the fox.  “Aww, poor little thing! I will try my best to fix him up. How did you guys find him?”

“We were on our way to pick up the special …  OH NO! Jangle we forgot!” To Vince’s surprise they gently picked up the little fox and gave him to Vince and then they jumped in the sleigh, and sped off into the darkness.

Santa and Snowflake were out late walking and jumped out of the way of the speeding sleigh just in time. When seeing that it was Jinx and Jangle,their mouths dropped open and they watched them until they were out of sight. Snowflake looked at Santa and said, “Umm…Santa, shouldn’t they be…”  Santa held up his hand, ” Don’t say a word.” and in silence they went back to walking. Santa stared straight ahead wondering if he was getting too old for this job of being in charge of crazy elves!