Not long ago and far away, Santa was getting ready for his annual
trip, but there were problems everywhere. Four of his elves got
sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular
ones, so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.
Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mom was coming to visit. This stressed
Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three
of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were
out, heaven knows where. More stress.
Then, when he began to load the sleigh, one of the boards cracked and the toy
bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys. So frustrated, Santa went
into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey.
When he went to the cupboard, he found the elves had hidden the liquor and
there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he dropped the coffee pot
and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw from which
it was made.
Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his way to the door.
He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big
The angel said: "Where would you like to put this tree Santa?"
And that, my friend, is how the little angel came to be on top of the