An old joke for Throwback Thursday before Christmas…
In early December, four of Santa’s elves got sick.
When the trainee elves could not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, Santa began to feel some pre–Christmas pressure.
Then Mrs. Claus mentioned that her Mother was coming to visit, stressing Santa even more.
He went to harness the reindeer, and found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had gotten loose and were out, Heaven knows where. Then, when he began load-testing the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked; the bag of toys fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.
Frustrated, Santa went back in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.
Opening the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, breaking it into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He got the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang.
An irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, only to find a little Angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The Angel said very cheerfully, “Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn’t this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to put it?” And that’s how the tradition of the angel tree topper began!
Not a lot of people know this. You’re welcome 🙂