The elf who saved Christmas

The elf who saved Christmas

Ashton Mineo, Reporter

Three hundred sixty five days of the year and 24 hours a day Santa and his elves are working to make the Christmas experience great for children all over the world. The elves are preparing gifts of all sorts each day. Whether they have to make or buy the presents, they are surely working hard all the time. Some elves make cookies, some elves sing songs, and some elves prepare the sleigh and its route. Different elves are responsible for all sorts of different tasks, but no elf has ever been tasked with guiding Santa’s sleigh.

You may be wondering why I would bring this up. Well there was once a time when a brave elf had to lead Santa’s sleigh on the Christmas voyage.

The year was 2020 and it ’twas Christmas Eve day. All of the presents were being loaded and the sleigh was prepared for takeoff. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and of course Rudolph were all strapped in and ready to go when the unthinkable happened. Mrs. Claus broke the news that St. Nicolaus himself tested positive for Covid-19 and he was unable to complete his Christmas journey.

Panic was spreading all around the North Pole as the ultimate crisis was present on Christmas Eve night. With Santa being sent into quarantine, the chances of Christmas being on as usual plummeted. With all hope swiftly dwindling, a brave elf they called Brant stepped up to the plate and declared he would lead Santa’s sleigh and provide families with joy on Christmas day.

The ride started out rocky for obvious reasons as the harsh winter breeze nearly blew the new driver out of the sky. But by some Christmas miracle and a lot of good faith, Brant guided the sleigh to where the weather was safe. As the trip went along, Brant started to catch on and it seemed that Christmas was back on.

The return of the sled was met with thunderous applause from the entire North Pole. The elves were inspired and the Santa and Mrs. Claus were proud. Christmas was saved and Brant’s heroics will live on forever.