LawdyMissClawdy – Life Speaks is proud to announce a new, very talented contributor to our Young Authors section.
A high school senior, Lila Tabor is a young lady who views the world with a uniquely inquisitive and discerning eye, an eye that also always leaves room for a great sense of humor!
We hope you will enjoy this Christmas Tale that focuses on the plight of the hard-working, under-appreciated elves of Santa’s Workshop.
WHY DOES SANTA GET ALL THE CREDIT?
© Lila Tabor
New York, 2015
Reprinted here December 2016
What would you say if I were to tell you that you could work one day a year and still be recognized as the deliverer of children’s happiness? If you’re Santa Claus, you’re in luck, because the preceding scenario applies exclusively to you.
For hundreds of years, Christians have celebrated Christmas by eating a big meal, exchanging gifts with one another, and telling children stories of Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, or commonly known to us in America as Santa Claus, a jolly old man in a red suit who brings you presents if you’ve been good all year.
Every year when Christmas rolls around, little kids write letters to Santa to tell him what toys they want, and thank him when they receive them, but why is Santa getting all the praise?
Unlike Santa, the elves working in the North Pole function 364 days a year, making the toys that Santa unfairly steals the credit for! Without the elves, Santa Claus wouldn’t have anything to deliver, and would therefore be deemed useless!
Elves work tirelessly around the clock, making, organizing, and preparing toys for Santa to take to the children.
Nobody takes time out of their day to write letters of thanks to the elves, even though they’re the ones doing all the work, and it’s time we all reconsider!
Christmas time is the season of giving, so we should give credit where it’s due. Rather than commending the poster boy for Christmas, this year try to remember the little guys.
1 thought on “WHY DOES SANTA GET ALL THE CREDIT?”
The author is very discerning. No one is aware of the hard working elves. She does a very good job of letting everyone know.