Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Story of the Pajama Elf

Long ago, there was a little elf in Santa's workshop who did not know how to build wooden toys. Despite all of his effort, and try as he might, he just couldn't seem to get any of the toys to work properly. One day he asked Santa how he could help, because he ever so wanted to make the little children happy. So, Santa invited the little elf to join him on Christmas eve to help deliver presents. As they rode around Santa mentioned how all the little boys and girls would try to stay up late to catch a glimpse of Santa. And the later the children stayed up, the harder it was for Santa to deliver all of the presents without being noticed.

"I know!" exclaimed the little elf. "Whenever I get new pajamas, I always sleep so soundly and comfortably. I will make new pjs for everyone so they can get a good night's rest." And so the little elf decided to make pajamas for all the little boys and girls and deliver them before they go to bed on Christmas eve.

So every Christmas Eve, the people of the town would place a lighted candle on their doorstep to light the way for the Pajama Elf. And the Pajama Elf would bring new pajamas to everyone that night so they could all fall fast asleep in snuggly, new pjs. This also had the added benefit of preparing the young children for pictures the next morning (once cameras were developed (pun, pun) hundreds of years later) as they would bound out of bed and rush to the tree in sparkling, new pjs.

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