Treetop Angel Tradition
Courtesy of Diane R.
When four of Santa's elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not
produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, 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 apple
cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered
that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to drink. In
his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider 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 end of the broom
Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the
door. He opened the door, and there was a little angel with a
great big Christmas tree.
The angel said, very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't
it a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you
like me to stick it?"
And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the