July 31st – North Pole’s Christmas in July Sidewalk Extravaganza

Jessie sat on a couch with Santa.  She was hot, bored and itchy.  Early in the morning Molly had woken Jessie and put her ugly Christmas sweater on.  Then she had dragged Santa and Jessie to the town square for the Christmas in July Sidewalk Extravaganza.

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North Pole’s Christmas in July Extravaganza

Molly,Santa and Jessie had shopped in almost every store in town.  They picked up stocking stuffers for Molly’s family and a few small trinkets for Molly’s elf friends. But, Jessie thought that the real purpose of the sale was for the town residence to gossip and socialize.  Jessie had heard three times this morning that the Post Office Pete had fallen and broken his nose.    She’d also heard four times that another leak had been found in the manufacturing facilities walls. Continue reading July 31st – North Pole’s Christmas in July Sidewalk Extravaganza

July 30th – The North Pole Ugly Sweater Sale

Molly held up the sweater in front of her face and squinted.  She looked down at Jessie .  “Come here, girl.  I want to see if I can tailor this for you.”

Jessie’s ears went back and her tail fell to the floor.  She slowly dodged a number of elves as she approached Molly.  The sweater Molly had in her hand  was red, blue and white.  It was made of wool and had a horse and sleigh, a snowman and other pictures on it.  The worse thing was there were lights intertwined in the neck that lit up when you pushed one of the XMASsweater1buttons.

Jessie did not like the sweater.  In fact she hadn’t liked any of the sweaters she saw. Today was a fund raiser where the Elves sold ugly Christmas sweaters.  The seniors of the town crocheted and knitted them all year specifically for the fundraiser. Molly had told Jessie there was a tradition where they sold them on the last Friday of July and then during the Christmas in July celebrations.  On that weekend everyone wore them around town. Continue reading July 30th – The North Pole Ugly Sweater Sale

July 29 – Santa’s Top Ten Favorite Christmas Eve Treats

sleighSanta and Jessie visit millions of homes on Christmas Eve and Santa is grateful that children leave him goodies to ease his rumbly tummy on the long journey.  Santa often receives milk and cookies but his top ten favorite treats were all memorable. This list below tells what food was left, the child who left the treat and Santa’s thoughts about the treat. Continue reading July 29 – Santa’s Top Ten Favorite Christmas Eve Treats

July 28th – Santa’s Cruisin Playlist

Santa and Jessie travel across the country to the various manufacturing facilities, schools, fundraisers and conventions.  When the sleigh is not suitable he likes to ride in a red convertible with the tunes cranked up.  He has quite eclectic taste in music.  Below are the top 10 of his favorite tunes for summer.

  1. Walk like an Egyptian – The BanglesMusicTree
  2. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  3. The Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
  4. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  5. Ghostbusters theme song – Lionel Ritchie
  6. Ave Maria – Luciano Pavarotti
  7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Loreena McKennit
  8. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelley Clarkson
  9. Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
  10. Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett