Dec. 16th – Jessie sneaks a look into Santa’s bag

Jessie climbed into the sleigh and sat on the cushion Santa had placed on the seat for her. She was sitting directly behind Santa in front of a  compartment which held the largest bag she had ever seen. She sniffed the contents of the before becoming distracted when Santa snapped the reins and called out to the reindeer. “Let’s go boys. Off to the Toronto manufacturing plant please.”

In one movement, the reindeer leapt before they took off into the sky. Jessie watched the deer’s’ feet. They ran in mid-air. With every stroke of their hooves, the sled sped up until they were going so fast Jessie’s ears were whipping in the wind. Continue reading Dec. 16th – Jessie sneaks a look into Santa’s bag

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Dec. 15th – Jessie makes Molly Claus cry

“No more food for you. If we don’t be careful you’ll be sick.” Molly shooed the dog out of the kitchen where she was putting the final dollops of whip cream on a pumpkin pie.

Jessie raised her nose in the air as the door closed on her. She jumped on the little couch Santa had provided for her to sleep on. It was placed near the fire and Jessie found herself very sleepy. Soon her feet were moving, and she was yipping in her sleep. Continue reading Dec. 15th – Jessie makes Molly Claus cry

December 14th – Jessie gets all wound up in Santa’s workshop

Jessie’s eyes glowed with excitement. The machine had different colours of ribbon coming out of its side. Wrapping elves sat beside the machine where they pulled and cut pieces to make their elaborate bows for the presents they were wrapping.

Jessie watched as the ribbon circled counter-clockwise around and around and around the room. She spotted one length of ribbon that was shiny silver. It reminded her of the flashes of fish in a clear river. Continue reading December 14th – Jessie gets all wound up in Santa’s workshop

Dec. 13th – Jessie and Santa Claus go to a radio station

Radio station 1313HOHO is located in a small room above a pizza parlor in London, Ontario. The all Christmas music channel was struggling and  the university students running the channel searched the Internet for a Christmas themed guest to interview. From somewhere they found the email address for Santa’s company, and  arranged to interview him. So, on a blustery morning, Santa and Jessie sat in a small room. Santa had a microphone in front of him and an ear set on his head. Continue reading Dec. 13th – Jessie and Santa Claus go to a radio station

One dog's Chronicles of a year in Santa Claus's life

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