Evil Elf stood watching the other elves doing their work. They were all so happy. Their happiness was getting to him. He couldn’t stand how happy they were.
“There isn’t going to be a Christmas this year,” shouted Evil Elf. “It has been cancelled.”
“Are you serious?” asked Suzie Elf. “How come and who told you that?”
“Santa told me,” said Evil Elf. “Santa said he doesn’t have any patience left this year. He said he needs a break.”
All of the elves started to cry. They were very upset about what Evil Elf had just told them. They were so upset that they were making a lot of noise. They woke Santa Claus up from his nap.
“We are sorry we woke you from your nap,” said Suzie Elf. “Why did you cancel Christmas this year?”
Evil Elf went outside to get some fresh air.
“Wait a minute!” exclaimed Santa, seeing Evil Elf head outside. “Where do you think you are going?”
“I wanted to get some fresh air,” said Evil Elf.
“Is that right?” asked Santa. “Before you do that, I want you to tell me why you told the other elves that I cancelled Christmas.”
“I didn’t,” lied Evil Elf.
“I see,” said Santa. “Well, I do find it funny that all the other elves were crying and were very upset.”
“I don’t know why,” said Evil Elf.
“I think it is time that you told me the truth,” said Santa. “You seem to forget who you are talking to.”
“Oh gee,” said Evil Elf. “I am sorry I told the others that you cancelled Christmas.”
“Why would you do that?” asked Santa.
“They were all so happy,” said Evil Elf.
“And, what is wrong with that?” asked Santa. “They are allowed to be happy.”
“I guess,” said Evil Elf. “I am sorry, Santa.”
“Never mind telling me that you are sorry,” said Santa. “I want you to tell the others that you are sorry.”
“I am sorry everyone,” said Evil Elf. “I lied to you about Santa cancelling Christmas.”
“It is okay,” said Suzie Elf. “I forgive you. Just don’t do it again.”
“I won’t,” said Evil Elf. “I promise.”