JSSOTD (Just So Story of ...)
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 95 22:49:41 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: JSSOTD (Just So Story of ...)
Forwarded-by: firstname.lastname@example.org (Keith Bostic)
People often wonder about Christmas traditions, for example,
"Why do people put angels on the very top of their Christmas trees?
Well, here is the true story of how it all started:
One Christmas, Santa was getting ready to load up his sleigh and fly all
over the world, so he picked up his big sack of toys, and WHOSH, a seam
ripped and all the toys fell out. So Mrs. Santa came out and sewed up the
seam [I know, it's sexist, but this is a true story], and Santa put all the
toys back into the sack. So he picked up the huge sack full of toys again
and went outside in the snow where his sleigh was waiting and put the bag
into the sleigh, and CRUNCH, a runner broke. So Santa took the bag of toys
back into his house, pushed the sleigh into his garage and fixed the runner,
pushed it back to the house, and got the toys and put them into the sleigh.
Then he rounded up all the little reindeer and put their harnesses on, got
into the sleigh, and said (in a deep Santa-like voice) GIDDYUP, but he had
forgotten to hitch the reindeer to the sleigh so they all flew away into
the distance. Just then, a little angel flew by with a christmas tree and
said "Santa, what do you want me to do with this tree?"
© 1995 Peter Langston