An Elf’s An Elf

Posted by Santa Claus on December 7th, 2010

Here is a story I almost forgot about.  I am glad Mrs. Claus reminded me!

It was Mouse the Littlest Elf’s very first day in the North Pole Workshop.  She was so excited!  She could hardly wait.  She wanted to find out what her new job was going to be!  Was she going to make dolls for good little girls?  Was she going to make iPads, iPods or iPhones?  She could not wait to find out!

When she got to the North Pole Workshop, she went to help the making dolls.  They told her she was too small to help.  So Mouse said, “An elf’s an elf, no matter how small!”

Then she asked if she could help make some music players or phones or cameras or…  but every time the answer was the same.  “Sorry, Mouse the Littlest Elf; you are just too little to help make that”.  And every time Mouse would say, “An elf’s an elf, no matter how small!”

She had been so excited to help at the Workshop.  She knew she could help.  She was not going to let what the other elves had said stop her.

So, Mouse the Littlest Elf walked around the Workshop.  She walked to the present wrapping machine to help some elves unwrap (again).  But Clumsy was already unwrapped by the time she got there.

There was quite a bit of ribbon left on the floor from Clumsy.  So Mouse picked up a long piece of ribbon and started to play with it.  Before you knew it, she had made a beautiful Christmas bow with the ribbon.  No one had ever seen a Christmas bow before.

But now Mouse did not know what to do with the pretty bow.  Clumsy was walking toward Mouse with a present.  So, Mouse the Littlest Elf stuck the bow right on top of that present.

Clumsy stopped.  Suddenly the whole North Pole Workshop was very quiet.  The elves were all looking at Mouse and the present.  Mouse was a little afraid she had done something wrong.

Then the elves all started to cheer!  They all came running.  They had never seen a Christmas bow before!  They had never seen a Christmas bow on a present before!  They loved it!  They thought it was the best thing ever!

Clumsy said, “Mouse the Littlest Elf, this present is for you because we all love you”.  Mouse opened the present.  Inside was a pair of shoes that would make her taller.  Then Mouse said, “Thank you everyone, but an elf’s an elf no matter how small.  I don’t need special shoes to make me feel tall!”

All the elves cheered, “Hurray for Mouse the Littlest Christmas Elf!  From now on we’ll always put a bow on to remind us that everyone we give a present to is special to us, no matter how small!”

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  Do you think Mouse the Littlest Elf was right?  Do you have any messages for her?  (You can tell her here.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)


114 Responses to “An Elf’s An Elf”

  1. Casey

    you are right we are all the same no matter how big or small .<3


  3. Dew

    I love you Mouse the Little Elf! Stay true!

  4. amber

    I love your site!!!!!! how are you!!!!!!

  5. faye

    hi you are right it does not matter who is small and who is not and i am glad i found that lovely story, it was very interesting.

  6. tara

    that is a brilliant story santa and mrs clause and the eleves i totally belive in santa love u santa

  7. lydia

    hi santa iam on your blog hi how are you anyway

  8. Abigail

    Santa I loved the Story!!!

  9. Andy

    Great blog elfs I like the stuff
    you added I cant wait to see more
    say helo to santa and Mrs Clause

  10. lauren

    great story!!! she was totally right!!!!

  11. Thomas

    hi santa i love everything about you and really want to meet you,bless you.


  12. Thomas

    hi mrs claus i love everything about you aswell and i really want to meet you,God bless you.



  14. Thomas

    yeah the Andy girl/boy is right.


  15. George

    Go elves you are right mouse hope all is well Merry christmas and a happy new year

  16. kacey

    I think you were right after all an elf’s an elf!They might think your to small but your just perfect size anyway.
    I hope you dont ever think your small
    because then you will feel a bit down.
    But never listen to anyone.

  17. Bethany

    I think that mouse is right about being small, my best freind is really small, but she is the smartest in are maths class, and the fastest runner in the races!

    Merry Christmas :)

    Bethany| :D |

  18. nina

    dear santa i hope you now i balive in you

  19. niajia n smith

    i love santa and i love the ELF’S.

  20. freya

    an elfs an elf is great i like mouse and clumsy there intrsting and cute

  21. MB

    Wow! What an inspiring story! It was awesome!

  22. ryan johnstone

    your website is really good santa

  23. alyssa

    that is such a sweet story santa! its on the inside that counts. love u santa!

  24. Rocco

    Dear, Mouse I like how you say an elf`s an elf no matter how small. Plus I also like how you showed all the elves a Cristmis bow on a present and make all the elves want to put a Cristmis bow on every present.

  25. christine

    dear santa claus,

    I can’t wait till christmas any
    longer. I am so happy that we get to celabrate gods birthday in 18 days. I love you and merry almost christmas.

  26. Madison

    Mouse the littlest elf,
    I am also really small and tiny. People at school always say how tiny and cute I am but really I am a big girl. I am 7 yrs old. I always help mom and people can always depend on me. I know its hard to be small but mom always says it takes someone super special to be tiny and small. We are tiny but mighty!!
    Love your friend,

  27. cody

    i am 8 years of age i go to school in ballybunion at scoil peo. we youse a laptop

  28. sarah

    i have been a little bad but i think i shoud be on the good list .

    sp; i want a real life puppy

  29. sarah

    i have been middle good

  30. alexis

    that right cause im like the smalley in my friends and sometimes get called shorty and im like ya i like to be shorty cause i have more to live for my friend didnt think it was funny i said it not a joke

  31. Sedona

    You are a Great elf because you never gave up trying to make a present. You are a good roll model! Love, Sedona

  32. mahoganie

    I think it was a nice story!And I think
    it was great beacase it was just great!

  33. olivia

    wow an elf is a elf.even know there small there just elfs.

  34. tiffany mcleod

    have fantabulas marry chritmas

  35. D'Andre

    i like the way that you said an elf is an elf no matter how small you are.she was right its not your size that matters its what you have inside. i wish i could meet mouse.

  36. Sabrina

    I am really gald you stood up for yourself mouse. I now have the confidence to stand up for myself also.

  37. madison

    i think you are a nice man Santa.

  38. lizzie

    I think a elf is a elf and think you are just fine the way you

  39. Ty

    WOW! I love it! P.S. Tell Mouse that she was right please.

  40. Meggy123

    AMAZING!!! i cant wait until christmas! that was a great story!!!!!

  41. jena

    hey. i love christmas so much!! i just can’t wait until u come. my whole family is going to be there when me and my brother jackson open our presents. we are both very excited about it. but i have to go now. time for bed.

  42. jackie

    i love that story good thing because the mouse and the littlest elf did teamwork and i love taemwork

  43. Kyle

    Good Story!!!

    P.S. Santa can you make it longer??

  44. Monique

    Dear Mouse,
    Yes, an elf is an elf no matter how small. You show a great character trait, confidence. You have inspired me to do well in my concert. Please tell everyone at the North Pole to see it! Later!

  45. Hailey

    i like it .tell santa i love it all

  46. sarah

    my friends call me short too. It makes me feel bad but i agree with u. you r still u no matter how small!!!!!!!

  47. Paige

    hey just wantting to say whats up i love u guys hope u love this message xoxox xoxo

  48. Jade and Hailey

    Hi Santa we are 10 and 1 years old. I cant wait till Christmas. This blog is great love you santa! (wink*)

  49. Ellen

    Hi,I have a friend that is not that tall in fact shes kind of small people say shes small but that doesn’t let her down. When she first came she had no friends,but now she is one of my best friends so I am glad you didn’t at that let you down (because I really like the bow on presents)and you just keep doing what your doing.

  50. Alyssa Seara

    Santa your amazing hope u bring me everything I would like

  51. Alyssa

    Santa your amazing hope u bring me everything I would like

  52. siobhan

    good on you mouse you should always stick up for your beliefs i believe in santa and you believe being small dosent matter well to tell you the truth i want to be small but i am tall and i always have been small well anyway nice going with the bow good on ya well cya
    xxxxx siobhan

  53. abi

    you are absolutly right i am small and peple make fun of me can you help me

  54. jessie

    im really tall and i wish i was small again and every one is saying that ive got nits when i dont

  55. Ellen

    Please write back if you can I know the workshop can get busy in December.

  56. Rebecca

    Dear Mr and Mrs claws its only 17 days till the big day i hope you can come on christmas eve to deliver the presants

    merry christmas hugs and kissis

  57. DancerCrazy

    Mouse was right. No matter how small you are you are you are always useful!

  58. Shamar

    Wow! I’m suprised that the elves never seen a christmas bow before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. ZACH


  60. Emily

    I think you are right Mouse.Nobody should be unable to do something just because they are to small or too tall

  61. ashley

    you did a fantastic job elf. see no matter how big or how small you are no one make can make fun of you know matter what what size or age you are.

  62. ashley

    inbrace you ability do not let any one call it a disablility.\

    i am a christmas elf just like you and i am small but i can get the job done also

  63. Mady

    Mouse was def. Right’! Im a tiny little 12 year old but that doesnt stopcme from doing what i want!

  64. billy & bethany

    Billy, dear santa, I have tried to be good this year. My little sister and me fight alot. Daddy and mommy say you wont come if we don’t stop fighting all the time. We seen you at our favorite store(walmart). My little sister was to scared to sit on your lap.

  65. Lauren

    Yeah she was! I am 11 and am smaller than most 7 year olds but I am a child and that is all that matters! :-)

  66. Juliet

    mouse you never gave up and I think thats so cool.sometimes I have probloms doing stuff like that.

    p.s I hope the elfs are still nice to you.

  67. Lizzie

    Good for you Mouse!!! An elf is an elf, no matter how small! Very clever thinking and great advice!!!:)

  68. Crystal

    I am 26 and I look like i’m 12 so in a way, I too feel like I am a Christmas elf sometimes.

  69. jessie

    go girl you were right I don’t care how small you are you are the same as ever other elf. You go girl keep making those bows.

  70. Kyle

    Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. Tymea

    you rock

  72. abby

    can i see a piture of please santa

  73. Hannah T.

    I think you are perfect the way you are!

  74. JACK

    thank you for toys!

  75. Diana

    Thank you for making the beautiful bows I find on my presents! Love, Diana

  76. Jake

    wish you merry christmas

  77. OLIVER


  78. Mouse

    Nice name! Good thing Mouse came along! Bows are soooo pretty! Yay Mouse! Merry Christmas everyone!

  79. Mary Grace

    I just know she was right. Because like we say here ‘no matter how short no matter how tall a person is a person’.

    Ps.Merry Christmas!

    PPS.Exspecialy you Mouse the Elf.

  80. Hannah

    You go Mouse! You are the best! Who cares what size you are! Hope you are doing good in the workshop!

  81. Tyrus

    Mouse was right an elf is an elf no matter how small please tell her i said great advice

  82. Zoe

    I agree with Mouse!

  83. lillly

    my family is small so i no how it is to be small.she waz rite to say that.if you are big or small people will love you.

  84. halle

    dearsanta, thank you for all the presents.
    love halle

  85. Kandice

    some times i am told that i can’t do things because i am to small! but it dosen’t matter what we look like because in God’s eye’s we are all the same! and he gave us somthing special to share and you never know what has been hapening in our lives! if we all looked the same the world would be pretty boring! So never let the other elves put you down you are special in your own way and you need to share those talents that God gave you!

    Merry Cristmas
    a Happy New Year!


  86. Kandice

    Mouse the littlest elf RULES!:)

  87. Kandice


  88. Anna

    i think you are right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. Maeve

    i think thats right!!! I’m the youngest in my family!!!! and sometimes I’m not aloud to do some stuff….:( i think it unfair that the young ones aren’t aloud to do some stuff…. well i love you Santa! bye —Maeve.C

  90. Andia

    santa is a horrible person

  91. morgan elkins

    yes, because you cant help how tall you are you are not in controle of how tall you are in less you eat every thing at thanksgiving but you dont wanna be that stuffed (wink wink).
    Morgan Renee Elkins

  92. Sunidhi

    I think that christmas story was soooo cute and mouse was right an elf’s an elf no matter how small

  93. gabby

    i want to see you giys i have ben talking to santa about you giys you have ben rilly clomzy you giys are funny

  94. Sophia

    i think that’s great what you did you stuck to your self and then look what happened you made christmas a whole lot better

  95. Skylar San Tan Vally

    Hi Santa . My friend Gage saw you when he was a little boy and you gave him a big bag of little dinosaurs when he lived in Indiana.If you saw him, come to my house at Christmas Eve at midnight.If i saw you, it will be my best day in the world oh,and I will give you cookies by my three foot Christmas tree.My dog broke our big Christmas tree last year. And see my siblings.

    Skylar (Isaiah’s big sister)

  96. Juliana

    An Elf an Elf no matter how small.

  97. grumpythe elf jake wiliams friend

    hi mouse i remeber the firts time i met you you were very small thats why your calld mouse

  98. emee

    that is so fun to know santa

  99. emily

    I believe Mouse, and the story reminds me of Horton Hears A Who

  100. Taylor

    Hi santa me and my sister have always wanted to see and visit the north pole we LOVE little elves and its our life long dream to visit the north pole and see some magical warmth please it would be an honor. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  101. nathan

    Hey santa I want a elf please

  102. noel

    an elf is a elf no matter how small or big sooooooooooo it is ok!!!

  103. jayden

    santa i wont a elf

  104. miranda

    i love santa ti is fun riting too you santa ok by

  105. teneill

    santa claus you is so sweet and so good to everybody, for christmas you gave me a barbie,a art set, and my mom gave me a pony and you can paint it and put stickers on it. do you want to no something. you is so fat cause you drink coke- a- coala . for now i’m gonna call you big faty ho,ho,ho .

  106. Ellie

    I think Mouse was right.

  107. CRYSTAL


  108. riley

    i’m waiting for you to come

  109. gabrielle

    what is the elfs doing?

  110. Amy

    That was a really good story and i liked her saying ‘An elf’s an elf no matter how small.’ what a brave saying

  111. sion

    i love you sanata hope you have good luck on christmas eve

  112. claire

    do elfs like icecream

  113. megan

    that’s a cute story i love it but it is true an elfs an elf no matter how small and mouse i am smaller than all my friends and im 8 sometimes its good to be small . and its not so bad being small sometimes it dose not matter.

  114. Morgan

    Dear Mouse,
    the Christmas bow was a great invention and i never knew you have invented it until i heard the whole story. Please write back if you can

  115. Brooke And Reece

    Happy Christmas Santa



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