The Elves’ Christmas Spirit

Posted by Santa Claus on December 10th, 2010

Elf Gingerbread House

Elf Gingerbread House

Christmas elves are great helpers.  They make great toys.  But did you ever wonder why the elves help me make toys for all the good girls and boys?

Many, many years ago, Mrs. Claus and I went to the North Pole.  We saw a bunch of elves there.  The elves were very cold and very hungry.  But they were very afraid of us.  The elves were afraid because people had been mean to them.

Every time we got close, the elves ran away.  But one elf did not run away quite so fast.  Maybe it was because he knew we would not hurt him.  Or, maybe it was just because he kept slipping and falling in the snow.  (Can you guess his name?)

Well, one time, Clumsy the Elf got stuck in the snow when the other elves ran away.  He was very hungry, very cold, and very afraid of us.  Mrs. Claus had some of her famous gingerbread with her.  She gave him some.  She also gave him some hot chocolate.  I put my coat around him to keep him warm.

Soon the other elves came closer.  We gave them food too.  The elves were still very cold.   So Mrs. Claus made them some gingerbread houses to live in.  We still have one of the very first ones (you can see it in the picture).

The elves did not know why we made the gingerbread houses for them.  “Mr. Santa Claus, other people were mean to us.   But you are kind.  You gave us food and warm houses.  Why did you do that?” they asked.  So I told them all about the Christmas Spirit.

The elves did not understand about the Christmas Spirit at first.  So, I showed them how to make toys to give to good girls and boys.  When they saw how happy it made the girls and boys, that was when the elves understood.   They understood it was better to give than to get.

The elves are still very afraid of people.  They hide as soon as a person is near.  But they have been making toys for me ever since!

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  Do you think the elves make good toys?  Do you think it is better to give than receive?  (You can leave a message here.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)


173 Responses to “The Elves’ Christmas Spirit”

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  1. 100
    My friend Kayla said:

    Thank you for all the things you have given me. Santa and his elves that help him are really generous.
    P.S. Thanks again!! LOL:)

  2. 99
    My friend Kayla said:

    Santa and his elves are the bomb!!! They always give us special toys and it’s always what we want! Even though we forget to send our letter to Santa and his elves, he already knows what we want!!
    P.S. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and the elves are awesome!!!LOL:)

  3. 98
    My friend gabriella said:

    santa the elfs are so nice and i thank them for all the presents they give me say hi to all of the elfs

  4. 97
    My friend clos said:

    hi sanu clos as in Mis.clos lol i do no ho ho ho!!! well wui i went is to vizit the nowth pell cen i!!!!!!! plees u wownt event no i am ther!!!!!!!

  5. 96
    My friend terence menyongai said:

    its better to recive

  6. 95
    My friend sade said:

    i love those elves why did they have to be the ones to be treated bad the’re the ones that helped santa claus celebrate jesus’s birthday aw (sniffle)

  7. 94
    My friend Emma said:

    Hey Santa, can you send some of Mrs Claus cookies down i would love to try them x

  8. 93
    My friend Gavin said:

    Now,I now why the elves make christmas toys.

  9. 92
    My friend Lauren said:

    Elves make great toys.I received great toys over the years.Thank you everyone that is in Santa’s crew!!!

  10. 91
    My friend aston said:

    the elfs are amzing and soooo are you santa xxx


  12. 90
    My friend alisha said:

    i love you santa because you sent me a letter and you keep intouch with me all the time ps hope you get to my house safely

  13. 89
    My friend Hannah said:

    i like Santa and i believe of him merry Christmas Santa!

  14. 88
    My friend justin said:

    Well call me the king of jengaling santa i whish i could live up ther with you ps do you whant to live here at my howes cause i wold like that.

  15. 87
    My friend Tess said:

    i think the elves are very kind to the children!!

  16. 86
    My friend destiny said:

    hello love you thats right.

  17. 85
    My friend Anonymous said:

    hi santa claus – i really want to see what i get for christmas. i might get a chess game. i don’t know what i’m going to get. bye santa!

  18. 84
    My friend Zoe said:

    I really enjoyed this story. Tell the elves that they don’t need to be afraid-most people are very nice!

  19. 83
    My friend olivia said:

    I’m so glad you and Mrs. Claus gave the elves food and became they’re friends. Now they get to experience the fun of making toys for nice girls and boys.

  20. 82
    My friend Olivia said:

    what is up santa claus i love elves and how hard they work soooooooooo hard

  21. 81
    My friend mark said:

    yes i think the eifs do make good toys

  22. 80
    My friend rosie said:

    santa is nice to share with lots of kids all around the hole wild world.

  23. 79
    My friend nevada said:

    santa is nice to be shareful

  24. 78
    My friend rosie said:

    santa is very nice to make toys for christmas if we didnt have santa we wouldint have toys like we have today so i am thankyoun santa claus for maken toys for everyone in the world.

  25. 77
    My friend carlee said:

    i think the elfs make great toys they never break or any thing the elfs are very good teel them they do a great job!!

  26. 76
    My friend Lucy said:

    I have 4 elves I love them so much! Right now they are resting in my room.

  27. 75
    My friend autumn said:

    i think it cool how that little elf didnt run away as fast as the others cause he knew you werent going to hurt him

  28. 74
    My friend hannah jack said:

    Daer Santa can I have an elf on the shelf all my frinds have them and my brother and I would just LOVE one

  29. 73
    My friend Braden said:

    It was so nice of Mrs. Claus to give food and hot cocoa to the elves. I really liked this story. I love my elf, Buddy. He is AWESOME!

  30. 72
    My friend alexis said:

    they make like so many that are like awesome well 14 days till christmas day 13 till christmas eve

  31. 71
    My friend makenzy said:

    hey santa YOUR ELVS ARE AOUSME!!

  32. 70
    My friend Anonymous said:

    i have a elf at my home right now and he is happy!!!:)

  33. 69
    My friend Joelle said:

    I think that is a cute story. And the elves are also the best toy makers ever!

  34. 68
    My friend Emma said:

    Dear Santa, I never knew how you got the elves, but now that I know I respect you even more. I hope Clumsy is well. I like his name because it reminds me of how I”M so clumsy!

  35. 67
    My friend Marissa said:

    Im 10 and i still belive!I cant wait until christmas!im so excited!i want the new ipod touch with the camera!so excited!

  36. 66
    My friend james said:


  37. 65
    My friend Madelyn said:

    The elves are like, the best humans ever![other than Santa and my friends and family!]

  38. 64
    My friend Dina said:

    Dear Santa,
    I think the Elves are a humungous part of that magical feeling you get on the 25th. You and Mrs. Claus have so much love and care in you and it is very amazing how hard everyone tries at the North Pole.

  39. 63
    My friend kayleigh stroud said:

    Dear SANTA please can you tell the evles that i like CHOCOLATE because i think you like CHOCOLATE and i Think hat the elves like CHOCOLATE too lots of love kayleigh

  40. 62
    My friend William said:

    Elves can you get a elf for my class room if so thank you xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo will

  41. 61
    My friend Alexia said:

    do the elves make your sleigh?

  42. 60
    My friend lizzie and hannah said:

    i want a elf for Christmas and I love you,elves,and the real meanig of Chriistmas Jesus

  43. 59
    My friend austin said:

    I am scared of elfs but

  44. 58
    My friend scarley said:

    dear santa are they relly afraid of humen evn if you are.well some peppole are mean but why did you go to the north pole?
    you rule santa was there a plane going to the north pole?
    what are the elves names and how many are there?

  45. 57
    My friend Sam said:

    Dear Santa,
    aren’t you glad I asked for 1 thing?Guess what!I am a mayor in a readers theartear!But I only have one question. Why can’t I touch my elf?I will be glad ti give you and your wife toys.After all you’ve done a-lot for everybody.Have a Merry Christmas and a happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
    Your friend,
    Sam Quinones.

  46. 56
    My friend Anonymous said:

    I would like to leave some candy out for Clumsy. I think he would like that. Can you please get it for him so he doesn’t trip over the candy? I agree that it’s better to give than to get.

  47. 55
    My friend brianna said:

    i think the elves make great toys!!!!!

  48. 54
    My friend halle said:

    santa,i think the elves(you) are the BEST TOY MAKERS EVER! i love u all . i promise even if im 90 i will NEVER,EVER stop Believing in u all love,halle

  49. 53
    My friend Destiny said:

    WOW, you are so nice.
    i wish there was a person that is nice like you! :)

  50. 52
    My friend GRACIE said:

    Is it true that if you sing songs your sleigh will fly?but Santa I AM 8 YEARS old and I will always belive in you!

  51. 51
    My friend Shelby said:

    Dear Santa,
    I did not know that was how you met the elves! Interesting! I love you all. I am 10 yrs old and I still believe in all of you!

  52. 50
    My friend Savanna said:

    Well, I’m not sure about you but I’m excited for Christmas! Can’t Wait!

  53. 49
    My friend Monique said:

    I think the elves make the best toys in the whole universe! Now I know it is better to give than receive because it makes others happy, and I want to make the world a better place by making others happy! See you later!

  54. 48
    My friend Matilda said:

    Dear Santa..I do think it is better to give than to receive.
    Poor clumsy, falling down in the snow. It seems very nice for you to give them food and shelter and hot cocoa.
    Hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS, Santa…Mrs.Claus and all the elves and reindeer too!!
    Oh..look at the time!! It’s only FIFTEEN MORE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!! I’m being good!
    Love from Matilda

  55. 47
    My friend brooke said:

    the elves are very great toy makers!they are the best!to all the elves,thank u very much!


  56. 46
    My friend Brianne and Brayden said:

    WE love you santa our nanny loves you too

  57. 45
    My friend bella said:

    i love vsanta and i love you

  58. 44
    My friend melody said:

    dear santa
    I feel bad for the elves long ago. Thay were push around by other people and mean to them.I’m clad you came along and made them a home like I got a home.

    your friend

  59. 43
    My friend michael said:

    hi i love you you look cut

  60. 42
    My friend Mary Grace said:

    I think the elves make wonderful toys. Everyyear when I get the toys theres always a big smile on my face. Also I do think it’s better to give than recive because it’s genouris(nice).

  61. 41
    My friend Keelin said:

    I love the toys you give me every year. I hope the elves and you and Mrs. Claus love reading my letters and love making toys for other children. I love seeing all the presents and opening them up and finding something that I really really wanted. So keep up the good work.

  62. 40
    My friend Maeve said:

    I love the elves! and i love you too Santa!

  63. 39
    My friend Jobeth said:

    I like what you little elves wrote. XOXO

  64. 38
    My friend Sa,m said:

    I think elves are very important.

  65. 37
    My friend sarah said:


  66. 36
    My friend Delaney said:

    dear Santa.
    I think this was a very cute story.

  67. 35
    My friend Julia said:

    I think it’s so cool how the elves do that! And I also think it’s cool how they live in gingerbread houses, and I wish there was a big version so that I could live in one! :P

  68. 34
    My friend maria said:

    why do people be mean it is horrible and nasty two lilttle elfs like them no wonder their scared off us santa claus i am not plaming you on anything so dont think i am ok santa and mrs claus ok bye for now merry cherismas to you alll .

  69. 33
    My friend Cameron said:

    The elves are the best toy makers ever.It feels really god to give others presents and make them happy.
    PS: I will leave a candy cane out for Clumbsy on christmas eve. Can you give it to him please?

  70. 32
    My friend Lily said:

    I do think it is better to give than receive. I never knew all of these things about the north pole.I think I will read Santa’s blog a bit more often

  71. 31
    My friend zach said:

    hi santa. i like the north pole.

  72. 30
    My friend molly said:

    great story

  73. 29
    My friend diana devan ,kimi said:

    I love you santa and thanks for all you do and i know its a hard job to help us but thanks thanks thanks and were on or best behavior so thanks and i loved our letters

  74. 28
    My friend nicole said:

    hi santa iam 17 but i stiill believe in you i watch all the christmashows how many elfs do u have love u

  75. 27
    My friend Haleigh said:

    I think they make AWESOME presents. I guess i have to say I like recieving all though I like planning gifts for my parents, sisters, and you! Oops…I almost forgot this year I might even get the elves and the reindeer one this year too!

  76. 26
    My friend lilly said:

    Please tell the elves that they don’t need to be scared of the nice kids, and adults. Tell them that they do a great job making toys. I would love to meet an elve but I will never be able to. Unless you wake me up at night to show me one.

  77. 25
    My friend Jessica said:

    Dear Santa u ok merry chistmas love u jess

  78. 24
    My friend amber said:

    hows it going with mrs. clause have you got my email from vincent and amber nacole burrows. i would really like gator golf prettyyyyyyyyy please. can you? that is one thing i didnt get for christmas last year I think or supose it is very busy over in the north pole. and very cold brrrrrrr….. as you know i have been a very good girl this year xoxoxo amber happy holidays

  79. 23
    My friend Dawn said:

    I think the Elves make great toys and its very good to give presents…xxxxxx

  80. 22
    My friend Oliver said:

    I bet you they’ve got more of spirit then presents;}

  81. 21
    My friend lisa said:

    santa i love you so muck can u show me a picture of an elf its okay if u cant and remember i no you are real

  82. 20
    My friend caitlin said:

    aw poor elves

  83. 19
    My friend Michaella said:

    I think it is good to recive and give as well

  84. 18
    My friend oliver said:

    witch is you best elf ever santa

    love oliver
    xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx

    my computer keys dont work very well if there are a few misakes then dont worry

  85. 17
    My friend Jose said:

    Hi Santa nice metting you. You are my biggest hero and thank you.

  86. 16
    My friend Breah said:

    i love christmas sooooo much. i wish i can meet u sooooooooo much

  87. 15
    My friend Iona said:

    I think it is good that the elves make toys for us and good boys and girls soon they sure recive the best present they will ever wish for.
    I also think that it is good to give than to get but sometimes i think that is my turn to recieve something nice or something as a reward so yeah.
    I wish all people would be kind and caring but unfortunetly they are not so.
    I love the elves as much as i love you thank you so much santa.
    Merry Christmasxxxxxxxx

  88. 14
    My friend Reva said:

    I love that at the age of 20 i still believe in you! You where always there for xmas i have always left milk and cookies 4 u since i was little and still do

  89. 13
    My friend Gemma said:

    I’m all ready for Christmas soooooooooo exited!!!

  90. 12
    My friend Madeleine said:

    Your Elfs must be… AWESOME!

  91. 11
    My friend Caitlin said:

    Yes I think it is much better to give than recieve,although it is nice to get things.

  92. 10
    My friend ben said:


    So you have been working with the elves for along time.Santa can you deliver our house a lot of ginger bread to our house

  93. 9
    My friend emily said:

    i love that

  94. 8
    My friend Vanessa said:

    Hello Santa. I love Christmas, and all the presents I get. Thank you for the ones from you.

  95. 7
    My friend savannah said:

    It is better to give! because recieving is someone else showing there love and afection towords you.but to give is showing how much you care for them love them and apershaiet things people give you or you will never feel the christmas.

  96. 6
    My friend sean-paul said:


  97. 5
    My friend joel harrison said:

    will i get my things i ask for

  98. 4
    My friend natasha said:


  99. 3
    My friend Bethany said:

    On tv there was a poem about christmas :

    Christmas isnt about the gifts, trees and lights all aglow.

    Its about the love and care that we show.

    Merry christmas (only 15 more days!)

    -Bethany| :D |

  100. 2
    My friend sophie said:

    you are s cool

    love sophie

  101. 1
    My friend Maddy said:

    Dear Santa

    You are so awesome
    i live u cos u always bring smiles to every child in this world and i think they would like to say thank you so much
    love always maddy

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