The Elves’ Christmas Spirit

Elf Gingerbread House
Elf Gingerbread House

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

Many, many years ago, 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, 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 .

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 thoughts on “The Elves’ Christmas Spirit”

  1. Thats very sad Santa i wish they wernt scared of us i would love if we made a christmas for them and we get them presnets Wow thats a great idea why dont we do that
    EVERY BODY READ MY POST ITS IMPORTANT LETS PROVE THAT WE LOVE THE ELVES AND THANK THEM WE CAN MAKE A PLAN we need your help santa

  2. wow that was so very nice of them santa the elves are right you are very kind and so are you elves thankyou elves and of course the reighndeer are very kind to . to make that speaical trip all around the world in 1 night!!!!!

  3. Dear santa i love love love your christmas blog you should add some comments for christmas 2011 i love your blog.

  4. i think elves do make good toys for good girls and boys because they see how much good girls and good boys love their presents that they get on Christmas and also because they like to enjoy Christmas with their whole entire Families that is the real Spirit of Christmas to enjoy it !!

  5. To Santa I was just asking what kind of cola you like. I will not be at my house in Virginia , I will be in pennsylvania. I missed a box in my secound email/ Chrismast list but I filled the list the first list I sent you :) :) :)

  6. i love you santa 😀 <3 😛 x x x i love you santa 😀 <3 😛 x x x i love you santa 😀 <3 😛 x x x i love you santa x x x

  7. how lond dose it take the elevs to do a toy when you gone on chrismas eve what do the be doing

  8. dear santa please show this to the elves the elves make awesome sificistcated machiens for me thank you i am graetful

  9. All the elves are amazing at making toys! I hope I get the Number 1 thing on my list!! I’ve been very good this year! Oh and don’t forget to give presents to my friends in Poland!

  10. To Santa clause

    I think it is better to give than recive because it is nice to give someona a present and it is also good to recive aswell but you know you cant always just think about you and yes i do think that the elves make reaeaeaeaealy good presents cuase every present i have got has worked perfectly and tell all the elevs and mrs.clause that i sead hello to them and tell all the raindeers that i said they are very strong to travell all around the world and tell rudolph that i sead an exra hello for him and tell all the the elvs i sead thanks for making me all those presents love from charley i love you Merry Christmas Xxxx

  11. That is one big Gingerbread House! Do elves actually go inside the Gingerbread House? What if elves lived in gingerbread houses?

  12. Santa,
    I can’t wait for Christmas!!! I would like to see you in person. If I’m asleep, please wake me up when you come to my house. I have cookies for you and carrots for your reindeer. Do you need a few dollars? I will give you some money from my piggy bank if you need money to buy poor kids stuff, or get your wife some perfume. Don’t forget, I want a big baby doll and stroller for it, maybe a crib, too. I love you Santa, Nicole B.

  13. THE ELFS ARE VERY GOOD AND VERY HELPFUL I THINK DONT U THINK SANTA ITS VERY GOOD THAT THERE IN GOOD HANDS BYE BYE LOTS OF LOVE ANISA.

  14. SANTA WILL U COME TO BIRMINGHAM IN HANDSWORTH ON THE WHOLE OF NINEVEH RD PLEASE SANTA OH PLEASE IF BENN A VERY VERY GOOD GIRL EVEN MY MUM SAYS IT.

  15. I love santa did you read about the elves Christmas sprit i dontknow why they are afraid of us or why they live in gingerbread houses for there real houses.

  16. Could you please get me all the things I won’t if you don’t I wont be to upset .please.and mum said yes I could have a dog

  17. I THINK THE ELVES MAKE THEBEST TOYS BETTER THEN THE SHOP
    I WISH YOU COULD RING ME SANTA THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME\
    AND SANTA YOU AWESOME I CANT WAIT INTILL CHRISTMAS IM COUNTING DOWN 6 MORE DAYS INTILL CHRISTMAS YA YA HI MRS CLAWS AND THE ELEVES AND THE RAINDEERS

  18. THAT MUST OF BEAN VERY IINTERESTING WHEN YOU DISCOVERED THE ELEVES AND IS NICE AT NIGHT WHEN YOU FLY AND DILVER PRESENTS

  19. so the elfs are still scared of elfs and santa clause is it true that real people get elfs cause i really want a elf love you by from jade

  20. santa rember me Dylan i email you here alot now heres my friend connors message.
    hi bff santa i know we met before because you emailed me and said were bffs dont forget dylan too.

  21. Hi Santa this is awesome blog keep it up thank you . So much I love this blog oxox merry Christmas I love you.

  22. I do think that it is better to give than recieve, sometimes it is the other way around. Hope you get some new elves to help you!

  23. I saw what you wrote on my lettre today that you sent me!Im oging to say somethings that cant be touched or seen here it is
    .knowledge
    .capasity
    .happyness
    .speshle felling
    I think all these years this is the most speashle letter ive ever receved! i love u liliana

  24. santa why were people being so mean to the elfs that was varey rude of them and of course it is better to give then to resive

  25. I better go eat now because it’s almost time for me to go to bed but I’ll email you tomaro. P.S I am going to write you a letter tomaro

  26. dear,elfs youve worked so hard last year i got the present ive wanted i hope i am still on the good list .wink.have a jolly holiday talk to you tomarrow.

    love ,lili .e.

  27. chrismas istn all about the presnts (well it sordove is wink) Its all about greatfullness and its better to give then recieve that time of year well chrismas hehehhe is all about family so I respect them dotn worry

  28. I agree with zoe all the people should be nice to you I konow I respect you because you are awsome yougyus are probally taller than me because im 8

  29. I helped my mommy clean up the puzzles and helped her clean up my room so I am still on the nice list I bet I got higher Ive never been on the naghty list because I behave well most of the time hehehehheheh also dear elfs Ive heard you have been working hard so keep up the good work!!11 love lili/liliana oooooooh
    I love saying that I love you lots like jelly tots thats what santa and the elfs say hehehehhehhe well I have lots of questions so ill asy them after I say this one okay? I bet its okay love ya see u on the next message! bye

  30. 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:)

  31. 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:)

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

  33. 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!!!!!!!

  34. 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)

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

  36. 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

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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!!

  42. 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

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

  44. 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!

  45. 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!

  46. 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!

  47. 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.
    Love,
    Dina

  48. 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

  49. 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?

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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!

  54. 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!
    XOXO,
    Shelby<3

  55. 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!

  56. 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

  57. 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
    melody

  58. 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).

  59. 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.

  60. I love EVERYONE AT THE NORTH POLE. I’M 9 YEARS OLD AND I STILL BELIVE IN YOU!!!! YA’LL ARE ALL SO COOL!!!!!!

  61. 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! 😛

  62. 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 .

  63. 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?

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. Dear,Santa

    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

  73. 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.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    sincerly,savannah

  74. 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| 😀 |

  75. 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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