We have a new elf up here in the North Pole. His name is Scunner. He is a Scottish elf. Do you know where Scotland is?
It turns out that Scunner is a rather grumpy elf!
Anyway, Scunner was in such a bad mood today. I caught him knocking the stuffing out of a teddy bear. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that he hated Christmas!
GASP! I did not know what to say! This was such a surprise. I did not know that ANYONE could hate Christmas!
I asked him why and he just pulled a face.
“It isn’t much fun for the elves now is it?” he grumbled. “We make all the Christmas presents. Then we get a few days off. Then we start all over again!” Scunner stopped for a second. “Well, maybe Mrs. Claus’ cookies are ok.” Then he marched away, stomping his feet.
I did not know what to say! No one at the North Pole sees making Christmas presents as work. It is too much fun to be work!
Later on, I saw him again. He was looking out of the window at the stars. He looked so sad! I wished I could cheer him up.
I asked Kissy the Elf if she knew why Scunner was so sad. She told me that he really misses Scotland. “He actually quite likes Christmas” she said. “But he prefers New Year’s Eve. In Scotland, they call it Hogmanay.”
Well I have an idea that might cheer Scunner up. It is a surprise though! You will have to wait and see what it is.