Scunner the Elf

Posted by Santa Claus on December 17th, 2011

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.

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S. How would you cheer up Scunner the Grumpy Elf?  You can click here to tell me or scroll down to see what other people have written!


263 Responses to “Scunner the Elf”

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  1. 263
    My friend reni said:

    I love my elf and the eamails you sent me at school and and at home you can send emails to santa at love reni

  2. 262
    My friend jeannie said:

    you could send him to scotland to see his family

  3. 261
    My friend jeannie said:

    hi mabie you should give a party and see if he will cheer up or make him a thing or two
    (hi scunner )

  4. 260
    My friend riley said:

    scunner please smile if you don’t xmas is going to suck!

  5. 259
    My friend Anonymous said:


  6. 258
    My friend Brooke Worsley said:

    Is there a visor of me right now?

  7. 257
    My friend faith said:

    give him some haggis kneap and tattys
    hope this help and scunner is really chuffed.
    ps hello scunner

  8. 256
    My friend cassie said:

    It is so sad little Scunner misses his home and this is what I think you should do about it. Get his family to visit him or throw him a party to get his mind off of things.

  9. 255
    My friend Jamiekori said:

    Jamiekori Jamiekori Jamiekori Jamiekori
    Marry Christmas birhday Flowers roses red
    Jamiekori Leo

  10. 254
    My friend Emi said:

    It’s sad to here that Scunner hates Christmas. But I’m sure deep down inside he loves Christmas as much as you do,Santa.You should send him to Scotland for New Year’s Eve to be with his family. He would then be truly happy. Maybe you should ask him to video tape it so, next time hes grumpy show him the video tape. or send him here and I’ll make him Super,Deduper Happy. And Maybe you can create some scenes from his holiday in Scotland. He surely would appreciate it. I bet he would love it if you could create a play Scotland play. Well… good luck!! Use my advice!!!!!!!


  12. 253
    My friend orna said:

    do you have a red nose

  13. 252
    My friend ALI said:


  14. 251
    My friend Mollie said:

    I would..
    Bring him back too scotland for new years eve.

  15. 250
    My friend Lillie said:

    maybe give him a hug and a warm bath then read him a story :)

  16. 249
    My friend Gretchen said:

    Just smile!You’ll like it.:)

  17. 248
    My friend leah said:

    santa your elves well some off them are really naughty
    leah aged 8

  18. 247
    My friend Cooper said:

    Tell santa to email me at {email address deleted by the elves. Read Santa’s Internet Safety Tip below!}
    i love you so so so so so so so so so so sos os so so so so much

  19. 246
    My friend amy said:

    it cant be christmas everyone likes christmas.You should get you and the elfs to show him what happens at christmas then he will prob get into the chrismas soirit i <3 chrismas :-)

  20. 245
    My friend alfredo said:

    santa you are so nice to me because you made me on the nice list.

  21. 244
    My friend Brieanna said:

    santa this is not about scunner the elf it is about how much i loooove christmas !!!! i hope thats ok with u and scunner santa i just love Christmas i love on christmas eve and Christmas day on Christmas eve i love leaveing you out treats and goodies the best is Christmas day when me and my family wake up and see all the presents you leave it is brillant putting up decotions about 2weeks before xx

  22. 243
    My friend caitlin said:

    I would say “cheer up sunner and i’ll ask mrs claus to make some cookies for you
    love caitlin xxxxxx

  23. 242
    My friend Alexa said:

    If I were you I would tell him,”Hey there what is wrong?” Then let him answer .


  24. 241
    My friend eve said:

    dear sunner i like you

  25. 240
    My friend hannah z said:

    you could give him a party or be extra kind to him so he will be kind back

  26. 239
    My friend bella said:

    how are you

  27. 238
    My friend bella said:

    santa how is
    scunner the going

  28. 237
    My friend bella said:

    hi elfs how are you going
    with the toys

  29. 236
    My friend Owen said:

    Did you get everthing that scotland and made a scotsh festival

  30. 235
    My friend keahaun said:

    Funny you I. Shan’t to speak. To Mrs cluse

  31. 234
    My friend Kiera said:

    Hi ya

    how r u

    is the north pole really reallly really cold

  32. 233
    My friend caitlin said:

    maybe you can make a party for him and make sure he comes to my house first

  33. 232
    My friend sophie said:

    be happy scunner!
    christmas is about joy! be happy!
    i love you scunner!

  34. 231
    My friend Ashley said:

    If I were you, I would, just let him go into you’r office get some hot chocolate, and have a little nice talk with him

  35. 230
    My friend emma said:

    i think yuo could take him to scott land for a little bite and that will help i hope

  36. 229
    My friend Anonymous said:

    he should have a nice welcome from a present from you

  37. 228
    My friend bethany said:

    i would give him a kiss and say I would be his friend i wouldnt adopt him even though i want to. I would leave him there coz he will get homesick even more. I live near scotland so maybe we can give him a holiday there every year. he said that every year they get couple of days of then maybe he can have a week off every year instead and go to scotland for a holiday and then he will not be homesick any more so he can get used to being an elf. at christmas with santa

  38. 227
    My friend garrison said:

    i would like to say that i really am glad that u guys make my presents and i was also gonna say that i could chher up scunner by giving him a cookie. tell scunner htat i said he is a good guy and tell him to use the front door because we have no fire place in our house and if we did my dad would have a fire going and i dont want santa to burn his butt because i love him. please let me have ruldoplh. my sister told i cant because then u guys wouldnt beable to see when flying to our houses.

  39. 226
    My friend Magnus said:

    I want Scunner as my elf

  40. 225
    My friend connor said:

    can you please vist my house this year

  41. 224
    My friend mickayla said:


  42. 223
    My friend Caitlin said:

    He can be my elf I’ll teach him to like Christmas again

  43. 222
    My friend Caitlin said:

    I’ll adop him I have an idea I’ll teach him how Christmas is fun he will be my elf on the shelf

  44. 221
    My friend Caitlin said:

    I would adop him to my house and i’l teach him to like Christmas again

  45. 220
    My friend BAILEY said:


  46. 219
    My friend keelan said:

    from santa this week i want a blue lightsaber toy and all the lego city sets in the hole world

  47. 218
    My friend Lily said:

    I dont know that! How could he hate christmas! Maybe you could just
    Make him some presents and give them to him

  48. 217
    My friend Bethany said:


    think he should work all year then
    christmas he should have a holoday at Scotland to celebrate Hogmanay

  49. 216
    My friend ellie said:

    give him kisses miss class cookies

  50. 215
    My friend katy said:

    Hi santa,
    im older now but i still belive!your the magic of christmas,the one i look up to!
    I’v never herd of any one not liking christmas, well, except scrooge and that green guy (soz forgot his name) we’ll mabey you should: well instead of him being sad you should bring scottland to him! Or you could ask him for his christmas tradition and do that!

    P.s say Merry Christmas to the elve, reindeer, mrs clause

    pps.i wrote a poem about you!


  51. 214
    My friend eLisabeth said:

    Hey Santaaa.:-)
    How are you?:D My name is Elisabeth..:)
    Before I wrote this comment I sent you an email for my presents..
    Thank you for your email
    I know that I am too big but in Christmas Eve I will leave out a glass of milk and of course cookies for you:D
    I believe at you!
    sorry for my mistakes in spelling but im not from America or England:\
    BTW love you Santaaaa:D

  52. 213
    My friend josslynn said:

    what a cool blog

  53. 212
    My friend kalista said:

    how old are you ?

    (From the elves: read this – )

  54. 211
    My friend caroline norris said:

    may be he should be with smurfette have a girlfriend

  55. 210
    My friend caroline norris said:

    maybe ask him what kind of presents he wants tell the elfs that they should make him a preasent

  56. 209
    My friend ethan said:

    playing with him

  57. 208
    My friend sidney steinocher said:

    well maybe you should make dessert for him on christmas night or maybe one of your other elfs can make dessert for him… here are some ideas to make

    2.trtuffle cake
    hope you take my idea

  58. 207
    My friend Avery said:

    Bake him alot of Cookies and let him ride in the slay this Christmas! I will sure like to meet him!

  59. 206
    My friend Laura Davis said:

    hello scunner the elf tomorrow if it is sunny i am going on my bike and today for dinner i had pork and my granddad has died when i was in my mum`s tummy and i haven`t seen him for ages and ages ago Santa gave my sister and email on her laptop and he said Laura please be kind to your mum when i have also loads of people gave you loads of messages haven`t you

  60. 205
    My friend BAILEY said:


  61. 204
    My friend Anonymous said:

    why not throw him a surprise party

  62. 203
    My friend Payton said:

    I think you should give him something from his home in Scottland and on New Year’s Eve throw him a big party.

  63. 202
    My friend LeeAnne said:

    I cant wait until christmas hahah so exciting

  64. 201
    My friend melissa said:

    drop him off in scotland.

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