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. 200
    My friend ABBY said:


  2. 199
    My friend jo said:

    maybe he needs a cuddle

  3. 198
    My friend italy said:

    i loved reading your awesome blog tell miss claus,rudoulf and the elves i said hi and have a wonderful christmas ha ha ha.

  4. 197
    My friend italy said:

    i love your blog this much 100/100.tell miss claus and the elves i said hi and have a great christmas.

  5. 196
    My friend Penpitcha said:

    You could cheer him up by making a New Year Party like in scotland for him and surprise him by baking him Ms. Cluas’s cookies!

  6. 195
    My friend frankie said:

    when its his birthday trought a surprise birthday party to cheer him up and i love the north pole too :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :):):):):):P)):):):):)

  7. 194
    My friend kelliann said:

    hello santa love you more than jelly tots

  8. 193
    My friend Marissa said:

    Dear Santa,
    That’s cool that you got a new elf that’s great I have so much to ask about him like what’s his favorite color? Oh and how is Rudy doing? See I have so much to ask. Oh can I help you out with some things like I can be your helper like my sister Kelly so that if someone’s bad I can tell you too. Like someone on the bus or at school and at home. If you what to email me ever if you need anything it’s {email address deleted by the elves. Read Santa’s Internet Safety Tip below!}Thanks Santa for everything and if you need help just email me ok thanks.
    Love, Marissa
    P.S Give Rudy a hug for me
    P.P.S Tell the new elf I said hi.

  9. 192
    My friend LAURA said:

    tell scunner the elf how are you and tell him are you haviing fun because i want to hear good things of scunner the elf and my full name is LAURA SARAH {last name deleted by the elves. Read Santa’s Internet Safety Tip below!}and what does Scunner the Elf eat anyway and I know this clue because santa told me it there are 269 more sleeps till christmas I told my sister about that She thought it was 270 but yesterdaywas 270 more sleeps till christmas and santa can you tell Scunner the elf have you been playing nicely with your friends at school well I know Elfs don`t go to school xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. 191
    My friend LAURA said:



  12. 190
    My friend Janelle said:

    I think you should let him have a trip to Scotland. he should get a happy souvineer.

  13. 189
    My friend Kammy said:

    I would make him the ABSOLUTE best cookies ever. And some super sweet milk to go with them.

  14. 188
    My friend Ayden said:

    Has Scunner ever played golf? If he has and he really likes it get a game of golf going!

  15. 187
    My friend KATIE said:

    where is buddy the elf what are the elfs doing tell scunner hi ok and buddy too the best way to spread christmas joy is sining loud for ALL T O HEAR THATS WHAT BUDDY SAYS I LOVE CHRISTMAS


  16. 186
    My friend madeline said:

    he sounds mean what are you going to do santa

  17. 185
    My friend cadee said:

    he can be the elf you give me for christmas!!! but you should bake cookies and play music really loud get a disco ball and have a party till 12:00 then all sleep on the floors!!

  18. 184
    My friend Caitlin said:

    Hi I love christmas i know how to cheer scunner up because the elfs do so much for us you could give him a chance to do the next dilavary with you while hes is waiting to do the dilarvys you could let him make a present for scootland the place he loves and enjoys being there and ask scootland to send a letter to Scunner and maybe a present because I always love to recive presents Thanks

  19. 183
    My friend katie said:

    tell scunner i said hi tell me what he said ask him if he likes the color blue say i do tell him i want to be his freind and let scunner rite me back

  20. 182
    My friend abby said:

    he sounds funny!!!!!:):):)!!!!!

  21. 181
    My friend elizabeth said:

    make it look like chistmas in Scottland.

  22. 180
    My friend daphne said:

    you can send him to me! I will give him ANYTHING HE WANTS!!!!!!!

  23. 179
    My friend Francesca said:

    Guess what Scunner? This week I’m reading a book in school ans it’s called: How my family lives in America and it talkes about people who lives in Africa and they moved to America but they stiil miss Africa. And at the father daughter dance I saw a man dressed up in Irish clothes beacause he was probably from Ireland or scotland just like you! Anyways Happy New Year!!! :) :)

  24. 178
    My friend smash-hammer246 said:

    yoooo i am jeremy golden (not really, my name is james and i like cheese)i think scunner should say bye to santa and go back to scotland or yorkshire or wherever he was from. byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye!

  25. 177
    My friend sophie said:

    that last comment was from my friend lauren…but it is ok because she was just playing around!!!:)THANKS!!!Sophie Stein

  26. 176
    My friend sophie said:

    you so mean

  27. 175
    My friend abigail said:

    stephanie is being very bad

  28. 174
    My friend Xanthe and Isabelle said:

    take him back to scottland

  29. 173
    My friend Amanda said:

    Dear Santa,

    i luv surprises. tell Scunner the Elf I said “Hi,” O.K..

    Amanda :) :D


  30. 172
    My friend elijah said:

    scunner you should not hate chistmas it is jesuses birth day

  31. 171
    My friend Shyanne said:

    I love you.Can i have 3 wishes now please.

  32. 170
    My friend arielle said:

    i think that you should give scunner a surprise party for is surprise oh i almost forgot about this would you please put tell one of the elves to keep an eye and ear on my sister she keeps playing tricks on me and talking back to my mother but she got alot of presents last year and so i just want to see how she’ll be this year

  33. 169
    My friend ceanne said:

    tell him that u love him

  34. 168
    My friend ceanne said:

    santa u shoud keep en eye on anthony isek

  35. 167
    My friend alexis said:

    Dear santa you should keeep a eye on
    eric breadon weatherbee he is being really rude

  36. 166
    My friend aubrey said:

    i know your real.did you get my last letter.

  37. 165
    My friend anna said:

    you the elfs are super nice!

  38. 164
    My friend anna said:

    do you know my elf

  39. 163
    My friend hunter said:

    maybe give him some of mrs claus’s cookies

  40. 162
    My friend hailee said:

    i world help you so much with your work that you have to do

  41. 161
    My friend thallys said:

    dont feel bad i know you have a happy place in you. let me tell you something when i feel bad i do is watch tv. so when you are feeling bad on you day off watch tv or play with friends.

  42. 160
    My friend thallys said:

    santa please make scunner happy and because he is a elf he has to be happy. santa tell scunner that i said scunner i know you feel bad but i will all will know that you have a happy place.

  43. 159
    My friend Chloe said:

    I think that you should give him a lovely presant and let him go to scottland for a little days.

  44. 158
    My friend brielle said:

    i cant believe scunner hates christmas its my favorite holiday hopefully scunner cheers up and loves christmas please write back as soon as posible

  45. 157
    My friend Marni said:

    Hello ,Can I please some rainbowmagic books.

    I love you.

    Love From Marni

  46. 156
    My friend Jessie said:

    He is funny and cind is he cind to you reply back santa please.

    Love jessie

  47. 155
    My friend Katelyn said:

    I lov you.and I love your blog.

  48. 154
    My friend sidney steinocher said:

    maybe just give him some milk and cookies and everything will be fine

  49. 153
    My friend sofiya said:

    i would make a new years eve for him but like i scotland.
    P.S if you dont know santa then check at it will always help

  50. 152
    My friend jorge said:

    dont be sad scunner youn always are going to miss saomething but you will always get over it

  51. 151
    My friend Rab fae Ayrshire said:

    Lock hjm oot in the snaw in the burky fur twa hoors. Then when you let him back in he’ll be glad he’s oot o the cauld so he’ll be mare cheery

  52. 150
    My friend fernando said:

    maybe to cheer him up is to try how christmas all about

  53. 149
    My friend kaylee said:

    dear santa well first what i want to say is that you are the greatest person ever i think what you can do is maby have a party for him and make it look like scotland or you can bring him with you when you go to see scotland.

  54. 148
    My friend Shelby and Logan said:

    What? Don`t all elves love Christmas? He needs to learn the meaning of Christmas!We think he will love Christmas after that! Merry Christmas!:D

  55. 147
    My friend Alexandra said:

    well mabye you could tell Scunner about the true meaning of Christmas and how Jesus loves us soo much!!! Mabye that would cheer him up.

  56. 146
    My friend Annaleigh said:

    You have a lot of elves why don’t you let him go back to Scotland or make his house a lot like Scotland

  57. 145
    My friend conor said:

    santa i enjoyed your blog very much and i”m the conor that wrote to you a few minuts ago so elfs yous should just not read this letter just give it to santa claus

  58. 144
    My friend Rachel said:

    Scunner, do you miss scotland? Clumsy’s hot chocolate might cheer you up a little.

  59. 143
    My friend owen said:

    give him some cookies

  60. 142
    My friend Brittany B. said:

    Although I don’t know what elves like, you could cheer Scunner up by letting him take a few extra days off to get settled in the North Pole and introduce him to some elves he might become friends with.
    Brittany B.
    age 12

  61. 141
    My friend Roisin said:

    Why don’t u give him some of Clumsy special hot chocolate
    Merry Christmas

  62. 140
    My friend Jamiekori said:

    26 kori Jamiekori
    happy birthday
    Floewers26 box roses red

  63. 139
    My friend william a bird said:

    hi santa how are you

  64. 138
    My friend Hannah said:

    Make sure he has fun and tell him someone likes him and I know what it’s like!

  65. 137
    My friend Hannah said:

    All go visit Scotland or bring Scotland New Year’s to him.

  66. 136
    My friend Ryan said:

    Hi Santa :) Im trying to write on all of your Uh Blogs? I think i dont know, Anyway Poor Scunner i feel bad Maybe Could you please give him one of my cookies to you and make him sigh one of my presents And Make him go on your Sleigh on Christmas Eve That might make him happy and I thought Scunner Just HATED Christmas But Thanks To Kissy The Elf For Telling Us That He Likes Christmas But He Prefers New years Eve

  67. 135
    My friend Jesse said:

    I would show Scunner how to wrap a Christmas gift. He will not miss Scottland any more!!!!

  68. 134
    My friend Kaylee said:

    you should let him come with you and help deliver toys. I think that would cheer him up. If it doesn’t then take him back to Scotland and let him see his family.

  69. 133
    My friend Melissa said:

    you should thy to give Scunner cupcakes.

  70. 132
    My friend megan said:

    um you shod tack him to scolid on your slay when you are dlifring toys

  71. 131
    My friend Kaely said:

    hello Santa,im srry that scunner hurt your feelings.when you go to scotland on x-mas night,let him come with u.
    and BTW i would like to see him sign one of my x-mas presents,that will make him feel better.
    P.S.pls take him one of the cookies i leave out!
    P.P.S.dont wrry,me and my ma cook good!

  72. 130
    My friend Jaylin said:

    Just try to cheer him up.Ask him what he likes and try to work something out.You’ll find a way to not make him grumpy. Your good friend,Jaylin

  73. 129
    My friend Tracy said:

    You can bring him on your sleigh, all around the world, drop him off at Scotland for a while, bring him back to the North Pole, and EAT COOKIES. Send me some, okay?

  74. 128
    My friend Lacey said:

    maybe throw him a party like new year’s eve on nye just like it is in scotland!!!

  75. 127
    My friend Brooke said:

    Oh dear! I hope you help him but I have an idea. you can take him on Christmas Eve to scottland and pick him up on the way home!

  76. 126
    My friend emma said:

    You should give him some of Mrs. Claus’s cookies and tell him a story.

  77. 125
    My friend jack said:

    omg i cant wait till xmas

  78. 124
    My friend vinny said:

    I know a way to cheer scunner up I have a plain that he can go in so he can go back to Scotland.

  79. 123
    My friend kaitlyn said:

    You could make your New Years eve like the ones in Scotland ALL for Scunner the elf!!!!

  80. 122
    My friend Taryn said:


  81. 121
    My friend Cal said:

    Make funny faces to cheer him up!!
    He can take deep breaths to calm him down!!

  82. 120
    My friend brandi said:

    he must be a grumpy elf alright

  83. 119
    My friend Brooklyn said:

    Yoo can bring some of his friends down or make it look like scotland

  84. 118
    My friend Rebecca said:

    You could do a Scot Pole Christmas+New Years! You could do some of your traditions, and some Scottish traditions for Christmas and New Years, this way everyone’s happy and maybe Scunner will begin to understand why you love Christmas so much!

  85. 117
    My friend Chloe said:

    Hello Scunner the Elf, you can’t be a grumpy elf I just don’t believe it. My dad is from scotland and I am half scottish “oh aye” haha. Maybe ask Santa more about christmas. At christmas all the elves start to work and make toys then on christmas eve 24th of December the sleigh is packed on presents and when all of us children are asleep, santa delivers all the presents in ONE night! Amazing. You should embrace being an elf I’d love to be one haha. Well Merry christmas scunner :)

  86. 116
    My friend lillianne said:

    you should let him come on your sled this christmas

  87. 115
    My friend Maddison said:

    you should make up a day to celebrate all the elves hard work like a party or a disco you could show off your dance moves you could even give the elves presents you think he is homesick

    P.P.S do you celebrate there birthdays

  88. 114
    My friend ALEXA said:


  89. 113
    My friend Clayton said:

    dear santa you should proubly make a day when everything gets to be and look like scottland just 1 day maybe

  90. 112
    My friend sarah said:

    scunner might be a little grumpy but there has to be a way to cheer him up!

  91. 111
    My friend Kay-lee said:

    Hi Santa! :) I Hope Scunner fixes the teddy bear. I think me and my mom know what to do. Get him a puching bag so he can punch out his anger without destroying any toys. Then you can make a little Scottish village for him so he can have it to make him feel at home. You can also take him on the sleigh on Christmas and let him deliver the presents to the Scottish children and to his friends.

  92. 110
    My friend Tucker said:

    Hmm… maybe you can send him back to scottland for new years with all the fireworks and mardi gras beads. (I dont even know if they do that in scottland) but do that and see if it will work
    P.S. if it doesnt work dont blame it on me!

  93. 109
    My friend lauren said:

    invite his friends up to the north pole for christmas

  94. 108
    My friend hayden said:

    i would make the north pole look like scotland and do scotland terdtions

  95. 107
    My friend Miguel said:

    I would cheer up Scunner by letting him play with the toys.

  96. 106
    My friend Summer said:

    Well maybe scunner was having a bad day and he is scottish

  97. 105
    My friend matthew said:

    maybe you can tell him more about christmas

  98. 104
    My friend Karen said:

    Dear Scunner,

    Sometimes I have a bad day too! It’s okay to be honenst about your feelings. Kissy the elf told us you really really like Christmas, I’m sorry you miss Scotland. I bet Santa would send you back for a vacation! I hape you have a very HAPPY day tomorrow!
    I love all you eleves!

    I love SANTA best!


  99. 103
    My friend John Paul said:

    Hi I am from Australia. Maybe you should tell him the meaning of Christmas. What I know about the meaning of Christmas is you should always celebrate Christmas with family and friends evenif you are different from the others. Another suggestion is you should decorate the North Pole as Scotland so Scunner could feel at home again and also be in the Christmas Spirit

  100. 102
    My friend Aidan said:

    Iam part scottish just like scunner the new elf

  101. 101
    My friend Aidan said:

    To give him lots of candy canes. Ps.iam part scottish

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