Scunner the Elf

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 ’ 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 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!

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

263 special messages for Santa about “Scunner the Elf”

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

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

  4. 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.

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  6. 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!!!!!!!

  7. 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 :-)

  8. 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

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

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


  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

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

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

  17. I

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

  18. 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!


  19. 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

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

  21. 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

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

  23. 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

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

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

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

  27. 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!

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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

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

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

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

  34. 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


  35. 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!!

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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!!! :) :)

  39. 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!

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

  41. Dear Santa,

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

    Amanda :) 😀


  42. 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

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

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

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

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

  48. 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

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

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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

  53. 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.

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

  55. 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

  56. 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

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  58. 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

  59. 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.

  60. 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!

  61. 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

  62. 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?

  63. 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!

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

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


  67. 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!

  68. 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 :)

  69. 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

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

  71. 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.

  72. 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!

  73. 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!


  74. 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

  75. Who could hate Christmas? You should cheer him up by celebrating the Scottish holidays like Hogmanay. Introduce him to other elves from different places. Maybe he will connect with him, and they will make him feel at home.


  77. Get some of his friends to come over (or)
    Say he doesn’t have to be an elf(but it would help)(or)give him a scotts party ei!

  78. poor teddy
    why dont you restuff the teddy and make it into a puppet
    then do a performance of the play macbeth
    ( it is set in scotland )
    shakespere was english but his play macbeth is about scotland

  79. i think you should decorate the north pole as a scotland theme!or just celebrate the scotland way!

  80. I WAS thinking that you could either give him a Hogmanay holiday at the north pole. or let im go down to scotland for Hogmanay.

  81. Santa, I know all about Scotland and Hogamany because I had to do a Christmas project on Scotland! You should make a party with bonfires,beer,and bagpipes to cheer Scunner up!

  82. How about on New Year’s Eve you throw Scunner a surprise party and invite all the elves and maybe even some of his Scottish friends!

  83. Help scunner by giving him some food and show him around the north pole that might cheer him up. Let him feed the reindeer.

  84. I think you should invite all of his friends from Scotland, and have a ‘Hogmanay’ party!!! That will surely cheer him up!! You can have plenty of Scottish food, and invite the whole of the North Pole to the ‘Hogmanay’ Party, so they can have a new experience, and Scunner can be happy!!! That is what I would do!!

  85. Maybe you should bring the Scotland traditions to The North Pole. Hope you’re enjoying this La Nina season.

  86. to cheer up scunner do some scottish traditions at the north pole, maby that would help?

  87. Scunner might feel lonely because he is Scottish. Try spreading the Christmas Cheer to him.

  88. He must be a bit nice like a nice elf and very handsome I say. Merry Christmas Santa! I hope you have a nice time!

  89. I think you should let scunner fit in a bit, then if he is still grumpy you can maybe celebrate christmas like scunner did in Scotland. if he is still very grumpy and rude have a little chat with him.

  90. hi Santa ! I am from Ireland so I live quite near to Scotland ! maybe you could invite some of Scunner’s friend’s and family over to the North Pole but tell them to bring there coat’s ! or you could desine the North Pole so it looks like it would i Scotland on Hogmanay

    hope it helps from Laoise

  91. I would let him decorate the workshop up with things from his home that he loves, give him a big hug & let him plan a special party to celebrate his holiday the way he usually does & he can tell guys new friends about it. Oh & he needs to fix the stuffing in the teddy bear.

  92. I would and you should give him a ride in your sleigh and bring him back to Scotland for a day or two. Or you could give him a Scottish christmas party to make him feel at home.

  93. I think scunner sounds like skummer. Cant he have a better name??? I really like that you can find elf’s in scottland. I think scunner sounds cool. I like scottish people. My granny is scottish. I bet she will know scunner!!!! Bye xoxox

  94. I would get him into the christmas spirt with a big feast,games and snowball fights. Then take him to scotland on new years eve and let him see his family. I am sure it will cheer him up!!!!!!

  95. He might need some Christmas magic. Sing songs, give him some cocoa, and let him start a snowball fight. He needs to feel “that Christmas feeling”. He’s definitely not in the Christmas spirit.

  96. make scunner a scottish christmas like say hogmanay and ake him feel like he is in scottland

  97. I think you should make the North Pole look like Scottland! It`ll be perfect for him~ I`m sure he`ll love it. Be very nice and try to be respectful to Scunner. He will get angery. Trust me I know!

  98. mabe you should cheer him up buy reminding him buy decreating the nroth pole to scottland

  99. well if Scunner has his own room knock on his door and sing some christmas carols maybe in scottland :)
    and make him feel happy

  100. maybe you find out what he likes suprise him on christmas and make him feel like he is in scotland and he will not turn out as a grumpy elf anymore and if that does not work thro a party all for him and tell mrs.claus to make the goodest cookies of all :)
    welcome filled with lots of love be good scunner

  101. We would make some homemade cookies to cheer him up. Or we could throw a party to cheer him up. :)

  102. I’m so shocked that he hates Christmas! You should cheer him up by making a party that looks like he is back in Scotland.

  103. Mabey you should make dessert from scotland and that might cheer him up.
    I hope it works!
    Merry Christmas!

  104. You can cheer him up by giving him a lot of love, giving him some cookies and milk and a few more days off. Let him visit Scotland for New Years.

  105. Dear Santa Claus,
    I feel so sorry for you that you have to put up with Scunner.He sounds like he is meanier than the Grinch.If i was your elf i would be a happy one LOL!i love you!

  106. you could play bagpipes in Scotland they play bagpipes. Or you could have Scottish shortbread. he might just be homesick for Scotland

  107. Ithink you should take him with you when you come on Christmas Eve, and drop him off at Scottland when you get there.

  108. I would get to know Scunner and then make him a present that will make that froune turn upside down!

  109. kick him out, give his a couple of mes.clause’s cookies and give him a free ride back to scottland ,DAH!!!!

  110. hi santa claus I just sent you a christmas list I think it is realy nice that you give kids presants.So I am going to give you and your rain deer a little something. ps, how is mrs claus is cooking Love your dear friend Lucas

  111. santa maby if you said hey scunner do u want to watch a movie with me.and maby u could watch the elf.santa bring him on your trip and leave him at my house and then i could take care of him for the next whole year and then next christmas u could take him back

  112. I think you should invite his family to the north pole from scott land so he wont be sad.

  113. Well it depends, what does Scunner like a lot? If you work that out then you’ll have a cheerful elf in no time! x

  114. I’d give him a ticket to come back to Scotland for Chirstmas and when he got back I’d give him a big hug because I’m Scottish! x

  115. wow,well I really hope that “Scunner the elf” feels better. Whenever I feel sad I sing. Maybe “Scunner the elf” could sing some Christmas carols to help him feel better!!! :)

  116. poor Scunner. I would cheer him up by celebrating Hogmanay after christmas. I would even tell him he could make toys for children in Scotland for christmas if he wanted

  117. I would let him go back to Scotland for Hogmanay and then after Hogmanay he can go back to the North Pole.

  118. hi santa! are you ok? there is one realy special thing i would like for christmas is a bag of magic dust!

    p.s.please say hi to everyone at the north pole for me.(even scunner) Thanks.


  119. i hope that scunner gets less grumpier b 4 christmas or he might just b on the naughty list

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