The elves started doing something fun at the North Pole. They call it “X.M.A.S.”. “X.M.A.S.” is not the same as “Xmas”. That is something else.
The fun thing the elves do is all about the Christmas Spirit. It is about the joy of giving.
Would you like to learn about the elves’ game?
The elves play a Christmas game they call “X.M.A.S.”. The elves say “X.M.A.S.” is short for “eXchange Merriment And Spirit”. Such silly elves!
Here is how they play “X.M.A.S.”. One of the elves will make up a basket. It will have all kinds of yummy things in it. It might have candy canes. It might have Christmas music. It might have Christmas crackers. It might have cocoa. It might even have those fancy imported marshmallows!
They have lots of fun making the basket.
Then the elf will put a fancy bow on the basket. When no one is looking she will sneak to the elf house next door. She will put the basket down at the door. Then, she will ring the doorbell fast and hide! The elf that lives at the house will open the door. And, there will be a basket full of yummy treats for them!
The elf that gets the basket then makes a new basket of treats for another elf!
If you get a basket you put a special paper tree in your window. When the elves are done, every single house on the block has a special paper tree in its window! What a great sight to see! It reminds me of how great the spirit of giving really is.
Clumsy the Elf makes the best baskets. He always thinks of the best things! He tries to think of something new and fun every year. Of course, I will never forget the year he left me a basket of girl’s undies by mistake! Mrs. Claus thought it was so funny!
P.S. What things would you put in a Christmas basket to surprise your neighbours? (You can leave a message for me. Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)