Clumsy the Christmas Gingerbread Elf

Posted by Santa Claus on November 30th, 2010

A tradition is something special you do every year.  At the North Pole, we have many Christmas traditions.

Mrs. Claus has traditions too.  One of hers is to build a great big gingerbread house.

Everyone knows Mrs. Claus makes the best Christmas baking ever!  She makes the best gingerbread ever too!  Everyone at the North Pole knows when she is making it.  You can smell it everywhere!  Yum!

Everyone wants to help build the gingerbread house!

The pieces of gingerbread for the house are big.  They are very big.  Even bigger than an elf!  The all have to lift together to put the pieces of the house together.  Mrs. Claus makes a great big bucket of icing to glue to the pieces together.

One year Clumsy was helping her with the icing.  He climbed up on his ladder.  The other elves held the gingerbread walls together.  Clumsy reached out as far as he could with his big brush.  He wanted to put icing on the gingerbread wall.  He reached even further until… SPLAT!  He fell off the ladder.  He fell right into the great big bucket of icing!

When he came out of the bucket he was covered in icing and gingerbread.  “Yum”, he said.  “This tastes really good!”

And that is where gingerbread men came from!  Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  Do you have any Christmas traditions you do with your family?  Is falling into a bucket of icing one of them?  (You can tell me about your Christmas traditions here.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)


142 Responses to “Clumsy the Christmas Gingerbread Elf”

  1. MIA

    I love you and can I see you


  3. Bridie

    I wrote a story about you because Miss Morris, my teacher, told our class that we can write a Christmas Story. Well of course, there’s got to be a problem, so I wrote that you lost your naughty or nice list, but then you found it at the Grinch and Grunches house.

  4. selena gomez

    lol that is hilarious!

  5. lauren

    hi i have traditions to every year i put christmas songs on and eat sour cream and pringles why we dererte our house

  6. lili

    wehn did you find mis claus

  7. caitlin & kiley

    hi im caitlin and im here with my sister kiley we do have a christmas tradition (its really silly) well our mum buys like LOADS of icing and bread. we put the icing in a big huge bowl and we tare the bread in to little pieces and drop it in and we put our heads in and try to find the bread its really fun xx bye xx :D :) :P :)

  8. louise

    dear santa
    how old is rudolph?

    lots of love louise

  9. Kaitlyn

    i love you and you love ma and i know that so thank you for loving me and givilg me good preasents every year well i got to go love you santa write back
    Love, Kaitlyn

  10. Anonymous

    That is funny! I’ve never falllen into a bcket of icing. :D

  11. adam

    we always have lamb for christmas

  12. 1B Miss Cain's class

    If Stella (our safety skunk) could hear this story she’d say “tell Clumsy to always make sure he doesn’t reach too far when he’s on the ladder!” She would have a fit!

    Miss Cain’s 1B class


  14. Nicole

    aaaaah bless love that its funny

  15. Laurie

    I bet the gingerbread will be yummy!!! :-)

  16. Lucy

    I think for a girl gige

  17. Lucy


  18. jude

    heyy santa iv been a chery on a chirstmans cake iv been so good . please leave me a message

  19. Bethany

    i have a tradition, every year when we finished are calender and ate all the choclates in it, we buy a chocolate bar and melt it, then fill the shapes -the chocolates before were shaped like- up and put them in the fridge and wait for them to harden so they are nice and easy to get out specialy for santa!

  20. Bethany

    I have a tradition santa, every year after ive eaten all my chocolates in my calender i take out the chocolate traym and rip away all the tinfoil and melt a chocolate bar and pour it in the tray, then i wait for them to harden sdo you can enjoy some delish treats!

  21. robyn

    I thaught Santy lived in Lap-Land? Everyone I know thinks he does, hmmm….
    Well, how’s Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Rudolf, Dasher, Comet, Donner, Blitzen and all the Elves and of corse YOU!!! Am I forgetting anyone???

  22. laoise

    hi this elf sounds really clumsy !!! but sure it does not matter we all get a bit clumsy sometimes !!!!! everyone does even people who think there perfect no one is perfect !! so clumsy don’t mind if elfs make fun of you …just say ur not perfect either ! trust me its from ur good friend laoise ! bye merry christmas !

  23. Fego

    Please make sure he does not act like Grinch. bye

  24. Millie

    Our christmas tradition is putting the christmas tree up on my mummys birthday, the 30th November!

  25. shauna

    merry xmas santa hope you and all your family have a nice xmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. carley

    Dear Santa,
    Every year me and my family put up a Christmas tree the day right after thanksgiving. This year it was a little different because now we have a dog. Her name is Bella and she is a Lhasa Apsa. She’s soooooo cute. I am predicting that she wants a bacon flavered bone and a pink sweater for us to take her out for a walk.Bye Santa Love Carley

  27. Breanna

    Hey Santa & Mrs , Clause
    how are you guys ??
    I am Really excited about Christmas one reason is beacuse you spread love and joy arounnd the world … thank you for writing a very nice letter to me , xoxoxox love you tons – Breanna MacEachern

  28. ashton

    i love this blog!!!! You can learn a lot about santa!!!

  29. cole

    mmm ginger bread

  30. Alex

    I love clumsy the gingerbread elf it is awesome!

  31. Brett

    my nana always comes to my house on christmas eve!

  32. savannah

    I have one I go to a big building every year and play with my friends my dad is always santa there I tell my cousins on less it is the younger ones We have all kinds of tasty foods and we even exchange gifts well that is all I can share merry cristmas!

  33. emma

    We always have a big dinner with family and sometimes friends in possible. We open gifts together and buy for eachother too. The house is decorated for the holidays and we have done some baking for the holidays too.

  34. elizabeth

    elves? please don’t be bad because it will make you be on the noddy list I’m not trying not to be mean but I’m just telling you that it could be better if you will get along be a good little elf be as good as can be it will be great if you will be good like as good as a prince! oh and I forgot this is what Santa says but this has to happen be good boy’s and girl’s

  35. elizabeth

    oh sorry I I was reading about the elves but they where not bad I’m just so sorry Oops

  36. kennedy

    Well, my Christmas tridition may not sound very special to some,or to others not that big. But,my Christmas tridition is having fun and being with others you love and care about!My school even has a very important message for all people;
    “Mesure your life by what you give and not what you get!” It was made as a Christmas saying,but it was so touching saying,it is on all of the jonior and up shirts.Which I m a jounior so I will be reciving one too! Anyway,my family’s tridition is far off from falling into a bucket of icing!But it is still very important!(WINK*)

  37. brianna

    ho ho oh i sneezed

  38. thomas

    do you really play xbox you are funny.

  39. ian

    i beleivin u santa

  40. katielyn

    our christmas tradition is going to canada we stay there till right before new years. the only time we didnt go is when weather was really bad.

  41. Lauren

    dear santa, O would wish you a safe trip on your long drive

  42. emily

    iand my family have a good time making cookies

  43. kaleb

    hey santa i just want to say that i am watching rudolph the red nosed reindeer and something else i want to tell you i want a bunch of toys, clothes,xbox games,movies,shoes,and flat hats

  44. Greg


  45. Declan

    one of our tradtions is to have homemade cinnamon rolls YUM! another tradtion is waking up at seven in the morning.

  46. Georgia


  47. Juliana

    This year we are making a gingerbread house just like last year!

  48. Yara

    Dear santa , whenever its christimas in the afternoon after christimas we go up to mexico and visit family

  49. Gia

    you rock i just sent you an email but could you please send an elf to my house in germantown wisconsin U.S.A

  50. jessie

    dear santa i would like to know when I will get my elf magic

  51. Targee

    I how ara you doing

  52. Courtney

    Why,hello everyone at the north pole!!!!(even polarbears)….Well i searitantly cant belive tomarrow is the first day on December!! WOW!!! Santa and elves and mrs.clause must sure be busy working.The grinch is probaly gonna get a HUGE lump of really black cole.Well,for everyone who sees this coment,MERRY SUPER DOOPER EARLY CHRISTMAS! I am soo excited for christmas that i decorated my WHOLE entire room with christmas lights and many other decorations!!! Once i turned them all on and turned out all the lights,my room wasnt even dark! It was lit up like a christmas tree!!! Well,gotta go back to the site…. bye everyone!!!!!!

    guys make sure you DONT go downstairs when hes here OR set up a video camera,and if he finds it,well….. your going on the naughty list right away!!!! HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS!!!!

  53. juliet

    I dont want to be rude but I want to Know how old you are?

    ps heres a song for you I want a hippopotomus for christmas!!! lol

  54. lauren

    santa you have a grat blog

  55. Emily (bear)

    hey santa i would like a net trampoline, bike and swimming pool.
    i would like the net rampoline because when my friends come over there always fall off. with the bike its broken and since its summer we would like a pool and iv’e been an angel

  56. Bethany and Eoin

    I have a chistmas traditon my one is the food we always have the same chistmas food for as long as i can rememeber ha ha ha anyway i think it is called a tradition hope to see you soon i really want to see you the real you not just any old bloke of the streets anyway got to dash byeeeeeeee xxx

  57. Emily

    We enjoy Christmas because it is sooooo fun, all the family comes round to our house and stay up all night and play BINGO and a familiar T.V. show, ( all star family fortunes) honestly it is great.

  58. calli

    hey santa i love your blog it is awsome

  59. Abbi

    One of our Chritmas traditions is that on Christmas Eve, my whole family gathers together and my dad reads the Christmas story out of the Bible. We take time to remember who puts the Christ in CHRISTmas. And then we open 1 present only, and jump into bed, where visions of sugar plums dance in our heads! :)

  60. Faith

    My mum always make me take my time when I open my presents on Christmas Day.So I can take time to reflect on what I have been given.:D

  61. Jacey

    Santa you are the best. Guess what I think is the best thing about christmas

    Answer: Sharing and helping people if they are hurt

  62. alexis

    our is o make the cookie and go to see the light when listening to um 93.9 christmas music or the other ones

  63. Emma

    Hi Santa!!
    I already sent you a note, but wanted to send you am email because I left out something. As soon as I sent it, I relized that I had forgotten to put that I wanted an elf. So….I hope you have a GREAT Christmas!!! P.S. I hope your reindeer are doing fine!!!….and YOU!!

  64. Brooke

    Thanks for comming to my house every year!!!!!!

  65. Lily

    have i been good?my sister is older than me because she is in 4th grade and i am in 3rd grade. i love Christmas it’s my favorite are my favorite holiday man and so is easter bunny.Can you tell him that? how are mrs.Claus,the elfs,and reindeer especially roudoph. i think YOU and THE ELVES AND REINDEER AND MRS.CLAUS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

  66. danielle

    santa what am i getting for christmas

  67. Jenny

    i have a family tradition by having a party with my friends at school and getting together with my family.

  68. mikayla

    hi santa

  69. Aimee

    Hi santa Please Can You And Ruldolph leave a picture and autograph in with my presents please.

  70. peter

    hi you are so cool

  71. tatiana

    i love christmas!

  72. tatiana

    santa am i on the good list?

  73. tatiana

    oh and can all you guy’s send me every body’s autograph in the north pole too?your bffl tatiana

  74. meaghan

    yes ai do have crstmas tradetchin laik poutinge up the crstmas tre up ou pote a star at the top of the tre and pote lit bols and crstmas dacration on te tre.

  75. brittany

    i love you santa whats your number

  76. Roxanne

    Well, thanks Clumsy. That is our tradition, making COOKIES!!!!! All the neighbors LOVE them! us too! I i believe Santa does to!

  77. beth

    dear santa do you have a girlfreind

  78. Finn

    I still can’t believe clumsey is making my toys i wonder if hes broke anything yet and he is my favourite elf

  79. Emi

    Hello do u have a wife or girlfriend?

  80. Emi

    :) :):)

  81. Savannah

    I always thought Mrs Claus was older

  82. emily

    hi this is emily again i came to ask you a question how do you deliever over 1milllion presents inone day

  83. good

    good to hear that

  84. Syd

    hahaha!!!!!!! I wish I was there because it sounds funny!!!!!!!!

  85. ALEXIS


  86. Sydney

    My family gives chritsmas ornimints around and we put it on are chritmas tree

  87. Lydia

    Are Christmas tradition is to pick out a tree bring it home and decorate it together.Then my faimly and I put up Christmas lights. Last we have dinner and talk and open few of our presnts.Last we go to bed and wait for Santa that’s my faimly tradition.

  88. misty

    i bet the ginger bread man house i big

  89. Grace

    Dear Santa thank you for the letter that you sent to me LOVE Grace

  90. Lilly

    Oh my! Really!? That sounds so funny!! Well every-thing is funny with you!Your the best person in the world!! Are you still the origanal St.Nicholas!? If so Oh my goodness!!

  91. Isabel

    I make ginger bread houses too!

  92. haeley

    the trideshions that my family do as we decarate the tree. then we turn it on evrey day an till cristmas
    After cristmas we will go and we will take the tree down after cristmas

  93. Bryant & Chelsea

    Thank you so much for sending a letter back to use! It was the first time for us to write to you Santa, and we will keep on writing every year!! Mommy printed it out for use to keep forever! xoxoxo’s to all at the North Pole

  94. presley

    every year we go to my mamaws house for christmas right. so my fam is crazy and the kids play with their toys and the gownupps play games at the table we have a good time.

  95. Meg

    Every year on Christmas Eve, we pack up all the presents and take them to my cousin’s house. Then we exchange gifts throughout the family after we eat dinner. Then we just show everyone our gifts, play with them a bit and play with other’s gift and them go home.

    All night after we go home, I tell my mother: We need to go to bed or Santa will skip our house!

  96. josh

    once upon a time i was making a cake with my mom when we were done i fell a sleep and i smash my head into it

  97. josh

    once upon a time i was making a cake with my mom and when we were done i smash my head into the cake because i was tired

  98. natalie

    does mirs close have any kids

  99. natalie

    do you have any kids?

  100. joseph harry sockett swfc fan

    christmas i wounderful

  101. ANTON


  102. jake williams

    i hope he is Ok.I LOVE the house i could
    eat it

  103. Roquarious

    On christmas my almost everyone come to my house she make the greatest mak in cheese it is so good she make bake beans she cook everything then we just have a good christmas

  104. rhett

    how does santa get to every house in the world

  105. MIranda

    Every Christmas eve, my Nana always cooks cookies for you ( sometimes we buy hee hee shhhhh) but this year it is going to be hard since she passed away :’(. But this year I am going to cook cookies for you with my Mom.

  106. bryce


  107. Shamar

    My traditions were looking for santa

  108. Georgia

    Tell mrs clause that I should try one of her famous cookies, one day because I bet they are really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. Savanna

    On my Christmas Eve tradition I wake up at 2:00 a.m. to see if Santa has come! Ha Ha Ha!

  110. Kaiyah

    Hi .I ‘m your biggest fan. I wish to be you . I love you.

  111. sophie

    my elf is named clumsy

  112. hazel-Ann

    i hope you have good time in the noerthpole

  113. chloe

    hi i lve this site

  114. chloe willis

    hi is is cold ai the noth pole

  115. gabriella

    i like being with my family and friends

  116. Beth Koele

    I am going to make 1 with the kindergarden class I think it is going to be fun!

  117. patricia

    hia how are u can u tell santa i hate school plz thank u bye xoxooxoxoxo

  118. seannan

    hey how are doing nerry chismas

  119. samantha

    hi hi hi hi

  120. Jessica

    Hey you am I talking ot I don’t know

  121. ella

    i hope you wright back to me. i do not know what i want for christmas yet. i want you to come to my house first. i will leave a note please read it. i will leave milk and cockies. Hope you like them. tell me if i am on the naghty or nice list.
    Ella Kelm

  122. Cynthia

    Aww poor Clumsy! I would have liked to fall into a bucket of icing!

  123. Alexis

    hey u told me to email u so i did

  124. rishabh

    has a girl named grisha emailed you?

  125. ola

    thank you santa

  126. maggie

    I think clumsy sounds very sweet , funny and cute .I think i like clumsy.

  127. grumpythe elf jake wiliams friend

    hi clumsey my friend.hove you been

  128. Isabel

    I have an elf that is a gingerbread but he isnt clumsey!
    love always

  129. Kailey

    A new tradition we have is to ,go ice skating 2 days before Christmas.

  130. ~Hannah~

    Mrs.Claus what is it is it a ginger bread!!!!!!!!!! :p

  131. noel

    clumsy my siser annalee loves you!!!!!!

  132. lexi

    we always have a big dinner

  133. serena

    i love granda bread ummm’

  134. Abbie

    We always go to my Granny Bones (Elizabeth) . We have loads of fun normally lots of food and drink.We always have cans

    Your’s Faithfully

    Bethany :)

  135. maura

    we go over to are nabers hose or they come to are hose bff.

  136. kiley


  137. Brooke

    mmmmmmmmm gingerbread its sooooo tasty

  138. mattie

    hey her are 3 thing about me i love my family i love my house and i love you

  139. maria

    hi Santa. I just gave you my list. I would love to see a picture of you again. I would love to see Mrs. Claus too.
    Love ,

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  141. livvy

    Our tradition is to get a elf every year this has been going on for hmm about 2 years now.

  142. Samantha

    This year so you know mine will me in the livening room can you
    Make my moms head stop hurting pleases Santa!!!!

  143. Hayley.


  144. my friend keun said

    Is in on the not list


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