Scunner vs. the Teddy Bear

Posted by Santa Claus on December 20th, 2011

Do you remember our new Scottish elf, Scunner?

He is a very grumpy elf that does not like Christmas.

Today I saw him shaking his head.  I stopped and I asked him what was wrong?

‘Och, these new toys that children want are rubbish.  iPods!  Remote control toys!  Walking, talking dolls!  Harumph!  They are not as good as the toys my dad used to make.’  He grumbled and stomped away.

As he stomped away, he kicked a remote control Monster Truck.  What he did not know was he also turned it on!

I watched as the truck drove straight into a pile of teddy bears.  These were piled up so high that they began to fall.

The biggest teddy at the top of the pile fell straight onto Scunner.  It was so big it knocked him over!

Then the remote control truck drove straight into his head.

He yelped and said some words I have never heard in the workshop before.

Then to make matters worse the Teddy said ‘I love you.  Do you want a hug?’ and started chasing after him!

Scunner was so angry!  I had to look away before I laughed.  It is wrong to laugh, but when I saw his face, I could not help it.

It made me think though.

Toys have changed quite a lot over the years.  On Christmas morning, you will be playing with toys that your parents could never have imagined.  (Sometimes I think they are a little jealous!)

Anyway, Scunner has a big bandage on his head now and a face like thunder.  I do hope we can cheer him up in time for Christmas.

We do not have very long to do that!

Merry Christmas!

Father Christmas

P.S.  What toys do you think children will be playing with in the future?  You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!


136 Responses to “Scunner vs. the Teddy Bear”

  1. Kaylee

    i think that it was funny, but mean. Your elf needs to get into the christmas spirit


  3. dana

    i think cumputer that go in the air!

  4. Paris

    Hello Santa,
    I really like your blog it is amazing
    I am defenatly visiting on christmas eve and day. I am going to leave you some food and something to drink out on christmas day and something for rudolph.
    I love you soooooooooooooo much
    your the best.
    Lots and lots of love Paris xxxxx

  5. Alex

    I think children will be playing with cars

  6. alexandra

    i hope the elf wins!!!!!!!!!

  7. beth

    flying teddy bears and proably flying toy cars they can ride in. maybe other things of that nature

  8. Savannah and Tiffany

    that was such a funny story! I laughed my booty off! hahahaha hahaahhahahaa.

    I think it was so funny and Scrunner should get a little more into the Christmas spirit.


  9. Anonymous

    Hi Santa!

    Thanks for writing back to me. I forgot to tell you how much I liked my presents last year.

    Love- Andrew

  10. jenny

    a clownfish? :P

  11. Kaitlin

    You’re right. Maybe you can take my idea of making the North Pole look like Scotland?

  12. paige

    cool I have a question for you do you like egg nog more or milk more?


  14. Anonymous

    scunner hates christmas i love christmas

  15. Gracie

    I thikk that in the future are going to be playing with iPhone 4s when they are like 2 :o

  16. kelly

    how come scunner doesn’t like christmas even though he’s an elf

  17. jordan

    Dear santa, how do poeple get elves on a shelf and can I have one? Sincerly, jordan

  18. jordan


  19. Ryan

    Maybe They Will Be Playing With: Monster Trucks, Webkinz, ipods? im not sure, But Im sure everyone will be happy at Christmas!

  20. Anonymous

    A big rotmotecontorl monster truck

  21. Starpuff2467

    I think scanner needs to learn that being an elf means smiling and being nice to everyone everywhere all the time!
    Thanks for the time,starpuff2467

  22. kiana

    i agree with scunnerbut i do like the ipods

  23. ania

    i love you vevry much and i wish you a merry christmas

  24. Elizabeth

    Dear Scunner,

    You’ll be okay Scunner Christmas will cheer you up!! You have made Christmas such a Lovely Time before is how I am sure you need to understand that If you made my first toys that I appreciate you. I’m only 31 and your probably much much older than me in full though Holidays will cheer up for you. I have had it rough lately to and I have really been kinda grumpy myself. I have needed space and to be alone and just to have my own things. Though you understand that making toys at least keeps the kids happy with you. I need you to be okay.

    With Love,
    Elizabeth Estelle Baker

  25. Ella

    Hi in the future i think kids will be playing with joke books and ipods JUST JOKING!!!!!!! They will be playing with huge robots that talk to u and flying mobile phones!!!!!!! that would be so cool:) thanks for reading this bye lots of love Ella :) :):):):):):):)

  26. caroline

    i think they will have talking teddy bears

  27. Lindsey

    Poor Scunner i would suggest you take him on the ride on Christmas eve and have him told the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus . He with be fine just so new elf hats to cover up the bandadge you say he is scottish have a elf look up christmas saying in scottish make him feel at home right. Give him somethign speacial from his childhood well hope all goes well Lindsey

  28. Caden

    WOW that elf better get in the x- mas sprit please write back Santa and have fun visiting all the houses on christmas!! Xoxoxoxo

  29. Kaylen

    I think in the future kids
    will be getting robots and all that good stuff!!!!

  30. Nick

    Why was he shaking his head? I’m the fastest typer in the school! I’m in second grade. My teacher is Mrs.Scheuerell.

  31. Jesse

    I think that a boy will be playing with a toy tank!!

  32. Anonymous

    Children in the future will be playing with robots they have made themselves. Liam

  33. Lexus


  34. Lexus

    Elves! I think kids will be playing with elves or new pets!

  35. Canmeron

    hey santa i already send you a letter but i made this commen@t because i just wanted to say to you HO HO HO again remember my name is Cameron Williams and i going to put what i want in order from 1st to 3rd so what i want the most is a touch screen cell phone and then a colorful nook and then a 3DSi so i love you santa HO HO HO!!!!!!!!

  36. Rachel

    It was a really funny story!

  37. mckenzie

    Poor Schumer. I hope you can cheer him up.

  38. jp

    Santa why dont you bring things from Scotland so Scunner wont be grumpy/sad/angry?

  39. Kate

    That scanner

  40. Aleksander

    oh no he could smash peoples chirmasn pressent

  41. deandrah ramon

    i think that santa should help scunner to make him in the christmas spirit.

  42. amithy

    i loved this story

  43. ALEXA

    OUCH!How do you deal with all of that during this time of year!I would go crazy, that’s for sure! P.S. FROM WHAT I READ,THAT TEDDY BEAR IS SO ADORABLE!:D

  44. Georgie

    kids will play with flying elephants :)

  45. amelia

    i wish every one is doing good at the north pole tell rudolp i said hi and dasher and everybody love amelia !!!!!!!

  46. Rylee

    Maybe in the future they will make cars that drive themself and you can be 2 years old to drive on the rode

  47. Jason

    I think they will have flying scooters and living breathing toys

  48. Amy

    I am guessing that they will be playing something “future” toys.. Or maybe they just want a new cellphone or any electronic toys.. Too bad Christmas isn’t like before, but at least we have fun on Christmas! Merry Christmas, everyone!

  49. Ariana


  50. Emily

    Merry Christmas Santa! Hope you are having a great December! I hope i am on the nice list! When I checked on the internet it said that i am on the nice list! I hope that that is true! I am SO happy that you have a blog Santa, that way, we can all see how you are doing and what YOU are doing instead of you knowing what WE are doing! Love ya Santa! Emily

  51. Charles

    Parents like scunner should be taught a lesson not to be jealous of their childreng’s advances in life…they must welcome the IT world;else they quit!!

  52. John Paul

    Lots of electronic devices. Also flying bikes and little cars will be in the future

  53. Alex

    hi santa this is Alex gekas wishing you mrs all the elves and the reinders P.S i will leave some ginger bread cookies and a glass milk

  54. Amelia

    I think children in the future will be getting toys like maybe flying remote contro cars that would be awesome but if they dont get what they want they should still be greatful because you elves work very very very hard to make these (im guessing)
    You need to ask Scunner why he doesnt like Christmas and whatever he doesnt like try to make it up to him because it musn’t be very nice to have a elf in the workshop that hates Christmas but just try to cheer him up.
    Have a great one elves
    and stay safe Santa
    Keep doing what you do best.

  55. About Scunner

    If i saw Scunner i would slap his bum because Christmas is enjoyable for everyone and is the most bestest time of the year! SORT HIM OUT SANTA! TELL SCUNNER TO READ THIS! HHHHO

  56. megan

    i think in the fusher they will want ipods!
    i thik that taddy bar was a care bear

  57. liam

    i think in the fusher they will want ipods!
    i thik that taddy bar was a care bear

  58. leila

    I think that children will be playing with 3d ipads because thay have already have 3d nintendos xxx
    leila xx

  59. qetsia

    Santa read our posts look what we wrote Scunner dosnt want to stay in the north pole why dont you omake a wrokshop near his family in scotland that will be easier because you can get the toys there

    i think we will be playing with more electronic stuff maybe a game that pops up on the air that you can touch you will never know

  60. Jane

    It’s too bad Scunner doesn’t feel happy. Everybody should be happy when it’s Christmas!!! I also feel bad for Scunner because he has a bad head injury. :( I think that kids will have toys like flying cars and remote controlled battery powered scooters. Also, everybody should get their own personal hovercraft with a built in phone, navigation, voice control, and Internet!! They should be able to chose their own color for it and get a personalized license plate. That would be so cool!!!
    Merry Christmas to all the elves, reindeer, and Santa Claus.

  61. barrett

    A flying remote control car.

  62. kyndell

    santa , u are the best

  63. katie

    hello santa!how is mrs claus i hope you are having a fabby time at the north pole! so if you could bring my presents this year i would be so thankful! thank you for your time to listen
    katie etchellsxxx
    p.s the cookies i will put out will be made with lots of love and joy! happy holidays!

  64. Ava

    Aww. I hope he feels better. I feel so sad for him. I want to give him a hug, and get him into the Christmas Spirit. You should take him with you on the sleigh!!!

  65. charlie

    Merry Christmas Santa I hope I get my presents I put on my Christmas List I even put on there Santa Claus is the best and I love Rudolf.
    Lots Of Love

  66. grumpy the elf jake williamsfriend

    i hope they don’t make robots to make toys ps im a lf

  67. Katie

    I think kids will be playing with remote control toys all the time.

  68. Jerry

    live robots

  69. Alice

    I love you santa your the best i made some biscuits with my friend lily may mottershead looking forward for you opening your present at my house xx

  70. liz

    i think kids will be playing with glasses that have every video game on them.

  71. ruth

    I think scunner just needs a little bit cheering up maby some of Mrs.clauses cookies and maby a candy cane but he is one funny little elf!Merry christmas

  72. Georgia

    molcentrol toys and boxes

  73. Brooke

    hmmmm…… I wonder maybe hmmm this is hard um maybe a talking pencile like wait no! a pencile when you say somthing it wrights it or oh! a robot take cooks a cleans and well chores!

  74. Zoe


  75. jamey

    this is so funny.

  76. holly

    I think mabey he was just in a bad mode and i hope he gets better!!

  77. Elle

    This is so funny!!!!

  78. jayden

    i want all toys for christmas but i,ll be happy with a ipad.

  79. mckenzie

    I think they will be playing with zap cars and all you have to do is say where you want to go and it will zap you there

  80. Gabrielle C.

    Dear Santa Claus all i want for christmas is a lap top because i will be able to play alot of games on a laptop and its no fair because my cousin got a laptop and she is only eight years old!!!!!!

  81. lucas

    flying pizza saucers!

  82. Tahlia

    Merry Xmas Santa It’s My birthday tomorrow…

    From Tahlia Dobie

    p.s xxxxoooo

  83. rachiel

    more electronics! they wont be playing with things like us only electornics!

  84. Caylin

    The grumpy elf just needs you to talk to him to learn more about Christmas spirt so
    Merry Christmas

  85. Caylin

    This is to Jordan cause I have a elf on the shelf I got mine from ashleys but it is like a jr Santa some of them are bad mine was on the Christmas tree yesterday

  86. Kendall

    Girls would want makeup and boys would want legos.

  87. caitlyn

    hi i have been voting every day for who will guide santas sleigh but i dont know why Rudolph is in 3rd place dont people want Rudolph to follow on the tradition so remind all your friends to vote just tell them to go to Email Santa Http Reindeer

  88. Ayana

    Dear santa, im sorry but i took a
    \chocolate out of my grandmas bowl im REALLY sorry.

  89. catherine

    i think scunner should have cookies and hot cocoa for a snake while listening to christmas music that cheers everyone up! love catherine

  90. Sara

    your scottish elf [i have heard this story in scunner vs. teddy bear]scunner is kinda grumpy and i think you should do something a bout it but i do not think you should get him into trouble

  91. Zack

    I think that is funny! No offense, Scunner!

  92. spencer

    goooooooo! scunner and what did he say

  93. matthew

    I think that girls andboys will say that Wiis are so out of session and that flying remote comtrol cars are so in.

  94. Enzo

    Scunner sure seems like he should be with the three stooges of elves(ARE there the three stooges of elves?) instead of in a Toy factory. But what’s REALLY in these days are legos.

  95. Enzo

    Scunner seems so…
    He should be on rank F elf.
    Give him raisin cookies.
    Oh yeah, and if he say legos are not fun, then i’m gonna blow a fuse.
    No offense, Scunner.

  96. olivia

    Hi santa ho ho ho!

  97. ella

    oh no poor scunner I hope he is okay

  98. Jakeetra

    haha that was a funny story santa scunner seems so unhappy i feel vey sorry for him sorry scunner

  99. Brittany

    That’s super funny! ?Why did you hire him if he hates Christmas?

  100. juliana

    flying dolls

  101. rachel

    Ha Ha ! Oh, cheer up scunner! It’s not all bad. I know you are a grumpy fellow but I aim right now to make you smile! Your smileing I can tell I can tell I can tell !
    P.S your probobly upset because you are new trust me I feel your pain!

    P.P.S If it makes you feel any better I’m part Scottish too *giggle+smiley face*

  102. lyndsay

    dear santa

    thank you for my christmas gifts max loved his toys too . did know my dog called max
    love lyndsay max

  103. michaela


  104. Emma

    I think that Scunner is just like Grumpy the elf!

  105. Mackenzie

    Hey $anta,
    I think they will want like iPods and ipads or some rc helicopters and rc cars as well.Or maybe some of your wonderful elves.
    Well that’s all I hope u have a merry Christmas!


  106. amelia

    Verry funny his grumpy face was the best part

  107. Robbie

    Scunner is very grumpy!I might know how to cheer him up!Figure bout what toys his father used to make and give them to Scunner

  108. Pj

    Can I have an iPhone,Santa?

  109. Penpitcha

    I think in the future kids will be playing Ipads, Iphones and Ipods.

  110. chloe

    daer santa i love you can you plaes tell me about the elves LOVE CHLOE

  111. bailey

    why dont you tell him how wondefull chrismas is i love chrismas tell him why you like chrismas

  112. bailey

    the reson i like christmas becuse i get to spent time with my family and that all the new toys i get from santa and the elves i just love it

  113. helena

    i wish that santa gives lots of gifts

  114. david hayes


  115. dana

    dear santa i wish you a merry christmas and i will alwase love youwith allof my heartt

  116. BAILEY

    maybe they will be playing whith remote control toy i will allways like what you bring me thank you santa love you

  117. vaughn weber


  118. Grace

    Toys that people in2000′s invented

  119. ashley

    dear santa i hope u r ok

  120. katy :)

    Hi santa,you are a roll moddle,an apsulute hero!You make Christmas magical!Humm… what toys will we be playing with in the future? Thats a good quiestion! Oh mabey: flying cars and stuff like that!Well i just wanna say something you like to say…


  121. Anonymous

    hehehehe funny remember 4 mounths till christmas

  122. katie

    hi hi hi

  123. Brooke

    my mum has a teddy bear who is nearly 50 years old
    he is really cute and he dosent look a day over 1

  124. amy

    I have millions of CRISTMAS teddy bears

  125. amy


  126. angelica

    well i know what i want a DOG!!!! but i know what my friend wants a teddy besr hamster her name is samtha but she is somtimes men like at my halloween part when we did a hunt me morgan esther were in the tem but when i fell i dropped my small punkin then she took it then said hahahaha but i got the punkin back

  127. max

    tablets iphones smartphones ipads ipad minis

  128. Isabella Granados

    Oh my you were right reading this blog was exiting

    Love you

  129. Abbie

    scunner why don’t you like christmas it is a time of coming to gether as a family .

    love from Abbie

  130. Thom R.

    Futuristic electronics.

    Thom R.

  131. anna


  132. RubyAnn

    I hope Scunner gets over all of this

  133. rhiannon

    that was funny. i just want a couple of dolls that are boys. i don’t have any and it isn’t fun to play with toys that are supposed to be girls! p.s mean walking talking teddy!

  134. Destiny

    i think they will be playing with flying cars or remote control bird and other animals that look as real as they can get!

  135. jonathan


  136. jonathan

    for christmas i want a iphone!

  137. joseph

    i love christmas i hope you will come this christmas on 2014 christmas eve because i was a good boy this year!! . i won’t mind if you do a little checking!. i will leave you two oreos and a glass of milk. some thing i want for christmas are a skylandres trap team the tablet version. a teenage munat ninga turtles video game. a teenage mutant ninga tulerts basket ball hoop game. also a mini basketball game i found in the toysareus magazine i got in the mail ago. so santa i love you!! gusse what ? i better see presents unde the tree because I’m a good boy .also i want to say merry christmas ho ho ho!.

  138. Melani

    You are the best


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