Holiday stories by Powell River students: Grade five

Santa’s Naughty List

Kylea Gerow
Kelly Creek Community School

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I was so naughty this year you’ll never guess what I found in my stocking.

At my house we usually open our stockings first but Santa left a note saying to open them last. The presents were all amazing and I was excited to see what my stocking had in store for me.

I figured it must be pretty special since Santa had me save it for last. There was the usual items like gum, candy, deodorant, a toothbrush and socks. At the very bottom in the blackest of black wrapping paper was the final present.

I opened it up and to my disgust it was my...REPORT CARD.

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The year the elves got hired

Alivia Massullo
Assumption School

Santa called out, Teeny, Trixie, Jasper, Holly and Coco, we welcome you to elfland as you have been hired to work with me this year. Congratulations! Papa elf will be teaching you all about your new job.

The elves are excited and all rushed over to stand behind the toy bench in the workshop. Santa came over and told them all the toys have already been made. The elves were shocked and disappointed. They wondered why they had been hired. Santa announced, this year more children than ever before will not have a Christmas dinner with their family. It is your job to take cooking lessons from Papa elf so we can feed all the families in need. It’s already December 15 and we need to get busy. 100 dinners need to be prepared.

Teeny and Jasper cut the vegetables, Trixie and Holly stuff the turkeys, and Coco cut the apples for the pies. Get to work!!!

The elves worked 24/7. It was a lot of work but they got it done and they did it well. Now it was Christmas Eve and the elves just had to package the food and get ready to deliver.

Papa elf was so impressed by how hard they worked he reported it to Santa. Santa marched in the kitchen and said Teeny, Trixie, Jasper, Holly and Coco, you will be riding in my sleigh this year. And we will deliver this food to all the people in need.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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A Snowy Blowy Christmas

Grace Murphy
Assumption School

One day at the north pole the elves were busy making toys. Mrs. Claus was baking cookies and Santa was checking who is naughty or nice this year.

“You know what?” said Santa to Mrs. Claus. “I would really like a snowy blowy Christmas this year.”

“Oh! That would be nice, we have not had a Christmas like that for a very long time. Would you like some cookies with some milk?”

“Yes, please.”

After a few cookies and some milk he said, “thank you very much, they tasted great. I think I am going to go to bed now.”

“Ok, I will come up in a bit, I’m going to tuck the elves in and say good night to the reindeer.”

In the morning the elves reminded Santa there are only two more days till Christmas.

“Say what!!!” said Santa, “We need to hurry up.”

Christmas Eve!!!!!

Santa and Mrs Claus were getting ready for bed and Santa said “I really want a snowy blowy Christmas.”

“Well, Santa, maybe it will happen, just have hope.”

In the morning they all looked out the window and there was snow past the door. Then all of a sudden Santa thought “oh no! I can’t deliver the presents, who will?”

Oe of the elves named Jasper was trying to show Santa that he could deliver the presents if Santa ever needed someone. Santa called Jasper and said that he needed his help and Jasper said he would love to.

After that Santa gave him the best helper of the year award. The end.

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The night I saw the Santa cruise

Jack Murphy
Assumption School

One night I was sitting on the beach on Christmas Eve around seven and eight watching the bright moon shine on the water and listening to the waves wash up on the shore. Then a bigger wave splashed on the shore.

I thought, that’s weird, so I looked up and there was a huge cruise with a sleigh on it and a Santa head on it. Then somebody tapped me on the shoulder, so I slowly turned around and there he was, a guy with a red suit, a white beard and a hat with a fluffy pom-pom on the end. It was Santa.

Then he said, hi what is your name. I said my name is Jack. Hi Jack, he said. Come on Jack, follow me. So we started heading to the huge cruise in a rowboat but wait, Santa wasn’t even rowing, that surprised me.

We finally made it so we got aboard and I saw hundreds of elves, then with a moment of silence they all said, hi jack. I said hi.

I turned around because I smelled something so good. It was Mrs Claus, she just finished making homemade cookies. She gave me one, it was the best cookie I ever ate.

Then Santa took me back to the beach. When he was about to leave, I asked how he rowed without his hands. He said, remember Jack, I’m Santa. Be good ok?

Jack said, ok, Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas to all and to all a great night.

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