A Christmas Story

Presentation Junior High
Corner Brook, Newfoundland

By Chris (Grade 7)

One winters' night I was in my bed and was awakened by a noise. When I opened my eyes I saw a horse-like face looking straight at me. I was too scared to shout so I covered up under my blankets. Then I heard someone say "Don't be scared, I'm Rudolph!"

I uncovered and looked at him like he was nuts. Then I started to crack up laughing because his face was so goofy looking. He stared at me angrily and said “Why are you laughing?”

"Because you look so goofy", I said.

"Well sorry, I have a red nose, but I was born like it."

"Well, what do you want?”

"You see, Santa has lost his list and we need you to help us find it.”

"But why me?"

"Because your birthday is so close to Christmas."

"O.K. I'll help."

"Hop on my back, we'll fly."

So, I got on his back and we started to take off. As we were flying towards the sky I could see Corner Brook down below us. We were there in an instant. When we got to the North Pole I thought that I was dreaming. Sure enough, when I got there Santa was crying. I said, "What's wrong?”

"“I lost my list and if Idon't find it, all the boys and girls will be sad."

"Don't worry I'll help you find the letter.”

So Santa, Rudolph and I searched for the list. First I went into a big room filled with candy canes, ginger bread cookies and ginger bread houses. As I looked at all the goodies an old women came over to me and said, "Hello what's your name?”


"Oh yes, you're the one who Santa wanted to find his letter."


"Well I'm his wife and I'm telling you, you won't find it in here. Want a gingerbread cookie?"

"O.K. and thanks".

I went on and came into a big room with little elves and Teddy Bears crying.

"What's wrong?" I said.

"If Santa doesn't get us Teddy Bears delivered, Christmas will be ruined," replied one Teddy Bear.

"I know, Santa told me."

"Please find the list",” replied an elf.

"I'll do my best",” I said.

Then I started to get tired. "Wow, this place is big", I said to myself. Finally, I came to a big door. I opened it, and inside there were millions upon millions of letters there from little boys and girls. I started searching through the letters and I saw mine. It said:

Dear Santa,

I’'ve been good all year. Thanks for all the toys you brought me last year. This year I want a Choo-Choo train, a Teddy bear, a coloring book and a game for my Nintendo.


PS: I'll leave a lunch for you and your reindeer.

I was searching for a half hour when Rudolph came in and said, "Did you find it yet?"

"No, not yet!"

As the words came out of my mouth I saw a scroll.

" I think I found it," I said.

"Yippee",” said Rudolph

We raced to Santa and gave him the letter.

"Good, and thanks for the help," he said.

After a while of talking we got in the sleigh.

"I'll give you a ride home",” said Santa.

As we were flying through the air I could hear my mom. She was saying "Christopher, Christopher wake up it's Christmas! I opened my eyes to see it was just a dream."

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