Repost from 2018. This seems almost more truth than fiction in 2022.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle challenge for this week involves writing a story using at least 10 of the following words.
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Fifty years ago Santa was still following the protocol for the Christmas holiday that was set by the fictionalized-but-true story of Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer, where the elves built toys, packed them into the sleigh, and then Rudolf and the other reindeer would help Santa spread Yuletide by flying across the globe on the eve of the holiday. Once they landed on the rooftop of each home, the jolly elf would slide down the chimney and put presents under the tree and even put some special gifts in each stocking. Back then children did not leave cookies and milk for Santa, but they instead left an assortment of various puddings — not Jell-O brand! home made! — for Santa. They also would leave hay on the roof for the reindeer, as pulling a sleigh across the globe burns a lot of a reindeer’s energy.
Modern Christmas, with the increase in technology, allows us to herald the holiday in very different ways. In 2017, Santa went into lengthy negotiations with Jeff Bezos, resulting in a streamlined process of the gift acquisition and delivery options through amazon.com. Santa still makes his rounds to various department stores and lets the children sit on his lap, but nowadays, the child sits on one knee and Santa’s laptop sits on the other knee. As a child gives Santa a list, Santa enters the data into his laptop, which sets the official celebratory process in motion. Shipping is free for Christmas deliveries, and the funds are automatically taken from parents’ and grandparents’ Mistletoe Lines of Credit, where they can electronically kiss thousands of dollars goodbye each holiday season. Santa has retired from the delivery aspects of the position and has become more of a Public Relations Data Entry Specialist for one month a year. The rest of the time he lives in his tropicadome at the North Pole. Rudolf and the rest of the reindeer have been contracted out with Uber, Lyft, and for Shipt driver vehicles. The elves still build the toys but they have unionized and make minimum wage of $15 per hour, with full benes.
Happy Holidays to All!