Santa’s Lap (repost from 2018) kind of prophetic!

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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.

Your Wordle words are:

    1. present
    2. Yuletide
    3. holiday
    4. herald
    5. Santa
    6. tree
    7. celebrate
    8. mistletoe
    9. stocking
    10. pudding
    11. elves
    12. reindeer

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!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Oh, this is a wonderful post. Totally modernized.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂 Is it science fiction or science fact?

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      1. Sadje says:

        I would go with fiction based on the reality. 😄

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        1. msjadeli says:

          lol sounds just right

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          1. Sadje says:

            Yep! Amazon is the new Santa and the credit line provided by parents and grandparents is the new fairy tale.

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  2. pvcann says:

    Hilarious, love your humour.

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  3. Neat tale. Love the logic of progress!
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  4. badfinger20 says:

    What you said is pretty much true!
    Hope you have a great Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. Back at ya!

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  5. Am I getting more coal again this year?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Santa didn’t check that box on the form. You lucked out.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          🙂 Hope you are enjoying a warm and Merry Holiday.

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  6. Michael says:

    Such a great post I thoroughly enjoyed your take, most entertaining.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed it. It was fun writing it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Ron. says:

    Clickety-clickety-click…Christmas wish list complete; no delivery charge. Thanks Santa!

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  8. Chris says:

    Wonderful😂😂

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      1. Chris says:

        You’re welcome

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  9. ~just a thought says:

    Happy Holidays to you! 🎄Love your comparison

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

  10. Modernization oftentimes seems to know no boundaries. Sometimes this can be a mixed blessing. Merry Christmas from Germany!🎄😀🙋🏻‍♂️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, I’m so glad you made it over the pond before the big storm hit. Merry Christmas and give your folks each a hug from me will you?

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      1. Thanks, Lisa, that’s very kind of you – I will!😀

        Other than a substantial temperature drop, New Jersey was spared. This storm looks pretty crazy. They even reported about on the German news, both yesterday and today. Please be safe!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Glad NJ was spared and it is one hellacious storm. So much snow has fallen today and supposed to keep going tomorrow. When do you fly back to the US? Hoping more than a few days out. The airports have to be having a real difficult time right now with canceled flights and people congested in them. A covid hazard of monumental proportions.

          How are your folks doing? I bet they are so happy to see you.

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