Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, Dear Santa, Hey Big Red. . . DOESN’T ANYONE ELSE EVER GET MAIL AROUND HERE?? How come the only mail I get is addressed to Occupant or Current Resident?! Everyone thinks Santa is the Big Cheese around here.
Well, let me tell you something. . . . without us, Santa’s nothin’ .
Trouble begins in Toyland when Blitzen develops a very bad attitude. It seems he isn’t quite up to the two-a-days Santa has planned for the reindeer. Besides, Santa seems to get all the credit! After a quick look at the mail, most of which is addressed to “you know who”, Blitzen organizes and leads the other reindeer in a strike against the North Pole and its Big Boss. Twink and the other elves desperately try to change the stubborn reindeer’s minds, reminding them that Christmas is a team effort and what is important is the children!! When Blitz walks in with the list of grievances, Santa tenderly reminds him that true happiness comes from giving to others, not from taking all the credit. Why, without Blitz and the reindeer, and Mrs. Claus, and Leonardo and the other elves, Santa could never bring joy to all those children’s little faces. He reminds Blitzen of Mother Teresa who wrote, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love”. With that, Blitzen tears up the list of grievances and Santa whistles for the other reindeer to “Hurry, the children are waiting!”.
Characters: Santa, the elves: Mick, Leonardo, Twink; the Reindeer: Blitzen, Donner, Comet, Cupid, Rudolph, Prancer; Mrs. C., and the “extras”–the other reindeer, other elves, and the optional Nativity characters.
Time: With singing groups between the scenes, allow one hour!