“Now who would do such a thing?” he asked noone in particular.
Mrs. Claus and Sparkle the elf came out of the house and walked over to Santa. Mrs. Claus handed him a cup of steaming cocoa. “We never heard a thing,” she said.
“Well, you haven’t shredded the Naughty List yet, have you, Sparkle?” he asked.
“Oh no, Santa, I would never do that. I wouldn’t want to end up on it myself, next year!”