The elves were working overtime
and all were getting tense,
and that’s the reason all of them
just seemed to lose all sense.
It’s hard to say what lit the spark
that made the elves explode,
but all lost tempers, all at once,
and angry words just flowed.
Tim called Bob a little jerk,
and Bob called Tim a twit.
Jimmy got so furious,
he threw a great big fit.
Mary Beth began to cry,
and then yanked Sally’s hair.
Sally screamed so loudly that
she gave the elves a scare.
Willy grabbed a can of paint
and dumped it on a head,
and cause he’d done a terrible thing,
he then was filled with dread.
All the elves were yelling lots,
and toys were flung about,
along with chocolate cookies —
then came a mighty shout!
“Stop you elves! You’ve lost your minds!
Just look around this shop!
All your work will soon be lost!
The fighting must now stop!”
The voice belonged to Santa Claus
who was indeed so sad
to see the elves behave this way
for elves were seldom mad.
Suddenly, the elves just stopped
and looked around the room.
The shop was a disaster
and filled them all with gloom.
“I’m sorry,” said the biggest elf,
and hung his head in shame.
Soon all the elves said sorry too
cause they all shared the blame.
They then began to hug and cry
while Santa stood and smiled,
and once they’d cleaned up all the shop,
then off to bed they filed.
Don’t work too hard at Christmastime —
remember what is best.
Give all the hugs and smiles you can,
and people will feel blessed.