Red Hot

There was uproar in the Claus household. Santa was refusing to wear the red, fur-lined suit that Mrs Claus had so lovingly washed and pressed for the occasion. He was blaming the unseasonal weather, but Mrs C remained unimpressed.
“All those adorable children will be disappointed if you sit in the grotto in shorts and sandals.”
“Those ‘adorable children’ will soon complain if they sit on my knee and get soaked in sweat!” he replied grumpily. “I’m not wearing it and that’s final.”
“That’s not the worst of it,” said Crimble, the chief elf. “The reindeer are refusing to fly unless it snows.”

This post is part of the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups at Julia’s Place.

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23 Responses to Red Hot

  1. Han says:

    That is fab!! Is tomorrow going to be colder? I’m still in shorts lol (well 3/4 lengths)

  2. Lynda says:

    Imagine, Santa in his shorts…..not a pretty sight. A really good idea. Enjoyed it.

  3. Dughall McCormick says:

    Excellent, Sally-Jayne! I really like your take on it. Bit more than an Indian Summer by the sound of it!

    Would love to see the big man in his shorts and sandals!

  4. Steve says:

    Nice prep for the season! Love it!

  5. Bill Dameron says:

    Ha! A complete melt-down at the north pole. This was very clever and the dialogue is spot on.

  6. Anna Halford says:

    Wow! You managed two fab and very different takes this week. This made me smile; it’s just not the look we’d expect. Excellent.

  7. says:

    I like the fun in this one. I’m still smiling, but surpressing a shudder because I like my Santa the traditional way, and with his reindeer! 🙂

  8. Alison Green says:

    Poor old Santa. Really enjoyed this, an unusual take which works well.

  9. GSussex says:

    Really like the Christmas angle! Well done you. Works well!

  10. Julia says:

    I really like the way you used the present unseasonal weather but changed the season! Really clever. You got some great personalities in there!

  11. Robin Hawke says:

    Santa’s grotto….excellent image. Robin

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