Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Croddle and the Missing Hat

Today it's time for Jenny Morris' Holiday bloghop! Here are the rules:

Since the holidays are just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to write holiday stories. To participate, just pick your favorite holiday (any will do) and post a story around 250 words. We are going for short and sweet so we can all read each entry.

If you are interested in signing up or reading the other entries go HERE to do so.

I have had so much fun doing this because it got me all kinds of excited for my favorite holiday, which is Christmas. And without further ado here is my story about:

CRODDLE AND THE MISSING HAT 

Mackenzie lay in bed, her heart beating so hard against her chest she could see it raise her fuzzy red and green Christmas pajamas. Tomorrow Croddle, Santa’s elf, would finally be here again to watch over her until Christmas morning. She couldn’t wait to see what tricks he had up his sleeve this year.

Mackenzie’s favorite part about Croddle visiting was when her and her family went on their holiday trips. She was giddy thinking about getting to watch out the car window for a glimpse of that sneaky elf flying through the clouds as he rushed ahead to hide from them.
She giggled at the memory of the year before when she jumped out of the car on the heels of her dad (he always wanted to find Croddle first) in search of her elf, and found his tiny red hat in the hotel lobby.
Croddle was such a trickster. Mackenzie’s mom told her he was probably playing one of his silly games and to go look in the bathroom for him, but when she went to check he wasn’t there. Her mom never was very good at finding Mackenzie’s elf.
When Mackenzie walked out of the bathroom she spotted him right away. Would you believe that goofy ole' Croddle was hiding in plain sight on the lamp right next to her parents? They must have looked so hard they’d fallen into a heap on the bed and didn’t notice Croddle right there. And he’d found his hat too.

14 comments:

Angela Cothran said...

Ha! I love a little pranking at Christmas :) This made me so excited for the holidays!

Cassie Mae said...

Lol, I love the name Croddle. Awesome!

Laila Knight said...

Croddle the sneay elf. This was adorable. :)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Oh, Croddle is so cute. And, I love sneaky little elves. Great story!

Thanks for participating!

E.R. King said...

We have one of these elves, too! His name is Buddy. My kids look for him every year, just like you wrote. Loved this!

J. A. Bennett said...

So cute! That sounds like a fun tradition!

McKenzie McCann said...

Oh, your character has the same name as me (spelled differently, though). That is made it weird to read for me, but I did enjoy it.

Katrina L. Lantz said...

What a cute idea! Croddle is a great name for a mischievous yet protective elf. I think you have the start to a great chapter book or middle grade here. :)

Abby Fowers said...

How fun! I love when the kids have a secret elf friend for Christmas. It makes the holidays so much fun. And Croddle is the coolest name ever!

Jennifer Lee Young said...

Just adorable! My kiddies can't wait for our visitor Skip (the elf on our shelf). Can you believe one year skip sat on the fan?! Good thing we didn't flip the switch.

Megan said...

Fun! Reading this makes me remember how my mom made the holidays extra special for me and how I hope to do the same for my kids (when they exist someday). Thank you so much for participating Deana!

Fairday Morrow said...

I love these elves! How fun! This is a great story about the magic in the air at Christmastime. Loved it!

~Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

Cut story, and I think Croddle is probably the best name for an elf I've ever seen.

Bailey @OverYonderLit said...

Tricky little elves! They're always up to some sort of game. What a cute story! :) Happy Holiday Blog Hop!