The Christmas That Santa Got Stuck At The Traffic Lights

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Santa’s Christmas’s usually, flew by. But the Christmas that Santa spent stuck at traffic lights, his sleigh didn’t fly at all that high. In fact, the Christmas that Santa spent stuck at traffic lights, flashed by. After Santa crashed, Christmas was trashed. Santa’s hopes of being a fly – by – night kinda guy – the fastest Santa in the whole of Santaland’s sky – were quickly dashed. Snowflakes fell … one by one … the clouds were so white, you could hardly see the Sun ! After an hour, the sleigh tyres had disappeared, in snow that was whiter than Santa’s white beard. The next time that Santa looked, his tyres were gone ! (stuck at the traffic lights really wasn’t that much fun !). But, Santa wasn’t going anywhere … in the icy weather, there were many puddles here and there. His sleigh only stopped for a moment, on the road, with Santa not realising how heavy was his Christmas load. Whilst Santa waited for the traffic lights to signal “GO !”, the depth of the snow started to grow and grow. Away in the distance, he could see a candlelight glow, but at the crossroads, nothing much seemed to go.
Often, until the twenty – fifth, Santa was in quite a rush – so getting stuck at traffic lights, he sulked, crying “Tush ! Tush !”. All around, the traffic jam was in a crush. Santa’s sleigh was completely stuck – in between a bus, motorcycle, three cars and a truck ! Santa had been zooming around, getting things ready. In fact, he travelled so fast, that he hardly noticed himself drop a teddy ! At the traffic lights, though patiently waiting his turn, the sleigh exhaust chugged and the engine started to churn ! Santa twiddled his thumbs. As he waited for the lights to change, he tucked into a packet of wine gums.
Although, he was the most stationary Santa ever seen ! Santa’s face lit up (well, it would … changing from red, amber to green !).
As the day became much brighter, one by one, presents were passed around, so Santa’s sleigh became much lighter. Although the sleigh was still stuck at the traffic lights, in snow on the ground, the carburettor whizzed and the sleigh wheels span around. This year, he feared, none of the children’s toys would be delivered on time, since Santa’s sleigh was immersed in what seemed like three inches of slime ! He fetched a shovel from the boot of his sleigh, then trampled a path with a size nine foot, to make a way. Meanwhile, the lights flashed off and on – his sleigh wheels turned, yet Santa’s sleigh remained static, since none of the snow had gone. Whilst stuck at traffic lights, Santa aghast, hoped that the bad weather wouldn’t last (Well, let’s face it, everything else, but the time, went past fast !). He read a book, chatted for a while to passers – by, but Santa’s sleigh still didn’t go, it didn’t fly… and Santa didn’t know the reason why. It wasn’t that he had no fuel, because the gnomes had checked the tank … and fixed everything with their tools ! Oh ! No ! That wasn’t it at all … Santa’s sleigh was stuck in snow … and he was left, all Christmas, sat on a wall.
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In The Middle Of Nowhere

The word “where” has been snowed out in the following sentences. So that Santa’s sleigh headlamps will eventually get lit, can you see where it should fit ? Move the word “where” about a bit … then for your team, you’ll score a hit !  

WHERE ? is the “WHERE”  ?

1. ver Santa travelled, he dropped a present.
2. Snow was falling every on the ground. 
3. “have you been ?”, Mrs. Christmas asked when Santa returned home.
4. Santa didn’t have the withall to pay for new tyres.
5. abouts on the track did Santa see a candle glow ?
6. Some on the way, Santa’s sleigh broke down that day. 
7. Santa was no to be seen.
8. Any that Santa’s sleigh went, there was a trail of snow.
9. did Santa wait ?
10. Santa didn’t know his boots were.

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No “Where” to Wear

Where, ware or wear ? which is the correct one to use ?

1. _____ are the shoes ?

2. do you com

e from ?
3. She’ll be _____ing pink pyjamas !
4. _____ are the cars parked ?
5. S_____ing an oath of allegiance.
6. I am _____ing my new shoes.
7. He bought a new designer _____ shirt.
8. Some_____ over the rainbow.
9. Those are big earrings that you’re _____ing.
10. Santa always had some sherry with his glass_____.

© Jacqueline Richards 2008

Game 1 Answers :
1. Wherever Santa travelled, he dropped a present.
2. Snow was falling everywhere on the ground.
3. “Where have you been ?”, Mrs. Christmas asked when Santa returned home.
4. Santa didn’t have the wherewithall to pay for new tyres.
5. Whereabouts on the track did Santa see a candle glow ?
6. Somewhere on the way, Santa’s sleigh broke down that day.
7. Santa was nowhere to be seen.
8. Anywhere that Santa’s sleigh went, there was a trail of snow.
9. Where did Santa wait ?
10. Santa didn’t know where his boots were.
Game 2 Answers :
1. Where are the shoes ?
2. Where do you come from ?
3. She’ll be wearing pink pyjamas !

 

4. Where are the cars parked ?

5. Swearing an oath of allegiance.

6. I am wearing my new shoes.

7. He bought a new designer wear shirt.

8. Somewhere over the rainbow.

9. Those are big earrings that you’re wearing.

10. Santa always had some sherry with his glassware.

 

 

 

 

 

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