Broken Sleigh Runner

Broken Sleigh Runner

A Chapter by Dave Brown



With ‘The Season’ coming nearer

And with his old sleigh kinda inferior

Based on TV commercials he’d been fed

Santa purchased a deluxe model GM sled


But, first flight Santa had to halt his Reindeer

Telling them, “We’ll have to pull over here!”

Explaining that a loose runner on the right side

Was makin him put a stop to their ride


Barely whizzing through clouds on their way

They’d have to sideline their new GM built sleigh

He hit the brakes on the first cloud they saw

To deal with the new, gift laden sleigh’s flaw


Out with his Cellphone to made a quick call

He needed a tow truck to give them a haul

All the Reindeer were now in a panic

Because Old Santa wuz needin a mechanic


But Santa got nothing but message machines

All mechanics were deep in their dreams

With even GM roadside assistance unbowed          

About not warranting assistance on a cloud


The Man in the Moon shook his head

The sleigh breakdown had left him in dread

He recommended that for over land or sea

They purchase Toyota for sleigh reliability


Then Dancer danced round to the back of the sleigh

An underpaid GM mechanic back in the day

Together with Dasher they searched through toys

Looking for a tool kit sent to one of the boys


They dug through model cars and ski boots

Past toy tugboats that responded with toots

Past party dresses with ribbons of blue

Finally finding tools beneath a barbecue


Also happily found a big enough wrench

And along with it, a sturdy workbench

The bench and with a vise were the perfect pair

Allowing Dancer to do yet another GM repair


Morning’s sunlight was desperately holding back

Trying to contain his bright rays intact

He yelled down about his upcoming daybreak worry

Hoping Santa’s Reindeer’s would hustle and hurry  


Finally, with the sled runner re-fastened tight

Mr. Moon watched them dash through the night

Knowing, now no children would be without toys

With each Reindeer galloping like crazy cowboys


Speeding Santa shot straight for each town

Neath starlight from stars bright, twinkling down

Down crampy chimneys and crawling on knees

They quickly spread toys beneath Christmas trees


Having just mere moments to spare

The speeding sleigh went on a North Pole tear

Back to their places round the warm fire

Where for another year

Santa and his Reindeer could happily retire


© 2020 Dave Brown

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well if Santa used his cloud AP things would of gone a lot smoother! I loved this one Dave:) this is better than my night before Christmas parody

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Never thought of the cloud AP thingy
Both old Santa and I are technologically illiterate
Yes, yes...American made sleighs just don't cut it.
trust Toyota...
as long as he keeps consistent maintenance of his reindeer.
High oh, Rudolph, away!

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Thanks Jacob
Not just the sleigh.
Its possible those Reindeer could soon be all elect.. read more
Nice handling of a long storyline, Dave. Don't think GM will run it in their ads, though. Revenge is a terrible thing.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Thanks John
It is indeed one of those nasty seven letter words

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Added on December 11, 2020
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