4 Characters - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2013

The elves complain that all the Christmas songs are written about Santa when they are the ones doing most of the work. This year they want to deliver the gifts but Santa points out why that would be a disaster.

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7 - 10 minutes

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An excerpt …

(Santa's elves form a union.)

ITCHY: Are we going to tell him?

SNIFFY: Can’t we wait? He’s gonna be mad.

ITCHY: This was your idea, Sniffy. You’re the one who organized the elves into a union … said we had to stand up for our rights.

SANTA: (offstage … snorts … coughs)

SNIFFY: He’s coming! He’s coming and you’re going to tell him and he’s gonna be mad and we’re all gonna lose our jobs and Christmas is going to be ruined.

(The elves' complaint is heard.)

SNIFFY: We were just talking, you know … like elves do …

SANTA: We’ve been through this part! Get to it! What’s the matter with your work conditions?

ITCHY: Well Santa … you’ve got to admit … we do the work … we do nearly all the work on the toys for girls and boys … and then … and then …

SANTA: And then what?

SNIFFY: (nudged by Itchy) … and you get all the credit!

(Santa points out their flawed thinking.)

SANTA: And Marvin! Dear little Marvin who overloaded the sleigh and I had to make a crash landing in the middle of a swimming pool in Oklahoma.

MARVIN: Santa got wet! Santa got wet! Crashed in the pool like a big old jet.

SANTA: It wasn’t funny, Marvin.

MARVIN: Never funny! Never funny! Tow trucks cost a lot of money.

SANTA: These? These are the people who you expect to run Christmas?


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