The Moose That Saved Christmas
Elf Printer has been assigned by Santa to find and train a team of moose from the Yukon Territory to serve as substitutes for the reindeer, taken gravely ill from eating some bad moss. As Printer's team of Eskimos complete their efforts with Mabry, Mason, Malcolm, Masher, Merlin, Markham, Mica, and Master, a pack of wolves show up with other plans and Santa might have to cancel Christmas. More
Calamity strikes Christmas Village, newly relocated deep in the Yukon Territory, when the reindeer are stricken with food poisoning from bad moss, and Santa, for the first time ever, must consider cancelling Christmas. Teams of elves and Eskimos are dispersed into the Yukon wilderness to find and train potential substitutes. Elf Printer's group is assigned to put together a team of moose. He tells of finding, naming, and training Mabry, Mason, Malcolm, Masher, Merlin, Markham, Mica and Master. Success seems at hand when a pack of wolves show up with other ideas. The story ultimately concludes in the parlor of Clement Clark Moore on Christmas Eve as he puts the revised finishing touches on his poem 'The Night Before Christmas.'
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