Stories of Christmas: Kids’ Division, 3rd Place

Several stories were submitted this year for the Brainerd Dispatch’s 31st annual Stories of Christmas contest.

A lovely Christmas tradition

Every year my lovely Elf on the Shelf comes to town. The morning after we put up our Christmas tree, my elf arrives. Me and my sister love to talk to our elf.

Our elf is a boy and his name is Rudolph. He is very friendly. He has great hiding spots, too.

A few days ago, Rudolph was hanging onto a hook on the ceiling of my family’s playroom.

Another day he was hiding in my backpack. That made me laugh. The next day he hid in my sister’s backpack. He must love school.

Rudolph is always a pleasure to have in my house. He is pretty silly, too. And that is one reason why I love the holiday season.


Lily Borders

Baxter, Age 9

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