An Interview with Santa
Interviewer: Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions and clarify things.

Santa: I’m happy that the story is finally coming out.

Interviewer: Is it a true story?

Santa: Absolutely.

Interviewer: Why haven’t we known about it before?

Santa: I think it was lost in the mists of time…It took place hundreds and hundreds of years ago.

Interviewer: Is it true that there was to be no more Christmas?

Santa: I’m sorry to say that it’s true. Until the dogs arrived.

Interviewer: The dogs?

Santa:It was a surprise to all of us in Santa Claus village. None of us, and that includes all the elves, had even heard of dogs.

Interviewer: Is that because you were so far North and rather isolated?

Santa: Well, that and the fact that dogs has just started arriving on planet earth. Prior to that time, there had been no dogs on Earth.

Interviewer: Really! Where did they come from? And how did they find you?

Santa: They had started coming down from their own planet – the Planet of the Dogs. They came down to help people. Somehow, they had heard we were in trouble, and one day, there they were, just like that.

Interviewer: How many were there? And what about the snow and the cold weather? Didn’t it bother them?

Santa: I never counted, but there sure were a lot of dogs. And most of them loved the snow. There were a few others that weren’t that happy with our weather, but they kept warm enough one way or another. And there were two nice kids, a brother and sister, who were with them. They could talk to the dogs and seemed to guide them.

Interviewer: I don’t understand how could two kids and a big bunch of dogs could save Christmas.

Santa: Well, the reason that there would be no more Christmas was that two of my reindeer, Dasher and Dancer were missing. Without them to help pull the sleigh, we couldn’t deliver presents.

Interviewer: Where were they? Had they wandered off and gotten lost?

Santa: Oh, no. They would never do that. It turns out that they were kidnapped.

Interviewer: Really! Kidnapped!

Santa: I know it’s hard to believe, but that’s what happened. Next thing I knew, the kids and the dogs went off with the Tundra Town traders to rescue them.

Interviewer: And then..?

Santa: I’m sorry, but I have to get back to my workshop. I’ll give you a copy of Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale and you can read for yourself everything that happened. Happy Holidays!

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