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Christmas Miracle!

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers again, hosted by Rochelle at her blog Addicted to Purple. This week’s photo, which inspires our 100-ish word stories has been contributed by Björn Rudberg.

This is probably the silliest, most pointless story I’ve written for FF but hey – it’s Crizzmuzz! There were so many ways I could have made this a gory tragedy – ah, how I smiled to myself – but no, it’s Crizzmuzz!

Click on the blue froggy for this week’s other stories.


Copyright Björn Rudberg

A swarm of excited kids poured out of the minibus. Christmas Eve trip to the Old Keep. What a treat!

“Careful now,” cautioned their teacher.

The kids didn’t listen. They ran off up the old steps to play “Normans versus Saxons”. The steps were wet and Little Jimmy slipped.

Down he plummeted, screaming. At the last second he fell into the waiting arms of Santa, who had skilfully manoeuvred his sleigh under the falling child before landing safely in the car park.

“It’s a Christmas Miracle!” yelled the kids, clapping.

Meanwhile the sleigh, which had landed in a disabled bay, got clamped.

“Bollocks,” said Santa.

  1. December 24, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Now THAT’s funny 😀 I love it. No parking. That means YOU Santa.


    • December 25, 2014 at 6:45 am

      There are no exceptions, these clampers know no bounds and have no mercy!


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    December 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Aw, the Crizzmuzzz spirirt has taken its hold over you! Very cute story 🙂


    • December 25, 2014 at 6:50 am

      Yeah, get it while it lasts! I’m glad you liked my little Christmas Miracle 🙂


  3. merbear74
    December 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Ho Ho frickin’ ho! 🙂


  4. December 24, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    No doubt about it . . . going have to get a handicap sticker for that sleigh.


    • December 25, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Yep. I’m surprised he hasn’t got a ticket before, considering where he has to park. He probably has a stack of tickets from all over the world in a drawer back at Santa HQ!


  5. December 24, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    even Miracles have a price?


    • December 25, 2014 at 7:01 am

      Unfortunately, that’s life 🙂


  6. December 25, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Grand, newly minted classic, delightful Christmas tale.
    Suitable for framing, publishing, and to retell to your grandchildren.
    I give it five sleighs up!
    Do i sound excited? Holy mistletoe,yes am I.



    • December 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

      Five sleighs up, cool! I’m glad you liked it. Forget “Miracle on 34th Street”, this is the new Christmas classic 🙂
      Happy Holidays!


  7. December 25, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Ah.. Even Santa’s miracles have that twist. But a saved life is worth that, even if it means stockings less filled for others. Not silly at all.


    • December 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Yes, definitely worth it. And I’m sure he got it all sorted out in time for deliveries!


  8. December 25, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Down to earth with a bump. Merry Christmas!


    • December 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Reality came crashing down on Santa. Merry Christmas to you too!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. December 25, 2014 at 8:38 am

    And that’s a slice of English reality. The lads in Glasgow wud nae do tha’! 😀


    • December 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

      I’m half Scottish so I half agree 🙂


  10. December 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Ali, Hilarious :D. Is Santa going to send one of his elves to sort it out. That policeman may get rocks in his Christmas stocking next year. Santa doesn’t forget. You don’t mess with the big guy. Well written. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • December 26, 2014 at 5:54 am

      Santa will definitely send one of the elves. I expect he’ll send Lawyer Elf, he’s good at this sort of thing, he deals with Santa’s speeding tickets all the time.
      Poor policeman. Santa is the last guy you want to be clamping.


  11. December 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🙂


  12. December 25, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Hahaha! You should pen next year’s Christmas movie 🙂


    • December 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

      In 40 years people could be clustered around the holographic projector at Christmas watching the ageless classic “Draliman’s Christmas Miracle” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  13. December 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    It’s the Murphy’s Law of good deeds; they rarely go unpunished.


  14. December 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    a beautiful christmas story. another side of you that i haven’t read.


    • December 26, 2014 at 6:01 am

      Thanks! Something a bit different for Christmas.


  15. December 25, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Santa shouting “Bollocks!” more than made up for the lack of tragedy and gore!


    • December 26, 2014 at 6:03 am

      That Santa’s a real potty mouth!


  16. December 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Dear Ali,

    I love it that Santa saved Little Jimmy. Sorry about Santa’s dilemma although it seems Christmas came off right this year. Thanks for the smiles.




    • December 26, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      I was hoping that Santa would be able to sort out his clamping issue, and it looks like he did. Phew!


  17. December 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Oh, yay! A Santa story,and Santa saves Little Jimmy. This is sweet. I hope the magical reindeer can get him out of his bind. Fun story!


    • December 27, 2014 at 6:17 am

      I’m sure the magical reindeer will be up to the task. I’m glad you liked my special Christmas story 🙂


  18. December 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    May no good deed go unpunished. Thanks for a Crizzmuzz chuckle, Happy New Year.


    • December 27, 2014 at 6:17 am

      Indeed. He’s Santa, though, he’ll find a way to get out of his bind, I’m sure!


  19. December 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Fun story. I’m so glad you didn’t follow the gory trail, and little Jimmy will live to play again. Three cheers for Santa and I’ll pay his fine.


    • December 28, 2014 at 5:23 am

      I didn’t have the heart to hurt anyone for the Christmas edition! I can manage to hold myself back for one week 🙂
      Thanks for paying Santa’s fine, he doesn’t carry money, you see.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. December 28, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Hilarious punch line.


  21. December 28, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Dear Draliman,

    On Donner and Blitzen and Clamper! What a delightful story for the season and the holiday. Wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to reading more of your work.




    • December 28, 2014 at 5:53 am

      Dear Doug,
      I’m glad you liked my “Christmas special”. A Happy New Year to you too, and looking forward to Friday Fictioneers 2015!


  22. December 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Oh geez! That’s gratitude for you…but hey! sounds like Santa can really do some fancy work in the sleigh!
    “Normans versus Saxons”…now that’s funny!


    • December 28, 2014 at 8:38 am

      He’s a bit of a boy racer 🙂
      The Normans won.


  23. December 31, 2014 at 3:23 am

    No deed goes unpunished, does it? Fun Crizzmazz tale and well told for all that.

    May you have the happiest of all holidays.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


    • December 31, 2014 at 9:43 am

      At least Little Jimmy is okay, and I’m sure one of his elves has money for the clamp removal 🙂
      Happy New Year to you!


      • December 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm

        Oh, hurrah for the thrifty and useful elves. They always do bale Santa out when he gets in a pinch, don’t they?


        Liked by 1 person

  24. January 3, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Since Christmas came off with a hitch this year, I’m guessing everything worked out for Santa. This was a fun read. So glad that Santa saved Jimmy!


    • January 3, 2015 at 5:46 am

      Santa has his lawyer elves sorting out little matters like clamping, leaving him time to save Jimmy and then deliver all the presents!


  25. January 3, 2015 at 2:05 am

    I loved this story


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