When we arrived at Gizmo Elf's workshop, we were greeted by a closed door and the sounds of conks, bonks, boiks and boops from inside. Santa knocked on the door, and the noises stopped for a moment, followed by the sound of someone whispering. Suddenly there was a loud crash, a tinkle, a honk, and then the door opened. A small head with enormous glasses poked out.
"Everything's fine! Nothing's wrong!" shouted Waldo Elf.
"I never thought otherwise," said Santa. "We're here to see Gizmo, and the Appendapulator.
"Everything's fine! Nothing's wrong!" shouted Waldo, as he opened the door, kicking aside assorted tools, springs, and unrecognizable gadgets and gee-gaws to let the guests in.
"Is the apendapulator almost ready?" Mrs. Claus asked, stepping over a pile of tools.
"Everything's fine! Nothing's wrong!" shouted Waldo yet again.
"Did Gizmo tell you to tell us that no matter what?" asked Santa gently.
Waldo paused. "Everything's fine! Nothing's wrong," he said, nodding his head.
"I think you can stop saying that now, Waldo," said Gizmo, crawling out from inside the Apendapulator. "We're very, very, nearly almost totally completely ready."
"Well, we better be," said Adamup Elf, coming into the shop. "We've got a huge number of kids on the 'Nice' list this year. We're going to need to get cracking...or, Apendapulating, as the case may be."
"I just need to attatch the beveled three-quarter clockwise apparator apparatus, and we'll be ready to go," said Gizmo. "Waldo, did you find it?"
"Everything's fine. Nothing's wrong," said Waldo, shrugging his shoulders.
"What do you mean, you can't find it?" asked Gizmo, who obviously understood Waldo a little better than most others. "What's that in your hand, then?"
Waldo looked at the shiny object in his hand. "Oh! Everything's fine! Nothing's wrong," he said, happily handing the gizmo to Gizmo.
Gizmo screwed the item onto the machine, where it made a happy thrumming sound. "Okay, then, everybody, let me introduce the new, improved, Apendapulator version two-point-HO!"
What new improvements will there be to the Apendapulator? Will it really change Christmas? Find out tomorrow, only in the North Pole Times!