Holly Elf looked around the room in satisfaction. She had just been put in charge of The Wrapping Room--the place where all the toys and presents for children get covered in bright paper, ribbons and bows--and she wanted to make sure everything was perfect. "Let's see," she said. "I've got the paper, the ribbons, the bows...where's the tape?"
Just then, she heard a commotion. Waldo Elf, the strangest elf at the North Pole, came into the room, his arms filled with boxes. He was in mid-song, singing at the top of his voice: "Tis the season to be jolly! Do be do be doooo be do be doooooo!"
"Waldo!" Holly called. "What are you doing?"
"I was told you were out of tape, so I brought you some," he replied.
Holly opened the box and pulled out a black plastic rectangle. "This is videotape," she said. "I need adhesive tape--the sticky stuff, so that I can start wrapping presents. We'll have a lot of them to wrap this year!"
"Oh!" said Waldo. "That makes more sense." As he turned to leave, He began singing again. "Don we now our gay apparel, Do be do, do be do, dooo beeee dooooo..."
Holly couldn't resist asking. "Waldo? Why are you singing 'do be do be do' like that in 'Deck the Halls?'"
Waldo smiled. "Because I forgot the words, of course!"
What else might Waldo have forgotten? Keep reading The North Pole Times to find out!