Santa and Gnomes Story


Click to make larger, the army of little gnomes are cute

“Mediation is OVER! Come on gnomes, we’re taking back Christmas.”

And now for their story….

The Gnomes Reclaim Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and word at the Pole,
was Santa is grumpy cause gnomes are hard to control.

Troubles been brewing so say the gnomes,
it was written long ago in leather-bound tomes.

He fired the gnomes because of knowledge they had,
and gnomes say he stole the attire in which he was clad.

Santa was envious of their ability to quietly converse
with kids the world over by gnomes interspersed.

Kids hear the gnomes as they do speak
of joy and happiness every child does seek.

Well known the grownups can not hear the wee sprite,
they just do not listen and lack the delight.

Santa sees the children only at Yule time.
but gnomes visit all year without a chimney to climb.

The original Santa was a gnome it is told,
so long ago in Scandinavia so bitterly cold.

Our Santa replaced the original Santa Clause gnome
when he went off to die at his mountainous home.

So awful is the tale because Santa was saddened,
but happy his position was hurriedly haddened.

All gnomes respected their Santa’s decision,
and dutifully followed his every inclination.

Gnomes are elves so very small in stature,
and Santa wrongly chose elves so very much larger.

As the gnomes tell their tale of oppression and mistreat,
Santa lets out a jolly old laugh of disbelief and conceit.

You see old Santa has acquired celebrity fame,
became too big for his britches they rightly proclaim.

So as you sleep tonight so warm in your bed,
this drama unfolds with grief sorely widespread.

So jolly old St Nick is not the saint that he seems,
just ask any gnome and the tears start to stream.

But lo and behold gnomes unite in large troupes
to take on Santa to confuse and to dupe.

Because Santa is not the brightest of men,
the gnomes have gathered deep in the glen.

First to mediate an amicable solution,
but baring that naught will seek retribution.

They decided Christmas to be theirs once again
and force upon Santa the rules thoughtfully penned.

They want him so sign the acknowledgement he failed
to give gnomes the respect so wrongly curtailed.

This story I tell is far from over I fear,
as Santa will not give up his longstanding career.

The reindeer are behind the plight of these elves,
and have felt the bossiness of St Nick for themselves.

So stay tuned and more drama will come,
As the gnomes tarnish Santa’s celebrity stardom.

They chant from the glen and pray for the best,
with honor and dignity as you have probably guessed.

They want St. Nick to let them live at the Pole,
so things would go back to the ways of days old.

A cliffhanger is a way I end this long tale,
As the showdown begins and the drama unveils.

by Donna

I hope you enjoyed my art and poem. This was a post from 2010.

Want more on the story and more gnome paintings?

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Santa Takes on the Gnomes

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17 Responses to Santa and Gnomes Story

  1. I am so happy to see my favorites—your knomes—once again. They haven’t been around in a while. Great poem.

  2. younggypsyspirit says:

    I loved it! A little mystery, mistrust, mistreatment, and a wonderful ryhm. Well done

  3. supernova says:

    Very nice Donna, well done and thank you!

  4. I love the gnomes! They’re so cute!

  5. newvoice says:

    Love the gnomes and the rhyme!

  6. A.M.B. says:

    That is the funniest graphic! Loved the rhyme, too!

  7. Alistair says:

    A fun way to end my blog reading for the year. Have a very good Christmas Donna and thanks for the support you have given me.

  8. Nadezda says:

    Very mystery story. Thank you, Donna!

  9. Your creativity and talent are endless Donna! Wonderful story! The gnomes are such wonderful characters!

  10. This is an awesome poem/story and so appropriate for the season. I had just heard of the Elf on the Shelf craze. Have you heard of it?

  11. Karen says:

    If I was around your for 24 hours, I would be so loving all your stories…they are so fun. Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas.

  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    I have a STAR waiting for you over here


  13. b-a-g says:

    It must have taken you ages to write that poem, but it was for a worthy cause – gnomes have certainly had a rough ride. It seems the cliff-hanger remains two years later, I’ll be checking the size of the footprints that Santa leaves this year
    Hope you have a happy and restful Xmas Donna.

  14. So happy you posted this again…I love this and your wonderful artwork…you are a multi-talented person 🙂 Merry Christmas Donna.

  15. Indie says:

    Ha, very cute! Who’d have known so much drama was going down at the North Pole?

  16. Very cute. Love the little gnomes.

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