By H. Jason Schulz
Copyright©2010 H. Jason Schulz
Way, way in the future, when our planet had finally perfected space travel, we found that our galaxy was full of inhabited planets. Almost all of those planets were filled with friendly people. As we began to visit them, they in turn visited us; we found that all of those planets started to celebrate Christmas.
This was great because everyone likes Christmas right? I say it was great for everyone but Santa Clause. He suddenly had many thousands of worlds to get to each Christmas. He had to move his entire North Pole operation out into the galaxy and onto a little frozen planet just east of the North Star. From this new location he was able to set up many giant factories that produced millions of kinds of toys. And he is better being able to reach all the new planets.
To deliver these toys he employed a giant spaceship that was called big blue. Big Blue was a very powerful ship and he liked working for Santa. Every year the elves would load up Big Blue with millions of tons of toys for all the children in the galaxy. They also loaded Santa’s sleigh and all the reindeer inside Big Blue. Then on Christmas Eve big blue would set out to all the planets of the galaxy and help Santa deliver all those toys to all the children in all the worlds.
One year, when Santa was delivering all those toys, they happened upon a little red space ship floating next to a small moon.
“Whoa there Big Blue!” Santa said as they past the small moon. “Look at that.”
There in front of them, floating in space was a little red space ship. It was clearly a cargo ship but it was very young. And it looked very scared.
Big Blue called out to the little ship. “Hello there!”
“Come on out!” Santa said over the loud speaker. “We want to help you.”
Santa’s voice was so jolly and friendly that the little red space ship couldn’t help but to poke out his head a little and look at them.
“What happened to you?” asked Big Blue. “Where are your parents?”
“I don’t have any.” the little red ship said.
“Oh. I see.” said Santa. “Well then. You will just have to come with us.”
“Really?” the little red ship asked as he flew out from behind the moon and circled Big Blue.
“Really.” said Big Blue with a smile. “Come on Little red!”
So he did. Santa, Big Blue and Little Red finished up that year’s deliveries to all the children in the galaxy. But it was slow going because Little Red could barely keep up with them. Soon they finished and were back on Santa’s little frozen planet.
Year after year went by and Little Red had grown so much that he was almost as big as Big Blue. He became a big help to the elves by moving the toys and the materials that the elves used to make the toys all around the little frozen planet.
Christmas was getting closer and closer and the elves began filling up Big Blue with toys. But there were so many toys that Big Blue couldn’t hold them all.
“What do we do?” the elves asked.
Just then Santa walked up. “What’s wrong?” he asked.
“Well, then.” Santa said as he tried to think of what to do.
Not too far away Little Red was bringing another load of toys that were going to be loaded into Big Blue. He couldn’t help but overhearing the problem. You see Little Red had wanted to help Santa deliver toys for a long time but was too shy to ask him. He slowly came over to Santa and asked, “Could I help?”
Santa looked at Little Red and a broad smile crept across his face. “Yes. I believe you can.” He suddenly saw the answer to their problem. “You can take some of these toys and help me deliver them to all the good children of the galaxy.”
“Really?” Little Red asked. “I always wanted to help. Ever since the day you found me, but I was too small.”
Big Blue also smiled and said, “You’re not too small now! In fact, I think we should call you Big Red from now on.”
Santa laughed a jolly laugh and said, “Big Red it is!”
The elves loaded Big Red and Big Blue with toys for all the boys and girls then both big ships helped Santa that year and continued to help him for many, many years.
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