By Merry Wilkinson from the Year Round Christmas Mysteries by Vicki Delany
I am nothing but exhausted already! And the Christmas season has only just begun. My shop, Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, was overwhelmed the weekend after Thanksgiving and much of my stock decimated. I have to remember that a strong sales is a good thing!
I seriously underestimated the popularity of Alan Anderson’s hand-crafted toy train sets, and I’m going to have to ask him to make me more (a lot more) as super-special order.
That’s the nice thing about sourcing most of my products locally. I can go straight to the source.
And I never mind spending time with Alan, if you know what I mean. Blush.
Back to the topic at hand: it’s Christmas in Christmas Town my favourite time of the year in my favourite place in all the world. I expect to be super busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope all the other shops on Jingle Bell Lane in Rudolph do as well this year. In Christmas Town we believe that a rising tide lifts all boats and everyone supports everyone else.
Which is why it’s such a worry for us all now that poor Jack Olsen has been taken ill and his miserable son Gord has arrived from California to run the Yuletide Inn, one of Rudolph’s most cherished holiday spots.
My dad, Santa Claus himself, got into a very public argument with Gord about the spirit of Christmas Town, and Gord mocked him.
I sure hope nothing more happens at this important time of the year that might threaten to ruin Christmas in Rudolph.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Vicki Delany and Eva Gates, to all the marvellous Killer Character readers.
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