He was almost ready to go. The sleigh was packed. He had a thermos of hot chocolate. He was all bundled up. But what he didn't have was the latest version of the list and where was his personal assistant elf, Jameson? Jameson was out back in his cousin Marty's ice fishing hut. Marty had been bugging him to check it out and come fishing and Jameson for some reason decided to take him up on the offer at the exact worst time - when he was supposed to be giving Santa his list. So Jameson and Marty are fishing, and they hear Santa yelling, JAMESON! JAMESON!
"Oh crap." says Jameson.
"That's Santa. I was supposed to give him the list. What should I do?"
And then a voice came from below them.
"Why don't you just give it to him" It was a fish!! A talking fish!
"What do you mean?" Asked Jameson.
"I mean, you have the list. Right?"
"Yeah it's right here."
"And you don't have any reason to not give it to him. Right"
"You're not mad at him or trying to keep a secret from him"
"No. I just forgot. I just went fishing."
"Do you think he's going to be mad at you?"
"I don't think so. He's a very very nice guy and I'm only like a minute late."
"So just go give it to him."
"Thank you talking fish."
"No problem amigo."
"Are you spanish?"
"No I just saw the three amigos for the first time"
"I know. You should seriously go give him that list though."
"Oh man. Right. Okay."
And then Jameson gave the list to Santa and he wasn't mad or anything and Jameson told Santa how cool and smart that fish was and that's why still today that fish is the doctor at santa's castle and workshop inc. It's very fortunate that nobody there ever gets sick because he has no medical training whatsoever. It's hard to criticize Santa for giving him that job though because his empire is really built on strange rash decisions.
-THIS IS A FIRST IN A SERIES OF CHRISTMAS CLASSICS BY ME. STAY TUNED.