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The Naughty Elf

Some-how, I have been given the role of ‘the Naughty Elf’, which means that I was the one locked up in the back of the truck that pulls Santa’s Sleigh around the village.  (Although saying that, last night’s freezing temperatures made me quite glad I was the one stuck in there!)Essentially, my job during the Santa Run as ‘the Naughty Elf’, is to control the music and microphone levels through the powered amplifier in the back of the truck with me. Different Christmas music tracks need different volume adjustments, but also controlling Santa’s microphone is another job - I’m sure he waits until I’m least expecting a ‘Ho! Ho! HO!’ blast from him, and he catches me off-guard and the levels go through the roof!For years, and irrespective of where I’ve lived at the time, I’ve seen various Santa Sleighs taken around to see the boys and girls, and hadn’t given it too much of a thought about how it all works.  But since joining the Doddington Village Sports and Carnival committee a couple of …


The Santa Run has already begun!Last night, we took Mr Claus out on his sleigh around the village to see the boys and girls! We had music a-playing, lights a-flashing and, rightly or wrongly, we gave Santa a microphone so that you could hear his mighty ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’s from miles! miles! miles! away..!Lots of people came out to see us, despite the FREEZING temperatures last night, but we’re really glad that you all did.  Tonight, we’re starting out on Wood Street at 5:30pm, and making our way around more of the village, finishing off tomorrow evening.  But check out our website for full route details, Santa Tracking and also a LIVE video of our trip out!100% of the money donated by you in all of our activities go directly to next year’s Carnival and Sports Day.  For more information, please check out the ‘Your donations’ section of our website.