Every year Santa wonders why there’s such high turnover among his elves. It seems after every Christmas he must bring in a new crew to begin work on next year’s toys. Perhaps it is because every year on Christmas Eve, as Santa embarks on his journey, Mrs. Claus gathers the elves. “Russian roulette,” she declares, as it is not a question. All the elves must play. The winners keep their lives. And the losers? Well, reindeer need to eat something, and is very hard to grow food in the North Pole. Very hard indeed.