The day Santa died, there were riots in Djakarta and Khartoum, the Premiere of Cambodia called for calm, and all of China, where the great bulk of his toys were made, fell into mourning; but Gideon Elf, his surrogate and successor, sent a reassuring message.
Another story I decided not to write. Nobody likes to think about it, but the Big Guy Up North can't possibly last forever. We should be making preparations now for how to deal with that sad event.
That's not a bad likeness of Gideon Elf.