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Flasher

CANCEL CHRISTMAS
A Play/Book/Animated film
For children of all ages

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Bogwig

CANCEL CHRISTMAS

FADE IN:

EXT. NORTH POLE - NIGHT 

A SHOOTING STAR appears in the sky. It passes over the North Pole and heads towards SANTA-LAND. There are two BARNS, a small, cozy COTTAGE and a WORKSHOP that surround a COURTYARD covered with snow. The shooting star nears Santa-land, it is going to crash in the courtyard. The bright light of the shooting star dims slightly. We see a glowing reindeer in the place of the shooting star. It is FLASHER, a reindeer whose fur emits a glowing bright light. He leads eight reindeer, who are pulling SANTA'S SLEIGH. SANTA, a plump, merry elf with white hair and a white beard sits in the empty sleigh, holding the reins. He is dressed in a red outfit trimmed in white. He wears black boots and a wide black belt with a shiny buckle - on his head is a red tasseled hat trimmed in white. The reindeer bring Santa home from his deliveries on Christmas eve.

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EXT. MOUNTAINS - NIGHT

Icy dark mountains overlook the North pole and beyond to Santa-land. There is an entrance to a cave half way up the mountain. A group of strange creatures look out of the cave at the shooting star as it settles into Santa-land. These creatures are TROLLS, who are short and paunchy with skinny legs, black spiked hair. They wear dark colored jerseys and black tight pants. The trolls look somewhat alike, except for GRUG, who is skinny, and BUG, who is fat. Their leader, BOGWIG, towers over them. He is tall and menacing, with a large mole on his large nose, a long curling black moustache and long scraggly black hair. He is dressed in a dark suit, a battered top hat and a flowing black cape lined with red.

BOGWIG
 walks to the edge of the cave.

BOGWIG

There goes Santa again. Giving away all of those toys to those stupid kids. I've had enough of him. It's time I cancelled Christmas. This will be his last Christmas.

 TROLLS
(overlapping)

Yeah! Yeah! No more Christmas!

BOGWIG

Come! We must make plans. Santa is going to Cancel Christmas. Ha! Ha! Ha! They all laugh as they enter the cave.

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EXT. COURT YARD - NIGHT

The reindeer set the sleigh down in the courtyard. Flasher's bright shiny fur has dimmed to a warm glow. The sound of the sleigh-bells bring the elves out of the workshop to welcome Santa home. They are about two heads shorter than Santa. Some wear long side burns, some wear beards and others moustaches. They are dressed in tights and waistcoats with large brown belts. GRIBBY, Santa's main elf, leads the elves. He is a head shorter than Santa and dressed in green tights and a red waistcoat. He is proud to be Santa's main elf. He greets Santa and walks beside him towards the workshop. The elves in the background lead the reindeer into the barn.

SANTA AND GRIBBY
walk towards the workshop.

GRIBBY

Welcome back Santa. How was your trip?

SANTA

It was wonderful, Gribby. I really enjoyed myself this year, and on the way home, I had a great idea for next Christmas. It will be a big surprise for Mrs. Santa. I can hardly wait. 

Santa and Gribby enter the workshop.

FADE OUT.

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