We work all year with traditional cheer
Because it's almost Christmas.
We work night and day without any pay
Because it's all for Christmas.

We're red and green, tiny and lean
We work all year without rest.
We're short and strong, we sing this song
As we work all year without rest.

We hammer and nail, toy boats and sail,
To make the toys for Christmas.
We cut and glue; red, yellow and blue,
We'll make the toys for Christmas.

Holly berry, mistletoe; that broken toy has got to go!
We won't get done by Christmas.
Another toy gone down the drain; Watch out! Whoops, there goes the train.
We won't get done by Christmas.

We're supposed to meet our deadline now! Santa's going to have a cow!
We're supposed to be Santa's elves.
They're angry that the presents are late! Tell the kids they'll have to
wait.
We're SUPPOSED to be Santa's elves!

Dear kids: Christmas is coming late this year; reasons why are still
unclear.
We're sorry about Christmas.
We'll bring the stuff, though times are tough:
Well, Merry Christmas!