© Sonia Brock December 1997
(Mrs. Humming Beak), a nosy neighbour,
a wise soothsayer with a crystal ball (Nostradamus Duck,
Oh, Im busy, busy, busy.
Im so busy. Whatever shall I do? I really need another helper.
(Santa runs offstage and comes back with Timothy Kitten)
Santa: Timothy Kitten, can you
help me. I need another helper but he must be very brave and strong.
Timothy: I might be able to go but Id have to ask my mother.
Santa: I know you are brave
but I fear you would not be quite strong enough for the job.
Mrs. Hummingbeak: I just
couldnt keep my beak out of this interesting conversation. Santa,
evening, Mrs. Hummingbeak. Youre still keeping an eye on the
(Mrs. Hummingbeak hides her head under her wings for a moment)
Mrs. Hummingbeak: Im
a very curious bird. Its my nature.
N. Duck: Indeed, it is.
Her nature is in her stars.
T. Kitten: (shyly and speaking very softly)
Santa: I would like to meet your new friend, Timothy. Is he small and strong?
T. Kitten: Hes not too big but I dont know how strong he is.
(Timothy goes offstage and comes back with the Christmas
Mrs. Hummingbeak: Oh, my beak
and feathers! Its a monster! HELP! HELP!
Zongo: Honk, honk. Honk, honk, honk.
T. Kitten: He says, hello and hes glad to meet you.
N. Duck: What star
are you from Zongo?
Santa: Mr. Zongo you are pretty small. Are you strong?
Mrs. Hummingbeak: Hes going to kidnap Santa. Its a alien abduction. Help! Help!
Zongo: Honk, honk, honk, honk, honk, honk!
T. Kitten: He says Mrs. Hummingbeak should stop watching the X-Files.
Mrs. Hummingbeak: Well,
I never....... Ive been insulted by a little green alien from
the planet, Zip
N. Duck: A new star for my book. Thank you, Zongo.
Santa: Would you like to work for me, Zongo? I pay in the very best lollipops and you would be helping to make a lot of earth children very, very happy.
Zongo: (Gives several meaningful honks)
T. Kitten: Hes asking if Santa can visit the planet Zip as too?
Santa: Im sorry but
my ship is not rocket propelled and it is quite far away from the looks
Zongo: (Gives several more meaningful honks)
T. Kitten: He wants to know if you would like to have a matter transmitter?
N. Duck: Just like Star
Trek. How exciting. Please say yes, Santa! Looking into my crystal ball
Well, I dont know. Sounds like a new-fangled invention to
me. What if it breaks down and
Zongo: (Many meaningful honks)
T. Kitten: He says the
failure rate is one millionth of one percent.
My goodness. I think Ill try it. I could deliver lots more
presents in a lot less time.
Merry Christmas and Ho, Ho, Ho, Zongo! Away..........