Hm, here’s another magic-using shit elf like Best and E-Merl, even though the thing about shit elves is that they’re supposed to have lost their magic. Perhaps it’d be more accurate to say they’ve lost their magical community, leaving a lot of raw talents who have to more or less build their own curriculum, whereas the sky and winter elves are a lot more coordinated.

For this plot to be a bit more Guilded Agey and not too much of a Clement Clarke Moore riff, we needed two separate Santa stand-ins. So it’s only logical that the conflict would boil down to which of them was the better one.