Funny signposts – a guide by Santa’s little helper

Father Christmas will soon be dashing through the snow, but will he really be ‘laughing all the way’? When I last checked my collection of street names, I found a few twists and turns where he’ll need every ounce of concentration he can muster. Jingle Bells, that merry old song we love so much, makes it sound easy. But I’m telling you, he better watch out or he could end up in a right old ding dong … with a brick wall.

Here’s my list of signposts to help him prepare. The reindeer have a copy too. I’m counting on them to keep Santa and his sleigh in one piece.

Steady Prancer, some bumpy bits here.

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Whoa, Dasher! The shortest road in York has the longest name.
But it’s only a few yards long – with a dead end.

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Careful, Dancer. The last carter got a bit merry.
(He blamed it on the boogie.)

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Hold your nose, Rudolph…

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The wynds in St Andrews send you quackers.

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Slow down, Comet. (I’m sure the children here are nice, not naughty.)

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Not so sure about this lot in Saffron Walden. Run, Vixen!

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No distractions or detours, Cupid. Santa has a job to do.

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Breathe in, Donner.
Say a prayer, Blitzen.
Let the spirit of Christmas be your guide.

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Time for hot chocolate. Keep warm.

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Nearly there. Sharp turn on the homeward stretch …

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Drive safely.
Merry Christmas one and all!

Photos 1-10, J S Landor, P Mickelsen
11. North Pole sign, Sutterbug75, Pixabay
12. Fantasy, Willgard, Pixabay