Skipping Stones Episode 5 “Christmas Chaos”

Hello friends!

Can you believe we’re already at episode five of Skipping Stones? I almost didn’t make an episode two after how much work episode one was, but I’m glad I’ve continued this series. Anyway, I wanted to make a Christmas-themed sitcom. This one is a bit shorter and simpler than the other episodes seeing as I have a tight schedule this month. It doesn’t have too much of a plot, more like funny anecdotes of Christmastime at the Stone household. Anyway, without further ado, I give you…Christmas Chaos!

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“I’ve got so many gifts to wrap!”

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Mommy looks over at the pile of gifts for her children. She glances at her phone to double-check who each of the gifts is for.

“I’d better get to work…”

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A half-hour later, all the gifts are wrapped.

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“Phew!” She wipes her brow. “Now to put all of these under the tree.”

She picks up the stack of gifts. Within a wrapped gift, a ringing noise occurs.

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Mommy sighs. “Oh, dear…”

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“So we’ve been at this photo studio for hours…”

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The nine Stones pose in various positions. Cherry photobombs every photo she can, like the agent of chaos she is. Just when they’re nearly done, the power flickers out.

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“No, no, no!” Mommy cries.

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“We’re taking photos for our Christmas card. I don’t know that we’ve gotten a good shot yet!”

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“We’ve taken like a thousand pictures!”

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The photographer hands the bears a set of fairy lights.

“We can use this. It’ll provide an interesting effect on the photos.”

With the fairy lights, the Stones finish their photo session. Mommy looks over the photos and deems that at least one is appropriate for the Christmas card.

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“Thank goodness.”

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“Alright kids, let’s write our newsletter!” Mommy cheers.

All of the children gather, some excited and others…well, not so excited.

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“I’ve wanted to help with the newsletter for so long!”

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“Ugh! Why do we have to do this!”

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“Dear friends and family,” Mommy begins.

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“So we’re just not sending this to our enemies?” Cloud asks.

“We don’t have enemies!”

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“What about Aunt-” Mommy clamps her hand over Cherry’s mouth.

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“There may or may not be someone Mommy doesn’t always get along with.”

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“Dear friends and family,” Mommy repeats.

“How about…” Sandy taps her foot. “We wish you a happy holiday.”

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Chip glares at Sandy. “None of this ‘politically correct’ crap. It’s MERRY CHRISTMAS. Take it or leave it.”

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“It’s Christmas. If you wanted to wish someone Happy Hanukkah, just do that! But all of the people we’re sending cards to celebrate Christmas. NO HAPPY HOLIDAYS”

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“We wish you a Merry Christmas,” Mommy writes. “What next?”

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“Please send checks of at least one hundred dollars to the return address,” Candy adds, earning a shove from Cloud.

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Mommy scribbles down the next line.

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“Please tell me you didn’t just add that,” Chip groans.

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Mommy rolls her eyes. “Of course not. I wrote, ‘Our year has been filled with good times and bad times.’’’

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“It sure has been filled with some bad times…”

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“Here’s to hoping 2022 is a wonderful year for everyone!” Cali finishes.

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“Dear friends and family, we wish you a Merry Christmas. Our year has been filled with good times and bad times. Here’s to hoping 2022 is a wonderful year for everyone!”

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The newsletter is short, but also sweet.

“Good job kids!”

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Are you in need of some last-minute Christmas gifts? Well, we have the perfect gift for you!

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There’s always coal! Coal gets a bad rap by being the gift of the naughty children, but it can keep your house warm! Coal! Who knew?

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If you order now, we’ll double…no, TRIPLE your order! For only five times the original price! 

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HURRY! Stock is going quickly. They say that this year, coal is the top gift! Nothing tops coal!

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“I don’t know that I can address any more cards…” Sandy sighs, starting to go cross-eyed.

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Mommy rubs her daughter’s shoulder. “We only have a few more. It’ll be good.”

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“Does the stamp go on the bottom or the top?” Cloud asks.

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“I genuinely don’t know…”

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Sandy glares at the pile of envelopes he addressed. “You only just NOW thought to ask that?”

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“I can’t with him!”

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He sheepishly shrugs. “Please say it goes on the bottom.”

Sandy throws the envelopes up in defeat.

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Candy sits around the tree, shaking various presents. “What could this be…?”

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“Open it,” Mischief teases.

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Candy stares at the tag. It says that it’s from Mischief.

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“Hm,” she ponders. “Mischief, did you get me a gag gift?”

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“What? I can’t just get my cousin a gift out of the goodness of my heart?”

“Okay yeah it is totally a gag gift.”

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Mischief grins. “Possibly.”

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Candy narrows her eyes as she tears into the wrapping.

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A water bottle is inside with a tag that says “melted snowman.”

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Rolling her eyes, Candy replies, “That’s not even funny.”

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Mischief shakes it off. He sees his sister Sparkles giggling, and that’s all he cares about.

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“What? Sparkles was having a bad day…”

Haha, that was fun, wasn’t it? Anyway, join us back here tomorrow for a new episode of Naughty and Nice.

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