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  1. The elf in the middle kind of looks like St. Nick there. It also seems that St. Nick gets around a little bit. Is the joke that that the elves are really patriarchically forced child labour and the reindeer has just worked this out?

    It’s the best I’ve got.

  2. I think it’s as simple as Santa’s been pulling rank on the elvenkind, and, er, spreading the Christmas joy around with the elves’ wives.

  3. “A form of ‘droit de seigneur’.” — or, as it’s called at the North Pole, “droit de StNoel.”

    That reindeer should be looking more worried. Nights are long up at the Pole, and when you’re an immortal being eventually you get so bored that even elves are not transgressive enough to keep you “jolly.”

  4. ‘”“A form of ‘droit de seigneur’.” — or, as it’s called at the North Pole, “droit de StNoel.”’

    I was going to suggest “droit de SantaClaus”, but I like yours better.

  5. ” Nights are long up at the Pole”

    Santa can travel all over the world.
    Now, it’s still true, he only comes once a year, and when he DOES come, he comes down the chimney…

  6. I think in the last panel, one woman is saying to the other, “He’s just never around when I need him.”

    So in the first panel, Santa hides by disguising himself as an elf, and in the last panel, he’s sneaking out.

    But there are two things that remain unresolved: Is Santa known for being able to change into an elf?

    And the second: He’s not being very secretive about sneaking out. I mean, the women aren’t that far from him. Could it be that the women are so engrossed in conversation they just don’t notice him leaving?

  7. ” Is Santa known for being able to change into an elf?”

    According to one observer, he IS a jolly old elf. Without DNA testing, though, it’s hard to tell for sure.

  8. True… But in the first panel, all you see is a jolly young elf. Maybe I should have asked: Is Santa known for being able to change into a young elf?

  9. I think Santa is the father. Of the middle elf. The resemblance is there, and I don’t understand why else there would be two pregnant women in the background, with one already having a baby in her arms. Hard to be sure

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