While Christmas may seem to operate like a well-oiled machine, things are not always so jolly at the North Pole. Only five days before Christmas, Santa's elves, encouraged by an unscrupulous union elf, go on strike, pretending to be sick to hold out for better wages. In a panic, Santa sends for eight replacement toymakers. But when Otto, his trusted assistant, decides to stop in Detroit's shady, industrial section for a beer, he meets a group of American factory workers and decides to take them back instead.
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