| One of the conditions for the elves' return to work was that they be allowed to take a year off from making toys and "try something different." In retrospect, they should have probably been more specific. Instead of a restful year spent, say, learning Transcendental Meditation, or knitting, or whittling guns out of soap, Uncle Crimbo used the "something different" clause to press the elves into a hostile takeover of Halloween.
Halloween morning dawned to find that Uncle Crimbo had somehow muscled out Linnea, the Scream Queen and rightful monarch of Halloween, in order to take over the holiday for himself. No one's sure exactly what happened to Linnea for the day -- the reindeer gestapo would only say that she was "taking a little vacation."
The upshot was that instead of sitting in a factory making toys, the elves were forced to be on their feet all night handing out candy to costumed adventurers. This did little for elf-management relations, and many of the elves were heard whispering about how nice it would be if someone sent Uncle Crimbo on a little vacation of his own. Little did they know how soon their wish would be granted.
Part I : The Story Thus Far documentation home
Part II : The Elfretariat
Part III : The Halloween Incident
Part IV : Crimboween
Part V : Where in Time is Uncle Crimbo?
Part VI : Once You Go Blackstory, You Never Go Backstory
Part VII : A Polyhedral Harbinger
Part VIII : Rise of the Crimborg
Part VIIII : A Black and White Crimbo
Part X : One More Indecent Accident
Part XI : Of CRIMBCO and Hobos
Part XII : I Want Candy
Part XIII : Dreaming of a KAWAIIII Crimbo
Part XIV : Cyborg Bears? Sure Why Not
Part XV : Factory Complexities
Part XVI : A Tale of Two Things That Happened