The Christmas Rescue

Photo by: Björn Rudberg

Frank and Jan, rescue chopper crewmen, entered the Alaskan gift shop. Both looked grim.

“What’s wrong guys?” said the shop’s proprietor, Ben.

“We couldn’t find the crash of a small passenger jet,” said Frank. “Survivors will likely freeze to death, on Christmas Eve.”

“Worst Christmas ever,” grumbled Jan.

“Huh?” said Ben. “They were found! They bought a bunch of hats.”

“Impossible!” said Frank. “We were the only available chopper.”

“They said a big red helicopter with a laughing fat pilot rescued them.”

“Ah!” Frank began smiling. “I know who it was.”

“I changed my mind,” grinned Jan. “Best Christmas ever.”

Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

Merry Christmas everyone from our family to yours!

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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44 Responses to The Christmas Rescue

  1. This is a sweet story, Eric. I remember the Apollo astronauts mentioned the UFO on Christmas night as well.

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  2. rgayer55 says:

    Great story. This brought back memories. When I was a kid a local shopping center used to have helicopter rides with Santa Claus. I guess the insurance would cost too much these days.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Eric.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh man, I’ve never rode in a helicopter, much less with Santa Claus! Yeah, I doubt anybody does that now. Just flying for a half hour in a chopper costs a bundle. Glad you enjoyed this story. Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas!

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  3. James says:

    Where did he hide the reindeer?

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  4. Lyn says:

    Love a story with a happy ending – especially at Christmas. Lovely photo of Hannah and Santa 😀
    Wishing you, Shey and Hannah a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead.

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  5. Jelli says:

    A lovely tale, indeed! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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  6. bbryanthomas says:

    A nice, modern day Christmas story

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  7. Great one… best gift you can get.. both ride a free hats.

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  8. Dear Eric,

    Love it. And I love it that one of the guy’s names is Jan. That’s my husband’s name, too. 😉 Great story for the season. I can hear the helicopter pilot crying, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!” Thanks for sharing the photo. She’s a cutie.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Wow, you’re husband’s a rescue pilot? 😉 The pilot did wish his rescuees a Merry Christmas. How did you know? 😉 Hannah asked me to say ‘hello’ to her Auntie Rochelle. She said it in baby talk, but I knew what she meant. Happy Hannukah!

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  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Merry Christmas Eric. Santa is incredible – time to fit in a rescue on Christmas Eve, I hope the other deliveries weren’t delayed! 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. Santa is a master of time and space. He get everything done right on time. I understand he never spills a drop of milk and there’s never a cookie crumb left behind. 😉 Thanks so much, Iain. Merry Christmas!

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  10. Ha ha ha ha. Yaaay for Santa!

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  11. Jan Brown says:

    Sweet Christmas story!

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  12. Dale says:

    Perfect timing! Merry Christmas, Eric!

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  13. I wonder if the red chopper had antlers? Happy Christmas matey.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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  14. Helicopter, hmm, perhaps, 8 of them are in use and 1 for Ruddy and 1 for Santa.

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  15. Fun! Merry Christmas to you. (Hannah is cute as a bug!)

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  16. I loved this story, Eric. That’s a great picture. I’d believe in that Santa. He looks like the real thing. Happy Holidays. 🙂 — Suzanne

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