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A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve – A Visit from Holly

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve – A Visit from Holly

Hello Everyone!  Happy Christmas Eve!

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Hexie Turtle Introduce themselves

We’re the Hexie Turtles!

I’m Lexie. Sue made me first, so that makes me the oldest.

Lanie’s the next oldest. She’s my BFF!

Rexie is the youngest. He’s my other BFF.

Since I’m the oldest, I get to be the one to tell you about all our adventures.

We’ve been having some really fun adventures this week!

Last Saturday, Dave and Sue finished decorating the house and went to pick out the Christmas tree. And then on Sunday, their grown up kids came to help decorate it.

We ate chocolates and listened to Christmas carols.

Dave kept saying we had enough decorations and Sue kept saying, “There’s room for one more.”

But that’s not the only adventure we had this week. We had a visit from someone very special.

No… not Santa. He doesn’t come until after we’re in bed tonight.

But it was someone almost as special.

Lanie, Rexie and I were pretending to be Santa’s reindeer.

A Hexie Turtle Chrismas Eve - Lexie pretending to be RudolphIt was my turn to play Rudolph, when all of the sudden we heard a knock on the backdoor.

Sue went to answer it but at first she didn’t see anyone.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Sue answers the door

Then she heard a voice from down on the doormat.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Holly is at the door

“Hello,” she said. “My name is Holly. I work for Santa at the North Pole.”

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Holly Introduces herself

“Come in Holly,” Sue said and lifted her up and placed her on the dining room table. “How can we help you?”

“I’m on a very important mission for Santa,” Holly replied. “You see, I’m in charge of making sure that we have the correct addresses of all the children and turtles in the entire world entered correctly into Santa’s database for his trip on Christmas Eve. We received three letters from this address from Lexie, Lanie and Rexie.

Now of course, we knew you and the Hexie Turtles had moved. Santa knows everything. But we always like to make sure that the database is up-to-date before the Big Day.”

Sue brought Lanie, Rexie and me over to the table so we could talk to Holly too.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Holly makes sure to that Santa's database is up to date.

Holly has a really cool tablet with all the names and addresses of every one Santa delivers to.

It was soooo exciting to see our names on the screen!

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - The address on file is correct.

“That looks perfect, just like I expected,” Holly said. “We’re good to go for the 24th. But there is one thing more I need to do before I leave.”

“What’s that Holly?” we asked.

“Well… I see that you three are wearing the super cool Santa hats that Sue made you last year, but there seems to be something missing.”

Holly asked to borrow a some red thread and a needle. And then she sewed a jingle bell on each of our hats.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Holly Sews bells onto the Hexie Turtles Santa hats

While she was sewing, we asked her a whole bunch of questions about Santa and Mrs. Claus and the elves and the reindeer and…

“Oh my… you turtles are so full of questions. I wish I had time to answer them all, but I must get going and finish my mission from Santa.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Holly says goodbyeWe said goodbye and she was on her way.

Holly’s visit made us even more excited for Christmas Eve. And now it’s here.

We’ve had our bath and put on our nightcaps.

Our stockings have been hung on the pretend fireplace Dave made for us.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Hexie turtle's hang their stocking

There weren’t any copies of Franklin’s Christmas Gift left at the library so we watched it on TV instead.

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Hexie Turtles watch Franklin's Christmas Gift

And now, we’re snuggled up in our quilts and we’re trying to go to sleep so Santa can come!

A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve - Hexie Turtle's Snuggled up in the quilts

Merry Christmas Everyone from Sue and Dave and us… Hexie Turtles!


A Hexie Turtle Christmas Eve – A Visit from Holly © 2016 Susan Flemming  All Rights Reserved.

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Did you like reading this story? Then you might like to read some of our other ones:

The Hexie Turtles’ White Christmas (2019)

The Hexie Turtle Christmas Adventure in Maui (2017)

The Hexie Turtles’ Snow Adventure

The Hexie Turtle’s First Cookie Baking Adventure

Teeny, Tiny Turtle Quilts

The Hexie Turtles’ Christmas Eve (2015)

A Hexie Turtle Valentine

We help Sue Make Leftover Cranberry Sauce Drop Cookies


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  • Rachel
    December 27, 2016 7:51 am

    What a lovely adventure for the turtles!

  • Susan
    December 25, 2016 6:24 pm

    Love your latest installment in the adventures. Holly is TOO cute. Hopefully, she’ll find a reason to come back again. Unless she’s moving to a permanent home elsewhere!

  • Betsy M
    December 25, 2016 5:49 pm

    Soooo cute! Thanks for sharing! I look forward to hearing about more of their adventures!

  • Jeanne
    December 25, 2016 11:56 am

    i loved your cute story. I have no little ones anymore. But am expeting my first Great grandchild next year. Would love to make the hexies if I can find the pattern. Not too good on the computer.

  • Gretchen
    December 25, 2016 8:38 am

    Merry Christmas to you, your family, and the Hexi Turtles, Sue!

  • Lori Smanski
    December 24, 2016 11:24 pm

    so adorable. you have quite the imagination. I love it. Have a super merry Christmas day

  • MA
    December 24, 2016 10:07 pm

    Merry Christmas to all in your house….really hope you get some sleep tonight or Santa won’t come!

  • Helen Dart
    December 24, 2016 9:42 pm

    Absolutely love your little story. I am making turtles for my 3 year old grandsons birthday & am now going to make up a story to go with them. I hope I can do as well as you. Thank you Super Mom – No Cape..

  • velia
    December 24, 2016 8:16 pm

    Congratulations, kids loved this wonderful story. Now, they want turtles!!.

  • QuiltShop
    December 24, 2016 7:22 pm

    So happy to hear Holly found Lexie, Lanie and Rexie at your new address and also took time to sew a sweet bell to each of their red hats. I hope Santa is really good to all three of them, as well as Super Mom and their extended family.

    Merry Christmas.


  • Debbie Tognazzini
    December 24, 2016 6:38 pm

    I am a newcomer to your site and love this adorable adventure!

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