The elves may be a faceless bunch, unrepresented and unappreciated, but it is possible to learn their names if we try.
Now some elves are only deputized, asked personally by Mr. St. Nick to help out.
Such is the case with streetwise kids’ cartoon mascot Albert the Alley Cat from Milwaukie’s TV6 back in the ’60s. (He was so cool he got to do weather reports for the local news for a couple decades as well.) In Jack Dublin’s “Santa’s Helper” Albert gleefully plans how he’ll help Santa without cracking a one of his trademark terrible jokes.