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.
American Elf takes readers on a hilarious and surprising journey following these men as they work to deliver Christmas despite their lack of experience and the elves' attempts at sabotage. Will the factory workers botch the job? Is Christmas doomed? Readers will find out all this and more in this unconventional Christmas tale.