Christmas Writing Challenge #12

The Christmas King

When Eglebert IV, the ice king announces that he is to marry on Christmas day the atmosphere in his kingdom becomes electric with excitement.

But when a sleazy newspaper gets hold of a kiss-and-tell story about the bride-to-be, all is not well in the kingdom and on Christmas he freezes the entire population in anger.

For a long lonely year he ponders the situation, but will his heart finally thaw out?