Full and ready to start out again , he let out a belch and decided he wanted to go offer some help . Seeking to spread fun Christmas cheer , he announced it was time to decorate this year . He added lights all over town , plugged them in and at once , the generator went down . With his adventures complete , he smiled and waved and thought of one more trick . Passing a pole , he paused and wondered , would his tongue stick ? Tongue in tact he took off once more , deciding he ’ d already hit enough stores . Ready to inspire , by smile or by song , look out for the elf , he won ’ t be here long .