Santa’s Flight from Last Year Replayed on Kringle Radio

Santa’s Flight from Last Year Replayed on Kringle Radio

If you missed the radio coverage of Santa’s flight last Christmas Eve you can hear it again! Through special arrangement with Kringle Radio, the folks at are hosting a re-broadcast of the 50-hours of live radio news coverage from the North Pole last Christmas Eve.

Click here to listen to it.

If you have never heard this before you’re in for a treat.

Santa’s radio news team has reporters all over the world reporting on Santa’s status. They interview eye witnesses who see Santa in the skies, they report on the weather and Christmas happenings in different areas of the world — they even give updates of what happens at the North Pole during Santa’s flight. It is INTENSE.

We hope you enjoy it.

We’ll talk to you tomorrow with our regular monthly update from the North Pole.

Elf Ernest

Six Months Until Christmas

Six Months Until Christmas

Happy Leon Day Greetings from the North Pole!

You’d think that up at the North Pole we go a little nuts for Leon Day. And it is true. We do!

Elves love the idea of celebrating the halfway mark to Christmas, which is what Leon Day is. Leon, you see, is Noel spelled backwards.

Backwards is kind of the theme of the day here at the North Pole for Leon Day. Everybody does things backwards.

We talk backwards. We walk backwards. We even wear our clothes backwards.

The day starts with dinner…and ends with breakfast.

Even the clocks run backwards on Leon Day.

It is a silly day, a day with a lot of fun and good cheer.

But it is also a serious day in a way. We know that once Leon Day is over, it’s time for serious reflection on our goals and big meetings with the elves in charge about how we are doing against our targets.

Filling Santa’s sleigh with all the toys and things that believers around the world want is no easy task.

And it is far too early to tell exactly how well we are doing.

But you can tell, even though the seasons have changed for most of the world, the season of Christmas at the North Pole is already in high gear.

The warehouses are filling up with things like Christmas wrapping paper and tape and bows and stuff. There are huge shipments of materials like wood and plastic and metal parts of all kinds. There are big loads of tools and hardware – nuts, bolts, nails, glues and other materials used to make things.

Of course, complicating matters is Santa’s new Workshop – which we told you a little about last month.

The Glue Guys got settled in pretty well but Santa decided to move the Cutting Team over there next and that might not have been the best idea. The Cutting Team is a group of elves that spend all of their time cutting wood, metal, plastic, glass and all kinds of materials used in making toys. They are a very customized department and they are expanding their work area in Santa’s workshop in a big way.

In fact, they may be the largest department physically in Santa’s new workshop.

The problem is this. To be a cutting team elf you have to be really precise. Those guys know how to measure and how fit things. They work against very strict guidelines and they check and re-check everything they do because when you cut material you don’t get a second chance to do it right. They have to be perfect all the time.

The problem with being perfect and always checking your work is that it can take a lot of time. The Cutting Team is a full three weeks behind schedule in moving into the workshop because they keep checking and re-checking everything before make the move. Every elf over there has been painfully slow.

This has irritated a lot of the other elves, who are very anxious to move into the workshop too.

Santa says it is no big deal. Since the old workshop is still working, Santa says no time is really lost.

But try and tell that to the Drill Team, who is the next group scheduled to move. They like to move things very fast. But nothing is moving quite fast enough for them.

Enjoy Leon Day…and be sure to be back here over the next several weeks for our Christmas in July celebrations. We have some neat announcements we will be making in the next few weeks.

Elf Ernest

Seven Months Until Christmas

Seven Months Until Christmas

Howdy! Tell all your friends – only 7 months now remain until Christmas!

Can you believe it?

We can’t. In fact, some are starting to feel a little anxious about that.

You see, next week we start moving some of the work teams from Santa’s old workshop to his new workshop.

The first ones to go are what we call the Glue Guys. These are elves who, as their name suggest, glue things together. They are, believe it or not, one of the biggest teams in the workshop. A lot of stuff these days gets glued and these guys do it all.

Why do they get to move first? Why not the carpenters, the riveters, the solderers, the electricians, the action figure technicians or the Department of Play Dough?

Well, there are two reasons and they both have to do with glue. You see, there is both hot glue and cold glue and working with them is very different. Hot glue has to flow and it moves through pipes and hoses after being heated up. In order for it to work and to make stuff stick together it has to maintain a certain temperature. It is all very technical and I guess it takes a long time to work out those things.

Cold glue can never stand in a pipe or a hose. It is only stored in seal containers and used in small quantities. That stuff is easy to move but not so easy to keep fresh. They have to make it at the right time it is needed and then use it within a certain date.

In all, the Glue Guys are going to need a few weeks to get up to speed. Half of them will remain in the old workshop, still gluing stuff together there, while the other half will move into the new workshop to get things up to speed.

All the departments kind of had to work like this. Santa has a whole plan that will take most of the summer to work through. He said we have to keep up production while we make the move so it is all a little tricky.

If we don’t pay attention to what we are doing it could very well mess up Christmas.

So that process has started and it makes a lot of elves nervous. But it is going well so far. I will keep you posted as the summer moves along.

Elf Ernest