Santa is Building Something Big

Breaking NewsIt isn’t unusual to see Santa hard at work at the North Pole. But it is unusual to see him outside with big drawings, earth movers, dump trucks and talking with elf surveyors.

Just east of the Reindeer barns Santa has been working all week long. He has met with engineers, elf construction specialists, and lots of people from the North Pole Research and Development Department.

What can Santa be up to?

Nobody really seems to know.

However, I did see Elf Victor in a meeting with Santa on Monday morning. Then Elf Victor left the North Pole late Monday afternoon. He did not say where he was going but he did say he would be back soon.

If Elf Victor is up to something you can bet it has something to do with the reindeer.

Santa doesn’t seem to be in a hurry with whatever this project is.

All I know is that it involves an awful lot of wood. The lumber has been arriving at the North Pole for days now and it is stacked high out by the Sleigh Barn.

In fact, the Sleigh Barn seems to be the headquarters for all whatever this special project is.

I will try to find out for you what is going on. But whatever it is, it is employing a lot of Santa’s time and it is taking up a lot of space.

Elf Ernest

North Pole Denies Reindeer Deniers

Breaking NewsThe North Pole has been flooded with email over the past 12 hours after a report surfaced online that Santa plans to fly his sleigh without reindeer this year.

We assure you this is absolutely FAKE news.

“How silly to think that Santa could fly his sleigh without reindeer,” said Elf Quinton Q. Quigley, head of the Research and Development Department at the North Pole, the department in charge of sleigh designs for Santa. “We have looked at the various available technologies and have never found a more efficient power driver for Santa’s sleigh outside of reindeer. Reindeer are noble souls, filled with Christmas spirit, usually they are physically fit and they are light on the environment. They add a lot to the ecosystem of the North Pole. Anyone who tells you different doesn’t know Rudolph very well.”

The reports are allegedly tied to Norad, a military-based Santa tracking outfit in North America.

“There is a lot of bad information out there on the Internet,” said Elf Ed Zachary. “And more people than ever are tracking Santa Claus. They have web sites and Facebook groups and forums and chats and YouTube channels and all this stuff. But none of them speak for Santa. That’s why you should track Santa right here. Avoid all the fake news out there about Santa.”

I did speak to Santa today about this rumor and he laughed. He said he could not be Santa without reindeer.

Elf Ernest

7 Months Until Christmas

Happy May!

It is the 24th of the month and you know what that means! Only 7 months now remain until Santa flies. It’s going by so quickly!

We had a very important seminar this week at the North Pole. The Tracking Department held their annual meetings about planning Santa’s flight. They brought in experts from all over the world to talk about time zones, flight in heavy atmospheric conditions, sleigh efficiency and stuff that serious Santa trackers need to know about.

I attended because I wanted to understand how to better report the news on Santa’s flight.

It was really interesting talking about how time works in different parts of the world.

For example, it is as I write this 10:24 pm in London. Yet my world clock shows it being 3:54 am right now in India. At this very moment!

Isn’t that interesting? I think this year we will talk a lot more about the different times around the world as Santa flies. I don’t think a lot of people understand it.

Oh, by the way, I told you a few months ago I would tell you about plans Santa and Mrs. Claus are making for their vacation. They are leaving in a couple of weeks and plan to take an express sleigh first down into Canada to visit some family. Then they plan to attend a few ball games down in the United States before heading over to Europe to enjoy some sights in Switzerland. They plan to return home before Leon Day to get ready for Christmas in July at the North Pole.

Elf Ernest

8 Months Until Christmas

Happy April greetings!

Know what I saw the other day? Grass!

It is winter a little longer here at the North Pole than it is in many parts of the world but the snow is melting and the days are getting longer. It rained a little the other day and I saw grass for the first time since last fall.

Know what they call that?

A sign.

It is a sign that the seasons are changing and they change quickly. Winter changes to Spring which quickly changes to Summer. And before it the pumpkins will be here and we’ll all be talking about Christmas.

We tend to think of it as so far away right now. But I tell you it will be here before we know it.

How are things really at the North Pole? Are we on track? Can Santa be ready in time?

To be honest, things look pretty good right now.

Everyone is working hard, getting a lot done. There are no major news stories here to talk about, no major disruptions. Everything is moving along as it should.

Christmas appears in no danger here.

Elf Ernest

9 Months Until Christmas

Tracking SantaHappy Early Spring greetings, friends!

It’s the 24th of March or the 9 month mark until Christmas Eve. Time is going by so very fast!

The reindeer are in the news here at the North Pole. Most of them are getting ready to leave. As spring pops up in different areas of the world the reindeer take their vacation and return to the wilds of Finland, Norway, parts of Russia, Canada and the Rocky Mountains.

Elf Victor is throwing a going away party for them over in the reindeer barns.

Santa is going to the party but he is also packing his bags. He’s headed to the ranch in Norway because he wants to meet some of the new reindeer babies that have been born. He will meet them and give many of them names.

The reindeer are the first at the North Pole to leave on annual vacation. Many elves are planning to get away soon for all parts of the world where they come from.

I’m not sure if I will take a vacation this year. I might just spend my whole year here at the North Pole.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are planning a little getaway too. But I’m not sure when or where they are going. When I find out I’ll let you know.

Elf Ernest