It is now Christmas Eve morning in New Zealand. The countdown for folks in the Far East starts a lot sooner for them than for anyone else.
This fact isn’t lost on anyone at the North Pole. As folks there awaken in a few hours to the wonderous day of Christmas Eve the elves at the North Pole will still be hard at work on their behalf. As friends and family gather for celebrations and food and music and games and all that goes with Christmas Eve they too will be watching the clock and counting down the time for Santa to come.
Merry Christmas to all our friends in New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, the Koreas, the Philippines and all over the Pacific Rim! Ring the Christmas bells for us!
— Elf Ernest