In an effort keep the reindeer as healthy as possible Elf Victor has taken Santa’s A-Team into the Sleigh Barn to special stalls placed there to help them rest before taking flight. This is a sign that Santa’s launch is not far away. Elf Victor says that Santa’s A-Team is raring to go and feeling very well.
Meanwhile, over at Santa’s Central Command elves are starting to take positions for Santa’s flight. There are 58 elf technicians working computer stations connected to various parts of the world. They are monitoring weather conditions, news reports, satellite images, military radio feeds and information sent to them via Santa’s secret spy network. This first shift will be in place for about 8 hours before they are excused and replaced by another.
— Elf Ernest