It is Christmas Eve morning in parts of the Far East, in the South Pacific, in parts of Australia and all over New Zealand. We can tell without looking at a map because emails and web traffic we are seeing on our servers from that part of the world is spiking as kids and families awaken to check on Santa’s status.
Some are noticing that work at the North Pole in various departments appear to be falling a little behind this morning. Those status updates you see below reflect current estimates from department heads here at the North Pole and they reflect the latest news they are transmitting to Santa. Santa like to know how things are going nearly every hour at this point. Santa, by the way, is getting ready for a busy day visit with sick kids in different areas of the world today. I believe he will even be visiting a Christmas Eve party at a hospital in New Zealand later tonight.
The world appears to be ready to track Santa Claus with us. This is our 21st year of tracking Santa Claus from the North Pole.
— Elf Ernest
Direct from Santa’s Newsroom at the North Pole
Estimated Time to Launch: 17 hours
Current North Pole Weather: 12 Degrees, Heavy Snow, High Winds
Command Center Status: All systems are go, all lights are green
Santa’s Status: Taking a bath and getting ready to leave the North Pole
Reindeer Status: Eating breakfast
Santa’s Workshop Status: 86% complete, still working
Santa’s Sleigh Status: 80% ready, sleigh bells being tuned
Wrapping Department Status: 65% complete, emergency contingency plans deployed
North Pole Christmas Party Readiness: 50% complete; the Balloon Committee is blowing up balloons (red, green and white)
North Pole Medical Center Report: No new cases of sickness reported
North Pole Post Office Status: 79% complete, full staff working — lots of new mail has come in this morning
Latest Secret Spy Reports: High seas reported near Tahiti; Untrimmed trees and high winds reported in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA; Heavy Fog reported near London, UK…
Where it is Christmas Eve now: South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Japan and other points in Asia and Indonesia are celebrating Christmas Eve morning
Where it is Christmas morning now: Nowhere