I heard alarms going off at Santa’s workshop about 20 minutes ago. The sound of that alarm was different. It signals a production problem. I called over the Elf Bernard right away to see what the problem is.
“It is these darn Furbies!” Elf Bernard said. “Who decided to bring these things back? They are so difficult to make!.” Elf Gomer told me the problem with Furbies is all the hair they require to make them. He said there was a mix up when they were switching the line over from making Baby Alive dolls to Furbies. Someone left the doll hair in the machine and all kinds of really blonde Furbies were coming out. A couple of elves thought they were cute and they let the line run but when Elf Bernard just happened to walk by he saw what was going on and hit the alarm.
It will take a while to get things back to working order. In the meantime, Elf Bernard has ordered an inspection of the last 4 hours of work to see if there are any mistakes that they missed. The halt in production in the workshop also means a halt for the elves in Wrapping. They too are going back four hours to check for mistakes.
We are not sure yet if this means a delay for Santa’s sleigh launch.
— Elf Ernest
Direct from Santa’s Newsroom at the North Pole
Estimated Time to Launch: 8 hours
Current North Pole Weather: 10 Degrees, Heavy Snow, High Winds
Command Center Status: All systems are go, all lights are green
Santa’s Status: Somewhere in Qatar
Reindeer Status: Still taking a nap.
Santa’s Workshop Status: 69% complete, big problems!
Santa’s Sleigh Status: 89% ready, sleigh bell repair underway
Wrapping Department Status: 44% complete, emergency contingency plans deployed
North Pole Christmas Party Readiness: 100% complete
North Pole Medical Center Report: No new cases of sickness reported
North Pole Post Office Status: 67% complete, full staff working overtime
Latest Secret Spy Reports: Eggnog shortage reported in Louisville, Kentucky (no kidding); Roof obstruction reported in Caracas; anti-Santa characters reported in Galt, California.
Where it is Christmas Eve now: All points in the Far East
Where it is Christmas morning now: Nowhere