Elf Ernest here. Today is the 24th and that means there are only 10 months left until Christmas.
Believe it or not it is a busy month here at the North Pole. The sleigh port is humming with activity – with sleighs coming and going all the time.
That’s because it’s vacation time for many of the elves.
The workshop is staying busy but elves take time off in shifts, just like they work, and for the next couple of months we’re going to see elves flying off to nearly all parts of the world for a little time off.
Many go home and visit their families. Some just like to go somewhere different and enjoy time in warm weather.
In looking over the mail we notice that many of you are asking about the mystery of the reindeer over this past Christmas how that was resolved. That answer came to us early on December 23rd when the reindeer returned several hours ahead of Santa’s planned launch time — just as Santa promised they would.
Santa said every once in a while he sends the reindeer back home to the wild. He says they need to be in their natural habitat and in some situations they need to reconnect with places and with family they have not seen for some time. The golden hearts of the reindeer will always lead them back to the North Pole for Christmas, Santa says. He says he never once doubted whether or not they would come back. So now you know.
Just so you know, we have big plans for Christmas in July this year. I’ve been to several meetings about it. You’ll want to check in a lot come July – trust me.