Greetings! There are now 7 months left until Christmas – and it kinda feels like it.
There are several reasons for that.
First of all, the long Toyvember is over. Elves who have been gone for three months working on Toyvember are now back to work.
Santa told me that the record-breaking Toyvember yielded good results. He thinks there are more new toy ideas for the Workshop now than there ever has been. Santa believes the next several years will be busy with testing and releasing ground breaking new toys that will impress the world.
But it’s over now and elves all over the North Pole are returning back to their normal jobs.
That has made everything feel a lot busier as a result.
It is also that time of year when massive shipments of “stuff” arrive at the North Pole.
These are things needed to make the “stuff” of Christmas.
I have not talked to anyone yet about this but I can tell you that it feels like a lot of freight is coming to the North Pole. The last couple of years, with the pandemic and all, we have not seen the usual flow of “stuff”. All the routines have been disrupted. But recently it is started to feel like it used to feel. By this point in May the flow is pretty good – and pretty constant. It feels that way now.
Yes, I know you have been hearing on North Pole Radio News about elf vacations and such and that stuff is going on too. It will continue until the end of June.
But for me, the year has already turned a corner and more and more are thinking about Christmas. Even the questions we had in North Pole Chat yesterday with Mrs. Claus gave me the feeling that Christmas is closer than we think.
For some, the end of May really triggers feelings of summer. But for me, it means Christmas.
Of course, Christmas is more than just a day. It’s a season. A long season. One that begins at different times for different people.
For those of us at the North Pole, well, we perhaps have the longest season of all.
But. It’s not quite here yet.
The Christmas trees are not up. Neither are the lights. Stockings are just being started. Even the candy and eggnog is kind of in the planning phase.
But all that stuff is fun. Just planning for Christmas is, well, Christmas.
June is going to be a big month. There will be a lot of activity towards the end of the month with the celebration of Leon Day.
Won’t you join us for that?