Hello, fellow fans of Santa! 27 weeks remain until Christmas but if you’ve been around the North Pole lately it feels like Christmas is so far away.
That’s because so many elves are out on vacation. In fact, I think Santa and Mrs. Claus might be taking some time off too because I haven’t seen or heard from either one for several weeks now.
But all that is about to change.
There are signs that next week big meetings are happening and lots of activities are planned.
You see, Leon Day is coming up this week.
Leon is Noel spelled backwards. Leon Day is the official halfway mark to Christmas and that is kind of a big deal here at the North Pole.
But not because it’s halfway. Leon Day is in the UNOFFICIAL start to Christmas in July and THAT is a big deal at the North Pole.
It is kind of like a party to start what they call the busy season at the North Pole. July is when everyone is done with vacation, ready to get down to work, and starting the heavy lifting of Operation Merry Christmas.
To explain all this in detail a special series of chats are scheduled next Saturday and Sunday. Frank and Crash – who have both been mysteriously quiet lately – will be in North Pole Chat on Saturday. The schedule does not say what they will be talking about but I would be a dozen cookies it will be about plans for Christmas in July.
Then on Sunday Elf Dr. Grant Smedley will be here. He usually comes from Southern North Pole University once a year for a chat here on SantaUpdate.com. He will be talking about the history of Christmas in July at the North Pole.
I do know a few things about Christmas in July this year. For example, both Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here to chat at some point in July. I know this because I get to help them. I can type fast, you see. So I’ll be here in assistant mode.
Of course, there’s the big tracker elf press conference that everyone is excited about.
But I think some other things are going to happen too in July, I’m just not yet in-the-know about them yet. When I know, I’m sure you’ll know.
For me, Christmas in July has just one thing to get really excited about: my reindeer, Trixie, will be coming home. And I get to see her. That is all that matters.
What about you? What are your big plans for Christmas in July?