There are 18 weeks until Christmas now and I’m super ready!
So apparently are a lot of other people. School teachers are starting to write in to the North Pole with their questions. Parents are starting to send in questions for the North Pole. And, of course, lots of new mail is pouring in from believers all over the world. There is a change in seasons coming for everyone!
Nowhere is that more apparent than with the Reindeer Department here at the North Pole. This week has seen a lot of news about the reindeer and I can tell you there is a lot of activity all over the place about the reindeer. So, where to start on this topic?
Let’s begin with something fun. We have a page dedicated to Santa’s reindeer right here on SantaUpdate.com. That page now sports some new art, courtesy of an 11-year old artist from Utah. We’ll be sharing news about her later, but we wanted to share her first contribution – her rendition of Santa’s reindeer:
Isn’t it fabulous?
Santa has more reindeer, however, than great art like this depicts. In fact, there are tens of thousands of reindeer who work for Santa.
North Pole Flight Command announced this week that they are opening a new Reindeer Tracking Office. That was followed with news shared by Elf Harold Star of the Santa Tracker Herald Star that something called the Reindeer Radar Project is being launched.
This is going to bring forward a lot of questions, so go ahead and send them in. We’re up for it.
I saw Elf Victor, Santa’s head elf of Reindeer Operations, this week. He told me it is quite normal for all this talk and attention to be placed on Santa’s reindeer at this time of the year.
Reindeer, of course, are key to Santa’s entire mission. He just cannot do it without them. So people have concerns and send in questions. Elf Victor says this is good and that we should be happy to talk about the reindeer.
The big question – and likely the biggest concern – is where Santa’s reindeer are and when they will be returning to the North Pole.
So the first thing Elf Victor says that he likes to tell people is to relax: they will come. They always do.
No, they are not at the North Pole yet. They usually do not show up until later in the year. Sometimes they come back early – like in September. But other times they don’t show up until middle to late November. Elf Victor says not to worry about it because they always come back.
But get used to a lot of news coming out about reindeer. There is always a lot going on at this time of the year because now is the time the reindeer get ready for Christmas, too.
So keep paying attention and keep asking questions!