There are 100 days now until Santa launches. This important milestone is marked on official North Pole websites and on countdown clocks around the world.
Operation Merry Christmas – the traditional name of Santa’s mission – appears to be on track.
Santa’s sleigh has been engaged in test flights since early June. Reports from North Pole Flight Command indicate that this year’s sleigh is not only the fastest on record but that development of the sleigh is months ahead of schedule.
At Santa’s workshop we have heard reports that productivity is ahead of schedule as well.
Mrs. Claus has been monitoring that situation, as well as the operations of every department at the North Pole, in Santa’s absence. Santa has been on walkabout since the end of March and it is not yet known when he will be returning to the North Pole.
The reindeer as well are also due to return at any time to the North Pole. They leave each winter, right after Christmas, and return each fall. There is no alarm that they have not yet returned but reindeer handlers are getting ready for them to come at any moment.
For more information about the readiness of Operation Merry Christmas, click on the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.