Hi ho, just 7 weeks to go until Christmas!
This is really an important time at the North Pole. As you’ve seen from all the news being posted we’re now in the countdown to Operation Merry Christmas. Every day it shows how much we have to go until Operation Merry Christmas really begins.
The truth is that Operation Merry Christmas begins on December 26th every year. We’ve been at this since last Christmas, if we’re being honest.
But, Halloween hits and all of a sudden we’re counting down the days until the day after Thanksgiving.
Why do we do this?
Because Operation Merry Christmas is huge. It’s so big we have to break it down into smaller pieces. And that’s all this period between Halloween and Thanksgiving is: just one small piece to the puzzle we call Operation Merry Christmas.
But this is my favorite part. Everyone is so busy and so focused because on Thanksgiving night – after Santa has walked us around to see all the Christmas lights around North Pole Village — it’s go time.
From Thanksgiving to when Santa takes off it’s the Superbowl for an elf. That’s showtime.
That means now, the days leading up to Thanksgiving, it’s big time to get big things done.
And everyone is super busy. Seriously, you should see everyone running around like crazy. Every department is just going like a house afire and I just love the energy.
I visited with Elf Harriet Bow in the Wrapping Department yesterday. I actually went to see her because I needed a little advice about sending my Christmas packages home to my family.
I could have gone to see my friend Elf Hugo at the Post Office but really my question was more about how to make the stuff look right rather than how to send it. And trust me, when you want it to look right, Harriet is your girl.
Anyways. I got there and she’s up to her elbows in work. Elves coming at her from nine different directions. The entire Wrapping Department was just running like a machine at high speed. Then, sitting at a desk with her glasses on the end of her nose, she looks up, sees me, smiles big, and says, “You’re next, baby! How can we help you?”
And THAT’s the thing a love about right now at the North Pole. Everyone is working hard and working well. There’s an attitude of not only getting a job done well but also of just thinking of others – all the time.