Santa’s workshop is running around the clock these days as the countdown to Santa’s launch now sits at 11 days.
As we reported on the day after Thanksgiving, the large countdown clock in the atrium at Santa’s workshop descends a little each day – about two feet per day – meaning that the clock is now just about 22 feet off the floor.
That might sound like it’s still way up there but considering where it started at more than 60 feet up at the tippy top of the atrium, it’s fallen quite a bit.
Santa likes the visual of the clock because it reminds all the elves that time is of the essence.
Elves are not speeding through their work, but they are very focused right now and working very hard.
Fortunately for us, we have the Department of Redundancy Department keeping an eye on things. They are the department in charged of double checking things.
They check everything. They check to see if the Reindeer are fed, trained, rested and accounted for. They check to see if the Post Office is delivering all of Santa’s mail. They check to see if everything in the Wrapping Department is wrapped and ready to load on the sleigh.
The Department of Redundancy Department makes lists, checks them twice and checks to see that every other department at the North Pole is doing the same thing.
Admittedly, they aren’t the most popular department at the North Pole.
They are still fairly new. It was founded five or six years ago when an inventory miscount resulted in Santa’s Workshop working late into the hours of Christmas Eve long after Santa had launched from the North Pole. Santa barely had enough toys to deliver that Christmas.
So Santa formed the Department of Redundancy Department to make sure that kind of thing never happens again.
For more on the current status of Santa’s Workshop and the Department of Redundancy Department please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.