Santa’s Workshop Off to a Fast Start

Santa’s Workshop Off to a Fast Start

Hi everyone!

I was just over at Santa’s workshop and saw Mrs. Claus meeting with Elf Bernard. She is very happy with how things are going over there and Elf Bernard seemed to be thrilled with the congratulations that Mrs. Claus gave to him.

Elf Bernard is kind of a funny guy. He’s a little grumpy now and then and we don’t see him smile much. But he was smiling today.

Santa’s workshop has a huge job, as you know.

Part of what makes their job so hard is so many kids change their minds about what they want for Christmas.

If you know what you want, it helps Elf Bernard and his elves in Santa’s workshop if you tell Santa want it is that you want.

Santa reads all that mail, makes lots of lists and those lists kind of become production orders for Elf Bernard and his team.

So the earlier you give your final wishlist to Santa the easier you make it for Elf Bernard and the elves over there in the workshop.

Please send in your wishlists early.

Click here to do that.

Elf Ernest

Elves Organizing, Upset about Santa

Elves Organizing, Upset about Santa

Greetings everyone!

A surprise today at the quarterly meeting with representatives of the Elf Union — they presented Elf Bernard, head of Santa’s Workshop, with a letter demanding answers about Santa’s “disappearance” from the North Pole.

Elves have organized in recent days to explore their options in helping to find Santa and restore order to the North Pole.

While no implicit threat of an elf work stoppage has been mentioned the words “organizing” generally mean that someone is upset and that they want to stop working in order to get something. The “something” the elves clearly want is to see Santa come home from wherever he is.

Elf Bernard immediately took the letter to Mrs. Claus’ office and she has called together an emergency meeting of Santa’s Council.

Santa’s Council is the board of department heads at the North Pole. They will determine how to respond to this latest development.

Frankly, I am surprised the Elf Union has taken such drastic action. In fact, I’m wondering why anyone would be upset at all.

After all, it is only the end of August.

Santa told us he was leaving.

He said he would be back.

And has he ever failed to do what he says?

No.

So what’s the big deal?

None of these things seem to be important to many here at the North Pole. Many, many people here are uncomfortable with the idea that Santa is gone and that no one knows where he is. They are uncomfortable with the idea that nobody has heard from him since July 25th. They just don’t like it that not even Mrs. Claus can call him and talk to him.

They want to know that Santa is okay. They want to know that Santa is at work on Operation Merry Christmas. And they want to know that nothing will derail plans for Christmas.

This week at the North Pole Post Office the mail has been pouring in from concerned people everywhere. Even though I’ve told you several times not to worry, you worry anyway.

I fear that if Mrs. Claus and the head elves cannot figure out a way to calm everyone down we will have real problems at the North Pole and will fall behind in our work just as we’re supposed to be picking up speed.

We need some quick thinking. We need some quick action. We need SOMETHING to get everyone to calm down and just go with the flow.

When I know more about what we’re going to do, I’ll post a new report.

Elf Ernest

North Pole Media Explodes with Worries About Santa

North Pole Media Explodes with Worries About Santa

A report from the North Pole Gazette on Saturday has upset a lot of people at the North Pole. The newspaper article said authorities at the Flight Command Center are really “hunting Santa”, not just using Santa’s planned absence as a training vehicle for tracker elves.

The article has led to widespread speculation and genuine worry among elves working for Santa.

“If Santa is missing we should know that,” said Elf Dwight Mancrado, a stocking technician in Santa’s Workshop. “I don’t need to be here making socks that won’t be used for four months when I could be out looking for the Big Guy and bringing him home.”

Elf Dwight’s comments are typical of what many elves have expressed. On radio call-in shows, on North Pole websites online and in the North Pole employee lunchroom all the talk is Santa and whether or not he needs rescue.

According to Elf Ed Zachary, who works part time at the Gazette, the elf who wrote the story is a good journalist and his sources check out.

“This is the real deal,” Ed Zachary said, “but I think there are too many elves jumping to conclusion here. We were all here when Santa made his announcement and explained what he is doing. If there is a search and rescue operation going on I think someone should step up and confirm for us whether or not Santa is really lost. I don’t know think he is. And if he isn’t lost, why would the Flight Command Center be using his absence in this way? Who rescues someone who doesn’t want to be rescued?”

That question may have been answered by Mrs. Claus this morning, who held a hastily called press conference for North Pole media. Speaking from a prepared statement at the podium of the media center at Santa’s Workshop, Mrs. Claus declared, “Santa Claus is not lost. We might not know where he is for sure, because we haven’t heard from him, but we know he is not lost.” Mrs. Claus refused to take any questions.

That statement has done very little so far to calm the worries of elves at the North Pole.

“This is going to be a whopper of a distraction,” Elf Bernard at Santa’s Workshop told me. “We already lost most the day on Saturday. We need everyone to calm down, do their work and let Santa be Santa. If Mrs. Claus says there is no concern, then we should be focused on other things, like getting our work done.”

Elf Ernest

Extra Sleighs Taking Up Valuable Space

Extra Sleighs Taking Up Valuable Space

Hi ho!

A couple of months ago I shared with you about the big project at the North Pole that Santa began – thousands of sleighs being built and painted different colors.

Remember when I told you about the big barn Santa built to store those sleighs?

Well, that barn is now full and they are starting to stack these sleighs outside like firewood.

There are sleighs everywhere and they are taking up valuable space.

They cannot stay outside very long. They are made of wood.

Santa has always said that a good sleigh has to be treated like a flower. It can be outside but if you leave it alone the weather will ruin it. Santa’s sleighs always stay inside the sleigh barn when he isn’t using them.

So if Santa were here I know he would not be happy to see all these sleighs sitting outside.

Something needs to be done. Elf Quinton tells me he has to keep building the sleighs. He has orders.

For now, he is planning to use one of the warehouses that the boys in the workshop usually use to store the sleighs.

But Elf Bernard isn’t happy about that. He needs that space because the workshop is busy making things and they need space to store things too.

Something has to give.

I’ll ask Mrs. Claus what the deal is. She is the only one who seems to understand what is going on around here these days.

Elf Ernest

Tooth Fairies Brought in to Help in the Workshop

Santa TrackingMerry Christmas everyone!

The frenzy at the North Pole continues at this late hour as elves everywhere rush to get things completed.

Elf Bernard put out the word that he needs as many hands as possible to help in Santa’s workshop. Once again, the tooth fairies of the world have responded and are there doing their best to help.

The tooth fairies can only help in the workshop because in the wrapping department their wings get caught in the equipment.

Stay tuned right here to SantaUpdate.com, we’ll keep you posted on all things Santa and Christmas.

Elf Ernest

Operation Merry Christmas