Today marks just 10 months until Christmas Eve. Can you believe it?
Life here at the North Pole has settled into a quiet, busy routine since Christmas. It snows, we work, and then comes night time – a time of rest.
These are the dog days of winter. It is too early in the year to be thinking about vacation. So many great events are afar off.
But it goes by fast, you know?
I actually love this time of year. You know why?
Because I have time to think. Time to plan. And for elves like me this is the time of year when Christmas really happens – in my head. I’ve got it all planned out.
To be an elf is to be a good planner. And it is planning season at the North Pole.
I plan to hire some more writers this year. I plan to tell you more than ever about life at the North Pole. I plan to provide even more breaking news of Santa, his annual Christmas flight and how all things Christmas work. It’s going to be a great Christmas!
What about you? What are you planning for Christmas?
A minor foul-up at the North Pole at this hour: so many elves are helping out in the workshop that there is a shortage of elves working in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen. And that is creating a problem with the number of cookies being prepared for the North Pole Christmas Eve party.
Most people focus on Santa when it comes to cookies. But they don’t know that elves love them too and they are a huge part of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day festivities here. Cookies are everywhere.
We even bet with them. We have what is known as the sugar cookie pool, and you bet and win or lose cookies based upon whether you think Santa will deliver on time.
Santa has never failed so not many win betting against him.
We will have to make cookies as part of our party after Santa launches. That is the only way to meet the demand that I can see.