Tracking Santa
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10 Months Until Christmas

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…
Life as an Elf
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Cookie Production Lags at the North Pole

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…
Life as an Elf
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When Elves Get Mad

The nature of my job as an elf is different. I spend most of my days working at a computer in an office. When the world thinks of elves they think of the guys and gals over in Santa’s workshop. Really, the world SHOULD think of those workshop…
Life as an Elf
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One Month to Christmas Eve!

Greetings! It’s the 24th of the month and that means it’s just ONE MONTH now until Christmas! And what a day it is! It’s Thanksgiving Day. It’s the day of the Elf Parade. It’s the day of the annual North Pole Christmas Light…
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Why Thanksgiving is as Big as Christmas at the North Pole

Years ago I got in a lot of trouble for writing a column titled A Fat Man’s Holiday. That article talked about Santa’s love of food and the North Pole celebration of Thanksgiving. I will attempt to once again explain it all without…
Life as an Elf
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North Pole Prepares for Thanksgiving

Happy, happy everyone! It is a huge day here at the North Pole. Everyone is so very busy. In kitchens all over the North Pole Village ovens are busy cooking up treats for tomorrow. There are pies, cookies and breads all being baked and…
Life as an Elf
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North Pole Gets Ready for Christmas Lighting Contest

Hi everyone! One of the big events this week is the annual Christmas lighting contest which happens after dark on Thursday. That’s the night of the big Christmas Light Switch-On. For months the elves have been working on decorating…
Life as an Elf

When Things Go Wrong at the North Pole

The Merry Prankster sure upset a lot of folks this week. When the news broke of what he did at the North Pole Post Office what did the children of the world do? They flooded the North Pole post Office with letters. Isn’t that ironic? That’s…
Life as an Elf
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Things You Need to Know About Reindeer

Last Christmas was all about how Santa’s reindeer went missing. Remember that? It was such a big story that the email questions about reindeer are still pouring in. There are some things you need to know about reindeer. I think I can…
Life as an Elf
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Halloween for Elves at the North Pole

Halloween is a lot like Christmas at the North Pole. There is a buzz here this week as Halloween approaches. Everyone is happy. Everyone is excited. Elves love Halloween. Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love Halloween. Elves…
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What Mrs. Claus is Really Like

For all the questions we receive about Santa we get nearly an equal amount of questions about Mrs. Claus. I personally think that is a good thing. No, it’s a great thing. Mrs. Claus is, without a doubt, the secret behind the success of…
Life as an Elf
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How Elves Poop and Other Secrets of North Pole Life

I was stunned to get this question via the mail to the North Pole this week: How do elves poop? I’m not answering it. And that’s because elves poop like everyone else and it’s disgusting and I don’t want to talk about it. But…