It has been a very, very busy week for Santa. He’s been meeting kids and large groups of people all over the place.
He loves that part of his job.
But he is away from home so much during the month of December. And on this last week before Christmas he tries to see as many people as he possibly can. But Mrs. Claus gets worried about him and she makes him take a little nap before each Christmas flight.
So that’s where he is headed right now — to lay down for a little while and rest up for his big flight.
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.
In the dark of night combined forces of local police and the North Pole Security Department descended on a tiny little home located on the very edge of North Pole Village.
Apprehended was a former elf, a one time employee of Santa who worked as a light stringer. His name has not yet been released.
Mrs. Claus was spotted at the scene when the Merry Prankster was caught and she was talking to him.
Instead of going to the North Pole Police Department she escorted the man, with a team from North Pole Security, to the Claus residence where it is believed the man is now talking to Santa.
We might get the details of this story later today. But for now, we can relax in knowing that the Merry Prankster has been caught – and he will no longer cause trouble for the North Pole and Operation Merry Christmas 2016.
The complaint department of the North Pole kitchen is dealing with a crisis. Someone put salt instead of sugar in the latest batch of cookies and elves working around the clock are pretty upset about that.
Elves – like Santa – love cookies and they eat them at every meal and between every meal. Especially at this time of the year.
So it is important that cookies be made correctly and Mrs. Claus, of course, drives that effort in the North Pole kitchens. Her recipes are secret because her cookies are considered the best in the entire world.
But sugar is sugar and salt is salt and you cannot swap one for the other. These cookies, I can tell you, were just awful.
Once again, they are reviewing video tapes and interviewing all personnel who could have touched the last several batches.