North Pole Celebrates a Thanksgiving Without Santa

North Pole Celebrates a Thanksgiving Without Santa


In another sign that Christmas is coming the first of several Thanksgiving celebrations was noted this week with Canadian Thanksgiving – a North Pole tradition.

Missing, of course, was Santa who loves this event and any other kind of Thanksgiving celebration.

“I’m sure, wherever he is, Santa is celebrating Thanksgiving,” Mrs. Claus said.

The continued absence of Santa at the North Pole still has folks here nervous.

In a way, they feel a little gypped because this is the time of year they normally get to see quite a bit of Santa.

He’s usually very absent for much of November and December as he visits with the children of the world in various locations.

Then right after Christmas Santa usually takes a bit of a break with Mrs. Claus and we don’t see much of him.

In the spring he’s busy with gardening and we do see him as that’s when he holds a lot of planning meetings and such.

But then he takes off for quite a while to vacation and visit relatives in far away places.

He’s usually back for Christmas in July and he keeps pretty close to home until November. The Halloween Party is also kind of a see-you-later party for us with Santa.

Well, he’s been gone since July 25th. And we’re missing him and we are worried about him.

Not hearing from him is the real problem. We just want to know that he is okay.

But Mrs. Claus today was smiling and didn’t appear concerned at all.

That’s so unlike her!

Elf Ernest

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Santa Skips a Tradition

Santa Skips a Tradition

Hello everyone,

It has been 73 days since we last saw Santa. It has been 73 days since ANYONE has seen Santa.

Both the North Pole Tracking Department and now the North Pole Security Department are using all their resources to try and find him.

But Santa just doesn’t want to be found.

And now it is affecting tradition.

Every year Santa meets with the media and they conduct an interview with him. You can read his past interviews at this link.

That’s not happening this year. This year Mrs. Claus is doing the interview. It should be published within the next few weeks (unless Santa shows up first).

That will make it really interesting and I am sure folks will enjoy it.

But I have to wonder how many other traditions are going to be disrupted this year because Santa Claus has disappeared.

Where, oh, where is Santa?

Elf Ernest

Still No Sign of Santa

Still No Sign of Santa

North Pole UpdateThis weekend marks two full months since we last saw Santa and many of the folks here at the North Pole are growing in their concerns. Even Mrs. Claus is beginning to express concerns.

Even though Santa told us where he was going and even though he told us that we would not hear from him for a while people here at the North Pole and now around the world are starting to wonder if something is really wrong.

What makes everyone so nervous is the fact that Santa would not guarantee his return home before Christmas. In fact, Santa was very clear in stating that he did not know how long he would be gone. He said it was “uncertain”.

And now Mrs. Claus may be joining the ranks of those elves unhappy about all this. Although Mrs. Claus has ardently supported Santa and spoken in his defense since this strange story began today in a candid interview with me Mrs. Claus said “it wouldn’t hurt for him to check in with me”.

The statement caused everyone in the room to grow suddenly very quiet. Mrs. Claus had been talking about plans for the elf parade when someone burst in with a question about Santa and whether he would be home in time for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Mrs. Claus began to talk about Santa needing his time away but quickly and candidly remarked how much she missed him and how much she wanted to talk to him.

That has caused the interest in searching for Santa to enjoy a renewed energy at the North Pole. The Flight Command Center has been hard at work for over a month trying to locate Santa but serious and more widespread search efforts are now underway.

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

Mrs. Claus Steps Up Plans at the North Pole

Mrs. Claus Steps Up Plans at the North Pole

Happy Friday one and all!

What a busy time all of a sudden at the North Pole.

Late yesterday Mrs. Claus conducted the weekly meeting of all the department heads at the North Pole.

And she just put her foot on the gas.

She has ordered over-time for all elves working at Santa’s Workshop and increased production goals there by 20%.

She asked that orders of tape, wrapping paper and other supplies needed in the Wrapping Department be increased by 25% and to be moved up on the calendar to arrive earlier than ever.

She asked that the Tracking Department accelerate flight training for extra elves needed to pilot sleighs on Christmas Eve.

Mrs. Claus asked for volunteers to start working on Saturdays in all departments effective immediately.

All of a sudden it feels like November around here.

And, oh yeah, it snowed yesterday here at the North Pole.

A lot.

Elf Ernest