Five Months Until Christmas

Five Months Until Christmas

Greetings! Here it is, the 24th of the month and we’re down now to just five months before Christmas. That’s crazy! We’re on the downhill side to Christmas.

We’re all moved! Santa’s new workshop is now completely filled with elves of all types and things are running at top speed.

When crews got done with the move over there at the old workshop I have to tell you that things seemed kind of sad. That has been Santa’s workshop for decades and decades. Now it sat there empty and dark – nothing happening within its walls.

Until today.

The morning Santa announced a new job for his old workshop. Santa announced that the old workshop would be turned into an expansion of the Wrapping Department.

It is a brilliant move and it makes all the sense in the world. After all, Santa’s new workshop is all about speed and efficiency and if those guys were going to make more toys faster it would only make sense to expand the Wrapping Department, too.

It is a good fit, too, because the old workshop is an ideal space to wrap presents. It has big workbenches and flat surfaces. There a lots of places for tools and elves.

Santa also announced that with the opening of the old workshop as an expansion of the Wrapping Department that he would need several thousand new elves to work there.

Elves by the hundreds are lined up to apply for new jobs in the Wrapping Department. It is a well known fact that the Wrapping Department is the “fast track” to Santa’s Workshop in the world of elves. To get to Santa’s workshop is an elf dream. It takes many years to get there. But Santa seems to really like Wrapping Department Elves a great deal and some big promotions have come to elves from the Wrapping Department.

Elf Crash Murphy was a Wrapping Department elf before he became a famous North Pole radio reporter. And Elf Hugo worked in Wrapping for years before he took charge of the North Pole Post Office. In fact, every elf that is someone at the North Pole once worked in Wrapping.

So it is a happy and busy time here for many elves at the North Pole as many have new jobs and things are moving along better than ever.

I can tell already, it’s going to be a great Christmas!

Elf Ernest

PS – Note to Kris to in Indiana: Good idea about the replay of the Christmas Eve radio broadcast. I will see if Santa agrees we can do it on a weekend in the months ahead.

Santa’s Flight from Last Year Replayed on Kringle Radio

Santa’s Flight from Last Year Replayed on Kringle Radio

If you missed the radio coverage of Santa’s flight last Christmas Eve you can hear it again! Through special arrangement with Kringle Radio, the folks at are hosting a re-broadcast of the 50-hours of live radio news coverage from the North Pole last Christmas Eve.

Click here to listen to it.

If you have never heard this before you’re in for a treat.

Santa’s radio news team has reporters all over the world reporting on Santa’s status. They interview eye witnesses who see Santa in the skies, they report on the weather and Christmas happenings in different areas of the world — they even give updates of what happens at the North Pole during Santa’s flight. It is INTENSE.

We hope you enjoy it.

We’ll talk to you tomorrow with our regular monthly update from the North Pole.

Elf Ernest

Eight Months Until Christmas

Eight Months Until Christmas

Greetings! Welcome to what we call the “bottom of the year”.

We don’t know why it is but every year at this time and for the next six to eight weeks or so things kind of slow down for us at the North Pole.

Well, not for US. For YOU!

For some reason, the second half of April until about the middle of June we get less mail, fewer phone calls and, well, just less feedback from folks around the world.

It is kind like we disappear or people lose our phone number of something.

Santa has always says it is a change of season thing. In some parts of the world the winter is ending and the days are getting warmer and longer. In other parts of the world, it is autumn and the days are still warm but getting a little shorter.

It is a time of great weather and lots of activities that do not lead people to think much of Christmas.

I think that is an interesting theory.

Santa is right. When there is snow on the ground many tend to think of Christmas and Santa and the North Pole. But in other parts of the world people think of the beach and sun and hot days when it comes to Santa. But when the days are in between – not hot, but not cold – maybe that causes people to think of Christmas a little less.

I talked to Elf Hugo at the North Pole Post Office about it. He agrees a little bit. But he brought up a good point too. While not as much mail comes in for Santa the mail that does arrive is very different than the mail in November and December.

He said kids these days tend to write REALLY long letters to Santa at this time of the year. Again, Hugo can’t tell me why and we can’t exactly figure it out.

Well, wherever you are I want you to know that even if you might be a little distracted with other activities now, we are still thinking of you and working hard toward our Christmas goals. Things are going very well – as they tend to at this time of the year.

Next month I will catch you up on the plans for summer at the North Pole, including how we are going to help move Santa from his old workshop into his new workshop.

Elf Ernest