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Santa Gives Advice About Christmas Trees

According the Institute of Merriment Studies, the first week of December is traditionally the busiest week for selecting and decorating Christmas trees. Our tradition during this week is to accept the advice of a resident elf at the North Pole…
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Operation Merry Christmas 2011 Launches!

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the first official news post of Operation Merry Christmas, LIVE from the North Pole! My name is Elf Ernest and I will be your North Pole news reoprter in this our 20th year of bringing you the Santa Updates…
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Santa Declares a Season of Thanksgiving

As we celebrate thanksgiving here at the North Pole we are reminded of what a tough year it has been across the globe this year. Many areas of the world have suffered damage from terrible storms. There have been earthquakes. And many, many…
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Competition Fierce in North Pole Lighting Contest

It's not even thanksgiving yet but the elves have spent weeks decorating the outside of their homes. They are all getting ready for the annual North Pole Christmas lighting contest. The official lighting ceremony happens Thursday at sun down…
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Santa's Favorite Holiday

I bumped into Santa this morning and he was even jollier than normal. I asked him why and he said that his favorite holiday was just a few days away. Things have been so busy here that I almost forgot that Thanksgiving was this week. …
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Huge Shipments of Wrapping Paper Arrive at the North Pole

Huge shipments of wrapping paper have been arriving at the North Pole today causing confusion in the Wrapping Department. Elf Wally said "I have no clue why it's here and where it is going to go." Elf Bruno, who is Wally's chief assistant…
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Santa Tracking Starts This Week -- Are you ready?

Santa likes to call what happens here at the North Pole Operation Merry Christmas. It is a complex event that requires precision planning and timing to pull off. Santa can't do it all alone so he has thousands of elves and reindeer around the…
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The Countdown to the Countdown Begins

Santa was in quite a hurry today. He rushed from department to department here at the North Pole, shaking hands and patting elves on the back. Today is an important day in the work of Operation Merry Christmas 2011 -- we begin the countdown…
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Elves Take a Day Off for Labor Day

The North Pole closed down yesterday to celebrate Labor Day. When I asked Santa why we celebrate Labor Day which is normally an American holiday he replied: "The elves work hard all year long to make Christmas possible. Taking a day to…
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Introducing an All New Santa Update.com

You may have noticed a few changes around here -- we've been busy! Over the weekend Santa approved the new look to Santa Update.com and we have been busy for days trying to get everything "just right". Last year was our biggest ever for visitors…