The North Pole Flight Command Center is all lit up tonight as elves working maps, computers with weather data, flight control equipment and other tools of the Santa tracking trade are pressed into service. The first big breaking news of Santa tracking 2017 — we’ve got bad weather coming!
Forecasters tell us they have been watching the skies since Wednesday but they are not at all surprised by the fast developing storm.
“We’re at the North Pole,” said North Pole Weatherman, Elf Seymour Snow. “We have to expect this at this time of year. I don’t think we can top last year’s storm, but we’ll be dealing with white out conditions this year too. It won’t stop Santa in the least.”
However, the weather worries have increased activity in getting reindeer ready and trackers in place.
We will keep you posted as more developments come up.
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Wow! Cupid won!
The reindeer games came to a surprise conclusion when Cupid – of all reindeer – pulled off a stunning upset with a spectacular free-style sky dance routine.
Normally the reindeer games are won on the strength of traditional competitive sports categories such as running or jumping. Cupid did not win any of those but did very well in each of them.
But it was the artist strength of Cupid artistry as a sky dancer that won the big prize.
Sky dancing is a rigorous event that really only reindeer can do. It involves movement in winds, great agility, and the artistry of interpreting music through traditional dance moves…in the air.
It is really something to see.
Sky dancing has been an event for about 25 years now and it has never factored in the overall championship of the reindeer games…until now.
There is some controversy among the reindeer about this event. Comet in particular thinks too much is made of the event even though he had to agree that Cupid’s routine was “amazing”.
The games are now over and while Cupid celebrates the reindeer overall will wake up tomorrow to a training routine that will prepare them for Christmas.
Despite all the worries about the Bah Humbug Virus large crowds have gathered at the North Pole to watch the start of the reindeer games.
The reindeer games serve many purposes.
They provide the reindeer a chance to showcase their talents and to make an impression on Santa.
If you have followed us for many years you know that Santa actually uses thousands of reindeer each Christmas. Not all of them pull his sleigh though.
Still, it is an honor for any reindeer to fly for any reason on Christmas eve. They live for it and want the opportunity no matter how small to help out with the Christmas effort.
The reindeer games help the elves to get to know the reindeer personally – by name. Many reindeer have come to the games with nobody knowing who they are – and they leave as superstars.
The reindeer games are fun and unpredictable.
But you won’t see them on TV. Santa forbids it, even though he gets asked every year to televise the games.
Someone ask the other day if the games present a danger to the reindeer.
And the answer to that is no. The trainer and handlers are very careful to see that activities and competitions are safe.
Someone else asked if the reindeer can get the Bah Humbug virus. The answer to that is “maybe” – it just depends on the strain of the virus.
We have no indication that the Bah Humbug virus present at the North Pole affects the reindeer.
They are testing for that though, just in case.