Over at Kringle Radio we will be replaying the broadcast of Santa’s flight around the world last Christmas Eve. That’s become a tradition here for our Christmas in July celebration. And it’s FREE.
Just come back right here on July 23rd and catch the broadcast in progress. We’ll have the link to listen in then posted.
It’s the coolest thing. Sit in a dark room with an air conditioner going, your Christmas tree up, your curtains drawn or shades closed, maybe put on a candle or get a hot mug of cocoa going — and then tune in to Kringle Radio right here and pretend it is Christmas Eve all over the world. You’ll hear it just as it happened last Christmas Eve, with more than 50 straight hours of music and breaking news.
Speaking of breaking news, the radio guys have a special announcement below for Christmas in July.
In other news, the Jingle Bells Singing Contest Continues. We’re into day #3 and we’re about 14 hours into it. We’re down to about 4 elves now. We might have a winner to announce today!
The boys over at the North Pole News Department have put together their annual show recapping Santa’s flight from last year. You can listen to it on the player below.
Of course, long-time fans who come here to Santa Update know all about the Christmas Eve broadcast. Those news reports are covered here live every Christmas Eve.
But for the folks out there on the Internet this recap is getting passed around today on websites and social media and they are just learning what a special thing that broadcast is. There just isn’t any other kind of Santa tracking out there like it anywhere.
Elf Crash Murphy takes over the Merry Podcast for an episode of highlights. You’ll hear some of the best (and funniest) stuff from last Christmas Eve.
It is a great way to begin your Christmas in July celebration.
The North Pole has been flooded with email over the past 12 hours after a report surfaced online that Santa plans to fly his sleigh without reindeer this year.
We assure you this is absolutely FAKE news.
“How silly to think that Santa could fly his sleigh without reindeer,” said Elf Quinton Q. Quigley, head of the Research and Development Department at the North Pole, the department in charge of sleigh designs for Santa. “We have looked at the various available technologies and have never found a more efficient power driver for Santa’s sleigh outside of reindeer. Reindeer are noble souls, filled with Christmas spirit, usually they are physically fit and they are light on the environment. They add a lot to the ecosystem of the North Pole. Anyone who tells you different doesn’t know Rudolph very well.”
The reports are allegedly tied to Norad, a military-based Santa tracking outfit in North America.
“There is a lot of bad information out there on the Internet,” said Elf Ed Zachary. “And more people than ever are tracking Santa Claus. They have web sites and Facebook groups and forums and chats and YouTube channels and all this stuff. But none of them speak for Santa. That’s why you should track Santa right here. Avoid all the fake news out there about Santa.”
I did speak to Santa today about this rumor and he laughed. He said he could not be Santa without reindeer.