Santa Names the Sleigh 1
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Santa Names the Sleigh

Moments ago Santa announced the name of his new sleigh. He has announced the sleigh will be called "Wanda" this year, based on a suggestion that came from a fan named Wanda in Canada. Seriously. I'm not kidding you. The guys over in the…
All Ready Now for Launch 2
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All Ready Now for Launch

With chants of "Let's go Santa!" the crowd at the North Pole is urging Santa to get on with it. But Santa won't be rushed. He enjoys this last minute routine of walking around the sleigh, checking every little detail and speaking to the…
Sleigh Bells Are Ready (That's a Big Deal) 3
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Sleigh Bells Are Ready (That's a Big Deal)

Santa's sleigh bells are ready. That's a big deal. The bells are critical to a good ride. The reindeer depend upon them to provide a critical rhythm when they fly. If one bell is out of tune, it drives them crazy and they can't fly. The…
Crowds Gathering for Launch 4
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Crowds Gathering for Launch

The sleigh barn is packed. No, not with sleighs and reindeer. With elves...and their families. They are all there to witness the launch of Santa's sleigh, now just a few hours away. They are packed in like sardines. Here's a radio…
Test Flight Returns Bringing Eggnog 5
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Test Flight Returns Bringing Eggnog

Elf Test Pilot Vicky Blaze has returned from the final test flight of Santa's sleigh and she has brought a surprise: eggnog! "Bless her heart," Elf Hank, head of the North Pole Christmas Party said. "She stopped by a store and cleaned them…
Nine Hours Until Launch 6
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Nine Hours Until Launch

With nine hours now until Santa's launch folks are starting to get excited at the North Pole. In fact, a few have already gathered at the sleigh barn and are filling the grandstands there to get seats to see that big event. The final test…
Test Flight Continues 7
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Test Flight Continues

The test flight of Santa's sleigh is going very well. There are no mishaps to report and the speeds being recorded are off the chart. If you want to follow along with where that sleigh is tracking, please see TrackingSanta.net. Meanwhile,…
Santa's Sleigh Needs a Name 8
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Santa's Sleigh Needs a Name

Of the many details that goes into Santa's flight one that does not get enough attention is the tradition of giving Santa's sleigh a name. Santa loves naming things: elves, reindeer, his dogs, and, well, his sleigh. Every year just before…
Just How Fast Can Santa Go? 9
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Just How Fast Can Santa Go?

Experts are debating just how fast Santa can go this year. Santa has a new sleigh that has a radical and some say speed record-breaking design. The workshop is done, their work completed for the year. Weather concerns at flight time are…
Santa's Sleigh Takes One Last Test Flight 10
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Santa's Sleigh Takes One Last Test Flight

Santa's sleigh has just launched on it's final test flight of this season. The final test flight of Santa's sleigh is a North Pole Christmas Eve tradition. I honestly don't think the sleigh needs this last flight, I'm sure it is just fine.…
One Last Test Flight of Santa's Sleigh 11
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One Last Test Flight of Santa's Sleigh

It has become an annual Christmas Eve tradition -- it is the final test flight of Santa's sleigh and they are getting the sleigh ready now to take off on that journey. The sleigh, of course, has been in flight testing mode for months. The…
Sleigh Bells to Be Flight Tested 12
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Sleigh Bells to Be Flight Tested

Greetings! Few people know or understand the art and science of the sleigh bells on Santa's Sleigh. They just don't go out and buy sleigh bells at the dollar store and slap them on the sleigh. Santa's Sleigh has more than 2000 bells…