Santa's Sleigh Extra Fast This Year 1
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Santa's Sleigh Extra Fast This Year

I attended a meeting of sleigh designers today. They were very, very pleased with the results of new flight tests. In fact, the sleigh designers are saying that if weather conditions are favorable enough the new sleigh will shatter old speed…
Sleigh Gets a Name, Launch Imminent 2
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Sleigh Gets a Name, Launch Imminent

I always love this moment. Take a listen: -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight Command | Certified Santa Trackers
Only a Few to See Santa Liftoff 3
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Only a Few to See Santa Liftoff

Oh they just look like a small crowd. Wait til you hear the cheers though when the time comes. They will sound like the crowd at the Superbowl when they see Santa liftoff. They always do. -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight…
Reindeer Hitched to Sleigh 4
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Reindeer Hitched to Sleigh

Santa, the sleigh and the reindeer are at this very moment in the sleigh barn getting things ready to launch. Santa is harnessing the reindeer one by one, gently talking to each one as he goes. This is one of my favorite things to see all…
Launch Will Happen Soon 5
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Launch Will Happen Soon

Ready or not, it's happening. Santa's sleigh is going to launch within the hour. I know I'm excited for it. -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight Command | Certified Santa Trackers
Sleigh Bells Just Are Not Ready 6
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Sleigh Bells Just Are Not Ready

I'm hearing some crazy things are being argued over in the sleigh barn about...sleigh bells. I also hear some are taking those arguments seriously. I find it kind of funny that nothing so far has caused Santa to budge on his launch time.…
Help Name Santa's Sleigh 7
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Help Name Santa's Sleigh

One of the last things Santa does before he launches is to name the sleigh. All year long he takes suggestions. In fact, you can still suggest a name for Santa's sleigh. But hurry. Time is running short. -- Elf Ernest The Big Map…
Elves Rush to Prep Santa's Sleigh 8
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Elves Rush to Prep Santa's Sleigh

Everything seems so rushed this year. Even getting Santa's sleigh ready. The problem, as we've already reported, are the sleigh bells. Don't know what they are going to do about that. -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight…
Santa's Sleigh Returns 9
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Santa's Sleigh Returns

Well, I tried to watch it. But the snow is blowing sideways, nearly blinding everyone out there. All I saw was a puff of snow. And then I heard this on the radio: -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight Command | Certified…
Sleigh Summoned Home 10
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Sleigh Summoned Home

The flight command center is blowing the whistle on the final test flight of Santa's sleigh. They have ordered the boys to bring it home. This is another sign that Santa is soon to launch. -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole…
Test Flight Lights Up Europe 11
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Test Flight Lights Up Europe

And now the emails of sightings of Santa's sleigh are coming in from all over Europe. I wonder if Elf Vernon is doing this on purpose? Here's the latest from Kringle Radio: -- Elf Ernest The Big Map | North Pole Flight Command | Certified…
Snow Getting in the Way of Launch Preparation 12
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Snow Getting in the Way of Launch Preparation

The lessons of last year's epic blizzard were pretty profound. They had a real problem then knowing where just to put all the snow they were moving. This year they don't want to move the snow. I see elves out there with flamethrowers trying…