Elf Choir Concert Canceled

Elf Choir Concert Canceled

Merry Tuesday, everyone!

To no one’s surprise the Elf Choir Concert that was scheduled has been cancelled. We don’t know if it was canceled because of the Bah Humbug virus or if it was canceled because production has fallen behind.

We just know it’s not happening now.

But I am starting to see more signs of life here at the North Pole.

For the first time in days we have more than 3 elves working at the North Pole Post Office. That’s good news.

And there were actually more than a few people out looking at Christmas lights last night.

So many we’re starting to turn the corner on this whole virus thing.

Oh – I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all your recent letters. No, I haven’t gotten the virus and somehow I keep avoiding it. But thank you for your concern, I really appreciate you asking about me and my family.

Elf Ernest

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North Pole Falling Behind

North Pole Falling Behind

Happy Monday!

We’re trying our best to be positive today. But the news is pretty rough.

In a production meeting very early this morning it was revealed that what was once a promising season has now become a challenge.

Santa’s Workshop is officially behind their goal.

That makes every other department suspect too, because so many other departments depend upon the workshop staying on their game.

But the Bah Humbug virus has reduced the level of elf hours by a significant total – and you just can’t take that many elves away without affecting things.

But there is no reason to panic.

Santa called in to the meeting. He stressed the positive news. He reminded us that many of the elves who first got sick are now starting to return to work.

He reminded us that we still have just under two weeks to get the job done.

He told us the challenge will be great but that the goal can still be met.

Here’s to better news to report in the days ahead.

Elf Ernest

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Sleigh Pilots Sign Up for Christmas Eve Duty

Sleigh Pilots Sign Up for Christmas Eve Duty

Hi everyone!

It’s a quiet Sunday here at the North Pole. Normally a day off this time of year is pretty rare but Santa insists on it right now.

He says that getting rest and looking after our health is the most important thing. With this virus going around I’d say everyone here is taking it pretty seriously.

We were all set today to talk just about chimneys and why Santa goes down them. It seems to be something a lot of people are talking about. Well, at least according to the mail coming in to the North Pole.

Santa uses chimneys because they are convenient and unsuspecting — and quiet! When Santa lands on the roof of a house it is simply easier for him to get in through the chimney. If he has to go through a door or a window he has to open it. That makes noise and takes time. Chimneys are usually open and are virtually silent. Chimneys just make it easier for Santa to move quickly.

If you want to understand more about Santa and chimneys click on the player below to hear what Crash Murphy said on the radio news about the topic. He’s seen Santa go down chimneys more than any one.

But there is another thing everyone is talking about now, too.

A late afternoon phone call yesterday from Santa to elves working in Flight Command resulted in an usual request.

Santa is asking that all trained and certified sleigh pilots – including those recently graduate from flight school – sign up for added duty during the hours of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when Santa is in flight.

As you know there are plenty of sleigh pilots already part of the North Pole Air Force who regularly fly in support of Santa and Operation Merry Christmas.

They serve in a variety of capacities – everything from special rescue missions to weather observance.

But this call is different.

This is asking for MORE pilots – thousands more – to fly all those sleighs that Santa had arranged to be constructed over the summer.

This is resulting in a change of a variety of staffing assignments all over the North Pole – and it is coming at a time when there are just not many elves working.

In fact, elves here were talking about where Santa was going to find enough qualified pilots to fly all these sleighs if so many of them are already down with the Bah Humbug Virus.

None of that seems to matter to Santa. Elves are signing up. And the staff at the Tracking Center is trying to figure out not only how they will keep track of all these sleighs in flight but also how they are going to get them all launched when Santa wants and needs them.

We have a feeling Flight Command is going to be crazy busy in the days and weeks ahead.

Elf Ernest
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You Don’t Want the Bah Humbug Virus

You Don’t Want the Bah Humbug Virus

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday to ya!

It is a busy weekend here at the North Pole. There’s only about two weeks left. Yikes!

Mrs. Claus is holding a little meeting for all the elves who are well enough to attend who are not working. She’s trying to teach good habits during cough-and-cold season.

The best news we got today was that some of the elves who first came down with the virus a few days after Thanksgiving will be returning back to work on Monday.

Santa, of course, is NOT at the North Pole. He spends these weeks before Christmas meeting with children all over the world. He’s healthy, just so you know.

But we expect him back early next week for at least a few hours so he can hold some last minute meetings.

I’m not sure what he’s thinking but I think it is fair to say that Santa wants to make sure the Workshop gets back on track.

And I hear he wants to check out his new sleigh.

It has been out for testing for weeks now in various parts of the world by flight engineers who are trying to make it “just right” for Santa’s Christmas flight.

Please take care of yourselves and say a prayer for those who aren’t feeling well to get better soon!

Elf Ernest

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A New Song Brightens a Dark Day

A New Song Brightens a Dark Day

Hi Everyone!

A treat for you today – a new song put out by a singer in the United States was brought to our attention by a fan. We think it is a cool song about An Elf Named Moe. Take a listen to it!

Isn’t that a fun song?

This guy who wrote the song is holding a little art contest to see who can draw the best picture of Moe or some sort of art about the song. Elves here at the North Pole — especially those who cannot work right now — are loving this contest and drawing lots of pictures. Why don’t you give it a shot?

We’re loving this song. We’ve been playing it all day here at the North Pole to try and raise the spirits of everyone — and it’s working!

In other news, Elf Hugo tells us that the North Pole Post Office has just about run out of elves. Only a few are working today.

This Bah Humbug virus is a real bummer. People are trying hard here not to be sad but the work is starting to pile up and most work areas are empty of elves. There is no doubt that Santa will hit the skies on Christmas Eve. We just hope we’re ready for him!

So we’re eating well. Trying to get to bed early. Taking our vitamins. Heck, we’re doing all we can to get better so that we can help Santa deliver this Christmas. We thank you for your support and welcome your ideas and suggestions.

Elf Ernest

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