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Christmas and Star Wars

What in the world has Star Wars got to do with Christmas? Below is one of the most watched Christmas lights videos of the season and it is completely Star Wars themed. We don’t have anything against Star Wars. We loved it. But we fail to see the merry connection….

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A Complete History of Tracking Santa Claus

m4s0n501 Some would call the tracking of Santa a fairly recent phenomenon. After all, you need technology to follow the Big Guy. The truth is that Santa has been anticipated and tracked for centuries. Ancient stories of La Befana (Italy), Baboushka (Russia) and Black Pete (Spain) all have elements of…

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World Rallies to Help Santa

Greetings everyone! As we tick down the final hours of Operation Merry Christmas the North Pole post office has been overwhelmed with calls and letters of support for Santa. Folks as asking what they can do to help. Governments have offered the help of military units and transportation to help…

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World Rallies to Help Santa

Greetings everyone! As we tick down the final hours of Operation Merry Christmas the North Pole post office has been overwhelmed with calls and letters of support for Santa. Folks as asking what they can do to help. Governments have offered the help of military units and transportation to help…

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Do reindeer actually talk?

Dear Elf Ernest (on behalf of Elf Victor, Santa’s head of reindeer operations), Do reindeer actually talk? Ria Kildare, Ireland Outstanding question! Reindeer are very, very intelligent animals. And they love working for Santa and powering the sleigh. But do they talk? Yes and no. They do not talk like…

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Santa’s Sleigh is Ready

Happy Christmas everyone! As we’ve been telling you all season one of the least worries this year has been with Santa’s Sleigh. Elf Quinton had his design by Santa approved more than a month ago and since that time he and his team have prepared every inch of the new…

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Can bad weather stop Santa from flying?

Dear Ernest, Can bad weather stop Santa from flying? Bradley London, England Yes, it certainly can. Santa is subject to the weather just like the rest of us. A bad storm for us is a bad storm for Santa. That is why Santa has a Weather Department, so he can…

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Test Flight Chased from Iran

Breaking News! Evidently the Iranians are serious about getting Santa’s sleigh out of Iran. They have just fired a missile of some sort at it. Elves in the Tracking Center assure me that the sleigh is in no danger. Elf Vernon is not only moving at blazing speed he has…

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Tracking Department Warns of Weather Issues

Merry Christmas, All! With a week to go until Christmas Eve we are starting to get detailed weather warnings from the Tracking Center. Elf Billy , head of the weather over there, says we could be in for some trouble. Storms are lining up that will affect flight operations at…

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Can I tell my friends I am an elf?

Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Agent X, Santa’s head of Secret Spies), Can I tell my friends I am an elf? Hayden Redwood City, USA No. Not a good idea. Well, okay — maybe. But you have to be smart about it. You don’t want to walk around wearing…

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Elves Sent for Training in Explosives

An odd bit of breaking news here today: Santa has assembled a team of six elves to leave today for Houston, Texas in the United States for training in explosives. No explanation has been given for this training and why it needs to happen now when it is so close…

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Elves from Medical Center Sent to the Workshop

Hi everyone! Elf Dr. Lionel P. Spock showed up at Santa’s Workshop today with his whole crew of doctors and nurses offering their help. “We didn’t have many elves to treat this year anyway,” Elf Lionel told me. “Everyone is very healthy”. Elf Bernard was very happy to receive the…

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Did Santa get my letter and when will he write back?

Dear Ernest, Did Santa get my letter and when will he write me back? Alexis Morgantown, USA If Santa writes you a letter it will probably only happen on Christmas morning when he is at your house. And if he does, it will be a very, very brief letter —…

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Elf on the Shelf Tradition Under Fire

The premise seems simple enough: a sometimes slightly naughty little elf visits a child each day before Christmas and reports that child’s behavior back to Santa Claus. That is the crux of a growing tradition called “Elf on the Shelf”, a commercial venture that has enjoyed tremendous popularity among parents…

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