Santa Speaks 2016

Santa Speaks 2016

Once a year — and only once a year — Santa sits down for an interview with the media. Under normal circumstances Santa will select a member of the media who usually does not get big story opportunities. But this year he took that a step further and is being interviewed by one of his own, an elf. And that elf is Crash Murphy, Kringle Radio’s own eye-in-the-sky reporter who follows Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Crash: Thanks for talking with me, Santa. Sorry it has to be with an amateur this year. Santa: Don’t apologize for anything, Crash. You’re a legitimate journalist in my eyes. Crash: I am? Good golly, thank you Santa! Santa: You are a leading voiceRead more

Santa Tracking 2015 Begins

Santa Tracking 2015 Begins

It is early Christmas Eve morning — very early — in the far corners of the world and that means the elves in the Tracking Center at the North Pole are on the job. News has been coming from the North Pole in a steady stream for days but now it updates every 15 minutes at Santa Update.com. For the really news hungry you can get free texts from the North Pole updating you on Santa’s position. It is all part of the 24th Annual Tracking Santa Around the World effort and it is part of a 50-hour world wide live radio broadcast at Kringle Radio, where elves from Santa’s newsroom broadcast news and interviews from around the world. EachRead more

Santa Speaks 2015

Santa Speaks 2015

Each year Santa takes the time to speak extensively and exclusively with a member of the media. This year Santa speaks with Naomi Carlson of The Herald Star of Blueberry, Maine: Naomi: First off, Santa — how about dem Cubs? Santa: [laughs] Hohoho, I was wondering how long it would take you to ask! Naomi: You’ve been telling us for years, Santa. Santa: Well, they have been very good boys this year, that’s for sure. Naomi: Will they win it all? Santa: I don’t know, but won’t it be fun to watch? Naomi: Santa, does Mrs. Claus get frustrated with your love of sports? Santa: Oh, I don’t think so. She might be more frustrated with other hobbies, like myRead more

What makes Rudolph’s nose red?

What makes Rudolph’s nose red?

Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Victor, Santa’s head of reindeer operations), What makes Rudolph’s nose red? Does Rudolph have any other family that has…mmmm…a blue nose or a green nose or something like that? JC Dallas, USA He was born with it. No other member of Rudolph’s family has a nose like Rudolph’s. Elf Victor is actually very happy you asked that question. He knows a lot of people are curious about Rudolph’s nose and are just too polite to ask. Santa wants you to know that while Rudolph’s nose looks different it works just fine and he really appreciates what Rudolph can do for him. While Rudolph is most famous for his nose Santa and Victor both areRead more

Does Santa receive any presents?

Does Santa receive any presents?

Dear Ernest, Does Santa receive any presents? Karlee Bellingham, USA Yes, every year. Santa is a big believer in Santa. He hangs his stocking every year. I know this sounds goofy. What is even goofier is that Santa is always surprised by what he gets for Christmas every year. Last year he received some new golf balls and he was like, well, a little boy on Christmas. He just couldn’t wait to use them. He was so surprised he just giggled. How does that happen? I’m not really sure. I think Mrs. Claus has something to do with it. Not that Santa would sit on her knee or anything but I think Mrs. Claus works with the elves to surpriseRead more

Does Santa have children?

Does Santa have children?

Dear Elf Ernest, Does Santa have any children? Alana Warragul, Australia Yes. But they are all grown up now and have children of their own. That means Santa is also a grandfather. Now, I know that opens up a great many more questions in your mind. What is it like being Santa’s kid? Do his grandchildren know he is Santa Claus? Does he ever give them rides on the sleigh? I cannot answer those questions for you because I really don’t know the answers. Santa keeps his family very private. Like all parents and grandparents Santa and Mrs. Claus love their family very much. They celebrate Christmas together and are very happy people. I have never seen Santa bring anyRead more

Do reindeer actually talk?

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 you and I talk. They cannot use regular words. But they can communicate and it takes someone with very special skills — someone like Santa — to know what reindeer are “saying”. Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog? If you have, you know they have feelings and thoughts, just like you and me. But of course, a dog cannot speak. It is kind of like thatRead more

Can bad weather stop Santa from flying?

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 know what weather is coming and how to get around really bad storms. Santa might, if it is a small storm, fly right through it. But he does not want to put himself or the reindeer into any kind of danger so if a storm is really bad he will just fly around it or over it.

Can I tell my friends I am an elf?

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 pointy shoes. You have to be very careful. Remember when I told you that an elf looks just like any other person? There is a reason for that. When you apply to become an elf one of the first things you are asked is if you can keep secrets. This is a very important part of living the Elf Code. If everyone knows you are an elf how do youRead more

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

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 — more like a note. While Santa gets a lot of letters he does not actually write a lot of letters. He just doesn’t have the time, kids. Think about it. Most of his mail comes around Christmas — when he is the busiest. It would be hard for him to write a lot of letters when he has a sleigh to drive, reindeer to take care of, and presents toRead more