Do elves ever come to my house?

Do elves ever come to my house?

Dear Ernest, Do elves really ever come to my house? And why would an elf come to my house? McKenna Halifax, Canada A lot of kids ask this question and it is a good one. Yes, elves do come to your house — more than you can ever know. Santa will send elves to your house for a variety reasons. Some times, they are checking for stocking mail. Did you know if you write a letter and put it in your stocking an elf will pick it up and deliver it to the North Pole. It is a great serviceRead more

What happens if Santa gets sick on Christmas Eve?

What happens if Santa gets sick on Christmas Eve?

Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Dr. Lionel, head of the North Pole Medical Center), What happens if Santa gets sick on Christmas Eve? Savannah Magnolia, NC USA That’s a really good question and, honestly, it is one we ask and worry about all the time here at the North Pole. We have discussed it many times with Mrs. Claus. As you might imagine, Mrs. Claus is very protective of Santa. She makes sure he eats right and stays healthy. If he ever shows even a sign of the slightest sniffles she makes him visit Elf Dr. Lionel and putsRead more

Who or what does a Secret Spy for Santa spy on?

Who or what does a Secret Spy for Santa spy on?

Dear Elf Ernest (on behalf of Elf Agent X, Santa’s head of Secret Spies), Who or what does a secret spy for Santa spy on? Maggie Commerce City, USA Excellent question! A secret spy for Santa keeps his eye on everything thinking day and night about Santa coming to where they are. They are looking for anything that might concern Santa when he flies. Look around. Ask questions. Notice stuff. Is the roof strong enough for Santa’s sleigh? Are there any mean dogs around that might not like reindeer? Is there someone locally who says they want to trap Santa?Read more

What do reindeer do for fun?

What do reindeer do for fun?

Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Victor, Santa’s head of Reindeer Operations), What do the reindeer do for fun? Cameron Washburn, USA Reindeer are very physical animals. They love to run. They love to jump. They love to play with each other. It is hard to understand some times what they are doing. They are light weight and sometimes you cannot even hear them coming. They are shy, too — they do not like a lot of attention. Reindeer do not usually like water but sometimes in really warm weather they will wade a little bit into cool streams. TrainedRead more

Does Santa’s sleigh have any turbo charged rocket boosters?

Does Santa’s sleigh have any turbo charged rocket boosters?

Dear Ernest (answering on behalf of Elf Quinton, Santa’s Sleigh Master), Does Santa’s sleigh have any turbo charged rocket boosters? Jeremiah Tennessee, USA Nope. Santa flies completely by reindeer power. Thanks to a lot of really creative movies out there some people now have a different view of how Santa gets around in his sleigh. While the sleigh is indeed a wonderful vehicle it couldn’t move an inch with Rudolph and his friends. That not only makes the sleigh very powerful but also very “green” and highly efficient.

Can I get step-by-step instructions on how to wrap a present?

Can I get step-by-step instructions on how to wrap a present?

Dear Ernest, Can Elf Wally give me step-by-step instructions on how to wrap a present? Include boxes and cylinders. Alana United States Elf Wally is certainly the expert to ask this of. So I did. And this is what he said that you have to remember — just 25 easy steps to wrapping a present: 1. Eat a sugar cookie. This is important. It will limber your fingers for the complicated steps ahead. 2. Drink some eggnog. This has nothing to do with wrapping but it sure tastes good. 3. Picture in your mind what you want your present toRead more

Do elves ever pee themselves?

Do elves ever pee themselves?

Dear Ernest, Do elves ever pee themselves? Kirsty Ireland Well. That’s a delicate question. When I first saw this question I thought someone was kidding, maybe pulling my leg. But I see it is from you, Kirsty, and I understand why you are asking it. So I will tell you. First of all, I talked to Elf Dr. Lionel about this question. He took it very seriously. “Some people think elves are magic,” Elf Lionel said. “But they are just people like anyone else. Accidents happen. They get sick some times. So the simple answer to Kirsty’s question is yes.”Read more

How does Santa eat all those cookies in one night?

How does Santa eat all those cookies in one night?

Dear Ernest, How does Santa eat all of the cookies in one night? Angelina California, USA (Actually, this question was asked of Elf Agent X — and he thought I should answer it, so here goes:) It’s true. Santa does eat a lot of cookies on his way around the world on Christmas Eve. Just about every house has cookies for him and many houses have LOTS of cookies for Santa. It is also true that Santa loves cookies — especially home made cookies. He is a cookie eating machine, that’s for sure. The truth is that he doesn’t eatRead more

When will everyone be told what the Big Building with No Name is all about?

When will everyone be told what the Big Building with No Name is all about?

Dear Ernest, When will everyone be told what the Big Building with No Name is all about? Francesca England Dear Francesca, That’s a really good question. I have that question myself. You have to understand that Christmas is a season of secrets. Even at the North Pole. Did you know that most of the time when an elf works on a toy or a gift he doesn’t know WHO’s gift he is working on? Santa just tells us to make the toy, he never tells us who it is for. So Christmas is always full of surprises. Now, usually, IRead more

What do the reindeer eat?

What do the reindeer eat?

Dear Ernest, What do the reindeer eat? Fiona Portales, NM USA I decided to talk to Elf Victor, Santa’s head of reindeer operations, about that question. I know that I leave out carrots for them on Christmas Eve. But I started to wonder if that was the right thing to do. “Oh, it is definitely the right thing to do,” Elf Victor said. “Carrots are like candy to a reindeer. And they are good for them too. Reindeer usually eat a mixture of grains — oats and barley, that kind of thing. We feed them veggies, too and, of course,Read more