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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. …
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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 — …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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. …
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Can Santa’s sleigh be a different color than red?

Dear Ernest, Can Santa’s sleigh be a different color than red? Emory USA Yes. It frequently is a different color. Most people just think it is red. Santa loves the color red. And red is a natural color for something as fast as the sleigh. But the truth is that the sleigh could be any color. I remember the year it was white. That was rare. It was hard to …
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Do elves have normal jobs like policemen?

Dear Ernest, Do elves have normal jobs like policemen, nurses or grocers? Lily Argentina Most excellent question! Yes, we have elves who do “normal” stuff here at the North Pole. Elf Dr. Lionel, for example, is a doctor. He doesn’t make toys like a lot of Santa’s elves. We have elves who are garbage men, grocers, firemen, policemen, vets, truck drivers, snow plow drivers — well, just about anything and …
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How is the North Pole Post Office Organized?

Dear Ernest, How is the North Pole post office organized? Emily London, England Emily, I asked Elf Hugo to explain the answer to this question, since he’s in charge over there at the North Pole post office. Elf Hugo says the mail comes in three ways: through the postal systems of each country, through stocking mail and by the Internet. So the mail is first sorted through different parts of …