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Do planes follow Santa?

Dear Ernest, Do planes filled with the secret elf service follow Santa’s sleigh to ensure a safe flight? Matthew Deltona, Florida USA Not quite. Santa doesn’t like to use planes, although he is a licensed pilot. He tries to stay away from too many planes or helicopters especially on Christmas Eve. Frankly, they go just […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]