Dear Ernest, Is Santa a Jedi? love, Todd New York, USA Not yet. Excellent question. Do you have a question for the North Pole? Ask an Elf!
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 see Santa in a snowy place like the North Pole when he sleigh is white! The color of Santa’s sleigh is kind of like the name he gives to theRead more
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 everything. The North Pole is just like any where else. These are important jobs and someone has to do them. Because it happens at the North Pole, they are elves.Read more
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 the North Pole Post Office. A lot of kids write letters or send drawings to Santa. These get opened and sorted according to what time they come in, what countryRead more
Dear Ernest, What does Santa’s workshop look like? Gerry United States Actually, that’s a really good questions. There have been so many ideas put out there by movies and cartoons and television shows about Santa’s workshop that many people think of it in the wrong way. Santa is actually a very orderly man. Santa’s workshop is a place that is very clean and very organized. A lot of movies make it appear that there is candy on the walls, Christmas trees everywhere and elves playing around and stuff like that. Nothing can be further from the truth. Santa’s workshop isRead more
Dear Ernest, How do you speak Elf? Do Elves have their own language? Jade Australia Elf language is something that every elf has to learn. When we come to the North Pole we just speak the language we grew up with. Not every elf understands every language but the North Pole is full of people from all over the world — so there is always someone here who can understand you. But the question is about a language that elves alone know. And here is the answer: There is a way that real elves communicate that is different than anyoneRead more