October 15, 2018SCASA (Santa Claus Aeronautics and Space Agency) reports that all of Santa's data satellites are in 100% working order. All ground receiving units report that they are ready to handle the millions of e-mails and web requests expected now that Christmas is only a little over two months away.
October 16, 2018Fall training camps have opened to help get Santa's reindeer in shape for their epic journey. Many newer reindeer are trying out for one of the eight coveted positions on the team. Santa is reported to have said "While I have every confidence in the current team members, it is only fair to allow all reindeer to compete."
October 17, 2018Mrs. Claus and Dr. Domore have apparently set up their own training camp for Santa Claus himself. "As he gets older," Dr. Domore is quoted as saying, "it is more important than ever that Santa be in top physical condition for his big night."
October 18, 2018Parsnip, chief elf in charge of the Number 5 Toy Factory has confirmed that the factory was forced to shut down for a week recently. "We have all been working so hard to meet our quota that we, and the factory, literally were burned out." After the rest, the factory re-opened and production is said to be on pace to make up for the delay.
October 19, 2018One of the largest shipments ever of cocoa beans has just been transported to the hot chocolate factory here at the North Pole. This should assure that there will be no shortage of hot chocolate for Santa or his elves this year.
October 20, 2018Santa has just announced plans to build yet another Candy Cane plant. "Even though," he said, "we have converted all but one of our rock candy factories to candy canes, there is still more demand than our existing facilities can meet. The new factory will produce all the alternative flavours and colors that are growing in popularity."
October 21, 2018SERD (Santa's Elf Resources Department) reports that employment for the busy months leading up to Christmas will be at 100%. "Every elf that has graduated from Santa's Elf School will be working, many on overtime, for this Christmas" a spokesman said.
October 22, 2018Santa's chief elf mechanic, Gearbox, has taken Santa's sleigh out of storage and has begun his annual inspection and winter tune-up. "I think I can safely say that the sleigh is in excellent shape", he was quoted as saying.
October 23, 2018Letterbox, Santa's elf in charge of public relations, announced today that "It's not too early to start sending Santa your Christmas lists. Every year, there is always a 'hot' item that ends up in short supply. While we try to prepare for shortages, this year we have not yet determined what the 'hot' item will be. We won't know until we receive lots of lists."
October 24, 2018Word has reached us that Santa has not yet shown up for his "training camp". Mrs. Claus keeps sending him off to camp, but he never seems to make it there. Santa was not available for comment.
October 25, 2018Many of the elves have taken some time from their busy days to prepare costumes for Santa's annual Halloween Ball. A Santa spokesman said "Only fun costumes are allowed. There are enough scary things happening in the real world, we don't need to be frightened on Halloween as well."
October 26, 2018Santa and Mrs. Claus have released the following statement: "We hope that children of all ages will have a wonderful time this holiday season. However, we urge you to spend some time and money to make this time of year special for everyone. Many thousands of people, including children, are homeless, hungry or just lonely. We hope you will do what you can to make their lives better this season - and all year long."
October 27, 2018Letterbox, Santa's P.R. elf, reminds us that it is time to start thinking about Christmas cards. "There are many organizations," he said, "that sell cards to raise money for charity. We hope you will seriously consider these organizations when it comes time to buy your cards. And don't forget to send one to Santa!"
October 28, 2018Dr. Domore has reportedly caught up with Santa and ordered him to attend training camp. "I do believe," Dr. Domore said, "that Santa has put on some weight. I hope I won't have to put him on a diet. Santa gets a little out of sorts when he doesn't have his hot chocolate."
October 29, 2018Yesterday's report was apparently in error. We have just learned that Dr. Domore actually caught up with a pair of elves who were trying out their Santa costume for Halloween.
October 30, 2018When asked what was his favorite ghost story, Santa replied "Without doubt, it is Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It's scary, but not too scary. And it has an important message for all of us, whether we be Christians or not: If the true spirit of Christmas, love and respect for our fellow humans, could reach every heart, we could end war, and hunger, and so much human suffering."
October 31, 2018All work has stopped at the North Pole as everyone is attending Santa's annual Halloween Ball. "My elves work hard all year long. Sometimes," Santa is quoted as saying, "it's important that they play just as hard. We all need a break now and then."
November 01, 2018Now that Christmas is less than two months away, preparations have moved into a higher gear. The first group of reindeer have been released from training camp. "Sometimes I wish I could use all the reindeer to pull my sleigh, but I can't. Rudolph, with his unique abilities, will be on the team, of course, but the other eight positions are still up for grabs." Santa said.
November 02, 2018An unconfirmed rumour reports that Santa has finally shown up at his training camp several pounds over his last year's weight. Dr. Domore has threatened to put Santa on a diet and seriously limit Santa's consumption of hot chocolate. Santa was not available for comment.
November 03, 2018As the second day of Santa's training camp draws to a close, there are reports of Santa sightings all around the North Pole. "I saw this fat guy in a sweat suit running down the street. It could have been Santa, I'm not sure" one elf reported. Apparently, Santa is not a jolly jogger.
November 04, 2018SCN Special Report: "Weight Losers", a popular diet and exercise program, has just offered Santa a life-time membership. Santa had no comment.
November 05, 2018SCN Update: Santa's mechanic elves have just discovered a broken strut on the back of Santa's sleigh. "This could be a disaster," the head mechanic moaned. "We have to make these parts from scratch; we just can't go down to the nearest Canadian Tire and buy one. Still, with a little luck, we'll get it repaired in time."
November 06, 2018With Santa on a strict diet, the consumption of hot chocolate at the North Pole has decreased significantly. "I don't know if Santa was really drinking that much hot chocolate," one cocoa factory executive said, "or if the elves have followed his example and cut back as well."
November 07, 2018Reports from the North Pole indicate that the annual flood of letters and e-mails to Santa has begun. A spokesman said "We love to get letters. Santa tries to read every one, but sometimes he needs a little help. It's too soon, however, to determine what this year's 'hot' new toy will be."
November 08, 2018At an Internet chat session, Santa was asked about the "commercialization" of Christmas. Here's what he said: "There is always a danger that the true meaning of Christmas will get lost amongst all the hustle and bustle of shopping and the piles of gifts. It's important that we strike a balance. On the one hand, we must remember what Christmas is truly about. On the other, well, many businesses would simply not survive without Christmas sales. If a business fails, many people lose their jobs and we all suffer for it."
November 09, 2018Reports have reached us of strange and wonderful smells coming from Mrs. Claus' kitchen. "With Santa busy getting in shape," Mrs. Claus reported, "it is the perfect opportunity for me to get some Christmas baking done. Now if only I can find a place to hide my gingerbreads, cookies, and other treats where Santa won't find them ..."
November 10, 2018When asked "How important is belief in this skeptical age?" Santa replied "Many people have died for their beliefs. I respect that. I am grateful for the thousands of men and women who gave their lives to protect the freedoms that many of us enjoy today. While we must never forget these sacrifices, we must also never forget how wrong it is to try to force our beliefs on other people. In particular, we should never condone killing in the name of belief."
November 11, 2018Today, the noisy hum of frantic activity that marks the North Pole at this time of year will pause, for a moment or two, as everyone in his or her own way, remembers those who sacrificed that others might enjoy the fruits of democracy and freedom.
November 12, 2018More sleigh-team hopefuls were released from training camp today. The team trainer is reported to have said "It's just too bad that there are so few positions available. We've got a record number of outstanding reindeer, but we just can't use them all."
November 13, 2018One of Santa's candy cane factories was shut down today. "We had to shut down the factory," a representative revealed, "because all the candy canes were coming out without the curve at the top. Can you imagine a straight candy cane? We are tracing down the source of the problem and hope to have everything back on line in a few hours."
November 14, 2018After a few hours, it was discovered that the candy canes in one of Santa's factories were by-passing the last processing step. "It seems," a representative stated, "that the canes were not being bent into shape." The problem has been resolved and the factory is back in production.
November 15, 2018Work is continuing a Santa's sleigh barn. "We've had to fashion a new strut from scratch," Gearbox, Santa's head mechanic is quoted as saying. "Sometimes being the innovative leader in new technology has its drawbacks. However, work on Santa's sleigh is progressing according to schedule. It will be rough sledding for a while, but we'll get the job done."
November 16, 2018Reports continue to be received of sightings of a portly figure in a track suit jogging through the streets of the North Pole. "Santa is taking his training seriously," Dr. Domore reports. Santa was not available for comment.
November 17, 2018It has been reported that Mrs. Claus has taken Santa's suit out of storage. "We expect that Santa will try on his suit any day now," an elf reports. "The word is, it may have to be let out, again."
November 18, 2018Mrs. Claus has refused to comment on rumors that Santa is too big for his suit. Meanwhile, rumors that Santa is "too big for his breeches" continue to circulate.
November 19, 2018Production at Santa's toy factories is beginning to slow down. "We've been running at 110% of capacity, trying to get all the orders filled. Now, with most of the toys produced, out attention will soon shift to packing Santa's bag." a factory spokesman said.
November 20, 2018Initial tests of ChronoCommands time-altering device, which has been attached to Santa's sleigh, have gone well, according to an unnamed source. "There's no time like 'ChronoCommand time'", he said.
November 21, 2018NORAD and NATO officials confirm that an interim flight plan for Santa has been filed. "With security this tight," an official announced, "it's necessary to avoid as many surprises as possible."
November 22, 2018Asked about his religious beliefs, Santa replied "Most people know about my Christian origins. Obviously, Christmas is extremely important to Christians. However, my beliefs are personal and private. I, like most religious people, believe in a power greater than myself. Exactly what this power is, and how this power may influence our lives is a decision each of us must make on his/her own."
November 23, 2018When asked about his longevity, Santa attributed his good health to "Clean, cool, clear air and hot chocolate." Dr. Domore was not available for comment.
November 24, 2018Santa and Mrs. Claus, in their annual Christmas message, called for "Peace and goodwill for all mankind. There is much injustice in this world. We must all try harder to make sure that everyone, of whatever nationality, race or religion, has an equal chance at realizing his/her dreams and potential. No one, no nation, no religion has the right to impose its ways on others. This is the information age and it is ideas, grand ideas, that will ultimately win over guns, armaments and hate. Make sure the ideas and ideals you aspire to our noble and just."
November 25, 2018Santa and Mrs. Claus, in their annual Christmas message also called for "Love. Love is a powerful force that can work miracles. Please show your love this season by helping those in need, visiting the sick and befriending the lonely. Whatever small kindness you do to others, helps spread the season's cheer far more than all the presents in the world."
November 26, 2018With less than a month to go until Christmas 'Eve, the North Pole is aglow with frantic activity. "We're getting down to crunch time", one elf was heard to say.
November 27, 2018Rudolph and his family have returned to the North Pole after an extended vacation. There is still no word about whether his young offspring has inherited his unique abilities.
November 28, 2018Factories all over the North Pole fell silent early today, as the elves headed towards Santa's "Yet another" Thanksgiving Feast. "One advantage of being a world-wide corporation," a spokesman said, "is that we get to celebrate a lot more holidays!"
November 29, 2018At training camp, the roster of reindeer hoping to find a spot of the sleigh team has been cut to sixteen. Still in the running are all of Santa's team from last year. One reindeer was heard to murmur "It's tough to beat out a reigning champ, but I coulda been a contender."
November 30, 2018Santa announced today that "As of December 1, we will be adding an extra hot chocolate break for all our workers." A spokesman for the elves was heard to say "That's just what the doctor ordered!" Dr. Domore was no available for comment.
December 01, 2018Despite having added on a few pounds, Dr. Domore announced that Santa was "Fit and ready to carry out his duties again this year. I do, however, plan to put Santa on a healthier diet in the new year." Santa was unavailable for comment.
December 02, 2018Mrs. Claus has begun work on letting out Santa's suit. "It's the same thing every year," she said. "I keep telling him to cut back and get more exercise. But will he listen? ..."
December 03, 2018Gearbox, Santa's head elf mechanic, has finished overhauling and repairing Santa's sleigh. "At this point," he reports, "Everything is 'go' for the big event. But we will continue to monitor all of the sleigh's systems for any problems."
December 04, 2018Trial runs using Santa's back-up sleighs and the reindeer divided into two teams began today. "There's nothing like a bit of friendly competition to get the reindeer prepared for the big day," the coach declared.
December 05, 2018"Boys and girls: if you have not yet sent in your christmas lists by letter or e-mail, please do so now. You can send an e-mail right here at www.mychristmaspage.com, if you like, but be sure to get your parent's permission," a spokesman for the North Pole announced.
December 06, 2018Last minute shifts have been added to some of the toy factories at the North Pole. "We think we have all of the toys we'll need, but better safe than sorry," a foreman explained.
December 07, 2018An unexpected glitch in the "Clauscompressor" has raised concerns about Santa's journey. "Without the 'Clauscompressor' working at full capacity, Santa won't be able to fit down all of the chimneys. With Santa's extra weight this year, it's more important than ever that the 'Clauscompressor' work perfectly," an elf technician stated.
December 08, 2018Mrs. Claus has apparently run out of hot chocolate. "I'm sure I had almost half a container yesterday. I just don't know what could have happened to it!" she said. Santa was unavailable for comment.
December 09, 2018Santa seemed in better spirits today as he tried on his suit - that is until he discovered that he was still too big for his britches.
December 10, 2018Mrs. Claus has discovered that Santa's suit will no longer fit him. She has ordered him a new suit. Made from a secret new material, the suit should no longer snag on broken chimney bricks or carelessly mounted antennas. The suit also has been treated with a new chemical that will resist chimney soot. Mrs. Clause commented "Santa may have to go up and down chimneys for a living, but he doesn't have to look like it."
December 11, 2018Just as the coach was preparing to make the final selection for Santa's team, Donner has taken sick. "We'll keep a spot open for him for as long as we can, but we'll have a backup just in case," the coach said.
December 12, 2018The packing of Santa's "Neverfull" bag has begun. "At our current rate," a senior elf predicted, "we'll just get it packed in time for Santa's annual trip. I sure hope there aren't too many late Christmas lists!"
December 13, 2018Santa and his navigator elves have been busy plotting his upcoming journey. As usual, Santa will head for the International Date Line and then move east to west taking advantage of the different time zones.
December 14, 2018Santa has spent the day going over his Christmas lists and checking them twice. He reports that more boys and girls have made the "nice" list this year than last.
December 15, 2018Cocomo Joe saves the day! Just as Santa was beginning to get irritated over the shortage of hot chocolate, Cocomo Joe announced that he had found another chest of cocoa mix in his shop.
December 16, 2018Santa's diet appears to be working. He has already lost over 3 pounds. Mrs. Claus claims he lost weight only because "He couldn't drink as much hot chocolate as he wanted."
Sunday, December 16, 2018
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