350 Days Until Santa’s Launch

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The countdown to Santa’s launch now shows that 350 days remain until that big event.

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You would not know that is looking at the North Pole right now.

Santa’s workshop is dark and locked up. There is minimal staffing at North Pole Flight Command. The reindeer are lounging at Santa’s Stables and elves are busy with their own families in their own homes right now.

As is tradition, Santa declared a “mandatory” work break, which began on his return to the North Pole on Christmas morning.

Since then the North Pole has celebrated New Year’s, gathering only for a brief ceremony at Flight Command to reset the countdown clock.

Milestones in the countdown come through out the year. The 350-day marker today may, in fact, be the quietest.

As of this date no work on Santa’s new campaign has been done. No lists have been made. No goals have been set. There has been no talk of a new sleigh design, toy production quotas, tracking Santa or stuffing stockings.

That work begins next Monday, January 9th, when Santa and the elves all return to work.

Since Christmas life at the North Pole has been on holiday.

The North Pole celebrates Christmas late – only after the entire world has had their turn.

When Santa returns there are parties, concerts, sledding events and other seasonal celebrations that make up the elf Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Claus make the rounds, enjoying the company of those who help make the world a merry place at Christmas.

During this period of time Santa refuses to talk to the media and even this little bit of news has to have his approval before we publish it. Santa makes sure we ALL get some down time right after Christmas before we begin again.

So, while this officially marks our first published news of the New Year we still have a day or two of rest and relaxation before we begin again next week.

What can you expect in the weeks and months ahead?

More news and expanded coverage of the North Pole and its efforts. Every year is a new story. Every week is another update in the countdown to Santa’s launch.

There will be chats, podcasts and interviews with important elves. We will, once again, tell the story of Santa and the North Pole.

South Pacific

South Pacific Bedtime Advisories

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Elf Meg graduated from Southern North Pole University with a degree in journalism. For several years she was a star reporter for the North Pole Gazette and then briefly served as a producer for North Pole Radio News. She brings her experience in media to North Pole Flight Command, serving as both an Elf News Reporter for North Pole Radio News and Managing Editor of North Pole Flight Command.com
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Here is an update of bedtime advisories sent by Santa direct from the sleigh:

Samoa
Pago Pago
Fiji
Marshall Islands
Kiribati
Nauru
Tuvalu
Wallis and Fortuna

Cities of:
Suva
Funafuti
Wellington
Majuro
Kamchatka

Santa

Santa Launches

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Elf Meg graduated from Southern North Pole University with a degree in journalism. For several years she was a star reporter for the North Pole Gazette and then briefly served as a producer for North Pole Radio News. She brings her experience in media to North Pole Flight Command, serving as both an Elf News Reporter for North Pole Radio News and Managing Editor of North Pole Flight Command.com
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In a spectacular event at the Sleigh Barn Santa Claus has launched from the North Pole flying a 50-year-old sleigh to deliver Christmas. The launch went off without a hitch and it has actually set an unofficial record as the fastest launch in history, confounding the experts.

From this point forward we will be providing for you the bedtime advisories that Santa issues from the sleigh. When he inputs them on the sleigh the show up on our website here automatically.

Santa

Santa Launches in Two Hours

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Elf Meg graduated from Southern North Pole University with a degree in journalism. For several years she was a star reporter for the North Pole Gazette and then briefly served as a producer for North Pole Radio News. She brings her experience in media to North Pole Flight Command, serving as both an Elf News Reporter for North Pole Radio News and Managing Editor of North Pole Flight Command.com
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Santa launches in just two hours and he is refusing the arguments of experts who claim he will regret flying a 50-year-old sleigh tonight. Santa is insisting on using the vintage sleigh and nothing will change his mind.

He also has refused to delay launch.

All departments at the North Pole are scrambling at this hour to adjust to this change of sleigh. For teams from the Wrapping Department and the Department of Distribution it should not be a big adjustment as this old sleigh is considerably larger than what Santa was originally going to fly.

But flight planners are going nuts trying to figure out just how fast this sleigh can go and if Santa can control it in extreme conditions.

Santa has logged a lot of flight time in this sleigh over the years and insists there is nothing wrong with flying this sleigh tonight.