Reindeer

Reindeer Begin Leaving the North Pole

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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’s reindeer are starting to begin their annual migration away from the North Pole. After completing their mission with Santa every Christmas they stay for a brief period at the North Pole for evaluations. Once that period is over, they head back to their homelands.

There are thousands of reindeer who work for Santa, including his starting nine reindeer that the world is so familiar with – Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. They are called the A-Team. But there are many, many more who work hard for Santa during Operation Merry Christmas.

All reindeer, no matter their assignment, both come to and leave the North Pole every year. The North Pole is a harsh environment and the reindeer do well when they are there. But Santa feels is it not healthy for them to be at the North Pole year round and he encourages them to “return home”, wherever that might be.

Santa has reindeer ranches all over the world. There are North Pole-run reindeer ranches in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Bolivia, Australia, Mongolia, and even in the high mountain ranges of India.

But the reindeer only visit these far and wide locations during the year when they need to or when special requests for their services come in from the North Pole. Most of the time they return to their natural habitat and locations where they were born.

They come back sometime between the middle of August and the middle of November every year. There is never a set time. Santa just trusts them to return when he needs them at the North Pole.

Much of how the reindeer operate, especially their abilities to fly, is a tightly controlled secret at the North Pole.

We are confident they will return in the autumn months of the year.

Chat

First North Pole Chat of the New Year Scheduled

Elf Harold Star is a veteran news reporter and editor formerly with the North Pole Gazette. He has reported North Pole News for more than 50 years. He now serves the North Pole News Network as its primary news editor. Elf Harold lives at the North Pole with his wife, 4 cats and 3 very scared goldfish.
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The first North Pole Chat of the new year has been scheduled for January 28th at 7pm EST at SantaUpdate.com.

North Pole Chat

Elf Crash Murphy, Santa’s eye-in-the-sky reporter who trails Santa’s sleigh every Christmas Eve, will present stories of Santa’s flight last month.

Santa had a dramatic launch in a 50-year old sleigh that experts said would never make it. He set a new all-time speed record in that sleigh and enjoyed a flawless flight.

That does not mean that things did not happen. Elf Crash will fill in the gaps and tell some stories not heard on SantaUpdate.com or other Official North Pole Websites.

If you cannot make the scheduled chat, please post your comments or questions for Elf Crash in the box below.

We hope to see you there!

Advisories

More Advisories for Sector 5

Elf News Reporter at North Pole News Network
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:

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvadore
Honduras
Ontario, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Guatemala
Mexico
USA Central
Bahamas
East Coast Canada
Columbia
Ecuador
Jamiaca
Turks
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Haiti
Eastern Mexico
Peru
East Coast USA
Anguilla
Aruba
Bermuda
Bonaire
British VI
Curacao
Dominican Republic
Guadeloupe
Martinque
Puerto Rico
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Trinidad
Venezuela
Antiqua
Barbados
Bolivia
Canada- East
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Montserrat
Saint Kitts
Saint Martin
US VI

Cities of:
San Jose
San Salvador
Managua
Manitoba
Guatemala City
Mexico City
Kansas City
Memphis
Nassau
Ottawa
Bogata
Quito
Havana
Lima
Panama City
Washington DC
Hamilton
Bridge Town
St. Georges
San Juan
Kingstown
Caracas
Georgetown

Storm

Storm Clouds Gathering

Elf News Reporter at North Pole News Network
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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The Weather Center at Flight Command is warning of an intensifying winter blizzard over the next several hours at the North Pole.

Christmas Eve blizzards are nothing new for North Pole Flight Command. A staff of 35 trained weather specialists manage forecasts from around the world. Another team focuses on just North Pole weather, which always seems to play a part in air operations at the North Pole Sleigh Port.

There is no indication that the severe weather will affect Santa or Operation Airlift, which is the coordination of thousands of sleighs who support Santa in his delivery phase of operations.

However, ground crews and crucial North Pole Departments such as Santa’s Workshop, the North Pole Post Office and the Wrapping Department can be affected. Protocols are in place, as this is not a unique scenario at the North Pole. No known impediments to Santa’s progress are anticipated at this time.

We will keep you updated.