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Santa is Immune to Covid-19

by Elf Green
Santa Claus is immune to coronavirus and will be able to deliver Christmas presents again this year, the World Health Organisation has reassured us all is well. Children of the world can rest easy both Santa and Mrs Claus are fit and well and busy at the North Pole. A WHO representative has gone on record stating "I understand the concern for Santa because he is of older age and of one of the older age groups but I can tell you that Santa Claus is immune to this virus. We had a brief chat with him and he is doing very well. Mrs Claus is doing very well and they are very busy right now. But he is immune." Holidays are officially coming!

Time to Ramp it Up!

by Elf Green
It's been a rough year for everyone and that includes all at the North Pole! The elves have been working super hard but getting supplies has been tough. Everyone seems to be struggling to get the stuff they need everywhere in the world. What to do, what to do? The news is that the Head Elf has had to work extra long hours and had a steady supply of hot cocoa and candy canes to keep him going while he sorts it out. His second in command has been doing her best to keep the factory running so they keep on track for Christmas Eve, she is a super hard worker elf too. She has had to have many talks with the cocoa factory to ensure the stocks are kept up and the candy cane elves have been working extra to ensure the Head Elf always has his sugar hit. The man in the red suit has been pulling his beard out trying to keep all the elves happy as he hates it when they feel stressed. The Christmas Village is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth and it's his job to make sure it stays that way. He has been calling in some owed favours and making sure all the elves are getting extra treats to keep them in the great spirits they are used to. Now that the count down is on and the lists are starting to come in from the children of the world the ramp-up begins. This will help Santa and his elves as bringing happiness to families all over the globe is what they do and that is what brings them the most happiness.

How many reindeer does Santa have and what are their names?

by Elf Green
Rudolph with his red nose may be the most famous reindeer of them all but legend has it that Santa Claus has many more to help him pull his sleigh all around the world at Christmas time. The idea of Father Christmas being aided by multiple reindeer to deliver presents to children comes from the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, which was written in 1823. Written by Clement Clarke Moore the poem, which is more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas because of its first line, describes the reindeer landing on the lawn outside a house ‘with a clatter’ and the ‘prancing and pawing of each little hoof’. It is also one of the first times that the reindeer are named… In A Visit from St. Nicholas, Santa Claus has eight reindeer who are named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen. Santa addresses them by name in the poem saying: ‘Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donder and Blixen! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!’ Rudolph, Santa’s famous ninth reindeer, wasn’t introduced to the sleigh pulling team until 1939, when Chicago-based copywriter Robert L. May wrote the well-known song Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and it became a popular festive tune. Now the names are set to the ones we are know and love!

Blitzen & Bernard Get Ready For Their Holidays

by Elf Green
Blitzen & Bernard love to travel. They love people and culture. So Santa assigned them the yearly duty of flying around the whole-wide-world to report on how different countries and cultures celebrate the season of Christmas. From Africa to New Zealand, Hawaii to London, Paris to Berlin in their five-part series Bernard helped Santa to understand some of the most interesting facts on how the holiday is celebrated around the globe. Did you know some children call Santa Claus "Pere Noel" and leave their shoes by the fireplace for special treats? Some leave a shoe on the window sill and wait to see if the elves have been each night on the build up to Christmas and placed a sweet treat inside for them to eat each morning? Or that some cultures eat sushi, fish, tamales and coconut pudding for Christmas dinner? Some believe if you are naughty you will receive a lump of coal not a lovely present? Bernard has told Santa all of the really neat traditions our friends around the world keep during this special time of year. Santa loves to hear all about their travels even though he misses them loads when they are gone.

Santas Christmas Popcorn

by Elf Green
INGREDIENTS: - 2/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels - 2 cups granulated sugar - 2/3 cup half and half - 1 Tbsp light corn syrup - 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla - 6 drops red food coloring (or any other color you'd like) PROCEDURE: - Pop popcorn into a large bowl according to the manufacturer's directions. - Pour popped popcorn into two very large mixing bowls, set aside. - In a large saucepan whisk together sugar, half and half, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved. - Heat mixture to 232 degrees, stirring occasionally. Immediately remove from heat and pour in vanilla and food coloring. Drizzle mixture over popped popcorn. - Gently stir popcorn until mixture is evenly coated and coating begins to dry (you'll notice the popcorn kernels separating). - Pour mixture onto waxed paper and allow to dry for about 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container

How Does Santa make his Lists?!

by Elf Green
Well in todays society we are making this very easy for him and his army of helpers!! My secret source suggests a crack team of elite surrogates called the Santa Claws has been going into war zones the world over to deliver presents. “They drop down from the sky like the Claw in Toy Story.” He also suggests the amount of safe airspace has now got so small, the old guy is piloting a solution: a worldwide network of sleeper helpers in every community. The Send A Nice Toy Annually network, or SANTA: warm-hearted people who go about their business all year then go to work at Christmas using drones. “The sort of thing Amazon would kill for.” It makes sense. Drones are suddenly everywhere. There has been a huge rise in the number crashing in British prisons, carrying drugs and phones. Nine in October alone, according to reports. Nobody knows how many get through. But talking of dubious activity, what is Dark Santa? I’m afraid it’s bad news. The elves have gone rogue. My source suggests store Santa’s are being used for triage, working out who’s naughty or nice. Every visit to a grotto is a secret interrogation. They’ve set up a huge database – it’s easy to keep your servers cool in the Arctic circle – scanning Snapchat, WhatsApp and Instagram, hacking into the Pentagon, GCHQ even Facebook. You’d better watch out. You’d better think twice before posting that photo. His eyes are everywhere and he can see if you have been naughty or nice!