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Nine Months Until Christmas Eve

reindeer-in-snowWelcome to Spring everyone! (Well, almost everyone. For those in the south parts of the world, it is autumn.)

Can you believe it? Nine months from tonight is Christmas Eve!

It is a strange time at the North Pole. We’re going through some remodel work. Santa has torn up the workshop to expand. He’s building new work benches and installing better lights. That means everything has stopped while he works.

Elf Bernard took the opportunity to send many of the workshop elves on vacation.

Elves really like vacation but usually not at this time of the year. They prefer to wait a couple of months because they have kids in school right now. (Yes, elves have family too).

It is a very exciting time for Santa’s Stables. Lots of baby reindeer are being born right now! Hundreds of them. Santa goes there just about every day to see who has shown up.

These reindeer babies are so cute. They walk almost as soon as they are born but they are not too sure on their feet. For the next couple of months they will stay with their mothers and their fathers, building strength and eating to develop strong bones. In early summer in the Northern Hemisphere they will venture out with many of the other reindeer and we won’t see them for months and months. Santa always gets a little worried about them but they all come back in the fall, just in time for training.

Where ever you are we hope you are safe, well, and enjoying this time of the year!

— Elf Ernest

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