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Santa Announces Sleigh Contest Naming Winner

Every year Santa uses a new sleigh for his Christmas flight and every year he holds a contest to name the sleigh. The sleigh always has a girl's name and Santa always selects the name he feels best fits the sleigh. He always waits until the…
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Crowds Flock to Sleigh Barn to Watch Santa’s Launch

This news that Santa was up has unleashed a stampede to the Sleigh Barn. Folks are crowded all around inside the barn, up in the loft and around the perimeter of the building. It is a large building, capable of holding several hundred reindeer…
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Santa Awakens!

Elf Victor just called to say that he just got off the phone with Santa. He's awake and he wants the reindeer to get up and get ready. The Tracking Center is relieved to hear this news. The workshop and the wrapping department are not --…
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Flight Delay Stretches in 2nd Hour

Santa's flight delay is now headed into it's second hour. There has been no word of Santa and no change in his status or that of the reindeer. They continue to be asleep at this time. However, we remind you that we have had two bedtime warnings…
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Blizzard Rolls into the North Pole

Elf Billy's weather forecast was accurate: the blizzard warning for the North Pole predicted it would hit at this hour, more than 60 minutes after Santa was scheduled to leave. But Santa is still here on the ground and if he takes off in the…
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Kids in New Zealand Urged to Go to Sleep

The Tracking Department has just issued another bed time warning: New Zealanders should be getting to bed! It is approaching late evening in New Zealand. It will be Christmas morning there in just a few hours and I calculate that most kids…
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Santa and Reindeer Still Napping

Our last report notwithstanding we still have to report that Santa and the reindeer remain resting at this hour. I spoke to Elf Victor a little while ago and he said Santa was very clear that he was not to awaken the reindeer until Santa calls…
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Tracking Department Issues the First Bedtime Warning

In a sign that Santa Claus must be close to launching the sleigh we just received word that Santa's Tracking Department has issued the first bedtime warning of Operation Merry Christmas 2011. According to this data release from the tracking…
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Elf Gloria Declares the Bells Perfectly Tuned

At this point we would usually be talking about Santa's final inspection of the sleigh before taking off. But since there's been a delay we have the opportunity to tell you a little more detail about the preparation for the sleigh. Each…
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Elves Happy Santa is Delayed

A cheer went up at Santa's Workshop and in the Wrapping Department when the announcement went over the loudspeak that Santa would delay his launch. Elf Bernard calls the delay "a blessing" as he kept the Workshop busy. The Wrapping Department,…
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Santa Delays Flight, Blames Supersonic Sleigh

Santa just called. He said he was still in bed and looking forward to sleeping just a little bit longer. He said that since testing out the new sleigh he doesn't have to leave as early as he has in years past. In fact, he's afraid of getting…
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Christmas Morning Approaches in the Far East

With Santa scheduled to launch in about an hour we're receiving reports of festive Christmas Eve celebrations taking place around the world. In fact, in the Far East it is nearly bed-time and the end of Christmas Eve celebrations and in the…