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Santa Heads…East?

Santa Claus has just crossed the International dateline and is headed EAST over the Pacific ocean and towards the United States. This is a very unusual course for Santa and the Tracking Department doesn't know what to make of it. "What is…
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Santa Heads South Over the Pacific Ocean

Santa has started out the gate relatively slow in the past several minutes. He appears to be testing his systems on the sleigh. He has called in to Santa Central Command several times, using first the radio, then a cell phone, then a television…
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BREAKING NEWS: Santa’s Sleigh Has Launched!

After a final walk around the sleigh, Santa climbed in and gave the reins a gentle tug. The reindeer started off running slowly but quickly gained speed and lifted off. Santa steered the sleigh to the left and waved down to the cheering crowd…
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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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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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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…