During a demonstration of the Appendapulator, Santa Claus was popped away from the North Pole.
"I was showing him how my changes were going to make Christmas easier on all of us," said Gizmo Elf, Santa's Chief Inventing Elf. "I pulled the re-appendator lever, and poof, he just wasn't there any more!"
"It wasn't a poof, it was more like a paff," interjected Adamup Elf, Santa's Chief Toymaking Elf, and widely regarded as the elf with the best hearing. "Or a piff, or maybe even a whoof, but not a poof."
"It was most definitely not a poof," added Louis Elf, Co-Chief Fashion Elf. "A poof is a most unfashionable sound. However, I would say that he disappeared in a very tasteful biff-type sound."
"It really doesn't matter what sound he made when he disappeared--the important thing is that Santa's GONE," a very stern-looking Mrs. Claus told the gathering. "Now, Gizmo, you bring him back this instant!"
Gizmo nodded, and started flipping switches and toggling toggles on the great toy-making machine. After a moment, he looked around. "Er...this would be a lot easier if I knew where he went." He said.
Where did Santa go? Is he going to be ok? And most importantly, is he dressed warm enough? Keep reading the North Pole Times daily to keep updated on this important story!