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Wednesday March 03, 2021    
[Marija Elf]
News from the North Pole

Santa has written his annual letter to all the children around the world who he visited last night.

[Franny Elf]
Franny Fridays

Santa changes from his fluffy hat and gloves to shorts and a brightly colored t-shirt.

Super Secret Jack Spinner]
Super Secret Sundays

No one move! It could be another trap!

[Timbo Elf]
Reindeer Games

The Ice Palace is packed here at the North Pole, and the reindeer are about to enter. It’s time for the Closing Ceremonies for this year’s Reindeer Games!

[Eddie Elf]
wEDnesday EDitorials

Only a few days left until Christmas! All we elves are putting the last touches on the presents from our workshop and Santa is checking his naughty and nice list twice as much!

[Ellie Elf]
Saturday School of Wonders

Today I’m teaching my class the difference between being naughty and nice. People think that elves are cheerful all the time, but every so often they can misbehave.


Santa's Nice List Is Bigger Than Ever


Phew! What a week it's been...

It started off with me wondering how to get Santa's Nice List going again after that grubby goblin had been going round whispering naughty ideas into children's heads. I'd managed to catch him, but I still had to find a way to get the number of children on the Nice List back to where it should be. Otherwise, Santa's pile of presents would be overflowing with undelivered toys and the boys in the warehouse would be really fed up!

I was thinking over the problem and, to be honest, it was beginning to give me a headache. I turned towards the goblin, who was still trapped in my butterfly net, but was grinning away. “You can stop smirking at me,” I snapped. “This mess is all your fault. There are children on the Naughty List who don't deserve to be there. People aren't going to be happy when they find out it was you.” The goblin gulped. “A-a-a-a-am I in trouble?” he asked. “Trouble? TROUBLE?!!” I yelled. “Unless I get these children doing terrific tasks and back on the Nice List, you'll be off to the South Pole.” The goblin gulped again. “Not the S-S-South P-P-Pole...” he cried. “I-I-I w-w-wish I could h-h-help. I-I-I w-w-wish there was something I could d-d-do...” Suddenly I had an idea. “Do you know what?” I said, smiling. “Maybe there is... Maybe there is.”

[by Toomer Elf]

And so, I released the goblin. Yes, that's right – I set him free. Free to carry on going around whispering thoughts in children's ears. But I set him free on one condition...

“I'm letting you go,” I told him. “But you must go round whispering good ideas in children's ears. Give them terrific tasks to do. Teach them how to do good deeds. Help Santa build up his Nice List!” The goblin nodded. “And if I hear you've been whispering naughty ideas, you'll be sent to the South Pole quicker than you can say GreatGreedyGoblins. Got it?” The goblin nodded again and, with that, he went on his way.

Well, that's it. I haven't seen him since, but I know he's doing his job. Santa's Nice List has more children's names on it this year than ever before. It's going to be a great Christmas!

If you get a little thought in your ear – to do a good deed or a terrific task – don't be surprised, it's just a not-so grubby goblin doing his job. And, whatever you do, make sure you listen to his advice - Santa's Nice List just wouldn't be complete without your name on it too!

Keep on doing those Terrific Tasks and have a wonderful Christmas!

Yours festively, Toomer

Published Tuesday December 15, 2020

Last week you'll remember that I went undercover, trying to find out where all the naughty behaviour is coming from. I hid in Joe's house and I came across a rather grubby goblin who has been going round whispering naughty ideas into children's ears. Thankfully

[Stanley the Sheep Goes Shopping]
Stanley the Sheep Goes Shopping
Published Tuesday December 08, 2020

It's Toomer Elf here and I'm working undercover this week so I've disguised my second Terrific Task Tuesdays article.

Published Tuesday December 01, 2020

Have you heard of Santa's Nice List? Where he keeps the names of all the boys and girls who've behaved well over the year?

[A Good Deed goes a Long Way]
A Good Deed goes a Long Way
Published Saturday October 31, 2020

There's a lot of talk about the Naughty or Nice List and believe me, Santa knows who's naughty and nice.

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