[The North Pole Times]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday January 26, 2022    
[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

These Christmas Elf puppets are so cute and even more fun to make. A perfect Christmas craft activity to keep you and your own little elves entertained during the Holidays.

Share the love this Christmas with this easy-to-make Christmas Heart Ornament Craft that requires only a few items you’re likely to already have on hand. Use them as a tree ornament or as a loving extra touch to your gift wrapping.

These adorable North Pole Times Elves are the perfect DIY ornament for kids to make and hang on the Christmas tree!

These DIY Christmas Pop Up Cards are fun and simple to make. Choose from a variety of elves and characters direct from the North Pole to make a unique gift that is loads of fun to share with friends and family.

This fun little Clothespin Snowman craft is super easy to make and just as versatile. Glue them to presents to make a cute gift tag holder. Clip them to your tree for a fun kid-made ornament. Or hide them around the house and have your very own Christmas Snowman Hunt just like you would for an Easter egg hunt.

[Mrs Claus]
Holiday Cakes & Pies

A truly old fashioned flavored cake that is a moist, tender, spice cake with applesauce, nuts and raisins. Delicious!

A moist and delicious banana bread recipe that your 'lil elves will go nuts over. Santa just loves it served warm with a pat of butter.  

An easy cherry pie recipe that is certain to put smiles on the faces of all the elves in your family - young or old.

It's not the holidays without Danielle Elf's wonderful Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread. The reduced sugar and little extra kick of cinnamon is a Santa favorite.

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, Oh, bring us some figgy pudding, And bring it right here.

[Mrs Claus]
Holiday Sweets & Treats

A warm and bubbly holiday treat from back in the day. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or just by itself.

This Crock Pot Candy just might be the ultimate holiday treat! Not only is it easy to make, it’s really delicious and a great treat to share for Christmas.

Here's a recipe from our very own Ali Elf. This is sure to please.

Here's a fun treat that all the Elves like to make for dessert.

Just a fun treat for the holidays. Perfect for snacking, gift giving and get togethers.

Alert: Pudding on the Keyboard!

What Launched the Virus?

[Alert: Pudding on the Keyboard!]

Waldo looked desperately around. Everyone blamed him for the mess. 

It started with a friend request from a lovely elf. It was tempting, but Waldo made a good decision. He decided not to accept the request from a stranger. But still, the virus went off! “What launched the virus?” you must be wondering.

Dear readers, the story that follows is hard to believe.

When the mess started, poor Waldo looked at the screen and read, “Alert: Pudding on the keyboard!”

Oh, no! As he was eating his favorite strawberry and mustard pudding, Waldo dropped a bit on the keyboard. The pudding fell directly onto the “accept” button. It was Waldo’s pudding that launched the virus and caused the mess throughout the entire North Pole.

Believe it or not, dear readers, that’s what happened.

Waldo was smart enough to do the right thing and clumsy enough to accidentally cause the greatest mess in the history of the North Pole. (Well, that’s Waldo for ya.)

[by Marija Elf]

With dozens of angry faces around him, Waldo felt even worse. He had to do something; but what?

Still licking the rest of the pudding from his lips, Waldo had an idea!

He’ll find the cute elf girl who sent him the friend request! He would make her give him the secret antivirus code!

Waldo had no idea where to find the mysterious elf, but he had to start right away. It was a detective job, so his trusty Sherlock Junior Kit seemed a useful thing to bring along. 

And so, dear Waldo set off to the icy wilderness. He didn’t ask or expect anyone to join him… not that anyone would anyway.

What do you think will happen? Will the elves let Waldo go all alone? Will anyone join him on this mysterious quest?

Come back TOMORROW to get the latest news about Waldo’s mission. Right here on The North Pole Times!

-- More News --
[Santa Is About to Leave]
Santa Is About to Leave
Published Friday December 24, 2021

Before he left, Santa gave Boone a tiny little box wrapped with a red ribbon. The box was small enough to fit into the palm of his hand… almost like a jewelry box.

[It's Santa!]
It's Santa!
Published Thursday December 23, 2021

Please, Santa, can I stay here at the North Pole and be part of YOUR family? Please?

[The Presentator will make it!]
The Presentator will make it!
Published Wednesday December 22, 2021

The elves were about to leave the workshop when they heard a voice.

[The Presentator!]
The Presentator!
Published Tuesday December 21, 2021

The Presentator is a present-switching machine Gizmo invented long ago when the elves faced a similar problem with Christmas presents.

[NOOO! Not another virus!]
NOOO! Not another virus!
Published Monday December 20, 2021

There was no time to start from the beginning as Christmas is so soon!

[Why are you looking at me like that?]
Why are you looking at me like that?
Published Sunday December 19, 2021

Waldo looked at Boone and said, “What...? What happened to you?” Gizmo, Mikee, and Randolph turned around, in shock.

[The Magic Worked]
The Magic Worked
Published Saturday December 18, 2021

Waldo, Mikee, and Gizmo were so overwhelmed with joy that they didn’t notice what was happening right next to them.

[Boogey, Boo, Boom!]
Boogey, Boo, Boom!
Published Friday December 17, 2021

Boone stood in front of the central computer that controls everything in Santa’s village. It was out of order.

[I Shows You the Way!]
I Shows You the Way!
Published Thursday December 16, 2021

Randolph took off and flew across the sky through snow and blizzard. He followed Boone’s instructions, which...

[Randolph The One-Horned Reindeer]
Randolph The One-Horned Reindeer
Published Wednesday December 15, 2021

The overweight reindeer swooped out of the sky and plopped back onto the roof.

[Back to Santa’s Village]
Back to Santa’s Village
Published Tuesday December 14, 2021

The chubby fella with one horn took off and flew so high that the elves could no longer see him.

[You Little Boogerwig!]
You Little Boogerwig!
Published Monday December 13, 2021

It’s not too late! You CAN help save Christmas!

[Did Santa Take Boogerwig’s Family?]
Did Santa Take Boogerwig’s Family?
Published Sunday December 12, 2021

Long, long ago, before we settled at the North Pole...

[Don’t jump to conclusions!]
Don’t jump to conclusions!
Published Saturday December 11, 2021

Little Boogerwig got mad, Really mad… I mean REALLY, REALLY mad.

[Santa Took Me Family!]
Santa Took Me Family!
Published Friday December 10, 2021

After talking with Boogerwig, the elves learned that he hates them and Christmas too. What they didn’t understand was why.

[The Elves Finally Found it!]
The Elves Finally Found it!
Published Thursday December 09, 2021

“It is I, Boogerwig, the most meanest of all mean meanies ever!”

[Now Waldo Is gone!]
Now Waldo Is gone!
Published Wednesday December 08, 2021

The elves heard the sound of footsteps echoing off the walls. Someone or something was there. 

[Where is Mikee?!]
Where is Mikee?!
Published Tuesday December 07, 2021

The elves entered the spooky castle and started the quest for the meanie.

[Oh Boogerwig!]
Oh Boogerwig!
Published Monday December 06, 2021

The elves were moving slowly towards the dark castle with one thing in mind – save Christmas.

[Elvish Language Formatter - E.L.F.]
Elvish Language Formatter - E.L.F.
Published Sunday December 05, 2021

“Let’s see. If I just cross-connect the wire from the who-ja-ba to the whatcha-callit and then bridge it to the flex-transistor…” 

[Open Almighty Gate!]
Open Almighty Gate!
Published Saturday December 04, 2021

We need to find a way to open the gate if we’re to have any hope of saving Christmas.

[You ain’t no Fish!]
You ain’t no Fish!
Published Friday December 03, 2021

Gotta be careful on this one; I’ve heard talk on that castle.

[Lake of Unfrozen Waters]
Lake of Unfrozen Waters
Published Thursday December 02, 2021

I’ve not heard of the elvish creature you speak of.

[Mikee’s in Danger!]
Mikee’s in Danger!
Published Wednesday December 01, 2021

The three elves turned around to see a huge wall of white headed straight for them.

[The Snow Fairy might help you]
The Snow Fairy might help you
Published Tuesday November 30, 2021

I’ve seen no new elf girl nor heard of her. The Snow Fairy might help you; she lives over the hill.

[It’s Yeti!]
It’s Yeti!
Published Monday November 29, 2021

Just when they thought things couldn’t get any worse, they noticed two more eyes in the darkness scurrying straight at them.

Published Sunday November 28, 2021

Three elves set out on a mission to find the menace who is actively trying to ruin Christmas.

[Alert: Pudding on the Keyboard!]
Alert: Pudding on the Keyboard!
Published Saturday November 27, 2021

Waldo looked desperately around. Everyone blamed him for the mess. 

[Waldo Messes up... Again!]
Waldo Messes up... Again!
Published Friday November 26, 2021

The lights went off, the toy-making machine, the Appendapulator, started making the wrong toys, and the whole village was in a mess!

[The North Pole was Hacked!]
The North Pole was Hacked!
Published Thursday November 25, 2021

I’m writing this by the light of Rudolph’s nose. The lights are off at the entire North Pole!

[Not a Creature was stirring...]
Not a Creature was stirring...
Published Saturday November 20, 2021

There’s been quite a stir recently here at the North Pole. Our little friend ChrisMouse, who loves running behind the walls at Santa’s Village, has become a little bolder.

[Strange Happenings Resolved at Pole]
Strange Happenings Resolved at Pole
Published Tuesday November 16, 2021

Something strange was happening in the Newsroom. It came out of nowhere and affected most of the news services at the North Pole Times - including the website. But Gizmo's team got 'er done!

[Problems with News System Slows Presses]
Problems with News System Slows Presses
Published Monday November 15, 2021

The News systems at the North Pole Times have been acting strangly throughtout the last fews days. Gizmo and team are working to resolve the issue.

[Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!]
Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!
Published Monday November 01, 2021

During the Christmas season, keeping kids focused can be a difficult undertaking. Harnessing all that excitement and energy can also be difficult for teachers.

[All Hallows' Eve at the North Pole]
All Hallows' Eve at the North Pole
Published Friday October 01, 2021

While it’s true that the elves are already hard at work making toys, Halloween time offers a great opportunity for so much fun!

[Picnics and Pirates]
Picnics and Pirates
Published Wednesday September 01, 2021

As kids around the world are getting ready to go back to school, the elves at the North Pole are gearing up for their favorite time of year...

[World Friendship Day]
World Friendship Day
Published Sunday August 01, 2021

August is a very special time at the North Pole. While the elves enjoy the last full month of summer, as the high temperature can sometimes reach up to 41° F, they also start to prepare for the colder months of Autumn and Winter.

[It is Festive in July at the North Pole]
It is Festive in July at the North Pole
Published Thursday July 01, 2021

Because the elves of the North Pole consider themselves global citizens, they enjoy celebrating all of the national holidays!

[Summer Fun at the North Pole]
Summer Fun at the North Pole
Published Monday May 31, 2021

Things are really heating up in the North Pole now! In June, the elves enjoy temperatures  that can reach up to 38° F!

[The North Pole May Check In!]
The North Pole May Check In!
Published Saturday May 01, 2021

Welcome to May in the North Pole. The elves are excited because there is usually a big temperature jump in May.

[Celebrations in April]
Celebrations in April
Published Wednesday March 31, 2021

April showers, bring May flowers… But in the North Pole April brings a lot of fun and festive times for the elves. With holidays that celebrate their love of fun and faith, April has it all.

[St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole]
St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole
Published Monday March 01, 2021

Right now our favorite elves are decorating for St. Patrick’s Day at the North Pole while also starting their spring cleaning and planting. They are dreaming about shamrocks and the sun!

[Naughty or Nice]

[Meet the Elves]

[Gizmo Elf]

Gizmo Elf

"If something's broken, fix it. If something's not broken, tinker with it anyhow." That's the motto of Gizmo Elf, inventor extraordinaire.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]