[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Sunday November 29, 2020    
[Mrs Claus]
Holiday Recipes

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

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

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

These little cherry flavored gems are Rudolph's favorite. Any ideas as to why?

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.

Nothing short of heavenly. Quite sweet, but the extra tart of the cream cheese and cranberries gives just the perfect tart touch to leave you craving just one more.

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.

Try these cookies on the sweet-tooth in the family. Our Elves love 'em... yours will too!

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

There's nothing like a nice molasses cookie and a glass of milk during the holidays.

Another festive treat from Ali Elf! You've got to try it.

This classic homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe has been a favorite at the North Pole. This is the pie Mrs. Claus serves at Thanksgiving and Christmas day feasts.

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

How about this nutty treat for your holiday party

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

Another Creature Approaches Pole

Who / What is it?

[Another Creature Approaches Pole]

With less than a month to go before The Big Night (which is what Elves call Christmas Eve), the North Pole is a very busy place. This year, it's even busier, because a Yeti came with a letter from the grand-daughter of Ha'penny Elf, an elf who left the North Pole years ago. The letter said that she (and her son) were coming for a visit. And now, it seemed that there was another yeti coming through the trees!

Holly Elf pointed out the window at the looming shadow in the trees. "See it, Bernard? I think it's another Abominable Snowman! "

Holly Elf was the official Santa Spotter of the North Pole, the sharpest-eyed elf there was. Bernard Elf joined her at the window of the mail room (where he and the first Yeti had been sorting mail), and peered out at the distant figure. "What the jingle's going on this year?" asked Bernard. He turned to the large creature in the room. "Do you know anything about this?"

The Yeti squinted out the window. "Can't see much of nuthin' out there," he said, and then he sniffed. He sniffed so hard that he sniffed Bernard Elf's hat right off his head! "It don't smell like me," he said. Then peeled Bernard's hat off the tip of his nose. "Here's your cap, Bernie," he said.

"Thanks. I think," said Bernard.

The three went outside, where a crowd was gathering in the main square to watch the approach of the new visitor.

"Ho, ho, ho, Bernard!" said Santa as the three approached. "It doesn't snow but it blizzards! Looks like another letter's coming!"

"I wonder what this one's about," said Toby Elf.

"It could be a letter from a very important movie star," mused Louis Elf.

"Maybe it's from Ha'penny Elf's Granddaughter, saying she can't make it after all," suggested Jiller Elf.

"Maybe it's Ha'penny's Granddaughter herself," said Waldo Elf.

The other elves laughed. "I don't think so, Waldo," said Ali Elf. "Even the biggest Elves aren't all that big, and that seems to be a very big creature coming this way."

"Maybe she just eats well," Waldo replied. "Speaking of eating, I'm hungry. Is there any strawberry-and-mustard pudding left?"

"What about the big bowl of it that you're holding?" asked Toby.

"This is for Ha'penny's Granddaughter. I meant is there any other strawberry-and-mustard pudding left?"

The Yeti sniffed again, and smiled. "That don't smell like no Yeti," he said, and sighed. "That smell preeeettyyyyyy."

"Yep. And it tastes as good as it smells," said Waldo, inhaling deeply.

"Not pudding, silly Waldo!" said the Yeti. She smell good!"

[by Eugene Elf]

And with that, the creature pushed past the final trees, and walked into the clearing. She--for it was a woman--was large, and pale, and wore a big white fur coat. She also wore a sneer. "Which one of you is Santa?" she demanded. "Speak up!"

"Generally speaking, the one who wears what is commonly known as a 'Santa Suit' would be your first guess," said Santa, stepping forward. "And that would be me. May I help you?"

The woman raised her eyebrow at Santa. "Of course you may," she said, "for I am the Granddaughter of Ha'penny Elf."

Who is this woman? What does she want? Could it be that she wants Strawberry-and-mustard pudding? Keep reading The North Pole Times to find out!



[The Thanksgiving Disaster]
The Thanksgiving Disaster
Published Saturday November 28, 2020

Poor Waldo didn’t trip and fall, as many would expect. It was something else, something that crossed the line and made Waldo run into the wilderness.

[The New Elf]
The New Elf
Published Friday November 27, 2020

As you already know, our dear Waldo has gone missing. To understand better what made him leave, you need to know what happened at the Thanksgiving feast.

[Waldo Wanders into Wilderness]
Waldo Wanders into Wilderness
Published Thursday November 26, 2020

I’m sad to inform you that our dear Waldo has gone missing. You need to know the whole truth – Waldo didn’t disappear, but...

[Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!]
Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!
Published Saturday October 31, 2020

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

[Not a Creature was stirring...]
Not a Creature was stirring...
Published Thursday October 15, 2020

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.

[Super Secret Sundays]

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

[Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie]
Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie
This classic homemade fresh pumpkin pie recipe has been a favorite at the North Pole. This is the pie Mrs. Claus serves at Thanksgiving and Christmas day feasts.

[Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread]
Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread
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.

[Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce]
Old Fashioned Cranberry Sauce
This old fashioned cranberry sauce will remind you of Grandma's cooking. The flavor is sweet with a touch of fresh berry tartness. And the added cinnamon and cloves is sure to make this one of your holiday favorites.

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[Meet the Elves]

[Franny Elf]

Franny Elf

Fly-About Franny Elf loves to fly. She also loves history and culture AND, of course, Christmas! She holds a Masters Degree both in History and Cultural Studies from the Elf Academy at the School of Wonders.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]