[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Monday October 26, 2020    
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!

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

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.

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, get togethers....just about any time. A sweet candy flavor with a texture like caramel corn.

You're going to love these little treats, direct from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen at the North Pole!

A quick little treat to warm your bones while watching that holiday show.

Yet another tasty treat from Ali Elf. Be careful though, you'll probably want to eat a lot of these.

Canada's Big City Christmas!

What's going POP?!

[Canada's Big City Christmas!]

Hey kids! I'm Fly-About Franny back for another year at The North Pole Times. My job is to fly around in my mini-sled before Christmas every year checking to see how boys and girls around the world celebrate Christmas. Santa says it's a very important job or he would end up delivering the wrong toys to the wrong children.

For our first report this year, I'm not going too far away from the North Pole, I'm stopping in Toronto Canada. Toronto is Canada 's largest city and it's right on the shores of Lake Ontario , which is one of the Great Lakes . Canada is a very large country and has a lot of different people all across it. Some people live in the very cold north and are called Inuits. They celebrate with a big winter festival and love to dance and give gifts for Christmas. Some people speak French and celebrate the way their ancestors in France do, with delicious French food and decorations like the Crèche. Mainly in Toronto though the boys and girls speak English and celebrate like other North American boys and girls. Many families get Christmas trees to decorate and put presents around. Since Toronto is a big city, many people will go see plays and musicals about Christmas in December. My favorite has always been to see kids singing in a choir.

[by Franny Elf] The one thing Canadian children do differently is called the Christmas cracker. No, these aren't food that you put cheese on and eat, these are a type of present that you give to people in your life that you appreciate. A cracker is a cardboard tube that you can put a small gift or a note saying how much you care about someone into. The tubes are wrapped in colorful paper and then two people pull apart the cardboard and hear a big POP! as the toys or notes fall out. Many people give crackers as a way to remember a fun party they enjoyed and as a way to say Thank You!

Now that we've discovered how kids in Canada celebrate Christmas, when Santa stops by on Christmas Eve, he'll be able to give the boys and girls great toys and gifts. I'm now going to turn my sleigh east and head across the Atlantic to Wales , England for next Friday's report. Remember come back every day to visit us at The North Pole Times for new stories.



[The Other Pole, Antarctic Christmas]
The Other Pole, Antarctic Christmas
Published Friday December 13, 2019

I missed where I wanted to land my sleigh this week and I landed in the South Pole by mistake!

[Fun Christmas in Wales]
Fun Christmas in Wales
Published Friday December 06, 2019

Today I'm stopping off to see my good friend Patrick. Patrick lives in a city in Wales called Swansea. Wales is part of the United Kingdom.

[Canada's Big City Christmas!]
Canada's Big City Christmas!
Published Friday November 29, 2019

For our first report this year, I'm not going too far away from the North Pole, I'm stopping in Toronto Canada.

[Franny Gets Ready to Fly]
Franny Gets Ready to Fly
Published Wednesday November 20, 2019

A worldwide report on how different countries and cultures celebrate the season of Christmas.

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Eugene Elf

Eugene Elf is Head Reporter of the North Pole Times. Elvin's right-hand elf. Known for getting his stories in on time, spelled correctly, and with proper punctuation, Eugene is faithful to his North Pole Times family.

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