[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.

Flempakle's Leave North Pole

Dolores and Phil Head Home

[Flempakle's Leave North Pole]

Dolores Flemspackle burst into Santa's office. Santa, Gizmo, and Bernard were sharing cookies and eggnog with Dolores' son, Phil, and the Yeti, who was burping out eggnog-scented reindeer names. (No, it's not polite, but are you going to tell a Yeti that?-ed.)

"Mother, the elves have been telling me about Ha'penny Elf...I mean, Grandpa Hap," said Phil, "and Gizmo has an idea about how Flemspackle Industries can cut down on pollution!"

"It's actually an idea your Grandfather gave me, many years ago," said Gizmo Elf.

"Bbbbllllitzzzzennnn" rumbled the Yeti, happily.

"That's nice, dear," said Dolores, distractedly, "but I think it's time we said our goodbyes and let these people get on with their Christmas-y things."

Phil looked confused. "But I thought the reason for our trip was to find some 'green' technology. We didn't find any of that, but 'white' technology might be what we need."

"Prrrrrrancerrrrp!" expelled the Yeti.

"Yes, well, it didn't work out, so we need to move on. Lovely to have met you all," she said, grabbing her son by the elbow and heading for the door.

"Did you find your ring?" asked Bernard.

"My what?" asked Dolores.

"Your ring," said Gizmo. "You said you lost a ring at the stable."

"Oh! My ring. Right," said Dolores, and she thought for a minute. "Turns out I wasn't wearing one after all!"

"Rrrrrooooodolfffffff!"

"Oh for pity's sake, will you cut that out!" Dolores snarled at the Yeti.

"Oops. Ho, ho--that one was me," said Santa. "Sorry about that. I haven't burped Reindeer names in years."

[by Eugene Elf]

"Wait...lady going away?" asked the Yeti, dismayed.

"Seems that way," said Bernard.

"That makes me sad," said the giant creature, and he sniffed back a tear.

"Oh, get over it, you big furball," said Dolores. "Maybe I'll send Santa another letter someday." Then she stopped, and smiled. "Actually, I think I misjudged you," she said, in a silky-smooth voice. "Would you like to be our escort?"

"What's a skort?" asked the yeti.

"It's a pair of shorts that look like a skirt," said Gizmo Elf.

"What? No--escort" said Dolores. "Would you come with us when we leave?"

The Yeti grinned happily, "Oh yes, please-and-thank-you!"

The Flemspackles and the Yeti bid a rather hasty good-bye to all the elves, and things quickly returned to normal.

Until later that evening, when Timbo Elf ran into the main square, ringing a bell, and shouting: "EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! WE'RE MISSING TWO REINDEER!"

Which reindeer are missing, and why? Keep reading the North Pole Times to find out!



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[Waldo Wanders into Wilderness]
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[Not a Creature was stirring...]
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[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]