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[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Monday January 25, 2021    
[Mikee Elf]
All new crafts for 2020

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.

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.

A wonderful DIY Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers. This easy-to-make Hand Print Christmas Wreath is super cute and makes a beautiful decoration, keepsake, or gift to keep the house festive all season.

This fun DIY paper cone Christmas Tree craft is super easy to make and a perfect holiday decoration to show off.

This Reindeer Headband craft is just too cute and would be perfect headwear for watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

This adorable Santa Paper Plate Mask craft is a great craft for your child using things you most likely have around your home.

It's the most wonderful time of the year but it wouldn't be complete without Santa in his sleigh.

Kids 5 and under love to get creative with different painting techniques. Painting with sponges is a simple and fun way to explore basic shapes to paint and cut out.

Grueling Marathon Continues

Deer Headed for South America

[Grueling Marathon Continues]

As the Reindeer Games continue, the third leg of the Around-the-World Marathon is underway and it’s a fantastic one.

After covering all 50 states yesterday in the second leg of the marathon, the Great Eight reindeer must cover all the countries of South America and then fly across the South Pacific Ocean all the way to New Zealand and then Australia. Then it’s on to Asia.

“My that’s a grueling day,” said Rudolph. “I hope the reindeer can make it.”

And what would happen if they don’t make it? If they get tired and can’t fly?

“I don’t know,” said Manny Elf, head of Reindeer Games Event Planning. “I suppose it’s my job to think of those things. The reindeer are very strong and very talented. We’ve never thought about their possibly failing to finish the race. I suppose we should have a backup plan, a rescue plan.”

Well, with Santa in need of a rescue rocket, the North Pole already has its hands full with rescue attempts.

“That’s for sure,” said Manny. “I don’t know what we would do if the reindeer got lost or got tired and needed help. I am going to sit down and think about that one. For now, let’s hope everything goes okay.”

So far, so good as the third leg of the race is underway. Yesterday, the second leg ended with a dash through California and now the reindeer are headed for Mexico.

[by Timbo Elf] At this point, Vixen has taken a slight lead followed by Dancer, Prancer and Cupid just an antler behind. Then it’s Donder, Blitzen, Dasher and Comet not all far off the pace.

The deer are heading for Central America and are up and over the Panama Canal. That puts them on track for Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina and all the great countries of South America.

After racing over the Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, they are headed across the South Pacific Ocean.

“My that’s fantastic,” said Rudolph, watching from the Elfian Tracking Station at the North Pole. “The ocean is many thousands of miles wide. And the reindeer are scooting over it as though it were a small pond.”

Indeed, Santa’s reindeer look stronger than ever as they head over New Zealand and toward Australia and Asia.

At this point, it seems that Cupid has edged into the lead, followed by Blitzen, Dasher and Dancer. Close behind are Prancer, Comet, Donder and Vixen.

Check back tomorrow for the exciting final leg of the race and see who wins the fourth medal of the games.


[Reindeer Games Come to a Close]
Reindeer Games Come to a Close
Published Monday December 21, 2020

And now for the final day of the Reindeer Games. Today our eighth and final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon will conclude at the North Pole. The winner will be our final gold medalist of the games.

[Thundering Away From Thunder Bay!]
Thundering Away From Thunder Bay!
Published Sunday December 20, 2020

Welcome back sports fans! We’re in the midst of our final event, the 2,222-Mile Marathon.

[Final Event - 2,222-Mile Marathon]
Final Event - 2,222-Mile Marathon
Published Saturday December 19, 2020

Welcome back to the Games! With just one event to go, the Reindeer Games are almost over.

[Obstacle Course Final Round]
Obstacle Course Final Round
Published Friday December 18, 2020

Today we move to the final round of our seventh event; the Obstacle Course.

[Over the River & Through the Woods]
Over the River & Through the Woods
Published Thursday December 17, 2020

The Games continued today with our seventh event, the Obstacle Course, an event perhaps more challenging for the elves to build than for our Great Eight Reindeer to complete.

[Dasher Dashes to Speed Skating Gold]
Dasher Dashes to Speed Skating Gold
Published Wednesday December 16, 2020

Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the final round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the Games.

[(BLAZING) Speed Skating Begins!]
(BLAZING) Speed Skating Begins!
Published Tuesday December 15, 2020

Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first round of the Speed Skating competition, our sixth event of the season.

[Figure Skating Final is Fantastic ]
Figure Skating Final is Fantastic
Published Monday December 14, 2020

The Great Eight put on a great show at the Reindeer Games but Prancer wins Gold!

[Figure Skating Event Wows Crowd]
Figure Skating Event Wows Crowd
Published Sunday December 13, 2020

Welcome back to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for our second day of the Figure Skating event at the Reindeer Games.

[Figure Skating Day One]
Figure Skating Day One
Published Saturday December 12, 2020

After the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon, Santa’s reindeer were a bit tired but nonetheless headed out to the Hoojamawazit Skating and Ice Cream Palace for the first day of the Figure Skating event.

[Blitzen Edges Out Prancer for Gold!]
Blitzen Edges Out Prancer for Gold!
Published Friday December 11, 2020

Welcome back to the Games! As the thrilling, yet tiring 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon continued, our Reindeer blazed across the sky for the fourth straight day and finally headed for the finish line at the North Pole.

[Around the World and Back Day 3]
Around the World and Back Day 3
Published Thursday December 10, 2020

This year's Reindeer Games continued with the third leg of the 10,000-mile Around-the-World Marathon. After wrapping up yesterday’s second led at the White House, the race headed over the Chesapeake Bay and across the Atlantic Ocean to Africa.

[Asian Leg of Marathon Begins]
Asian Leg of Marathon Begins
Published Wednesday December 09, 2020

The Reindeer Games continued with another long and grueling leg of the Around-the-World Marathon!

[World Marathon Begins]
World Marathon Begins
Published Tuesday December 08, 2020

Welcome back to the incredible Reindeer Games! After three events at the North Pole, the Games will continue with the first event outside the icy northerns.

[Spring Race for the Gold!]
Spring Race for the Gold!
Published Monday December 07, 2020

And we’re back at the amazing Reindeer Games for the final round of the Sprint Race competition.

[More Rapid than Eagles!]
More Rapid than Eagles!
Published Sunday December 06, 2020

We’re back at the Reindeer Games Sprint Race competition. Day two will feature the top four finishers from yesterday - Dasher, Comet, Blizten and Prancer.

[Sprint Race Begins - Don't Blink!]
Sprint Race Begins - Don't Blink!
Published Saturday December 05, 2020

After an exciting finish to the Long Jump yesterday, the Reindeer Games continued with our third event, the Sprint Race.

[VIXEN LEAPS 26.5 MILES!]
VIXEN LEAPS 26.5 MILES!
Published Friday December 04, 2020

The Reindeer Games continued on Day 4 with an exciting conclusion to the long jump competition.

[Long Jump Competition Begins! ]
Long Jump Competition Begins!
Published Thursday December 03, 2020

The Reindeer Games continued on Day 3 with the start of the Long Jump competition, the second of eight exciting events.

[High Jump Final Round]
High Jump Final Round
Published Wednesday December 02, 2020

It’s the second day of this year's Reindeer Games and the final day of the High Jump competition. Dasher, Donder and Dancer were eliminated yesterday but the rest of the Great Eight are looking for the gold.

[High Jump Competition Gets Underway]
High Jump Competition Gets Underway
Published Tuesday December 01, 2020

Santa’s Reindeer have abilities like no other – they can run fast and jump high and move with the utmost grace and precision.

[Let the Games Begin!]
Let the Games Begin!
Published Monday November 30, 2020

With a large crowd of elves and reindeer and other North Polians in attendance, Santa officially opened the Reindeer Games today at a packed Workshop Arena. Every seat was filled for the rousing ceremony, as Santa welcomed the famed competitors.

[Get Ready for the Reindeer Games]
Get Ready for the Reindeer Games
Published Saturday October 31, 2020

The Games will begin on the Monday following the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

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