[The North Pole Times]
[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.

High Jump Competition Begins

Santa missing, but Games go on

[High Jump Competition Begins]

Welcome to the Reindeer Games! Today is the first day of the games, and that means the first round of the high jump competition.

All eight reindeer are ready to put on a spectacular show for the crowd at Santa’s Workshop Arena. And the crowd is very excited for the return of the games, despite a missing Santa.

As many of you know, the reindeer’s talents are super fantastic. All eight -- Vixen, Cupid, Dasher, Donder, Dancer, Comet, Prancer and Blitzen, -- can run fast and jump high and move with the utmost grace and precision. And, yes, when the Big Night comes, they will be able to fly.

And those talents make the games very exciting but a little rough on Manny Elf, head of Reindeer Game construction.

“Yes, well, we have to build a bar for the high jump that goes more than 20 miles high!” said a tired Manny, “and that’s not so easy, you know.”

Manny, with the help of Santa’s smartest elves worked together for many long days and nights to prepare, and they’ve done a magnificent job. The bar is up, and so we’re ready for the first round.

[by Timbo Elf] Blitzen is up first, and after a careful approach and a powerful leap, he is up and over the bar at 20 miles! Vixen follows with an equally fantastic leap. And then Dasher, Donder and Dancer are all over the bar, all at 20 miles. Finally, Comet, Prancer and Cupid jump and also make great leaps at 20 miles.

So, up goes the bar to 21 miles and another round of jumps for the reindeer. And all eight are successful again!

Finally at 22 miles Donder, Dancer, Comet and Prancer make their leaps. But Dasher, Cupid, Blitzen and Vixen just nick the bar and cannot make the jump. But they were very, very close and receive a nice hand from the elfian crowd at the arena.

So we’re on to the second round tomorrow when Donder, Dancer, Comet and Prancer battle for the first gold medal of the games. Come back to see who wins!


[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.

[Reindeer Games]
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[Meet the Elves]

[Eddie Elf]

Eddie Elf

Eddie Elf has been a Columnist for the North Pole Times for several years. He writes weekly "EDitorials" on "wEDnesday" on various Christmas-related topics.

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