[The North Pole Times]
[1995]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Monday January 25, 2021    
[Ellie Elf]
Saturday School of Wonders

Today I’m teaching my class the difference between being naughty and nice. People think that elves are cheerful all the time, but every so often they can misbehave.

Super Secret Jack Spinner]
Super Secret Sundays

No one move! It could be another trap!

[Timbo Elf]
Reindeer Games

The Ice Palace is packed here at the North Pole, and the reindeer are about to enter. It’s time for the Closing Ceremonies for this year’s Reindeer Games!

[Mrs Claus]
Holiday Sweets & Treats

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Hot Christmas in Brazil

Franny checks out this beautiful country

[Hot Christmas in Brazil]

Wow boys and girls, it sure is hot down here! Remind me to ask Santa why he keeps on sending me to places where there isn't any snow in December!

Last week I was visiting the islands of Hawaii, now I'm in sunny Brazil. The special thing about Christmas in Brazil is that since it is south of the equator the weather is the opposite of what we have in the North Pole. That means its summertime during Christmas! When Santa visits here, he doesn't want to wear a heavy coat, so he puts on silk clothing. To make pretend it's snowy, some families put little pieces of cotton on their Christmas trees. What do you do to make it a white Christmas when there's no snow in your town?

Brazil is a very large country, so it has people from a lot of places that celebrate in different ways. But one way all Brazilians celebrate is by putting up a nativity scene. I'm sure you've seen these around your town; they include a manger, animals and angels. You can see these nativity scenes in houses, stores and churches. In Brazil these are kept up until January 6th, when the wise men come to visit and bring special gifts. Brazilians keep their Christmas celebrations, feasts and dancing going until then.

[by Fly-About Franny] Many neighborhoods are decorated using flowers grown in local gardens, and large cities often put up a giant tree of lights and have fireworks at night, for everyone to see and enjoy! A lot people have a huge Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. Their dinner is similar to a lot of other countries, which is made up of turkey, ham, rice and lots of fruits and vegetables.

Brazil is super nice to visit, but it takes so long to get there from the North Pole. I've heard that hopefully Santa will soon set up a toy factory nearby soon, so that the reindeer won't have to eat chili to get here faster! Boy that was a mess!

I hope that helps out Santa when he visits Brazil this Christmas! I know I had fun being here for a couple of days. And I hope that you come back next week to visit me! For another Franny Friday's!


[The Story of the Christmas Spider]
The Story of the Christmas Spider
Published Friday December 11, 2020

People in Poland believe it is good luck to find a spider on their Christmas Tree!

[Day of the Little Candles]
Day of the Little Candles
Published Friday December 04, 2020

I’m on a quest to find out how the kids of the world celebrate Christmas. This week I'm reporting from the city of Bogota.

[Franny Flies to Country Island of Ireland]
Franny Flies to Country Island of Ireland
Published Friday November 27, 2020

Hey kids! I'm Fly-About Franny back for another year at The North Pole Times. My job is to fly around before Christmas every year checking to see how boys and girls around the world celebrate Christmas.

[Franny Gets Ready to Fly]
Franny Gets Ready to Fly
Published Saturday October 31, 2020

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

[Reindeer Games]
[North Pole Weather]
Mostly Cloudy
5 ℉ | -15 ℃
[North Poll]

[Meet the Elves]

[Ellie Elf]

Ellie Elf

Professor Ellie Elf loves to teach about all things Christmas. She's specializes in math and quantum physics but enjoys the less complicated lessons as well.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]