[The North Pole Times]
[Santa's OFFICIAL News Source]
Wednesday January 26, 2022    
[Mrs Claus]
Holiday Cakes & Pies

A truly old fashioned flavored cake that is a moist, tender, spice cake with applesauce, nuts and raisins. Delicious!

A moist and delicious banana bread recipe that your 'lil elves will go nuts over. Santa just loves it served warm with a pat of butter.  

An easy cherry pie recipe that is certain to put smiles on the faces of all the elves in your family - young or old.

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.

[Mikee Elf]
Crafts for Kids!

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.

Share the love this Christmas with this easy-to-make Christmas Heart Ornament Craft that requires only a few items you’re likely to already have on hand. Use them as a tree ornament or as a loving extra touch to your gift wrapping.

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.

Reindeer Race to Finish

Third Gold Medal is Won

[Reindeer Race to Finish]

Today, we continue with the final round of our third event, the Sprint Race at the Reindeer Games.

In yesterday’s first round, Vixen, Comet, Prancer and Dasher finished ahead of the rest, and they will race today for the third gold medal of the Reindeer Games. So far, we’ve had two gold medal winners – Donder in the High Jump and Comet in the Long Jump.

And now, let’s see who will win the third. Vixen, Comet, Prancer and Dasher are at the starting line and ready to go!

“This should be an exciting race,” says Rudolph, on hand for expert commentary but still doesn't play in any Reindeer Games. The crowd at Santa’s Workshop Arena is on its feet as the race is about to begin. The flag is up and they’re off!

“It’s a super start,” says Rudolph. “All the deer are flying to the finish line!” Yes, the reindeer move very fast, and just like that, they are approaching the finish. It looks like Comet has a slight lead over Dasher, while Vixen and Prancer are just an antler behind. It’s going to be close! Coming up to the finish, it’s deer-nose to deer-nose. And across the line, it’s very difficult to see who wins, but it looks like Vixen is the winner and Comet is second. Yes, Vixen is the third gold medal winner of the games!

[by Timbo Elf]

“Oh my, that’s a fine race by Vixen,” says Rudolph. “She is a worthy winner of the Sprint Race. My, we have some impressive winners these days at the North Pole! Not only Teema Elf in the talent contest, but Vixen in the Sprint Race too. Vixen can move fast, just like Teema can sing well.” Those are two very different talents, but both are worth cheering. “Yes, that’s true!” says Rudolph. “I believe everyone has some kind of special talent, whether it’s singing well, running fast or making tasty sugar cookies. Everyone should be proud of what they can do and work hard to do it better. And you know, maybe each of us has a talent deep inside that we don’t even know about. Maybe we are good at something, and we don’t even know it! I think everyone should try different things to see what they may be good at.”

Fine words from Rudolph. And on that note, Vixen has moved atop the victory stand to accept her gold medal at the Arena. The crowd is so excited, it starts singing! What are they singing? “I like you more than strawberries and mustard! I like that 'cuz my brain is busted!” sings the large crowd at the Games. “I’m not sure what that’s all about,” says Rudolph. “That sure is a funny song! Let me find out what’s going one and get back to you.”

Check back tomorrow to find out and also to see the first round of our next event, the Around-the-World Marathon!

-- More Reindeer Games --
[Reindeer Go for Final Gold Medal]
Reindeer Go for Final Gold Medal
Published Monday December 20, 2021

Today, the reindeer compete in the final day of the competition, and it's been a very good Reindeer Games so far. The reindeer have tried hard, and the effort should prepare them for the big ride on Christmas Eve.

[Snowboarding Event Begins]
Snowboarding Event Begins
Published Sunday December 19, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin our eighth and final event, the snowboarding competition.

[Reindeer Compete for Seventh Gold]
Reindeer Compete for Seventh Gold
Published Saturday December 18, 2021

The Reindeer Games are back again! Today, we finish the Obstacle Course event and award the seventh gold medal of the games. Yesterday, the Obstacle Course made its way back from Paris, and all eight reindeer still have a chance to win.

[Obstacle Course Takes on Paris]
Obstacle Course Takes on Paris
Published Friday December 17, 2021

Today, we have the second day of the Obstacle Course, our seventh event of the games.

[Obstacle Course Event Underway]
Obstacle Course Event Underway
Published Thursday December 16, 2021

After some disagreement over the design of the Obstacle Course, a compromise has been reached between Manny Elf, the head of Reindeer Games event construction, and Mendy, the head of the Official Elves.

[Speed Skating Moves to Final]
Speed Skating Moves to Final
Published Wednesday December 15, 2021

Today, Dasher and Blitzen will compete in the final round of the Speed Skating competition, and the winner will earn the sixth gold medal of the games.

[Reindeer Skate in Semifinal Round]
Reindeer Skate in Semifinal Round
Published Tuesday December 14, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we continue with our sixth event, the Speed Skating competition.

[Speed Skating Packs the Palace]
Speed Skating Packs the Palace
Published Monday December 13, 2021

Today, the reindeer begin the sixth event of the Reindeer Games – the Speed Skating competition.

[Reindeer Skate for Gold Medal]
Reindeer Skate for Gold Medal
Published Sunday December 12, 2021

Today, we continue the competition with the final round of the Figure Skating event, one of the more popular events at the games.

[Great Eight Figure to Skate Well]
Great Eight Figure to Skate Well
Published Saturday December 11, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! After a grueling, four-day Around-the-World Marathon, the reindeer head out to the skating rink for our fifth event, the Figure Skating competition.

[Marathon Heads to the Finish Line]
Marathon Heads to the Finish Line
Published Friday December 10, 2021

Today, the Around-the-World Marathon heads to the finish line after a four-day trip to every corner of the earth. The winner will be the fourth gold medal winner of the games.

[Reindeer Go East On Day Three]
Reindeer Go East On Day Three
Published Thursday December 09, 2021

Today, the Reindeer take on the third leg of the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon.

[Manny Messes up Marathon?]
Manny Messes up Marathon?
Published Wednesday December 08, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, the Reindeer take on the second leg of the four-day, Around-the-World Marathon.

[It's the Around-the-World Marathon ]
It's the Around-the-World Marathon
Published Tuesday December 07, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin our fourth event, the Around-the-World Marathon.

[Reindeer Race to Finish]
Reindeer Race to Finish
Published Monday December 06, 2021

Today, we continue with the final round of our third event, the Sprint Race at the Reindeer Games.

[Reindeer Whoosh Thru Sprint Race!]
Reindeer Whoosh Thru Sprint Race!
Published Sunday December 05, 2021

Today, we begin our third event at the Reindeer Games; the Sprint Race.

[Long Jump Final Takes Off]
Long Jump Final Takes Off
Published Saturday December 04, 2021

Today, we continue with the final round of the Long Jump competition – our second event at the games.

[Today the Long Jump Competition Begins! ]
Today the Long Jump Competition Begins!
Published Friday December 03, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today, we begin the second event of our competition, the Long Jump.

[High Jump Reaches Final Round]
High Jump Reaches Final Round
Published Thursday December 02, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today we continue with the final round of our first event, the High Jump competition. The reindeer have performed very well so far – no deer has missed a jump yet!

[High Jump Proceeds in Second Day]
High Jump Proceeds in Second Day
Published Wednesday December 01, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Today we continue with the second round of the High Jump competition, which is the first of eight super events.

[High Jump Begins]
High Jump Begins
Published Tuesday November 30, 2021

Welcome back to the Reindeer Games! Our first event will be the very difficult High Jump. Each reindeer will try to jump up and over the bar, which starts at a very high place and moves even higher as the event goes on.

[Reindeer Games are Back!]
Reindeer Games are Back!
Published Monday November 29, 2021

Welcome to the Reindeer Games! Once again, the many happy folks of the North Pole will pack the stands to see Santa’s famous reindeer compete in eight great events.

[Get Ready for the Reindeer Games]
Get Ready for the Reindeer Games
Published Sunday October 31, 2021

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

[The North Pole Times News Team]