[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.

Ring or Reindeer?

Flemspackle Quite Interested in Reindeer

[Ring or Reindeer?]

Dolores Flemspackle had said that she needed to go back into the Reindeer stables to look for a ring, but she didn't seem to be spending much time looking at the ground. Instead, the President of Flemspackle industries was looking at the reindeer. She wandered past an elf who was working on the hinge of one of the stall gates.

"Hey! No Yeti in the reindeer stables!" the elf shouted as she walked past. Dolores turned and stared icily at him. "Oh. Oops! Sorry, Ma'am! It's just that from behind, you sort of looked like...um...well, sorry."

"That's quite all right, my good man...er...elf," said Dolores. "If you'ld like to make it up to me, you could answer a few questions. Do you work with the reindeer?"

"Me? Well, I pretty much work wherever they need me. Smitty's my name," said the elf, sticking out a rather grimy hand. Dolores tried to shake it without touching it. "And I'm Dolores Flemspackle," she said.

Smitty's eyes widened. "Old Ha'penny Elf's granddaughter? It's an honor to meet you, ma'am! Ha'penny taught me everything I know about toys! I was the Chief Toymaking Elf before we had the Appendapulator," he said, proudly.

"I see," said Dolores. "And now you're stuck here in the stables, fixing gates. That must make you angry."

"Heck, no!" said Smitty. "The Appendapulator's a great invention. I'm just happy to help wherever I can. I learned that from Ha'penny, too: 'Work where you're needed, and you'll always be needed!'"

"So now you're working with the reindeer? You must know quite a bit about them--like what makes them fly?"

[by Jiller Elf]

Smitty scratched his head. "Well, gosh, I'm not sure I know much at all. Just the basic stuff, like most reindeer are the species Rangifer tarandus, but these fellas here wandered into the North Pole centuries ago, and became their own separate species: Rangifer hocuspocus, commonly known as 'magical reindeer.' They differ from their non-magical cousins in only three ways: They live longer, they are much smarter, and...um....oh, cheese-and-crackers, I've forgotten the third difference."

"Maybe it's that these reindeer can fly?" asked Dolores.

"Naah, that ain't it," said Smitty. Then he thought for a minute, and said "Oh, yeah, I guess that is it, after all. Like I said, I'm not an expert."

"So there's no magic food? Santa doesn't sprinkle magic dust over them, or anything like that?" asked Dolores.

"Nope," said Smitty. "They eat regular reindeer food: oats. pistachios, and rutabagas. And Santa's allergic to magic dust--it gives him hiccups."

"So just give them some room to run, and they can fly?" asked Dolores.

Smitty leaned in towards Dolores. "To tell you the truth, they don't even need the room to run," he said with a wink. "They can go straight up if they want to--and sometimes they do, when they're on a steep rooftop. I think they just do the running because they think it looks cool."

"Very interesting," said Dolores. "Thank you for your time, Smitty. You're quite a helpful elf!" and as she walked away, she said quietly "And your help is going to make me very, very rich."

What will Dolores do next? Keep reading The North Pole Times to find out!



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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]

[Toomer Elf]

Toomer Elf

Years ago Santa commissioned Toomer the task of traveling the world and report back to him on the good deeds kids do around the holidays.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]