[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.

Stable Emergency is False Alarm!

Santa's sleigh-pullers in a family way

[Stable Emergency is False Alarm!]

When Santa heard there was trouble in his stables, he ran out of the room, showing the speed that allowed him to visit so many homes in just one night, with Ali Elf running hard to keep up.

Bernard and Holly Elf chased after them, followed by Phil and Dolores Flemspackle, Santa's visitors.

When the group got to the stable, Santa and the other elves were nowhere to be seen. But there were other elves there, and lots and lots of reindeer. Phil Flemspackle looked around at all the animals.

A large, friendly elf in a football jersey approached. "You look a bit surprised," he said.

"There's a lot of reindeer here," said Phil. "I just thought there would be...you know...just eight or nine reindeer."

You mean Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, et cetera?" asked the big elf, chuckling. "We call them 'The Great Eight.' But they're not the only ones we have. Reindeer are a big part of what goes on at the North Pole. Look out," he said, pulling Dolores and Phil out of the way as a team of reindeer trotted past. The elf watched them go out the door, and over to the mail room. "That group that just went past was Jumper, Trotter, Zippy, Gumbo, Bonnie, Lulu, Pepe and Carlos." Out the door, the team was hitched to an empty sleigh. An elf climbed aboard and shook the reins, and the team leaped out into the sky. "They're on the mail run," the big elf continued. "Thousands and thousands of letters come to Santa every day, although we are getting more and more over the internet. We have two full teams of reindeer that do nothing but bring mail for Santa to the North Pole. They're so busy, they don't even get to play in the Reindeer games."

"I didn't know that," said Phil Flemspeckle. "I just thought it was the eight...well, nine, including Rudolph, that went out every year"

"Rudolph?" said the big Elf with a chuckle. "Rudolph doesn't go out every year. Only if it's really foggy or stormy. Or if one of The Great Eight can't make it. It happens sometimes. That's why we have so many other reindeer."

Just then, Santa came back from deep in the stables. "False, alarm, Timbo," he said to the big elf. "Everyone's fine, but it's still probably a few weeks away."

"What false alarm?" asked Phil.

"We have a new reindeer on its way, but it's not here yet," said Santa. "Would you like to see?" And Santa led his two guests deeper into the stables, to a little stall in the back, where two reindeer and a small elf were huddled together. One of the reindeer was larger than the other, and was laying down on a bed of straw."

"These two reindeer are about to become a family," said Santa. "Meet Ajax," and the standing reindeer bowed his head gravely, "and his mate, Scooby, who will be having a fawn very, very soon."

[by Elvin Elf]

"And Waldo!" said the little elf next to them.

"...and Waldo, whom I believe you've already met," said Santa.

"Can these reindeer fly, as well?" asked Dolores.

"Well, yes. All North Pole reindeer can fly. But Scooby's not in any condition to fly right now, and Ajax won't leave her side, so they're not scheduled to do any flying this Christmas," said Santa. "What they need most right now, is to be left alone, so why don't we go back to my office?"

"And I'll stay here to make sure they're left alone!" said Waldo.

"Interesting," said Dolores, smiling a little.

What does she think is so interesting? Keep reading the North Pole Times to find out!



[The Thanksgiving Disaster]
The Thanksgiving Disaster
Published Saturday November 28, 2020

Poor Waldo didn’t trip and fall, as many would expect. It was something else, something that crossed the line and made Waldo run into the wilderness.

[The New Elf]
The New Elf
Published Friday November 27, 2020

As you already know, our dear Waldo has gone missing. To understand better what made him leave, you need to know what happened at the Thanksgiving feast.

[Waldo Wanders into Wilderness]
Waldo Wanders into Wilderness
Published Thursday November 26, 2020

I’m sad to inform you that our dear Waldo has gone missing. You need to know the whole truth – Waldo didn’t disappear, but...

[Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!]
Teachers and Christmas and Kids, oh my!
Published Saturday October 31, 2020

During the Christmas season, keeping kids focused can be a difficult undertaking. Harnessing all that excitement and energy can also be difficult for teachers.

[Not a Creature was stirring...]
Not a Creature was stirring...
Published Thursday October 15, 2020

There’s been quite a stir recently here at the North Pole. Our little friend ChrisMouse, who loves running behind the walls at Santa’s Village, has become a little bolder.

[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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Marija Elf

Marija Elf is our newest Reporter Elf here at the North Pole Times. Her outstanding communication, creative input and willingness to brainstorm story ideas are second to none.

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