[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.

Xtra Good Factor

Toomer Elf looks for Terrific Tasks

[Xtra Good Factor ]

Hello folks!

As you’ve probably read already, things are starting to get busy for all of us on Santa’s Team here at the North Pole. But, whilst most of the work is done from North Pole H.Q, I’m fortunate enough to spend a lot of my time travelling all over the world. In fact, I cover the same distance that Santa does, except I have a whole year to do it and he manages to whizz through it in a night in Pole position.

As I told you last week, my job is normally to make a list of children who have been good. This year Santa has asked me to look for the Xtra Good Factor in children who do terrific tasks without being asked.

This week’s highlights have included spotting Erik from Norway helping his elderly neighbour by digging a path through the snow to her front door and Maria from Mexico who made a beautiful ‘Get Well Soon’ card for her mother.

There’s also another terrific task I wanted to tell you all about… It’s a bit unusual because it hasn’t happened yet, but my Elf Sense tells me that it’s only a matter of time. It concerns a little girl who I know reads the North Pole Times - I won’t mention any names or places because I don’t want to embarrass her!

[by Toomer Elf] This particular little girl’s bedroom is a pig sty. Actually that’s being rude - not to the girl, but to pigs! They’d be shocked to have to share a room with smelly socks and empty chip wrappers that have been under the bed for weeks! Sound familiar? It could be you!!

Anyway, this coming week I have had information from my assistants that she is going to tidy that room without being asked. The “tidy that room” bit of the sentence gets her name on my Terrific Task list, but the “without being asked” bit means that she’s also got the Xtra Good Factor. Santa will get to hear about this!

I can’t mention who it is or where they are, but if it’s you watch out! If you spin around as you put that last smelly sock out for washing, you might just see the hat of a friendly elf (with a peg on his nose!) disappearing round the corner…

But if I’m too quick for you, don’t worry. I’ve noticed your Terrific Task and Santa will definitely pay you a visit on Christmas Eve night. He’ll be delighted he doesn’t have to face that pile of old socks for another year…

I’ll be back again next week with more great tasks and good turns… In the meantime - have you got the Xtra Good Factor?



[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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[North Poll]

[Meet the Elves]

[Mikee Elf]

Mikee Elf

Mikee Elf is a Psychology Major at the School of Wonders Elf Academy who just loves anything arts and crafts. When Gizmo Elf posted a job opening on the Elf bulletin board, she was first to apply.

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[The North Pole Times News Team]