- Attending garage sales and flea markets on the weekend. Santa likes to look for vintage Christmas tree ornaments for a special tree he puts in his office. He has gathered a selection of over a hundred Santa Claus ornaments.
- Niagara Falls. Santa, Jessie and Molly visit once a year to view the beautiful waterfall and to play in the fun houses and museums.
- Canoeing in Algonquin park. Santa, Jessie and Molly often go on canoe trips on the weekend. Jessie is not to sure about the activity. Mosquitoes bite her on the nose and she hides her head in the canoe to try to ward them off.
- Gardening. Santa and Molly spend a great deal of time at Molly’s mother’s home planting her gardens. Santa is especially fond of the sunflowers she plants every year. Molly took a portrait this year of Jessie and the sunflowers.
- The Bay of Fundy. Watching the tides roll in and out and eating seafood.
- Drumheller. Santa loves history and the dinosaur museum is one of his favorite places.
- Attending folk festivals in a variety of communities.
- Trips to the beach to dive in the surf. Jessie doesn’t like water so she stays away from it as much as possible and rolls in the sand but Molly loves swimming and Santa likes floating on his belly.
- Fireman’s breakfast. Raising money for good causes and getting a hearty breakfast are at the top of Santa’s list.
- Attending the theater. Santa used to sneak Jessie in until she snored so loud she disturbed the other patrons.
Santa told Molly about the crack in the manufacturing facility and that he and Jessie were going to visit Jack Frost in the North Pole hospital. Molly went to work and baked a special treat for Jack. The recipe is below.
2 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 beaten egg
2 tbsp melted butter
1 cup whole cranberries
Mix wet ingredients into combined dry ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 too 60 minutes.
Santa watched as Flora and Klaus strung together some words to try to heal the manufacturing facility. The pair had been practicing magic diligently for over a week and Santa could see a definite improvement in the size and color of the light that they produced in their hands. He watched as the rays of light blended together to surround the building. They merged into a bright blue fog. The fog vibrated with energy and deepened as it covered the building. The fog sat over the structure for some time before slowly blowing away into the sky.
The group held their breathes as they stared at the building. Santa walked up to the wall and ran his bare hand across the side of the ice. The structure no longer was spongy but instead was solid and hard. Santa grinned and thumped the elves on their backs. “Success The facility is solid again. I…” Continue reading August 16th – Flora and Klaus try again
- The elves decorate a giant metal tree with oranges, apples, nuts and bird seed each year. The tree is put up in a different location around the world and the food is adapted to the local wildlife. At midnight on Christmas Eve the food is made available to the animals.
- Cocoa and peppermint is served at breaks on Christmas Eve. Santa provides unlimited refreshments to his workers free.
- The elves sleep in on Christmas Day and then have a huge party on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is the day that they exchange gifts among themselves.
- A bright star is hung at the highest point of the financial tower during the holiday season.
- Angels visit Santa before his trip to bless his journey and offer prayers over the children he will be visiting.
- Molly is in charge of Santa’s on board computer on Christmas Eve. The computer helps with directions and managing the loads and loads of toys Santa and the reindeer must pick up from his drop off locations.
- On Christmas Eve day Santa has a parade for the elves to thank them for their contributions over the year. He always gives a rousing speech to them and he has been known to burst into tears.
- There is one elf whose only job is to keep track of Santa’s glasses. He travels with Santa on the sleigh and retrieves them every time Santa puts the glasses down.
- Claus Park has a giant gingerbread and candy castle that is built during December. Santa hosts a party for some of his magical friends two days before Christmas to gather information . For example, Jack Frost always predicted the weather and a peace magician named Frank gave him information on safe fly zones.
- Jessie has managed to break 15 cocoa machines. The sugar cookies are always near the machines and her tail pounded on the table legs one day and the machines toppled onto the floor. Ever since the elves have strapped the machines to sturdier tables to prevent the problem from happening again.