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 are given a one month vacation on a private island after Christmas. They sun bathe, swim and play in the sand.
Santa stays at the North Pole in January and works with architects, carpenters, painters, artist and toy makers to plan the lines for next years toys.
Molly Claus is in charge of planning the candy and sweets for next year. She works many hours in her kitchen dreaming up unique recipes for next years stockings.
The reindeer sleep for several days after Christmas Eve. Dasher snores loud enough that you can hear him at the Claus house.
Each Santa throughout history has either had a painting or a photograph taken just before take off on Christmas Eve. this year Molly plans to use her new digital camera to take a picture of Santa and Jessie beside the reindeer.
Santa takes one last look at his list minutes before take off. He doesn’t want to miss any children on his trip around the world.
Santa and Jessie stop on each of the continents for a rest on Christmas Eve. For example, in Australia Santa goes for a swim while Jessie nestles in the warm sand and in Africa the pair watch elephants and giraffes wander.
Molly has planned a new line of dog toys that she plans to send with Santa on his trip. Her favorite toy is a squeaky frog that ribbits when its tummy is chewed.
Santa monitors the toys that break in the first month after Christmas. If he finds any line that is defective he arranges for a fixed version of the toy to appear in each child’s home.
Santa’s boots are worn through by the time he returns home on Christmas Eve. He has to employ the shoemaker to make him another pair for the next year.
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.