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1. 150 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
We have just 150 days until Santa launches from the North Pole. As North Pole Flight Command reminds us, things could not be busier. Christmas in July has been an eventful time. In the past several... ...
2. 200 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Greetings, elves. Today officially marks the 200-day milestone in the countdown to Santa’s launch. We have just 200 days now to get the sleigh built, tested, and ready for Santa. We also only have...  ...
3. Activity Picks Up at the North Pole
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Greetings! It’s early but things are starting to really happen at the North Pole. The month of June is leading to important things: ~ Tomorrow marks 200 days until Santa’s launch. That means a lot of... ...
4. 32 Weeks Until Christmas
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Hi Everyone! I’m not Elf Trixie. This is just Elf Ernest filling in for week #32 – that’s it! Just a little more than 200 days to go. So where’s Trixie? She’s neck deep in alligators. Seriously.... [[ ...
5. 300 Days to Launch of Santa’s Sleigh
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Hi everyone. Santa’s launch is just 300 days away. That’s nothing – 300 days will be here before you know it. In fact, I can’t believe we’re down to 300 days already. Where does the time go?...  ...
6. The holidays make me want to crawl in a hole
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
I've never spent holidays alone. This year, it looks like I'll be spending Christmas and New Year's Eve by myself, because all my friends are coupled-up or already have plans that can't accommodate me ...
7. New Struggles at the North Pole Post Office
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
New struggles have emerged at the North Pole Post Office in just the past couple of days since our last radio report from there. Elf Hugo says the volume of mail and messages for Santa especially...  ...
8. Five Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Five days until Santa launches! Holy smokes, this is exciting. I have been talking to new tracker elves all over the world. They have been sending me pictures of their home tracking centers. They...  ...
9. When do you Christmas? Need a timeline!
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
It happens every year. I celebrate Christmas in a pretty big way and always have lots of ambitions: cards, baking, gifts, decorating - but I am reluctant to start "too early." Then I end up 10 days before ...
10. 10 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
10 days now remain until Santa launches. All year long our countdown has brought us to this moment. Are we ready? Santa’s sleigh is still out on test flights. You can follow their progress on... ...
11. What to get two girls (ages 4 and 6) for Christmas?
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
...  Most holidays I tend toward getting books, board games, other gifts that they ask for that aren’t just more and more stuff for the easily-outgrown stuff pile. But since I spent a few hundred on the other ...
12. North Pole Weather Concerns Growing
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
North Pole weather can be very unpredictable — except for this year. It has snowed every day here since October 24th – 43 consecutive days! The stuff is piling up here like you... [[ This ...
13. Best Gift Guides?
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
What are your favorite gift guides? Most of the sites I see these days have everything broken down into about 20 different versions of "The Best Gift for the ____ in Your Life," but I prefer lists that ...
14. Minor Problems with Operation Merry Christmas
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
The first full day of this week has revealed a few minor problems with Operation Merry Christmas. The weather is hampering efforts to get the Reindeer Games going for one. For 40 straight days we...  ...
15. 25 Days to Santa’s Launch
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
25 Days to Santa’s Launch! It’s getting closer! Hi ho, Fans, Believers and Trackers of Santa — Elf Max here, head web dude at SantaTrackers.net reminding you that our countdown to... ...
16. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 2 Days
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas begins in two days and I can’t wait – cause I get to help train my reindeer. The reindeer, of course, have been the talk of the town this week. They not only...  ...
Im thinking of not flying home for Christmas this year and spending the holidays mostly alone, which is a little sad but I'm not super depressed about it. How can I help my mom not worry about that? I'm ...
18. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 4 Days
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas begins in just 4 days, gang. Is that crazy stuff or what? I’ll tell you what, after the return of the reindeer this weekend the North Pole is a new place. It seriously... ...
19. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 7 Days
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas begins in just 7 days. I cannot believe this little countdown is nearly over. Things are so busy here at the North Pole. But it may not be busy with the stuff you think....  ...
20. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 10 Days
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas is now only ten days away! Yay! So, I finally did it. I went over to one of the most secret places at the North Pole. I visited what many elves here call the TC –... [[ ...
21. 50 Days Remain Until Santa’s Launch
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
50 days until Santa’s launch! It’s a big marker in the countdown to Christmas. Some of the elves in North Pole flight command are getting ready to travel. Their task? To located and to...  ...
22. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 5 Weeks
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 5 weeks! Holy smokes, that’s soon! Next week is Halloween! And I still don’t have a costume. I’m getting worried, gang. A couple of days ago I...  ...
23. Christmas cheer in a time of COVID
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
... my apartment and/or celebrate this holiday season? I normally don't do much decorating in my small apartment, especially for holidays. I wanted to bring some of the Christmas cheer inside this year, given ...
24. 75 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Just 75 days until Santa launches, folks! Hi. Elf Max here, in Flight Command for SantaTrackers.net and SantaUpdate.com. The work of preparing for Santa’s launch continues. The test flights are... ...
25. Santa, the North Pole and the Virus
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Greetings! The questions we are receiving about Santa, the North Pole and the virus are overwhelming the North Pole Post Office these days. Santa very much understands your concerns. After all, you... ...
26. Operation Merry Christmas Begins in 10 Weeks
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Operation Merry Christmas begins in just 10 weeks from today! Hello, my name is Elf Trixie and I will be counting down the days and weeks ahead to Operation Merry Christmas. Just what is Operation...  ...
27. 100 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
100 days until Santa launches! The countdown clock here in North Pole Flight Command tells the story in big bold letters and everyone here is working now with greater urgency. Greetings, friends! Elf... ...
28. User Activity Triples Overnight
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
We have seen an unusual spike in user activity on our websites in the past couple of days. Engineers at North Pole Flight Command and in the North Pole News Department are trying to understand it....  ...
29. seeking public domain stories/poems/plays for winter holidays
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
... but would take recommendations for the other two holidays, as well! And would be open to any other winter holiday I may have missed - I want to make sure that we are hitting as many major December/winter ...
30. Santa Launches in 150 Days
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
We have reached an important milestone today: it is now just 150 days until Santa launches. While the rest of the North Pole wraps up Christmas-in-July today I am at the North Pole Flight Command...  ...
31. 200 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
(Special to SantaUpdate from the North Flight Command Center) — Greetings, all. Elf Max here from Flight Command with a brief update. We have now reached the 200-day milestone. There are just... ...
32. 250 Days Until Santa Launches
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
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33. 300 Days Until Santa Launches
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... had accepted the invitation. Four of the fifteen (an adult child, their fiancé, and two teen grandkids) were traveling over 100 miles and planned to stay with us two nights. Two days before Christmas Eve, ...
35. My Clichéd Christmas Love
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
Why do we love getting engaged around the holidays? Read Full Article  ...
36. You're not my doctor OR my therapist
(Last Minute Christmas/askmetafilter)
... dog jumping will be constant. She calms down the longer I'm there, but I only stay a couple days, which is usually how long it takes her to calm down. - This situation isn't new (either my cat scratching/biting ...
37. The Sound of Christmas in Latin America, in 8 Songs
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
Moods, genres and whether the songs are actually about the holidays vary, depending on where you’re celebrating. Read Full Article  ...
Elites and D.C. establishment types are nostalgic for the days when cabinet secretaries rubbed shoulders with the riffraff and — gasp — journalists. Read Full Article  ...
39. A Lonely Plea: ‘Anybody Need a Grandma for Christmas?’
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
A woman from Tulsa, Okla., with no place to go for the holidays became a painful reminder of the isolation felt by many older Americans. Read Full Article  ...
40. There’s No Winter Break From ‘Publish or Perish’
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
An analysis of submissions to two top journals showed that scientists in the U.S. were highly likely to be working during holidays. Read Full Article  ...
Also this week, a mission to expose invisible methane leaks Read Full Article
42. 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With The New York Times
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
Seasonal suggestions for things to read, watch, write about and create. Read Full Article
43. A Festive Cake With a Big Reveal
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
Beautiful and bright, Yotam Ottolenghi’s warm upside-down lemon cake gives you that ta-da moment for the holidays. Read Full Article  ...
44. 361 Days of Christmas
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, outside of Detroit, bills itself as the largest Christmas store in the world. Read Full Article
45. How to Spend the Holidays in New York City
(Last Minute Christmas/NYT Christmas)
A roundup of events in every borough, from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Manhattan to the annual Holiday Train Show in the Bronx. Read Full Article
Arguing doesn’t change minds. Here’s what does. Read Full Article
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to provide more pedestrian space to ease congestion on Fifth Avenue during the holidays. Read Full Article  ...
48. A Sleigh Debate at the North Pole
(Last Minute Christmas/Updates from the North Pole)
Greetings! With about 46 days to go until Santa launches a new debate has broken out at the North Pole: what sleigh design should Santa use this year? This was never supposed to happen. As you know,... ...