Friday, November 23, 2012

Professor Hinkle Spotted at the North Pole

professorhinkleWe received a report from Frosty earlier today that Professor Hinkle was lurking around his wardrobe closet up at the North Pole.

We have several security teams out looking for him right now.

If anyone spots this man, please call the main security office immediately.  He is very persuasive, but is not to be trusted.

As you are well aware, Professor Hinkle will not give up until he gets that magical hat back from Frosty.  Without the hat, we have no Frosty.

Story Time and Snacks with Mrs. Claus

storytime1Mrs. Claus and some volunteer teen elves will be having story time and snacks again this weekend in the great hall for all the elf children.

Parent elves are welcome to bring their kids by this Saturday at 4 p.m. so that they can go out and have some “time off”.

There will be several stories, snacks, and crafts the little ones can enjoy.

She has also asked that you bring a sleeping bag this year.  Towards the end of the evening everyone can curl up on the floor and we will be watching a couple of Christmas movies.

“They can take as long as they need,” said Mrs. Claus when we asked her what time it was over.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tom Turkey Add New Coloring Page

terrifiedTurkeyIn his ongoing campaign to save his fellow turkey’s during the holiday season, Tom Turkey has posed for a new coloring page.  Here is a quote from Tom himself:

I suggest… gobble, gobble, that since everyone decorates for Christmas early… gobble, gobble, and songs play in stores, gobble, gobble, why not skip Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas… gobble, gobble…  and eat the pig.

You can now download the new color page on Tom Turkey’s Resource Page.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Update for Santa Security Team and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MG_6488The Prep and Landing Team has finished their security sweep of NYC and we are a go for Santa to depart tomorrow morning at 5:17 a.m. North Pole Time.  Here is the agenda for the security team. 


4:40 a..m. Travel team will pick up luggage at the Claus residence and deliver it to Santa-1

5:00 a.m. Claus' to be escorted to Santa-1 on runway 4

5:17 a.m. scheduled lift-off (Flight plan filed)

8:33 a.m. Santa-1 arrives at NYC (will brief on airport in the air)

8:55 a.m. Santa to board sleigh

9:00 a.m. Security Team goes on full alert TINSEL CODE 1, Parade begins

11:45 a.m. Santa to be escorted back to Santa-1

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Claus’ to eat lunch on board Santa-1 and entertain invited guests

1:05 p.m. Santa-1 scheduled take off from NYC

Here are some details about this year’s parade that we want to remind everyone from the briefing meeting:

  1. The parade route is an additional 2 miles this year.
  2. The parade will begin at 77th Street & Central Park West.
  3. Prep and Landing has placed security supply packets along the route this year so you do not need to overstock your backpacks.
  4. Switch your tinsel guns to stun mode (HAROLD!).
  5. We will be communicating on channel ELF-78 (JACK!).

You can find out more information about the parade here.

- E.H.

Presidential Turkey Pardon 2012

2012PresTPardonWe just received the video feed from this afternoon’s ceremony and it is now posted on Tom Turkey’s page under the heading 2012 Pardoned Turkeys.

The caption for the video reads:

The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama granted Cobbler, one of the two toms selected for national turkey honors, a presidential pardon at the White House. Cobbler, along with Gobbler, the second turkey, will then head to their future home at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate.

Please visit the link above to see the full video of the ceremony.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The First Thanksgiving Menu

fthanksAfter some extensive research and interviewing, Tom Turkey in conjunction with Arnold Breckensmith and WWW/PR has added a new page to Tom Turkey’s site called the First Thanksgiving Menu.

This page will list what the Pilgrims most likely had at the First Thanksgiving, as well as, what they probably did not have and why.

You can check out the First Thanksgiving Menu page here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Workshop Employees Returning Today from Eclipse Trip

rWorkshop workers from Local 2525 will be returning to the Pole this morning from their trip to Australia to view the solar eclipse.

I spoke with union president Gene Cransin this morning via satellite phone and he said that the trip was a great way for the team to do some bonding and relax for the upcoming holiday season.  He would like to plan more trips after the holiday season.

This has been the first time in elf history that a team has gone to the southern hemisphere to view a solar eclipse.  The elves had were able to take the entire floor of a hotel in Cairns, Australia this year which left them able to sneak up to the roof of the building to view the eclipse.

Their arrival will be at approximately 2:00 p.m. today.  We will be transferring the power grid over to the transportation station at about 1:50 p.m.  The transfer should last approximately 15 minutes since there are so many to come back to the Pole.

You can read more about the rare full solar eclipse here.

- Jester Pinesworth
Office of Elf Relations

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

E.H. Appoints New Webmaster

announcementAfter some careful consideration, I have appointed a new webmaster to the Department of Elfland Security and The Assembly of Legendary Figures website.

Gracey Kimble will be taking over as the lead webmaster and I have charged her with taking the next few days to come up with a game plan to perform the following goals:

1) Repair and fix all broken links and sections of the current website.

2) Complete current pages that are deemed under construction.

3) Establish a plan for adding additional DES Office pages to the site.

4) Establish a plan and time line for adding additional Assembly of Legendary Figures pages.

She will be posting blog updates as changes are made to the website.

- E.H.

Website Development Meeting Scheduled for Today

From the Desk of Edward Hinklemyer

imagesCAJGH5VKThere will be a website development meeting today after lunch in my office.  I need the entire team present during this meeting.

Please bring your Cane-Pads with you as we will be going over the site and putting together a project plan to get this site done over the next year.

I will be naming a new project manager during our meeting.

I cannot stress enough the importance of attending this meeting.

- E.H.

Tom Turkey Squad Heading to Mt. Vernon


For Immediate Release:

The Department of Elfland Security will be sending the “Tom Turkey” security squad to Mt. Vernon tomorrow afternoon.  Please be prepared to stay until after Thanksgiving at which time you will escort Tom Turkey, code name “Big Bird” back to the North Pole for debriefing and his wrap-up meeting with TAOLF.

We do not expect any issues this year since the Prep and Landing team has already done their sweep of the location.

Weather reports indicate blistering highs of up to 50 degrees most days with rain.  Sorry, no chances of snow in the forecast.  Please pack and dress appropriately and be sure to drink plenty of water.

All security communications will be done through SANTA-4 Satellite this year, please be sure to check your communicators before leaving.

Mrs. Claus will have an departing luncheon starting promptly at 12:15 p.m. with departure scheduled for 12:45 p.m.

If you wish, you can bring your luggage to the transportation depot tonight to save some extra check-in time tomorrow.

- E.H.