Time to Stand Down Sector 5

The bedtime warnings are rolling in and they appear to include most of us. And like clockwork, Flight Command has also sent the word that we can stand down.

Or, as Roger put it, Santa can take it from here. Hahaha.

Thank you guys. What a year!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and I’ll talk with you soon!

Take care!

One Last Weather Report

I cannot believe how EASY tracking Santa has been this year. So calm. We’ve been eating cookies and chugging eggnog here, just because we’ve been so calm. It’s been fun.

Flight Command, as they have with other sectors, has given us the “send a final weather” update message – which is code for “not much else is going on”. Santa’s ride has been quiet, fast and I think he’s going to break the record. That old sleigh is a SUPERSTAR.

Anyway, I know you’re likely Christmas-Eving wherever you are. If you can take a look out the window and report the weather, I’d appreciate it.

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Santa Wants a Local Christmas Report

From Flight Command just a short time ago: Santa wants trackers in Sector 5 – IF they are out and about today – to send in an updated Local Christmas report. If the weather is dangerous please DO NOT venture outside to do this. Santa wants you safe.

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Update the Weather Please

Wow, they are really a little freaked out about our weather. It’s weird, but we’ll keep updating them is this is what they want:

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Sector 5 Finally in the Red Zone

Santa launches in just a few hours – and we’re now in the Red Zone. I do not have any new requests but the buzz I’m getting from Flight Command is still about the weather in our sector. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, happy Christmas Eve everybody!

Enjoy Santa’s launch.

Weather Updates for Sector 5

Weather updates are going to be needed a lot in Sector 5, kids. This artic blast is causing some worries about black ice for Santa and the sleigh. Do not be surprise if Flight Command asks us about it a lot for Canada and at least the Northern USA.

We have word that even south Texas and into Mexico there are issues with very bitter cold weather and ice conditions.

Please update us of the ground conditions where you are. Is there ice? Is there snow on the rooftops?

Let’s give Flight Command some specifics if we can.

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Trackers Overflowing in Sector 5

Trackers – yeah, I know. We’re in the middle of tracking Santa now. But we got assigned Fridays for our report and I’m going to do it. We head into tonight with a great deal of momentum. Check out these elf counts:

North Pole Tracker Elves: 457,641
Freelance Tracker Elves: 53,668,419
Total Tracker Elves: 54,126,060

A special shoutout to our elves in Canada. They really booked it this week, giving our counts a big boost. Now for the report numbers:

North Pole Tracker Elf Reports: 4,073,005
Freelance Tracker Elf Reports: 370,312,091
Total Tracker Elf Reports: 374,385,096

Guys, I know we have more believers, fans and elves in our Sector than there is in any other. But I’m still so darn proud of you guys!

Now, going forward, don’t expect a ton of requests from me. Pay attention to all the news on Kringle Radio and via SantaUpdate.com. Check our sector news page often. I’m only going to ask you for what Flight Command is asking of me. Most of our reporting is done, except for the last minute stuff they ask us for.

So please pay attention of where Santa is and when he might need something from us.

Trackers in Sector 5 Can Check In

It’s our turn, Sector 5. North Pole Flight Command has sent the word – let’s see who in Sector 5 is paying attention and ready to check in. Do so below:

Hold On There, Trackers

Trackers – I just got a news flash from Flight Command. As of right now – Sector 5, which is not even checking in yet – leads the WORLD in a metric we call Tracker Error Rate.

You know what that is? That’s elves in MY SECTOR checking in in OTHER SECTORS. In other words, you’re not following instructions. And it’s killing my scores, guys.

I hate to bust your chops.

I mean, after all, we ARE the biggest Sector in the number of elves by maybe ten times. That means we have more new elves than anyone else. That means we’re going to make more mistakes that anyone else.

But c’mon.

Elf Crusader told you guys to cool it and check in tomorrow. Well, ok, it’s just a few hours away but still, he TOLD YOU not to check in until it is time. But some of you are doing it anyway.

Look – see the big picture at the top of this post?

Those are our colors. Big red message area. A nice green bottom border that says “Sector 5 News”.

If you go to the news page you see that same red color is what we use for our Sector-specific page. Any time I post something for Sector 5 it is ALWAYS in this beautiful color-coded way. Red and Green. Nice Christmas colors.

When you see that, then do that.

If you see blue or purple or any other color combination you can assume it’s NOT for Sector 5.

Check in is coming up. Let’s see if we can get this right.

It all matters now. The eyes of Flight Command are on us.

A New Tracker Challenge

Greetings, my tracker friends. It is time for my final tracker update of this season. This Friday, December 23rd, Santa will launch from the North Pole and make a journey around the world unlike any other he has taken before.

Why will it be different?

It will be different because he will have at his command more detailed information about most areas he will be flying. I spoke with Santa earlier today and he is just THRILLED with the Santa tracker effort this year. Although we are now just over 500 million tracker reports, which is over halfway to our goal, reports are coming in so fast that Santa feels confident we will meet and exceed our goal easily.

We have, however, some news to share with you today that you need to be aware of:

  1. The Santa Tracking Map here at SantaTrackers.net has now gone “dark”. The next time you see it will be when Santa himself launches.
  2. The test flights of Santa’s sleigh will now take a new chapter. The final version of the sleigh is being launched from the North Pole today. It will continue to fly until Thursday night, when it will return to the North Pole for a brief adjustment period. A final test flight will take place on Friday, December 23rd.
  3. That final version will feature 12 different sleighs. They will launch from the North Pole tonight and will fly only at night. Each Sector will have at least 2 sleighs in flight at a time, some will have 3.
  4. We challenge our tracker elves, between now and when Santa himself launches, to find and photograph or video any of these sleighs in flight over the next four days. Any elf who can post photographic evidence that is confirmed by North Pole Flight Command will be awarded 25,000 points by Santa himself.

That’s great news and a great opportunity for each tracker out there. We have lots of other announcements coming over the next few days. Here is what you can expect:

  • Each sector will begin a “check-in” process for tracking Santa according to the time zones of that sector. Please be paying attention.
  • A special set of “short form” reports designed for fast use while Santa is in flight will be introduced.
  • Announcements from each sector will now happen at very random times. All trackers are encouraged to check in frequently.

As a reminder, I will be in Elf Chat on Christmas Eve. I’m not sure what to expect, given the unexpected nature of the news of Santa’s sleigh this year, the many different kinds of weather challenges all over the world expected next weekend, and the unpredictable nature of tracking Santa in general. However, I will do my best to be there and prepared to discuss the latest with you.

This is a very exciting week ahead for us. Let’s stay focused on our job and get Santa around the world.

Elf Roger Star

Chat Recap with Elf Crash in Elf Chat

Elf Crash Murphy, Santa’s Eye-in-the-Sky Reporter and the Ultimate Santa Tracker, was in Elf Chat today to talk about tracking Santa this year. Everyone’s questions sure made for an interesting conversation. Here is the recap:

Elf Crash MurphyHi ho – MAXY!!!
Elf MaxHi Crash. You’re right on time
Elf UlanHi, elf Crash!
Elf Buddy FrostHello Elf Crash!
Elf Crash MurphyI’m surprised to see you here…but not surprised. How are you doing?
Elf MaxThanks, Crash. I’m doing good. I wanted to be back to track Santa this year and it looks like it is working out
Elf Crash MurphyHi Buddy Frost! Hi Ulan!
Elf Buddy FrostHope your doing well Crash!
Elf Crash MurphyFantastic! I wasn’t sure who I would be talking with today but I’m glad its you. And I’m glad you’re going to be able to track Santa this year. I know that was a big goal
Elf MaxYeah, I’m not 100% yet but it’s good enough. It’ll be a good Christmas. I’ve got a TON of questions here for you, Crash.
Elf Crash MurphyOk, I’m raring to go. Things are super busy, I think they might be for everyone
Elf MaxI think that is why we have so many questions. People want to know how this next week will be different.
Elf Crash MurphyIt’s different already. I just got out of our daily pre-flight meeting. Those started last Monday
Elf MaxWho is in that meeting, Crash?
Elf Crash MurphyWell, it’s me, Santa, Roger, Elf Buck and a handful of folks from Flight Command
Elf MaxPre-flight – so this is about when Santa takes off?
Elf Crash MurphyWell, kind of. We talk about different areas of the world and different things going on at Flight Command that will affect launch and delivery. They are short meetings.
Elf MaxHave you done these meetings before?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, we start about 10-days out. Every year this is kind of our routine.
Elf Crash MurphyBut this year is really different because Santa and Flight Command have SO MUCH more information – different information than last year
Elf Crash MurphySo everything is very detailed like never before
Elf MaxInteresting. Will that change what they tell us to do when we track Santa after he launches?
Elf Crash MurphyNo doubt. You might get in on this, Max. I’m told there will be some new “quick” type reports that elves might be asked to send in after Santa takes off
Elf Crash MurphySo yes, it’s all looking very different this year
Elf MaxWhen are we going to find out about this? Officially -?
Elf Crash MurphyWell, Roger has the deets on that and I’m guessing you might find out tomorrow. But releasing it to the tracker elf world might not happen until Monday or Tuesday
Elf MaxOk, I’ll be ready
Elf Crash MurphyI’ll private message you some stuff after
Elf MaxOk, very good. Ready to take some questions from Elf Ulan and Elf Buddy Frost?
Elf UlanHi Crash, which sleigh is faster launching? Santa’s or yours?
Elf Crash MurphySure thing!
Elf MaxGo ahead, guys
Elf Buddy FrostYes, I am curious to know now, can you give us even a hint of what these quick type reports may be?
Elf Crash MurphyElf Ulan – Santa’s sleigh is the best in the world. I’m in an old clunker. I’m about watching Santa, not keeping up with him
Elf UlanYou mean you will launch after Santa’s sleigh?
Elf Crash MurphyThose “Christmas Eve Reports” – that’s what Roger has been calling them will be simple report features so that a tracker can send important information quickly – think things like changes in the weather, flight obstacles, etc. Nothing too fancy or extreme. Just a quick way to get really important information to flight command fast
Elf Crash MurphyElf Ulan, I actually am in the air most years ahead of Santa. His launch is always a very public affair, you’ll hear it on the radio. And he takes off like a shot. It’s easy for me to already be up there and waiting for him to take off from there
Elf MaxCrash, what are they saying will be the need for reports from trackers once Santa takes off?
Elf Crash MurphyThey don’t really know. The Elf Supervisors are nervous about it too. But really, Santa doesn’t want to burden Tracker Elves will TOO much because he wants them to be spending time with their families too
Elf Crash MurphyAnd a lot of it will depend on what’s just going on at the time
Elf Buddy FrostWell you can bet I will be ready to send in those reports!
Elf MaxCrash, I’ve seen some trackers complaining in their reports about being sent to bed too early last year. Will bedtime be extended for tracker elves?
Elf Crash MurphyI know you will Buddy Frost!
Elf Crash MurphyMax – I don’t think Santa’s going to give on the bedtime advisories for anyone. We’ve already talked about it and he’s set in his mind.
Elf MaxWhat do you advise those trackers who want to stay up later to do?
Elf UlanYou see Santa’s launching in the sky^^ is every time looks the same?
Elf Crash MurphyI advise them not to do it.
Elf MaxHahaha – why is Santa so strict about this?
Elf Crash MurphyI have a lot of theories, Max. But honestly, I think the toughest thing Santa has to juggle is getting people to bed so he can do his job. He’s always thinking ahead. And if he spends a lot of time in one place that means he has less time to get to another. Bedtime on Christmas Eve is a big thing to Santa
Elf Buddy FrostI have another question. I have always wanted to see Santa’s sleigh but what does it, or any sleigh look like at ground level?
Elf Crash MurphyElf Ulan – Santa’s launch is always a different view for me. I’m in the air and he usually takes off in a storm at the North Pole. Very normal for this time of year at the North Pole. So when I see him he’s flying UP – he punches through the clouds and if I have moonlight it’s quite something to see.
Elf Crash MurphyElf Buddy Frost – Santa’s sleigh is always bigger than people imagine it. The size, and the fact that there are a lot of lights on it are what usually surprise people the most.
Elf MaxSpeaking of the sleigh….
Elf Crash MurphyYeah, I don’t even want to comment on it, Max.
Elf UlanSounds so cool!
Elf MaxCrash, I’m hearing a lot of stuff.
Elf Crash MurphyYes, I am too.
Elf Buddy FrostConcerns with the sleigh?
Elf MaxHave you guys talked about sleigh options in the pre-flight meetings?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, a little bit. There’s supposed to be a big meeting with all the High Command elves about the sleigh today or tomorrow. This could be an interesting week.
Elf UlanSpeaking of the sleigh lol, do you have jingle bells on your sleigh?
Elf MaxYes, Elf Buddy Frost. There have been concerns coming from the test flights of Santa’s new sleigh all year long.
Elf Crash MurphyYes, Elf Ulan. I have jingle bells on my sleigh. Most people don’t understand the importance of the bells. I never fly without them.
Elf MaxWhy are the bells so important?
Elf Crash MurphyReindeer fly better with the rhythm of the bells to move them. Without bells they are slower. With bells they work together better. Sleigh goes faster.
Elf UlanI heard Santa says it too
Elf MaxCrash – do you think Santa is going to fly that sleigh they are testing.
Elf Buddy FrostHow does the bells affect the reindeer?
Elf Crash MurphyIt’s true Elf Ulan
Elf UlanAnd do you play Christmas music with the bells too?
Hollytinsel234Hello
Elf Crash MurphyThe bells help the reindeer keep a rhythm. It’s moves them in a way like any music moves all of us. Their hearing is more sensitive to higher pitches and bells seem to work really well for them, especially up there in the high winds. They can hear them. They move more steady with the bells
Elf MaxHello Hollytinsel
Elf Buddy FrostHm, that actually makes a lot of sense, thank you Crash!
Elf CrusaderHi everyone! Sorry I’m late
Elf Crash MurphyI hear music through my headset, which is almost always on. My headset is where I communicate and do the news from. Hard for me to do my job without it. So I hardly hear the bells. The bells are for the reindeer
Elf MaxDo you hear Flight Command through the headset
Elf UlanWow, do you know what’s the reindeer favorite music?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, Max. And Santa too. Everyone is in my head.
Elf CrusaderHi crash
Hollytinsel234Does Santa’s reindeer have Christmas magic?
Elf Crash MurphyYes, Elf Ulan. Reindeer love music. But they especially love jazz, Country Rock and Rock ‘n Roll. Especially Blitzen. He’s a banger
Elf Crash MurphyHey Crusader!
Elf MaxBltizen is a banger!!!????
Elf Buddy FrostMe and Blitzen would get along then! I love rock n roll!
Elf Crash MurphyYes. Well, not too much heavy metal. Way into Def Leppard
Elf MaxNO WAY!!!
Elf CrusaderCrash, are you and santa stopping by my place this year?
Elf UlanWow, interesting!!
Elf Crash MurphyNot sure, Elf Crusader. That’s a Santa question. I go where he goes. I cannot imagine he’d forget you though
Elf MaxDef Leppard doesn’t have Christmas music, do they?
Elf CrusaderThanks
Elf Crash MurphyGeez, Max…how would I know that?
Elf CrusaderUmm no they don’t max
Elf MaxSo Santa doesn’t play it for him?
Elf Buddy FrostI like the Trans Siberian Orchastra. Best christmas rock music!
Elf UlanAre your teams the same reindeer or change members every year?
Elf Crash MurphyNo, but Santa teases him about it.
Elf CrusaderI’m a rock and roll fan too. That’s how I know
Elf Lil CreamI’m so glad I joined on time! The chats have always been when I’m gone or too early
Elf Crash MurphyThe reindeer will hear Kringle Radio at times on Christmas Eve. They love to hear if they make the news somehow
Elf Crash MurphyNice to see you Lil Cream!
Elf Slimey Chello!
Elf CrusaderI listen to a lot of nickelback,Linkin Park,breaking Benjamin,and daughtry
Hollytinsel234Crash, whats your favorite Christmas song?
Elf Crash MurphyOh, and Slimey’s here’s too. Wow, it is Christmas now
Elf Crash MurphyI don’t know that I have a favorite Christmas song. It depends on my mood I guess.
Elf Slimey CIm so excited, really starting to feel like christmas now!
Elf MaxI like your radio show, Crash.
Elf CrusaderCrash, did you ever record that podcast I did with other trackers?
Elf Crash MurphyThanks, Maxy
Elf UlanMe too!
Elf Buddy FrostMy favorite is “That’s Christmas to Me” by Penetonix!
Elf Crash MurphyElf Crusader, I owe you a BIG apology about that
Elf CrusaderI think Crash is a funny dude
Elf Crash MurphyI’ve worked on that podcast here and there but things have gotten so busy I just totally blew it.
Elf CrusaderHey, no problem. Just send me some elf eggnog and I’ll be good
Elf Crash MurphyIt’s totally my fault, Crusader. Don’t believe what Frank might tell you about it. Totally my fault
Hollytinsel234Mine too!
Elf Slimey Cno sweat, Ik its a busy time of year rn haha
Elf Lil CreamWhat have we missed from the chat so far? anything we should know?
Elf Crash MurphyI’ve like Pentatonix since before they got crazy big.
Elf CrusaderI understand Crash. I’m not upset
Elf MaxI’ll post up the recap later, Lil Cream
Elf CrusaderBeing sector lead is a big responsibility btw
Elf Crash MurphyWell, I am upset. I’ve had that since June. But to be honest, Frank is a little cheesed at me too because I’ve not been able to do as many podcasts as he wants
Elf UlanMaybe I don’t know. I’ll try to listen!
Elf CrusaderIs Santa ever covered in soot from all the chimneys?
Elf MaxYou’re all over the place, Crash. You shouldn’t feel bad
Hollytinsel234How many days until Christmas?
Elf Crash MurphyI could do a whole show of just Pentatonix. They come out with a new Christmas album like every five minutes
Elf UlanI agree too
Elf Crash MurphyCrusader works hard on his podcast and I let him down. I do feel bad about that. Santa should only give me soggy cheerios for Christmas
Elf CrusaderI so wish that I could live up there at the pole
Elf Crash MurphyYou’re in Minnesota, Crusader.  So you already know a lot about snow. How cold is it there now?
Elf CrusaderWould it help you to know that I am not upset with you crash? I think you’re an exceptional elf
Elf Buddy FrostDon’t feel bad Crash! You’ve got so much on your plate it’s understandable! You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself.
Elf Crash MurphyYou’re always so kind, Crusader. But I just blew that podcast. I need to find a way better than Elf Eggnog to make it up to you.
Elf MaxLil Cream or Slimey – do you have a question for Crash? Our time is about up
Elf CrusaderOh boy. Great question. It’s been snowing like heck these past two days. It is currently 15 degrees
Elf Crash MurphyThat’s some good North Pole training right there, Crusader
Elf UlanVerrry cold!
Elf Lil CreamNope! I’m just here to listen today, ill check with him tho
Elf Crash MurphyTell me, Crusader. With the cold and snow in Minnesota, do you guys have sleighs?
Elf MaxWow, maybe we should schedule a chat for questions for Elf Crusader!
Hollytinsel234Does Santas sleigh have a snow maker on the bottom??
Elf Crash MurphyHahaha! Good idea Maxy
Elf CrusaderNo. Not that I know of. But what I do know is that it makes driving difficult for those who operate vehicles
Elf Crash MurphyNo, Santa’s sleigh does not have a snowmaker
Elf Slimey Cim back! sorry i was outside looking at the frost. its 30 degrees where we are!
Elf CrusaderI’d be happy to do that Max. Just name the time and place and I would be glad to be interviewed.
Elf Crash Murphy30 degrees in California, Slimey?
Elf Slimey Cwe’re out of town and it never usually gets this cold haha
Elf MaxMaybe we could have you show up some time on Christmas Eve, Crusader. That would be fun
Hollytinsel234Its 40° here
Elf Crash MurphyOk, Slimey. I thought that sounded a little chilly for your neighborhood.
Elf Slimey Cyeah near the China Peak area/ Fresno
Elf Slimey CI love this weather
Elf MaxCrash, besides the pre-flight meetings you talked about, what else do you have to do to prepare for Santa’s launch?
Elf CrusaderDone max. I have free time. I can’t wait
Elf Lil Creamyeah- at home its gonna be sunny for christmas :/
Elf Crash MurphyI know Fresno pretty good. It’s 30 degrees in Fresno?
Elf Lil Creamyup! it gets pretty cold in the winter
Elf UlanDo we need a certificate to get into a sleigh?
Elf CrusaderHey crash, quick question: how much do you know about the mayo clinic here in Rochester Minnesota?
Elf Crash MurphyMaxy, actually my week this week is fairly normal. I have a lot planned for news with Frank. Big week for that. Not sure if we’ll squeeze in a podcast. I have some tracker training to do in Flight Command. But other than that I just need to pack my lunchpail for the flight
Elf CrusaderIt is a world renowned hospital. I wonder if Santa visits there. I think of all the sick children and patients who believe in him.
Elf Crash MurphyYes, Elf Ulan. To even fly in a sleigh you have to be certified. It takes months to get that certification.
Hollytinsel234@Elf Lil Cream: Thanks for liking my post!
Elf Crash MurphyThey Mayo Clinic in Rochester is world famous. Santa goes EVERY YEAR
Elf UlanTakes months, can I try it? ^^
Elf Crash MurphySanta actually does a lot of hospitals all this week, Crusader. Part of why he’s not at the North Pole and doing all these meetings by Zoom or by phone
Elf CrusaderThat’s great news! But he should be careful not to collide with the mayo one helicopter. They always fly that thing every day
Elf Crash MurphyElf Ulan. Sleigh Certification is a program that requires recommendation by your Elf Supervisor. And of course, that comes after taking about 18 months of flight school
Elf CrusaderWait a minute, are you telling me that I could operate a sleigh?
Elf Crash MurphySanta usually goes to the Mayo clinic by car (well, truck – Santa’s truck guy). Flying sleighs are reserved for Christmas Eve, Crusader
Elf Crash MurphySure, any elf can become a sleigh pilot
Elf Lil CreamWow! Thats a lot of training! I’m working on my drivers licence right now, is the training similar (obviously more time tho for a sleigh
Elf CrusaderWhew! That is good news! So there’s a chance I might see him
Elf Crash MurphyI’ve toyed with the idea. But the math is really hard. I am certified to fly in a sleigh, but my pilot certification is still a work in progress
Elf UlanOkay, I remember Elf Randi has it and it takes a lot of year’s till she can asks us ^^
Elf Crash MurphyElf Lil Cream — you’re DRIVING? Where do the years go!
Elf Slimey C🙂
Elf CrusaderHow would I know it’s Santa and not some dude who looks like him?
Elf Crash MurphyElf Crusader – ask him about the Elf Code. Santa knows it by heart in 17 different languages.
Elf MaxOk guys, let’s wrap it up.
Hollytinsel234Bye!
Elf MaxCrash, thanks as always for all the extra insight today
Elf CrusaderAlright. If I see some person that looks like Santa, I’m going to ask the elf code.
Elf Lil CreamYeah! Thank you Crash
Elf Buddy FrostAlright, it was great chatting with you all! Merry Christmas!
Elf Crash MurphyMy pleasure, Maxy. So good to see you too!
Elf CrusaderBye crash.
Elf Lil CreamMerry Christmas!
Elf Crash MurphyMerry Christmas everyone. If we get a chance to do another one of these this week I’ll be here!
Elf Slimey CThanks! Merry Christmas!
Elf MaxOk, Crash. Just tell me when and I’ll open the doors
Elf UlanWow, a lot! How about you control sleigh traffic?
Elf Crash MurphyDeal.
Elf Crash MurphyOh I don’t control sleigh traffic. But I went to sleigh traffic controller school to understand more about what Flight Command does and what they need from me. That’s complex work
Hollytinsel234Merry Christmas!!
Elf MaxMerry Christmas everyone!
Elf Crash MurphyBye y’all
Elf Lil CreamBye!
Elf UlanThank you, Crash, and Merry Christmas to everyone!

 

Sector 5 Sleighs It

Hi, Elves! We’ve done it again –

North Pole Tracker Elves: 314,574
Freelance Tracker Elves: 37,668,444
Total Tracker Elves: 37,983,018

Best in the world! Another great week. Thank you for your focus and your intensity. ONE WEEK from tonight, Santa launches and we will be READY.

Here’s where we stand with tracker reports:

North Pole Tracker Elf Reports: 1,824,529
Freelance Tracker Elf Reports: 150,673,776
Total Tracker Elf Reports: 152,498,305

These are great numbers, representing the great love believers in our sector have for Santa.

Know where we could use a little work? MEXICO, Northern Ontario Canada, and the greater suburbs of Dubuque, Iowa. If you know any one in these areas, get them to sign up as an elf and get to work!

Feedback from Santa:
Hi again, Sector 5 and, once again – nice work! Last week was almost complete – I got information that was helpful about rooftops, about the public, about the weather, about ground and air traffic – just about everything. You know one thing we might be a little short on? CHIMNEY inspections, believe it or not. Elf Roger and I were looking it over and did you know that Sector has the highest chimney saturation in the world and yet it also has the lowest ratio of chimney reports to elves? Now, I know many of the chimneys in the USA and Canada are not what they once were. Especially in places like California where they tend to be more cosmetic than functional. Well, functional as a fireplace. Functional for Santa is a different story and believe it or not I still prefer to use a chimney over a door. It’s just faster to get in and out. So….if you have chimneys in your neighborhood please take a look around and report on them if you can. I need more of this information for next week. Thanks, guys. — Santa

Your duties this week: (from Pinky)

  1. Chimney Report
  2. Home and Family Report
  3. Weather Report
  4. Public Transit Report