Elf Training #6 – Your Tracking Center

Elf TrainingHello elves!

First of all, welcome to October! It is going to be a busy month.

Today’s training memo is more important than you know. You are an elf. This training is about something you maybe haven’t thought of: the Environment of Elfing.

Being an elf is more than just saying you’re an elf. To be an elf you actually have to think like an elf, breathe like an elf and speak like an elf. That’s not easy to do when you’re not around other elves or at the North Pole or have never shown how to actually be an elf.

Not your fault, friends. Don’t feel bad and don’t blame yourself. This is why we have elf training.

The Environment of Elfing is a happy place. A peaceful place. A hopeful place. A place filled with Christmas Spirit. It is a place where work gets done when it doesn’t really feel like work.

How do you create such a place?

Think about it: if you were an elf at the North Pole what would you see? What would it look like? What would it feel like?

Those are the kinds of questions you need to ask — and the challenge that you have — as you prepare for setting up your own tracker elf center at home. You gotta make it like an elf would have it.

So I want you to give it some thought. This is why we talk about these things in October. Getting your home Santa tracking center ready is a big, big part of doing your part as an elf.

Now, I’m not saying this is going to happen but I guess it COULD happen: but what if your home tracking center were to be used by…another elf? What if some sort of weird emergency happened and you ended with with two or three other elves in your home tracking center on Christmas eve? You’d want to be ready, right? You’d want to have the right environment for them, right?

So just what should be in your home tracking center? Well, there are a lot of right answers to that. Here are some things you COULD do…but as Santa always says, “it’s up to you”:

  • A Christmas tree — it doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to be small. Or fancy. But a Christmas tree goes a long way to bring the Christmas spirit into your elfspace.
  • Two screens – one for the Santa tracking map, another for communicating with the North Pole and reading the news.
  • Your elf hat. Of course.
  • A nice supply of eggnog in the fridge, and some extra Christmas cookies on the side.
  • Christmas lights.
  • A good comfortable chair for you…and one for a visitor.
  • Something to write on. You might be making a list of things you need to do.
  • Extras: a flashlight, a pair of binoculars, and your winter shoes, coat and gloves (if it is winter where you are), just in case you need to go outside quickly.

Of course, you will want to customize your elfspace with other Christmas things that make you feel good. There are no set rules here.


Fire away.

Elf Max


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Elf Max is known as The Miracle Worker. Max has worked in computer systems at the North Pole for quite a while. He frequently is the elf people turn to in order to make technology work. Max is the webmaster of SantaTrackers.net and an expert Santa Tracker Elf Educator.
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What if I don’t really have any extra space to set this up?

Elf Jangle

maybe you can do it in your house and just don’t do house stuff when you are using it as a tracking center and not do tracking stuff when you are using it as a normal house

Angelika Noel

Roger That Max! I will get my Elf work space already! 🙂


Thank you elf max I will be sure to at least put two of those in my house.

ELF Jingle Bells

i have a command center for christmas in my back yard i havent set it up yet but its painted and ready to get decorated




thanks elf max

Izzy Foss

I do not have a Christmas tree

Izzy Foss

I do not have a Christmas tree so I can not have a home tracking center

ELF Jingle Bells

yes u can u just decorate with other christmas items

ELF Jingle Bells

Why Hasn’t Anyone Commented To Say Roger That



Elf Candy Gumdrops

ooooo i am going to have fun doing this!

Elf Amelia


Elf Kringle

Can’t wait to make one

Elf Jangle

man , my house is a perfect place (literally)

Elf Jangle

we don’t really do much in

Elf Buttercup

I have everything except eggnog and two screens, are these two mandatory?

Elf Buttercup

Hey Harmony! Eggnog is not really mandatory but two screens would be usefull so you can view two things at a time: The map, and Santatrackers.net for reports and news. The screens will be especially usefull when you are tracking santa, but if you don’t have two screens ask your siblings or parents/guardians.

Elf Buttercup

Actually you don’t need to have eggnog! You can MAKE it! I just made two rich and creamy glasses of delicious, non-achoholic eggnog. Here’s how you can make it at home with ingrediants you probobly already have! Just blend everything together!

  • 2 eggs, beaten in advance
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes ground nutmeg

I hope you use this simple recipe at home. The eggnog is yummy and just the right amount of sweet, and plus, now you have one more thing that’ll help you help santa! Enjoy!

Elf Buttercup

I have literally no space to myself in this house and im not planning on putting my center in my room. So any ideas?

Sarah Doetsch

Garage would work

Victoria potter

how do I become a better elf?

Kenzie lafayette

thank you

ELF Jingle Paws

Roger that

Roger that!

  1. thanks
Elf Snowball

Got it

Elf Maurice

cookies that sounds good

Elf Cookie Dough

Thank you I have the 2 screens my laptop and my phone, the pen and paper, and a flashlight but that’s all i have so I will do my best oh i also have a stocking and a plastic Christmas try for cookies


setting this up now so it is ready to go