How many elves?

How Many Tracker Elves?

So…an interesting debate has begun at North Pole Flight Command. Just how many tracker elves are there REALLY that now track Santa for Santa?

Last Christmas Santa set the goal at 40 million tracker elves. That goal was based on the assumption that there were better than 25 million tracker elves from the Christmas before. After working all year last Christmas to build the ranks the numbers show that the goal Santa set was blown away days before Christmas arrived.

A straight count of how many people applied showed that better than 58 million total were enrolled.

But is that how many people actually tracked Santa for Santa?

Well…no. Not really.

In fact, if the truth is told, the number of people who actually helped Santa get around the world last year appears to be significantly less.


Well, there are many reasons: Some people sign up twice. Some are excited to track Santa and sign up to do it…but then can’t because they are busy with other things when the time actually comes for an elf to check in. Some people who track Santa for Santa one Christmas don’t do it the next Christmas. Some people get sick. Some people lose Internet. Some people just forget. Others sign up late and don’t have time to figure out HOW to do it.

At the end of the day, the number of people who come here, sign up, and DON’T track Santa for Santa is actually a BIG number.

In fact, elves in the Estimating Department at Flight Command estimate the number is so embarrassing that we probably shouldn’t share it with you.

Needless to say, we have some work to do.

We know that Santa is going to give us a new goal to hit with the number of NEW trackers we need to get signed up. But we need to put more work into training the tracker elves we already have and making sure they are on the job when Santa actually needs the help.

What does that mean for you?

Well, we’re still trying to decide that.

Personally, I think this: if you are an active tracker and have years of experience already tracking Santa we need to put you to work. We need to promote you. We need you find those elves who want to be leaders. We need elves to help other elves to be elves. Make sense?

Now, I haven’t heard yet what our plans will be for all this. My job, as usual, is to run the website and to give you guys information about what’s going on. It’s only February.

But, I know there are many of you out there who visit year round. I want to know what you think. I believe we need the power of all elves in on this question. We need to brainstorm. We need to share ideas. We need to throw out suggestions to the elves in charge. This is no time to be shy.

So, as you think about this, don’t be afraid to comment. We are still months away from when the crowds of people start coming back. We have time to put our heads together. We have time to act.

Don’t be shy. Speak up. How do we get better elf participation?

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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 and an expert Santa Tracker Elf Educator.
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Elf Buttercup

I have an idea. Now, as an experienced elf working for santa for a while now, I must say this idea doesn’t apply to every elf but will be about a 83% chance for most elves. I think you guys up at the north pole need to post us more work. Now, I don’t mean to give any of my fellow tracker elves pressure or more work. Certainly not. I do, however, think that if we elves have a couple more assignments for earlier in the year, when elf work isn’t much and christmas season is months away (basically january through september) we will, most of us, have time to complete more elf tasks SIMPLY because of the time in the year.

Elf Lil Cream

I agree! It depends on the tasks though, there isnt much we could do, but maybe we could have a brainstorm chat. That would encourage acivity and help make more!

Elf Kringle

I agree with that and i do think we need more work and we need more elf promotions and i am getting promoted to city captain of sector 5 this year


If you join this group we will post job offers there

Elf Kringle

Didn’t you tell me that i could get accepted as city captain of sector 5 this year because you said that last year and i joined the group


Things changed

Elf Kringle

can i get accepted this year


I will see with elf max and elf ernest

Elf Kringle


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Elf Kringle

your welcome

ELF Jingle Bells

me to For My State

Elf Lil Cream

Maybe there can be more news or promotions? Or some new activities! I think more people would be active if there was more chats too.

Elf will

I agree with Lil cream

Elf gingersnap

I think you should give us more work and maybe you could even let some elfs that really enjoy christmas visit the north pole. Or send a elf on the shelf that can communicate to the trackers to each trackers house.

Elf Kringle

I 1,000,000,000,000,000% agree wiht that

Elf Kringle


Elf Kringle

I am now city captain of sector 5!!!!

Elf Amelia

Agree also who do I need to talk to, to see if I can be a city captin of sector 5? Thanks

Elf Snowball

That’s cool

Elf Coco

Maybe you can think of assignments we can do 365 days of the year, it’s busy in most households around Christmas and a lot of them won’t have time to track at Christmas eve and the days around that. So find assignments we can do all year!