North Pole News (12/24/21)
Vintage colour lithograph from 1898 showing Father Christmas and his reindeer flying through the sky

Fort Dodge Alpha Media News Director Brooke Bickford gets an update from North Pole Reporter Meadow Balkende and gets the Christmas lowdown from Terry the Christmas Elf! Listen and read more below!

FOR ALPHA MEDIA NEWS THIS IS BROOKE BICKFORD-NORTH POLE EDITION.

THE WEATHER HAS BEEN PRETTY CHILLY AT THE NORTH POLE BUT SANTA HAS BEEN KEEPING PRETTY WARM  AND BUSY.. GETTING READY TO DELIVER TOYS AND GIFTS TO ALL OF THE GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS  LISTENING OUT THERE.

WE SENT MEADOW BALKENENDE, NORTH POLE REPORTER, TO VISIT MRS. CLAUS TO GET A LITTLE BACKSTORY ON HOW MUCH WORK GOES INTO THE BIG DAY.

MEADOW “I SPOKE WITH MRS. CLAUS ABOUT THE TOLL THIS TIME OF YEAR CAN TAKE  ON THE BIG GUY.  SHE SAYS… THERE IS A LOT MORE THAT GOES INTO GETTING PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS THAN MOST PEOPLE MAY EXPECT”

MRS. CLAUS  “WELL THE ELVES AND I ARE SO TIRED AFTER EVERYTHING WE’VE DONE. I USUALLY PUT ON A BIG FEAST AND THEN WE DANCE AROUND OUR CHRISTMAS TREE AND WAIT FOR SANTA TO GET BACK.”

MEADOW SAYS “MRS CLAUS SAYS THE REINDEER HAVE BEEN BULKING UP FOR THE BIG DAY AND SHE SAYS THAT SANTA  REALLY APPRECIATES ALL THE TREATS AND MILK THAT MANY FAMILIES LEAVE FOR HIS TRAVELS. MRS. CLAUS ALSO SHARED A SECRET WITH US ON HOW THE COUPLES FURRY COMPANIONS GOT THEIR NAME.”

MRS. CLAUS  “SANTA AND I WERE LOOKING OUTSIDE YEARS AGO… YEARS AGO AND I SAID SANTA IS THAT RAIN OR SNOW AND HE SAID, IT’S RAIN DEAR AND I SAID HAHAHAHA THAT’S THE CUTEST THING. THAT’S WHAT WE WILL CALL OUR DEER, REINDEER.”

THAT WAS MEADOW BALKENENDE NORTH POLE NEWS REPORTING.

ALTHOUGH TONIGHT IS A BIG NIGHT FOR SANTA… IT IS A BIT OF A BREAK FOR HIS ELVES WHO HAVE  BEEN WORKING HARD ALL YEAR TO GET READY FOR THIS BIG DAY.

TERRY THE ELF SAYS IT’S A TOUGH JOB GETTING EVERYTHING READY BUT WELL WORTH IT BECAUSE SANTA IS SO GREAT.  “I COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER BOSS. HE’S SO JOLLY I DON’T KNOW IF ANYONE HAS DESCRIBED HIM AS JOLLY BEFORE BUT HE IS THE JOLLIEST MAN YOU’VE EVER MET.”

WHILE HE CONSIDERS SANTA VERY JOLLY, ONE THING TERRY DOES NOT GET A LAUGH OUT OF IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT HIMSELF AND THE OTHER ELVES. “YOU KNOW SOMETIMES PEOPLE THINK THAT WE’RE REALLY REALLY TINY. SOMETIMES WE GET UP TO TWO FOOT TALL SO I DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS TINY STUFF IS COMING FROM CAUSE WE’RE PRETTY BIG.”

TERRY THE ELF WANTS THE KIDS OUT THERE TO KNOW ONE LAST THING.

“I WOULD LIKE THEM TO KNOW WE WORK REALLY HARD AND HOPE THEY LIKE THEIR GIFTS AND

IF THERE AREN’T ANY BATTERIES THAT’S NOT MY FAULT…  IT’S STEVE. YOU DON’T WANT TO BE LIKE STEVE.”

THAT’S ALL FROM THE NORTH POLE FROM ALL OF US HERE AT ALPHA MEDIA FORT DODGE I’M BROOKE BICKFORD

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