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News Update - November 21, 2022

The weekly news update featuring FDR Establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday

To all North Pole City Elves, those in Santa's Village, in the Lower 48 and all around the world, this is your weekly update for the week of November 21, 2022. I'm your host Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and I'm your co-host, Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone, Let's go to press.

Sponsor

For the week of November 21, 2022 your sponsor will be Patch's Gourmet Pitzels. Located at 624 Silver Bell Circle, Patch's will have all of your favorite flavors. From peppermint to snauzberry, you can order any pitzel with icing or not. This week's special, purchase a 6 pack and get a free large cocoa. That's Patch's Gourmet Pitzels.

Santa's Village Update

There was a shutdown this week at the workshop for a few hours due to a shortage of screws. Workers called over to the warehouse to have a new shipment brought in and it was discovered that almost 400,000 screws were missing from the warehouse. An emergency order was placed with the factory and enough was shipped over directly to the workshop to get the craftsman back to work. It is not known at this time if this was a theft, miscalculation in clerical, or again, some kind of sabotage.

Department of Elfland Security

Edward Hinkemeyer has posted a schedules for various departments that need to meet this week for Santa and Mrs. Claus' trip for the Macy's Day parade, as well as, the launch of the Scout Elves to the lower 48. The Security Division, Landing and Prep Division, Flight Control, and Reindeer stables will be meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m., All of the Scout Elves are asked to report to the Banquet Room at the North Pole City Hotel one hour before the 7 a.m. departure of Thursday morning for a brief send-off breakfast. All meetings are mandatory.

TAOLF.com Updates

TAOLF.com is still working on adjustments on the main website and hope to have the digital version of the Peppermint Post back online soon. Some additional recipes have been added to Mrs. Claus' Recipe Database and the Naughty/Nice List database and Elf Name database have been completely repaired and tested. "There may still be some issues with the Trivia Databases, but we will get to those soon," said Gracey Kimble (Webmaster/Supervisor), "this latest update did a doosey, and we apologize for any inconveniences you may have been experiencing."

NPC Weather Update

Temperatures will remain between -25 and -27 all week with no precipitation predicted. Please expect the snow machines to be operating around the Reindeer stables this week for the training sessions and for Santa and Mrs. Claus' trip to New York.

WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio

We are excited to announce that our remote equipment is now functioning as intended. We recently tried it again (after several modifications where made to make it audio only for the podcast) when we went live from North Pole City hotel and the system worked great. No sparks, crackles, or fires. We now hope to be able to bring you more special reports as things are happening throughout the week.

This Week in Elf History

On November 26, 1941, United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on the weekday regularly set aside as “Lecture Day,” a midweek church meeting where topical sermons were presented. A famous Thanksgiving observance occurred in the autumn of 1621, when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited local members of the Wampanoag tribe to join the Pilgrims in a festival held in gratitude for the bounty of the season.

Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga. In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Thursday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to officially fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated nationally.

With a few deviations, Lincoln’s precedent was followed annually by every subsequent president until 1939. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and some Americans refused to honor Roosevelt’s declaration. For the next two years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation, but on November 26, 1941, he admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.

North Pole City Commerce

The North Pole City Commerce has sent out registration forms to all of the businesses in North Pole City for those who wish to signup to have a booth at this year's delivery ceremony after Santa's takeoff this Christmas Eve. If you wish to participate, please be sure to turn in your forms as soon as possible as these spots do fill up quickly. There were well over 20,000 booths at the festival last year and the association is going to be keeping the same layout for this year's event.

NPC Sports League

Since the North Pole City Sports League with have a bi week this week with no tinsel football game scheduled, they invite everyone to come out to the stadium this week as they launch a few hot air balloons. They thought this would be a fun event to honor Rafael Bridi who just accomplished his second slackline walk between two hot air balloons at 6,236 feet over his hometown of Florianopolis Brazil. The walk took place on November 17 and was sponsored by Insta360 which posted video of the slackline walk on YouTube.

Community Events

Edward "Cinnamon" Livingstone, the longtime postmaster of the North Pole City post office has released a new book names, "Santa letters over the year." He will be hosting a presentation at the North Pole City Hotel Banquet hall Saturday night as he talks about some of the letters that have come into the post office over the years. The presentation will be followed by a dinner and social hour. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be attendance for anyone wishing to attend. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the presentation is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Elf Birthdays

WELF-NPC would like to wish a very happy 800th birthday and retirement to Jesky "Twinkle Eye" Birkenhead. Jesky has been working with the Department of Elfland Security mining division for almost 600 years now and he plans on just spending some time on his new deck that the family has built him for his birthday and retirement. Wish wish him many more happy and peaceful years on his new cabin deck and thank you for all of your service over the years.


This is Walter "Mistletoe" Livingstone and Becky "Marshmallow" Livingstone with the reminder: The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you're the pilot..

Have a good evening, and be sure to tune in next week for another WELF-NPC North Pole Radio News Update.

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Morning Show with Corby Snow Morning Show with Corby Snow
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Matinee Theater Matinee Theater
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The Birds Eye Open House The Birds Eye Open House
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The Charles Dickens Hour The Charles Dickens Hour
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Little Orphan Annie Little Orphan Annie
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The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger
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Standard School Broadcast Standard School Broadcast
The Standard School Broadcast began airing in 1928 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil of California, making it one of the earliest educational radio programs.
Superman Radio Show Superman Radio Show
From 1939 right up into the atomic 1950's, Superman was on call in Metropolis. Now Superman is broadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Dick Tracy Dick Tracy
Dick Tracy came from the comic strips to the radio in this great serial. He still fights bizarre villains and the 15 minute shows are filled with cliff-hangers. Tune In.
Howdy Doody Time Howdy Doody Time
What time is it, kids? Take your seat in the Peanut Gallery, It's Howdy Doody Time! Rebroadcasted on WELF-NPC North Pole City Radio every Saturday morning.
Land of the Lost Land of the Lost
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Flash Gordon Flash Gordon
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Jungle Jim Jungle Jim
Jungle Jim was a long-running jungle adventure show, feet planted firmly in the footsteps of Tarzan, but with the hardware and politics of the modern great white hunter.
Mark Trail Mark Trail
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Comic Weekly Man Comic Weekly Man
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Christmas Mystery Christmas Mystery
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Christmas Crime Christmas Crime
Crime still happens during the Holidays and Joe Friday, Johnny Dollar, Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, Richard Diamond, and Paladin will make sure that the grinches don't steal Christmas, St Nick, furs, or a statue of Baby Jesus.
Christmas Detectives Christmas Detectives
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Untold History Revealed Untold History Revealed
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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes
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Suspense Suspense
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Classical Music Hour Classical Music Hour
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Rock Music Hour Rock Music Hour
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