Posts Tagged ‘Father Christmas’

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 25, 2016

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2016. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

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From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 24, 2015

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2014. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

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Father Christmas

December 20, 2015

“Father Christmas” by Ray Davies, recorded by him with his group The Kinks in 1977. This video by Rick Rogan follows the lyrics, and Devotchka Duste’s video interpretation is also a good fit.

“Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys.
We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over
We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys.”

Note to Yanks: “Father Christmas” = Santa Claus.

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From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 25, 2014

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office
From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2014. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

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Image (“Santa’s Spreadsheet, after Haddon Sundblom”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Naughty or Nice? Santa’s Tracking System.

December 24, 2014

Naughty or Nice? Santa’s Tracking System.

It is no overstatement to say that Santa knows when children have been bad or good. He knows much else besides. The information stems from a personal pipeline Santa has to children’s thoughts via a listening antenna that combines technologies currently used in cell phones and EKGs. A sophisticated signal processing system filters the data, giving Santa clues on who wants what, where children live, and even who has been bad or good. Effectively, it gives him advanced neuroimaging capabilities that tell him that Mary in Miami hopes for a surfboard, Michael from Minneapolis wants a snowboard, etc. Later, all this information is processed in an onboard sleigh guidance system, which provides Santa with the most efficient delivery route.

The system serves as a fail-safe backstop to the letters Santa receives via snail mail from around the globe.

– Dr. Larry Silverberg, NC State University scientist and 2010 Visiting Scholar at Santa’s Workshop-North Pole Labs (NPL).

More:

“Dispatches From The North Pole: The Science of Santa’s List,” Matt Shipman, The Abstract

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Father Christmas

December 24, 2014

“Father Christmas” by Ray Davies, recorded by him with his group The Kinks in 1977. This video by Rick Rogan follows the lyrics, and Devotchka Duste’s video interpretation is also a good fit.

“Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys.
We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over
We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys.”

Note to Yanks: “Father Christmas” = Santa Claus.

Related:

“A $57,670 Dollhouse, Other Christmas Gifts Rich Kids Opened This Morning,” Susanna Kim, ABC News

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Father Christmas

December 25, 2013

“Father Christmas” by Ray Davies, recorded by him with his group The Kinks in 1977. This video by Rick Rogan follows the lyrics, and Devotchka Duste’s video interpretation is also a good fit.

“Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys.
We’ll beat you up if you don’t hand it over
We want your bread so don’t make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys.”

Related:

“A $57,670 Dollhouse, Other Christmas Gifts Rich Kids Opened This Morning,” Susanna Kim, ABC News

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From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 25, 2012

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar year 2012. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

The North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

Note: Santa’s Privacy Policy

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Santa Sighting: Japan & Korea

December 24, 2012

Across the International Date Line, Santa was sighted over Asian rooftops. NORAD continues to track  Santa’s flight, and you can monitor it here. Google even shows you Santa’s Dashboard.

Related: 

“Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?” Matt Soniak, Mental Floss

“Santa’s journey differs on Google, Microsoft trackers,” Craig Timberg and Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

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From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

December 25, 2011

From the North Pole Fulfillment Office

Greetings Occupant:

We have reviewed your Naughty/Nice Statement for calendar 2011. A coal-filled stocking will serve as your Notice of Naughtiness. If you are not in receipt of same, enjoy your gifts and have a happy holiday.

Sincerely,

North Pole Fulfillment Office Staff

___________________

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