Mrs. Claus is baking up some cookies, so I thought I'd check in from the North Pole! A few of the reindeer and I took a ride South today as we begin to get ready for many trips to visit with you over the coming weeks. It is always fun to see you and hear what you would like for Christmas. Holly hitched up Dasher, Dancer , Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen and we had a fun time flying around the world. The reindeer are just about in top shape, so now it will be practice for the big night. Are you starting to plan for Christmas? Do you have special decorations that you put out each year? What is your favorite? I love the Christmas lights and the soft glow they have shining from the Christmas tree. As I sit here at my desk in my office, the tree is glowing and the fire is burning brightly. It is one of my favorite rooms in our home. Well, Mrs. Claus is calling me to check out her cookies. I will be more now, so check back and see what is happening here at the North Pole. The countdown to Christmas is about to begin!