The softly falling whiteness is laying a fresh layer of snow gently upon the ground. Christmas time is here again. Every year I get so excited when December comes. It is a magical time and everyone here at the North Pole is busy. Already the letters from children are arriving. I am being extra careful to put them all on my list. So many interesting toys this year! I can hardly keep up. The elves have been busy making sure we have enough toys on hand. The reindeer are preparing for the reindeer games. Elf Jingles tells me that the Web Site is up. Its wonderful, all these new gadgets. Last year Jingles gave me a computer for my diary and letters. I have even learned to send and receive E-mails! Its important for Santa to keep up with technology. At the same time its important to keep up with nature. Mrs. Claus and I take regular trips to Norway and Canada to see the wonderful sights that there are in the world. We recently came back from Oslo, Norway. What a remarkable city and such nice people. Everyone was so friendly. Well, I have much to do. I'll write more tomorrow.