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Sleigh engineers are in Sweden setting up speed trials for new sleigh design being considered for Santa’s flight this year. Designers are calling this particular version of Santa’s sleigh “radical” but are tight lipped about what makes it so very different from sleighs used in the past.

“Santa has big plans for this year’s flight,” noted Research and Development head Elf Quinton Q. Quigley. “Christmas Eve is on a Wednesday this year and, for whatever reason, Santa has told us that means both size and speed are important this year. So we’re looking at increasing payload size while seeking a more aerodynamic flow that increases speed and efficiency.”

Why Sweden?

“The weather in Sweden at this time is near perfect for test flights,” Elf Quinton explained. “We are not interested in weather extremes right now. We’re looking for a design that meets Santa’s specifications and that means lots of flying. We’re hoping Santa comes to Sweden in a few weeks to see how the trials are coming along and to advise us on changes.”

Elf Quinton said he expects this year’s flight to be “eventful”.

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Engineers from Santa’s Research and Development Department are in Australia testing “new materials” for Santa’s new sleigh.

“We don’t have a new design yet,” admitted Elf Rodney, a designer on assignment in Australia. “We’re testing new, lighter weight materials and how it reacts in flight. We are in this part of the world because it gives us close access to different kinds of weather conditions. We can find cold down here as well as heat at this time of the year. It is perfect for testing these materials.”

According to R&D Santa has a new design in mind but he is hesitant to begin finalizing plans until he knows the materials will work. He is looking for greater speed this year, we are told.

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Flight engineers are researching ground breaking technology for Santa’s sleigh this year and they are meeting in an unusual location: Turkey.

Anciently, the home origins of Santa Claus date back to the country of Turkey. No word yet on whether or not Santa is involved in the sleigh project for 2014 or if he is participating in the project.

Rumors from the North Pole suggest a mighty project related to Santa’s sleigh is now under construction.

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Greetings! Insiders at the North Pole confirmed today that Santa’s sleigh for 2014 is being designed at a secret facility in Switzerland. Rumors are swirling of a radical new design that Elf Quinton declares as “risky, exciting and very, very fast”. Please check back often for more updates.

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