Postal elves ensure Christmas' wishes make it to the North Pole

BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - Christmas is just a sleigh ride away, and elves are hard at work making sure Santa knows all your Christmas wishes.

Elves like workers at the Belfast Post Office who have a direct line to the big man himself.

Jude Sirois, Belfast Postmaster says, "This month, this four weeks leading up to Christmas, is by far the busiest time of year that we have."

Boys and girls have been busy getting their last minute wish lists to Santa, which means a little extra work for folks at the Post Office in Belfast.

There's even a special box right outside the post office to make sure that your Christmas list makes it to the North Pole.

Sirois says, "Every year we collect Santa letters either from the street or the box, and we make sure that they get to appropriate locations."

Appropriate locations meaning Santa with a super top secret location entrusted to these postal elves.

Roughly 150 letters have left Belfast marked for the North Pole and each receives a response.

Sirois says, "I'm sure that he may have some help. I don't know his process thereof, but if he's doing his own, then he's putting in some late hours for sure."

Just like Santa, these postal elves are putting in some long hours to make sure Christmas goes off without a hitch.

Sirois says, "The packages are unprecedented this year. It's amazing. I've been doing this for 22 years. I've never seen the amount of mail that we are pushing out right now."

And no matter how much snow, they will keep working until their Christmas mission is complete.

Sirois says, "These carriers and clerks are going way above and beyond to do what they need to do to complete the mission. It's really amazing what they do."