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KringleQuest: The Blog
Friday, 12 November 2004
The New Upgrades Continue; The Santa 20th Special Script in Planning
As the journey toward Santa Claus: The Movie's 20th Birthday nears its finish, I am mindful of many things that need to be worked out, to say nothing of how many more links I can stumble upon while still keeping fresh. Meanwhile, I am still plotting the Santa Claus: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special script; the only thing standing in my way is: Why can I not get Ilya Salkind's phone number? And for that matter, why is Ilya sitting on his Young Alexander project while Oliver (idiot) Stone is getting all the buzz over his?

I am gonna have to look into this matter as soon as I can get a spare minute. For now, it's raining here in New York. I have to find a way to get into my Santa suit again; I may be foced to use that stupid el cheapo belt I have again. Either that, or squeeze into the costume with the new leather belt I found, and I barely succeeded in testing the darn thing out! Oh, the things one must put up with to be an Elf Without Jingles!

Posted by kringlequest at 11:47 AM EST
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Tuesday, 12 October 2004
Farewell, Christopher Reeve
Mood:  sad
Now Playing: Somewhere in Time
"Do you know how vile it is hearing the first bird of the morning singing when you've been sitting up all night crying?" Thus, Lois to Clark in Superman II.

Here at North Pole HQ, we get the idea. Founding Elf Richard Washington was caught betwixt wakefulness and sleep the night when he got the news that Christopher Reeve had passed away. Indeed, it was two in the morning on that fateful Sunday; and Richard was especially irked by his inability to access the story via computer immediately. Nevertheless, he felt that the job could not go without being undone, or at least tended to. Some folks just don't know how to finish things on the spur of the moment.

Still, for all its sorrows, this incredible web called Life can at best surprise and enlighten all humans. That it does not always do so on a regular basis is perhaps the greatest mistake ever made since the Planet was conceived!

Then again, as always, such is the mystery of Christmas and Santa Claus. It is that mystery that is at the very core of KringleQuest. It is the reason for the website's existence. It is the reason Richard persists in an annoyingly relentless pursuit of the magic of Santa --- relentless, perhaps; innocent, loving and kind: always!

Posted by kringlequest at 2:19 PM EDT
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Thursday, 7 October 2004
What Has Gone Before
So our first significant link for 2004 has been posted in Dooley's Links. "Robert's Snow for Cancer's Cure," at, will present 174 original snowflakes in support of Harvard Medical Center's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where Robert Mercer --- the real-life inspiration for the book, about a lonely little mouse who's not allowed to play in the snow --- is on a new trial vaccine to keep his cancer in remission. Meanwhile, the parent KringleQuest website continues to support its founding charity, the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and its Dudley Moore Research Fund. Hoping to determine the Society's status during the evening hours of each of the coming Christmas days.

Meanwhile, Richard has e-mailed Ilya and Dan at the Ilya Salkind Company, and sent them the "cold opening" for the proposed Santa Claus: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special. In it, Richard stands outside Times Square's Marriott Marquis Hotel to introduce the 2-hour documentary about the making of Santa Claus: The Movie.

Further details and the rest of the Special's script, if possible, are on the way. Stay tuned!

Posted by kringlequest at 11:37 AM EDT
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Monday, 20 September 2004
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Santa Claus: The Movie
Welcome to KringleQuest: The Blog!

This blog has been created as a secondary, or backup, component to our parent website, --- and also, it serves as a day-to-day diary of the Christmas Adventures of Richard Washington, Founder of, and legendary "Elf Without Jingles."

Some of these tales will chronicle Richard's adventures both in and out of his Santa suit, as well as prepare the script for what ultimately would be the "Santa Claus: The Movie --- The 20th Anniversary Special" television project, conceived by Richard; and given an unofficial (to date) nod of approval by no less a soul than Ilya Salkind himself!

Ultimately, as in the case of the parent website, the immediate purpose of this blog is to increase public awareness of the legacy of the lives, films and legacies of Alexander and Ilya Salkind --- as well as to provide the latest information from the new Team Salkind.

Like its parent site, KringleQuest: The Blog will hopefully make you believe in Santa all over again. We hope you will enjoy it.

Posted by kringlequest at 10:50 AM EDT
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