The Morning Interview

Top elf says Santa IS ‘Gangnam Style’

Dropping by Sitka on a layover en route to Seoul, South Korea, Polar Chief of Staff J. Twinkle Rovington says Santa has traded toy trains and dolls for K-pop. And yes, Virginia, the Moon Base is real! Pull up a chair, light your favorite cigar, and savor the life of the one-percenters north of the Arctic Circle.

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Santa takes Gangnam Style to future workers in North Korea. (Flickr photo/Steven Tom)

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