|How Can Santa Deliver
Presents to Everybody in One Night?
With the reindeer traveling at the speed of Christmas Light,
Santa can come and go in the "twinkling of an eye."
He doesn't need to fill his sleigh with toys for
every single boy and girl in the world all at once; it's really
easy for him to make several trips back to his Toyshop to
pick up as many loads as necessary.
The Elves have his toy sacks sorted and ready to pack onto
the sleigh when it arrives back, so the exchange happens within
seconds to get Santa back on
Santa also has "secret" hiding places located
at strategic places around the world, so he can instantly
pick up a new load of toys easily and quickly.
Perhaps one of those "secret" hiding places is
located very close to your house?
How old are you?
Two thousand years, give or take a couple of years. When
the Child was given the First Christmas Presents, I was there.
And I have done my duty continuously thereafter.
What does Santa do when a house
does not have a chimney or there is a fire burning in the
Santa likes to keep a few things secret so he can always
surprise the kids he is visiting -- all he will say to this
question is that he uses a little magic but he *always* finds
How does Santa know whether
I have been naughty or nice?
Santa maintains his naughty and nice list (now computerized,
by the way), with the help of all the elves who keep track
of each person -- you probably aren't even aware they are
around you, but elves have a special way of keeping an eye
on you. Sometimes if you look quickly enough you *might* catch
one peering in a window or around a corner, but you would
have to be very fast and very good!
What kind of snack does Santa
like left out for him?
Santa loves cookies, of course, but he is always happy to
try anything you think he might like -- pick your favorite
kind of cookie or snack and Santa and the reindeer will be
happy! The reindeer love carrots and lettuce best, of course!
Why doesn't Santa always bring
me what I asked for?
Thanks to the elves and your gift lists, Santa usually knows
what presents you would like to receive. However, sometimes
Santa also knows that your parents, family, or guardians have
other special things in mind. Also, Santa does not like to
bring gifts that he knows your parents etc. would prefer you
not to have -- such as a horse, or a space shuttle, or other
gifts that would not be appropriate.
If the fire is going in a fireplace
when Santa comes, isn't he going to get burnt?
No, when he comes down the chimney his magic freezes the
fire until he steps out of it. His red suit was specially
designed by the elves to smother the fire just long enough
for him to get through it without getting burned.
How does Santa fit through the
He was given the magical power to become small enough to
fit down any chimney, along with anything he is carrying.
He becomes like smoke and can go through the smallest cracks
What is Mrs. Claus' first name?
Mrs. Claus' full name is Jessica Mary Claus. Her mother picked
her middle name after the mother of Jesus.
How many elves there are?
Well, over two hundred, altogether. Some are quite old now
(they age, you know, although they do not die) and semi-retired.
Why can't I ever see Santa
or his elves?
Santa and the elves are magical and move very quickly. Sometimes,
if you are very good, you *might* catch a glimpse of an elf!
What Are The Names of The Reindeer
That Pull Santa's Sleigh?
Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder, Blitzen,
Cupid and Comet.
Do Santa's Reindeer Live At
The North Pole?
Only part of the year does Santa Claus live at the North
Pole. So today we know that the
reindeer live around the secret village of Santa Claus
and the elves (their summer home) somewhere on the Korvatunturi
Mountain in the Savukoski county of Lapland, Finland, which
is on the Finnish-Russian border.
What Makes Santa's Reindeer
Long ago, Santa Claus and the elves discovered the special
formula of Magical Reindeer Dust which makes them fly. This
dust is sprinkled on each of the reindeer shortly before they
leave on Christmas Eve. It gives them enough magic to fly
right around the world. They can fly very fast: at about the
speed of a Christmas
The Reindeer driven by Santa Claus are the only known flying
Reindeer in existence. Besides the Magic Dust, Santa's reindeer
are fed a "special" diet throughout the year which
helps give them the power of flight.
Are Reindeer Really Deer?
Yes they are. Reindeer are a species of deer located
in the Arctic regions of the world.
The largest Reindeer can reach up to four feet high at
the shoulder and weigh as much as 250 pounds. It is believed
that there are no longer any wild Reindeer, the entire species
seeming to have been domesticated. Each Reindeer can pull
up to twice its own weight, making it an ideal animal for
pulling a sleigh loaded
down with any amount of cargo.
Thus, nine Reindeer would be able to pull a sleigh with 13,500
pounds of toys for an unlimited amount of time.
What kind of games do reindeer
Their favorite games are Leap Deer and Blind Deer's Bluff.
They also enjoy playing Reindeer Tag and Hoof Hockey.
Does Rudolph always lead the
Rudolph is almost always the lead reindeer thanks to his
wonderful bright nose!