Questions for Santa

Here is some of my favorite questions I have received over the years.

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What is the true meaning of Christmas?
Giving. Like GOD did for us by giving us his only wonderful SON, Jesus.

I don't believe in god. I have a different religion. Will I still get presents from Santa?
Santa has been around a very long time and one thing I have learned is all religions have many things in common and one of them is that giving is the best gift a person can, well, give! Santa loves everyone and every child in the world. Children who listen to their parents, share their toys and know what it means to give, get their names written on the nice list. And names on the nice lists get presents from Santa.

Is Santa real?
You bet! Are you real? If you're real than so am I! I am right here with you!

How does Santa know where I live?
The tooth fairy told him because she's a friend of his.

We've moved. How will Santa know where to find us?
The post office will send me an email with your new address.

How can Santa keep track of all the Boys and Girls?
Once upon a time, there were very few children in the world. Santa made all the toys for these children by himself and was able to keep a list writing it out by hand.

With the invention of the computer, the record keeping has been made very easy and efficient. Santa's elves take care of all of this and enter the information into the main computer, located in a special climate controlled office in Santa's Village.

How does Santa which which gift to place under a Christmas tree?
Early Christmas Eve, the elves print out a list for Santa to follow, and also print out name tags on all the individual sacks of toys for each Boy and Girl so Santa doesn't get confused. You wouldn't Santa to you the wrong toy!

Santa, are you really that jolly all the time?
I would like to be, but like most people, I get sad, especially when I see Boys and Girls misbehaving.

Does it make it you sad that some people do not believe in you?
Santa has been around for long time and has seen and heard many thing about Christmas and himself. What Santa always says is Christmas is not about Santa but about charity, hope and giving. When Santa hears about or sees people giving, then the dream is still alive.

Can the Magic of Christmas ever stop?
Unfortunately, yes. The Magic of Christmas ends when Boys and Girls stop believing in the true meaning of Christmas, which is giving. Santa gives gifts, because I love to. Santa hopes that this teaches Boys and Girls when they grow up that the Magic of Christmas will always be there even when you have children of your own.

Santa, when is it your birthday?
Santa's birthday is December 6, which is also known as St. Nicholas Day.

Where were you born? (In what city and country)
Santa was born in the city of Myra, in Turkey (Is that why we turkey for Christmas?).

How old is Santa?
The last time Santa's birthday cake had a candle for each year alive, we nearly burnt down the North Pole! There was 668 candles! I stopped counting since then.

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.

Why doesn't Mrs. Claus go with Santa on Christmas Eve?
Mrs. Claus is the brains behind the whole deal. You may have heard the expression,  "Behind every great man there's a great woman"?

There was never a truer word spoken, especially where Mrs. Claus is concerned. Why if it was not for her, there might not even be a Christmas. She is the one who keeps our spirits up and sees to the tactical and organizational details that must be taken care of every single day. Why if we didn't have Mrs. Claus, I don't know what I'd do.

Santa, have you ever got stuck in the chimney? If yes, then what did you do?
Oh my yes. Many times! What I do is I sing my favorite Christmas song and wiggle and jiggle. If I am really stuck, I tickle my mustache which makes me sneeze really hard! Ah Choo!

How can Santa deliver presents if there is no chimney?
At one time all houses had chimneys so that wasn't a problem for me. But when furnaces were invented, that presented a real problem for Santa.

To solve that problem, Santa called on his elf friend, Gizmo, to help Santa find a magical solution. We came up with a magical key which can open any door. But it works only on Christmas Eve. Santa can now easily enter houses and apartments and leave the gifts for the children.

If there is a fire in the fireplace, why doesn't Santa get burned?
When I comes down the chimney, Santa uses magic to freezes the fire with until I steps over it.

How does Santa fit down a chimney?
Santa pulls on his left ear and shrinks to the width of the chimney. Do you how Santa goes up the chimney? I touches my nose, just like in the story! The wink is only if Santa  sees you.

Is there more than one Santa Claus?
No, there is only one Santa Claus, me. But Santa has many, many helpers. Some of these helpers dress up like Santa during the Christmas Season to help Santa keep alive the spirit of Christmas.

Does Santa Claus get any presents himself?
I most certainly do. Santa favorite gifts is seeing all the happy smiles of children and the joyful looks in their eyes. And all those hugs! But the most perfect gift is when Santa hears you say "Thank You" to your parents and family for gifts they also give you!

Why does Santa wear red?
Santa used to wear many differnent colours – white, blue, green and even orange. But one day Santa got lost in a sudden snowstorm wearing my white suit. Everyone came out looking for Santa with Rudolph leading them. When they found me, Santa told how much I love them and thanked each and every one. Mrs. Claus told me that it was very difficult to find Santa because of the colour I was wearing. White looks like snow (blue looks like water, green-trees, and orange-bushes). She said that when Rudolph found me, his red nose made Santa's white suit look red. Mrs. Claus then said, "I will make one in red, just like you big frozen checks!" I love Mrs. Claus so very much!

What can I leave for Santa to eat when he comes to my house?
Santa loves cookie with a glass of milk. But Santa will eat anything you put out. Add your favorite cookies! But please no Brussels Sprouts!

What's your favorite cookie?
Santa's favorite cookie is - the round ones! But I have a sweet tooth for chocolate chips cookies.

How come Santa doesn't get a stomach ache from eating all the cookies and drinking milk?
Have you seen Santa's belly? The elves call it the "Cookie Zone"!

Does Santa really know if kids have been bad or good?
Santa has eyes and spies everywhere. Elves, like the one on your shelf and the ones at the North Pole, are always watching. Mommies and daddies, teachers, babysitters, the school bus drivers, the Toothfairy and the Easter bunny are all part of Team Santa too. They report to me on a daily basis, which means, you should probably be on your best behavior everywhere you go, and eat all you vegetables.

If my elf on the shelf doesn't move every night, does that mean he didn't report to Santa Claus?
Your elf does not have to move to tell Santa you called your sister a not-nice name. Elves communicate with headquarters over special elf air waves.

Why does Santa have the same wrapping paper as my mom?
Every once in a while, Santa reaches into his sack to pull out a present and discovers it's not wrapped or got ripped coming down the chimney. I will go into your mom's wrapping-paper and borrow some paper to wrap the gift.

What's the worst gift Santa has ever given a kid?
A few years ago, Santa gave someone a small stuffed witch that was so ugly it actually scared me. There's no way Santa would be able to sleep if I had to share a bed with that thing. The best gift Santa ever gave was a full drum set. That family must've had a pretty cool Christmas.

Does Santa still give a lump of coal to bad kids?
Oh my no. Santa believes that children are more nice than naughty. But Santa does remembered one child who was so bad, I had given him enough coal to heat his house for a whole winter! But coal is not very good for the environment. Now Santa will give a toy with a message "Batteries not included". If the child is still not nice the next year, Santa will give the wrong batteries! 

Will Santa get me everything on my list when I visit him at the mall?
Santa always tell Boys and Girls that I will do the best I can, but I makes no promises. Often parents will whisper in my ear, "We will definitely be getting that toy". But what if the stores are sold out or the elves ran out of the materials to make it? You would be sad because a promise was broken. 

Can I have a puppy for Christmas?
Santa get asked a lot — "Can I have a puppy/kitty?" I explain that, because it gets so cold in the sleigh, Santa doesn't want them catching a cold. Also Transport Canada has said that the transportation of animal is not allowed. International rules as well.

You don't look like the other Santa I saw. Why?
Sometimes Boys and Girls will come up and say, "You're different from the other Santa Claus I saw," and I'll say, "Well, that was one of my helpers". Then Santa will ask them if they were nice to the Santa. Remember, he reports back to me!

Can you bring back Grandma?
Santa is very sorry to hear about losses in the family and he knows how much it hurts. But there are things that Santa is not able to do.

Santa would say "I am very sad for you. I can see that your Grandma loved you and took great care of you, because you're thinking of her right now. I am so sure that Grandma is looking down on you from heaven, and that your family and friends are here for you as well.

You know, your Grandma did ask me the same thing when she was your age, sitting down on the same knee. I told her that her family and friends would be there for her. She had a lot of help, took her time to heal. And she turned out OK, Right? So will you. Please remember that many people, and Santa, loves you.

Can I see your sleigh and your reindeers?
Children always want to see Santa's sleigh when I visit their homes. Santa explains that I don't want to tire the reindeer out, and that they are playing with their other deer friends.

This why you might see Santa driving around in a car. It is the only chance I have to drive because there is too much snow at the North Pole for vehicles. Snowmobiles make too much noise and scare the reindeers.

Do you remember me?
Boys and Girls like to test Santa's memory: "Hey, do you remember when I saw you a couple of weeks ago" — and I'll say "Oh, yes! but sometimes Santa draws a blank." It happens as you get older, and I am very old! I tell them that is why Santa has all their names written down. But I do remember faces.

So then I ask the kids, "What's the name of my favorite reindeer?" and if they say "Rudolph!", I say, "Yes, Rudolph is one of my favorite reindeer." I then ask them if the know the name of my other favorite reindeers and we would name them together.

Why don't you know my name?
The Nice List is very, very long! I can't remember all of those names. The Naughty List is real short and Santa does remember those names. So if I know your name, there's a pretty good chance you're on the Naughty List.

Why do you live in the North Pole?
Because I'm allergic to penguins. No, that is not true. It is because there are many scientists who actually work near the South Pole. Too crowded.

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