Santa is getting ready to deliver toys to all the good girls and boys around the world. However, our friends over at Cuddle Fairy were able to track Santa down.
Check out what Santa had to say in this interview.
Q. SANTA, WHERE IS THE NORTH POLE? IS THERE ICE THERE? DO ANIMALS LIVE THERE?
A. The North Pole is at the very top of the world. It is covered in ice and snow! Some of the animals that live there are reindeer, polar bear, arctic fox, walrus, & moose. They are very hearty animals that are used to the cold weather.
Q. HOW DO YOU GET THE TOYS FROM THE SHOP THAT YOU CAN’T MAKE?
A. The elves make most of the toys I deliver on Christmas. Some of the name brand items we can’t make here so we buy them from suppliers. Santa has agreements with different companies to buy toys in bulk – that means lots and lots of toys. So, I can buy them at a very good discount!
Q. HOW DO YOU GO DOWN THE CHIMNEY & NOT GET BURNED?
A. Ho-ho-ho that’s where Christmas magic comes in! Nothing in my operation would work without Christmas magic. I stand at the top of the chimney and sprinkle some Christmas magic dust then poof! I am inside the house, safe and sound!
Q. HOW DO YOU FIND EVERYONE’S HOUSE?
A. The reindeers have an amazing sense of direction. Rudolph leads the team with his red nose so we can see where we are going. We visit each town, one at a time and are certain to stop at every house that has children who are celebrating Christmas.
Q. HOW ARE YOU SO QUIET SANTA?
A. As you well know, it’s not easy being quiet. The reindeer train during the year and have perfected their landing so there’s minimal impact with the roof. This way we don’t make a big clatter when we land! I walk around your house carefully as to not wake anyone up.
Q. SANTA, HOW DO YOU FIT THE BIG TOYS INTO THE SACK?
A. This is another time when Christmas magic comes into play! The toys are magically shrunk into small sizes. When I get into the house and take out the toys, they expand to their proper size.
Q. HOW DO YOU GET IN A HOUSE WITH NO CHIMNEY?
A. When we first started delivering presents, every house had a chimney. Now, many houses and apartments don’t have a chimney. The elves solved this problem by crafting a universal key that allows me to enter any house. I prefer to go down the chimney because it’s so much fun! But, if there is no chimney then I use the key.
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SNACK AND DRINK THAT CHILDREN LEAVE OUT FOR YOU?
A. Oh, I love every snack that’s left out for me because I know the children who left it there made it out of kindness and love. I really enjoy tasting the different foods and drinks in each country.
Did you know that children in each country leave different snacks for me and the reindeer?
In the U.K and Ireland, the children often leave me a mince pie. Sometimes I get a Guinness or glass of sherry. In America, the children leave me cookies and milk. In Denmark, I’m left rice pudding. In Chilie, children leave me a slice of pan de pascua which is a sponge cake with ginger, honey and dried fruit. In some countries, the children don’t leave me a snack, instead they leave water, carrots and hay for the reindeer.
Q. HOW DO YOU FIGURE OUT WHO SHOULD BE ON THE GOOD & NAUGHTY LISTS?
A. The scout elves are in charge of that. They travel around to every house and peek in the window to see if the children are behaving. They will check several times during the year. They report back to me with who should be added to the naughty list and who should go on the good list.
Q. WHAT’S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE FOR SANTA & MRS. CLAUS?
We start our day with a bowl of porridge. Then, Mrs. Claus and I check in with the different departments to make sure things are going smoothly and to help if there are any problems. I spend a lot of time checking the good list and the list of toys that the children want for Christmas.
When Christmas gets closer, I visit different towns around the world so I can meet children face to face. I love getting to see you all in person and hear what you’d like me to bring you for Christmas! While I’m away, Mrs. Claus does a wonderful job managing everything at the North Pole.
Thank you Santa, and a special thanks to Cuddle Fairy for allowing us to use this awesome interview!
What do you want Santa to bring you this Christmas? Let us know in the comments section!