Well, of course Santa Claus is real! As crazy as this question might sound, it is one we get quite often. Haven’t you heard the tale of Saint Nicholas? You might also know a few of his other nicknames: Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or Ol’ Saint Nick. The story of Saint Nicholas goes back centuries, when a portly old man would roam around the world helping sick and poor children. Since then, Saint Nicholas has transformed himself into the jolly, red giant we know and love today. Saint Nick wanted to make sure every child in the world never felt left out or that nobody cared about them, but he just didn’t know how. Then he had an interesting idea pop into his head one early morning: what if he could find a way to deliver gifts and goodies to every child in the world one day a year? What child wouldn’t love waking up to a house full of presents, ready to tear open and enjoy? He decided this would become his life’s goal and he would do whatever he could to achieve it.
However, it wasn’t always an easy road to becoming the world’s most beloved gift giver. Saint Nick had to work really hard with help from some unexpected friends (more on them later). He traveled all over the world looking for the ideal area to settle down, and finally stumbled upon a quaint patch of snow-covered land in a place called the North Pole. There was nobody around for miles and miles (or so he thought), and trees and mountains that stretched as far as the eye could see. This was the perfect place to set-up his toy shop, where no children could cheat and peek at their presents before the big night. He also decided Saint Nick wasn’t as catchy as he liked, so he came up with a new persona: Santa Claus. Now that he had his new name, Santa transitioned to building his toy shop but wasn’t sure how to get started. How was he going to do all of this by himself? Surely he would need plenty of space, tools, and labor if he wanted to create toys for every child in the world, right? Santa ventured out into the forest to begin searching for proper trees necessary to craft his tools. He found a large clearing about a mile from his camp with a densely-populated patch of forest right in the middle. Santa got to work right away, grabbed his axe, and took a swing at the largest tree he could see. As soon as he geared into his back-swing, Santa heard a large shriek. “Hey! What do you think you’re doing?! This is my home!” Santa looked down and saw a tiny, old man with pointy ears looking angrily up at him. Santa was startled to say the least. He thought he was the only one here for miles around. Turns out, a large community of elves had called the North Pole home for hundreds of years. Santa told them about his predicament and asked how he could manage to find quality wood without destroying any elf homes. The elves agreed to help Santa on one small condition: they wanted a lifetime supply of free cookies. You thought we left cookies out the night before Christmas because Santa loves them so much, didn’t you? You may be surprised to learn that Santa collects the cookies and trudges them all the way back to the North Pole for the elves to enjoy. This way he can supply a few months worth of cookies in one night. If Santa weren’t real, where are all of those cookies disappearing to?
The shop was built very quickly, thanks to quick work by the elves. Next up was figuring out how to deliver all these toys in one night. The elves told Santa about a mysterious family of reindeer that lived up in the mountains, far away from any other animals. It was always believed that these reindeer could fly, but nobody had seen it in person. Santa vowed to find them, and hiked all the way up the mountain until he came across their lair hidden in a deep ravine. Santa managed to convince the reindeer to help fly him on his first Christmas journey. However, the reindeer also had one condition: Santa had to give them as much milk as they wanted, whenever they wanted it (milk was scarce in the mountains, and reindeer needed help growing big and strong). You probably thought Santa drinks all that milk on Christmas Eve too? If Santa ate ALL of those cookies and milk, he eventually wouldn’t be able to fit in any more chimneys.
The first Christmas Eve went off without a hitch. Santa wore his favorite red suit and flew his most extravagant sleigh behind his new reindeer friends. Every child across the world woke up to a Christmas tree full of presents (well, other than those kids on the naughty list of course). Parents woke up astonished, without explanation as to how these gifts appeared out of thin air. So next time you wonder if Santa is real, just leave some milk and cookies out the night before Christmas and try not to fall asleep before he arrives. He doesn’t usually do this, but if you’re still on the fence, you can book a live video call with Santa himself! Just go to this link to get started: Talk To Santa
Right now, Santa is working tirelessly to build and craft every toy that is on children’s wish lists this year. Now as we already know, Santa built his workshop wayyyyy up in the North Pole so no children would be able to find it and try and sneak a peek at their Christmas presents. We’ve known about Santa’s workshop for a very long time, but you might be wondering: where is the North Pole? It is a very difficult place to reach when you don’t have a sleigh or flying reindeer to help get you there. The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth, and it’s completely covered in ice and snow. This is mostly due to the fact that there isn’t as much direct sunlight because of the tilt on the Earth’s axis. The sun never reaches higher than the low horizon, even in the brightest days of summer. The ecosystem is so harsh that very few animals can even survive living up there (elves and reindeer are two exceptions). If it’s such a difficult place to get to, how was Santa able to make his way up there? Santa used a standard waypoint that navigators have been using for centuries: Polaris, or as many of us know it, the North Star. Due to its fixed position in the sky, the North Star will constantly point north. Santa utilized this fact to his advantage, and marched all the way north until the North Star was directly overhead. There are many disputes about who was the first human to travel to the North Pole, but I think we all know who that really was (hint: he wears a red suit and has a big white beard).
Santa lives in the North Pole year-round with his lovely wife Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus doesn’t have a direct title, but she works in every aspect of the toy shop and helps ensure things are running smoothly. One of her best talents is her knack for baking the best Christmas cookies you have ever tasted. Mrs. Claus is hesitant to share her secrets, but if she ever lets something slip, you’ll be the first to know. She also makes sure Santa has everything he needs before his long journey on Christmas Eve. Santa can be very forgetful and misplace even the simplest things. One year he almost left without his entire bag of toys!
As Christmas gets a little closer, there is a much more convenient way to see if you can find where Santa is. It’s called the official NORAD Santa Tracker, and you can find it here: Norad Santa NORAD, or the North American Aerospace Defense Command as it is better known, is an organization made up of members from Canada and the United States. These members are charged with providing aerospace warning and protection for all of North America. As such, they are constantly monitoring the skies for anything out of the ordinary. They’ve teamed up with Santa to provide a handy tool to track Santa’s whereabouts. Starting on December 1st, you can look at the link above and see where Santa is at all times. It’ll be a bit boring until we get closer to Christmas Eve, when you can follow Santa as he delivers his gifts all over the world. We also have another fun way to follow along with the happenings at the North Pole: the Reindeer Cam. Santa has set up a special webcam in the Reindeer stables where you can see everything the reindeer are up to prior to Christmas Eve. He can be a little shy at times, but if you watch for long enough, you just might get a glimpse of the most famous Reindeer of them all: Rudolph. His big, red nose is so bright that he doesn’t always like to be on camera. The rest of the reindeer family will be there as well: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen, and all the new members you haven’t met yet! Be sure to check the following link: Talk To Santa and say hello!
Santa’s phone number is 517-447-2682 and you can call him anytime. While he may not always be available to answer, you can always leave a voice message for him and he will do his best to get back to you as soon as possible. Santa always promises that he will listen to each and every message, even if he doesn’t have time to respond right away. As we get closer and closer to Christmas, calling Santa’s phone number will be even harder. Santa starts to get very busy right around the end of October, helping the elves build toys and finishing up his Naughty or Nice list. However, there is one way to guarantee that you’ll be able to speak with Santa. Believe it or not, you’ll even be able to SEE Santa while you speak with him, through a live video call! Just like everyone else, Santa is always looking for new ways to utilize the technological advancements humans have made over the years. One of his favorite innovations is the ability to video call friends and family whenever he wants! You might be wondering how Santa could have so much time to talk to every child that wants to schedule a video call with him. Well, since many people are having to stay home this year, Santa wanted to make it a priority to be available whenever a child wanted to see him. Santa even created his official website all by himself, where you can book live video calls, or Santa will record a message you can send to a loved one! Santa’s website is Talk To Santa and there you can find everything you need to get started with your video call!
During your live video call, you can talk to Santa about anything you wish. When talking to Santa, it’s important to let him know what gifts you are wishing for this year so he can mark it down on his to-do list. How is Santa going to know what gifts to make you if you don’t tell him yourself? Another very important part of your talk with Santa will be explaining why you belong on the Nice list this year. Make sure you tell him every good deed you have done for the year so far and what else you have planned before Christmas. There’s nothing worse than waking up Christmas morning and seeing a giant lump of coal where your presents should be. If you’re extra lucky, maybe one of Santa’s elves or Mrs. Claus will make a guest appearance.
In case you missed it the first time, Santa’s phone number is 517-447-2682. It’s going to be harder and harder to get a hold of him as Christmas nears, so do your best to call now and leave a voicemail. Once your video call with Santa is scheduled, be sure to write down your wish list so you don’t forget anything important. There will be lots of children trying to talk to Santa this year, so get your video call booked as soon as you can. You wouldn’t want Santa to have to guess what gifts to give you this year right? Or worse, he puts you on the Naughty list. Book your video call now at Talk To Santa.
That’s a bit of a tricky question, since Santa has typically been very tight-lipped about his age. Whenever someone asks how old is Santa, he answers that he stopped counting his birthdays when he turned 550 years old! Santa’s age is a bit of a mystery, but some historians believe the artist formerly known as Saint Nicholas was born sometime around 270 AD. The elves live much longer than the rest of us, and they believe Santa is around 1700 years old. That would mean that Santa is so old that he was born when the Roman Empire was still ruling much of the modern world! He spent most of his early years acting like a normal kid, running around and playing games with his friends and going to school. It was here that Santa learned how to help others that are less fortunate; he would often choose to play with the kids who were left out of games or who were too poor to join in with the rest of the group. Santa always felt that no matter what your circumstances are, you shouldn’t be left out or not included because of that. Unfortunately. Santa’s parents died a bit later on in life, and he inherited all of their immense wealth. He didn’t feel great about keeping all of this money he hadn’t earned, especially when so many people in his town were suffering. Santa decided that the best thing he could do with his newfound fortune was help others. He traveled around town helping as many poor and sick people as he could. He would provide funds so a family could get food for the week, or help an eldery person with their medical care. Santa found it immensely rewarding to focus his attention on serving others instead of himself. It was here that Santa began his lifelong goal of doing everything he could so those that were less fortunate received help. One of the most famous stories from Santa’s early days is when he was walking along the shore and noticed three soldiers were accused of committing some very serious crimes. Santa knew this wasn’t true, because those soldiers had been helping Santa deliver his gold during the time of the crime. Santa convinced the constable to reverse his decision and even offered his own money in exchange for their lives. Another very famous story involving Santa is when he came across a father who was trying to sell his daughters because he was so poor. Santa offered to pay the man for whatever he asked so that his daughters could stay home. The father was so grateful and vowed to turn his life around for his family.
Santa is so old that he was around when the Roman empire fell around 476 AD. He was a little frightened of what might happen to him with the new rulers, but they were very gracious because of Santa’s reputation around town. Santa took this as an opportunity to move around to other parts of the world and see how he could help people in different areas. He explored all over the world, including other parts of Europe, South America, and then eventually moving up to what we now know as the United States and Canada. After many years of spending his inheritance on good deeds, Santa felt the calling to do something bigger. That was what pushed him to move to the North Pole and create his magical world. He decided it was up to him to ensure every child had gifts to open on Christmas morning, regardless of their economic status or their parents’ ability to buy them. Although he was getting older, Santa felt as strong as ever and knew he still had the physical stamina to make his worldwide journey. It was a lot of hard work to get his workshop completed, with the help of his new elf friends and his bride, Mrs. Claus. We aren’t sure how old Mrs. Claus is either, she is even more tight-lipped about her age than Santa is. We think she is likely about the same age, but Santa won’t hint at the secret either. If you really want to know, the elves would be the best source to try and get some information on Santa or Mrs. Claus. They are best friends after all. There is one way to find out how old Santa is, or at least try! You can book a live video call with Santa at his website: Talk To Santa. Santa might be a little more honest with you than he is with us, but only if you promise to keep it a secret and not tell a single soul. Make sure you book your call with Santa as soon as you can! Christmas will be here before you know it, and Santa’s calendar is filling up.
Santa’s address is a very simple one. To send letters or other mail to Santa, all you have to do is address it to Santa Claus, North Pole. Since the North Pole is so cold and hardly any people live there, the mail carriers know exactly where to deliver anything addressed to Santa Claus. Santa always does his best to respond to every letter he receives in the mail, but sometimes it can take a while to get back to you. Don’t be alarmed though, Santa promises he will never forget to write back. You can also write letters to Mrs. Claus or the elves. If you want to ask Mrs. Claus about her famous cookie recipe, you just might get lucky and she’ll give it to you! The elves love receiving mail since it’s not something they have in their own communities. Some elves even love having pen pals, where they write back and forth with a child to share about their lives and how things are going in their parts of the world. One way to get on the good side of the elves is to send a big box of fresh-baked cookies. Like we said before, Santa promised to give the elves cookies in exchange for their help with his toy workshop. If you have a recipe you really love, I’m sure the elves would be happy to try it out for you!
Santa loves receiving mail during all times of the year, not just the holidays. It’s always very important for Santa to know what gifts you are hoping to receive this year and learn about what good deeds to have done to earn a spot on the Nice list. However, there is a much better and faster way to get in contact with Santa to tell him all of this important information. If you go to Santa’s official website, Talk To Santa, you can book a live video call with Santa himself! There is no better way to make sure Santa knows everything you have done this year and what gifts you are really looking forward to receiving. Even though Santa is very old, he has mastered this new technology and it’s now his favorite way to interact with children. It has also helped Santa keep the Christmas spirit alive during a difficult time. You can have your family members join the call as well, but it’s okay if you want to have Santa all to yourself during your call. Be sure you are prepared and think of everything you want to say before the call starts. You don’t want to leave a gift out, or forget to tell Santa about a good deed you did. Book your live video call today and keep the Christmas spirit alive!