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Santa Claus FAQs

Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, which is the northernmost point on the planet Earth. The North Pole is also where Santa’s Workshop is located.

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Santa’s sleigh has many engineering secrets that have not been shared with the public, including its actual size. However, thanks to photos and videos, we can make some estimates. The actual sleigh itself is estimated to be anywhere from 25 to 35 feet long, minus the reindeer. If you add in the reindeer, then the sleigh and …Continue Reading…

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There are a number of reasons why Santa Claus wears a hat. First, the hat goes with the rest of Santa’s suit. Second, and more importantly, the hat keeps Santa warm.

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Santa Claus does occasionally wear glasses, but he doesn’t need to wear them all the time. The glasses help Santa to see things close up by magnifying the object or text. That way Santa doesn’t have to strain his eyes.

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It is well known that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole. If you are planning to write a letter to Santa, you should place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole Your post office will make sure the letter gets delivered. Parents: For more information, you can check with your local post …Continue Reading…

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Whether Santa’s real name is Santa Claus or Kris Kringle or another name is up for debate. What we do know is that Santa Claus is a jolly man, filled with joy and happiness.

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Santa goes by many different names including Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Santa, Santa Claus and Santy.

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A lot of people around the world have middle names, and  Santa has been called a lot of different names like “Kris Kringle”. But according to name experts, Santa Claus has no middle name.  

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While Santa’s exact birthday is unknown, records indicate Santa may have been born around 280 A.D. If that’s the case, that would make Santa over 1,700 years old this year. That is a heck of a lot of birthday candles.

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Just how old is Santa Claus? Santa’s birthday is known to be somewhere around 280 AD, making him at least 1,700 years old.

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Don’t worry, Santa Claus knows where you live. He keeps a list, and checks it twice. Santa’s Safety Tip: Never give out your address. You should always check with an adult before giving out any information about yourself on the internet.

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Getting down the chimney is simpler than you think for Santa. If Santa Claus can fit in your chimney, he climbs down. Sometimes he drops a rope and has to wiggle himself safely to the bottom.

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Why is Santa’s suit red? Throughout history, clothing styles have changed. Fashion changes and so do the colors of Santa’s outfit. Santa has been known to wear blue, brown, purple, green, and other colors. Since the early 1900s, Santa has been wearing red, which demonstrates Santa’s warmth and joy.

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Santa’s phone number is currently unpublished. Be careful of websites and apps that claim to give Santa’s phone number. Some services charge a fee for the phone call. Charging for a phone call is counter to the holiday spirit. In the event we find Santa’s phone number, we will publish it on this web page.

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Santa makes a list each year of kids of all ages from around the world and categorizes them according to whether they have been naughty or nice. Naughty means you have badly misbehaved, while nice means you have been good.

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What does Santa Claus exactly look like? One of the most important things about Santa is that he is full of happiness. He loves to laugh and show off his signature smile. He is a little on the portly side, meaning he’s somewhat plump. Santa also has a big white beard and is occasionally seen wearing glasses. …Continue Reading…

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Santa is a bit big around the waist, but he needs to put on some extra weight each year because he burns a lot of calories and pounds during Christmas week. Santa weighs anywhere from 250 to 350 pounds, give or take.

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Santa Claus is able to deliver gifts around the world in one night thanks to his high-powered sleigh that is outfitted with the most advanced propulsion engine known to man. His sleigh gets a lot of help from his reindeer as well.

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There is no need to worry if you don’t have a chimney. You’ll be relieved to know that Santa Claus has a magic key called a “Santa Claus Key”. Santa is able to use the “Santa Claus Key” to get into places that do not have a chimney. Santa also uses the “Santa Claus Key” …Continue Reading…

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Bad weather won’t stop Santa Claus. Santa’s sleigh is designed to fly in bad weather like rain. Santa always thinks safety first and will fly through the bad weather or over it.

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Santa doesn’t have kids of his own, but he takes care of all the elves as if they were his own children.

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The question of whether Santa Claus is real comes up a lot. The short answer is yes, Santa is real. But there’s more to it. The long answer is that belief is a very strong thing. Unfortunately, some people don’t believe in Santa because they have never seen him. But just because you haven’t seen something, doesn’t …Continue Reading…

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Reindeer FAQs

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On Christmas Eve, Santa’s reindeer are able to fly and help pull Santa’s sleigh around the world. While normal reindeer cannot fly, Santa’s reindeer are extra special. There are many theories as to how Santa’s reindeer fly. Some believe Santa’s reindeer hold supernatural powers that allow them to fly on Christmas Eve.

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Santa has nine reindeer including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer who has a glowing red nose that helps guide Santa’s sleigh in bad weather.  

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The names of Santa Claus’s reindeer are Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph.

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Elf FAQs

If you happened to see one of Santa’s elves, you might have wondered why they have pointed or pointy ears. Pointy ears are just one of the unique characteristics of elves that make them special.

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Have you ever wondered what the names are of Santa’s elves who make the toys in Santa’s workshop and take care of Santa’s reindeer? While the official names of Santa’s elves are unknown, it is said their names range from Blink to Patch to Puffy and many other fun names that often describe them.

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Elves receive room and board in exchange for the hours worked in Santa’s workshop.

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Christmas FAQs

Christmas 2016 is Sunday, December 25, 2016.

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Christmas 2019 is Wednesday, December 25, 2019.

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Christmas 2020 is Friday, December 25, 2020.

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Christmas 2018 is Tuesday, December 25, 2018.

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Christmas 2017 is Monday, December 25, 2017.

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Christmas 2015 is Friday, December 25, 2015.

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Santa Tracking FAQs

The Official NORAD Santa Tracker website, located at www.noradsanta.org, goes live Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Beginning December 1, you will be able to visit the website each day for new games, videos and more. NORAD begins tracking Santa on Christmas Eve.

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It’s the age-old question every kid wonders – what time will Santa get to my house? Based on everything we know and all the data we have, Santa typically arrives anywhere between 9:00 p.m local time and midnight on Christmas Eve. However, if you’re awake waiting up to catch a glimpse of Santa, he’ll just go …Continue Reading…

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Santa visits the nation of Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean first.

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Present FAQs

Santa Claus sometimes gives coal to kids who have been naughty. The practice is intended to encourage kids to behave better.

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While it’s not completely out of the question for Santa to bring a pet for Christmas, Santa Claus typically brings presents such as toys. Santa normally does not bring puppies or kittens. The elves who work in Santa’s Workshop make presents and toys that Santa delivers each Christmas.

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According to NORAD’s Santa Tracker, Santa delivers more than 5 billion presents around the world.

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Kids of all ages can receive a gift from Santa. Not only do children get gifts from Santa, but grown-ups can, too.

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