Santa Claus is running a pretty efficient operation. Somehow he manages to keep track of every child all the over the world, deliver presents for them, and stay out of sight the entire time. We’re impressed. Especially because nobody seems to know how he’s managing to do it all.
So, we turned to our readers for answers. We posted a few questions we had about Santa on our Facebook page to see whether any local residents could chime in and provide an explanation. Some of you were even able to ask your children for their theories.
Here are a few answers to the mysteries of Santa Claus.
How does Santa get the reindeer to fly?
Santa knows Tinkerbell and has used her dust to get them to fly.
Special reindeer diet.
He has helpers.
My girls, Kiley and Caroline, would tell people, “The real Santa hires Santas in training to do the malls and other events. Except the one at Park Plaza. Ms. Barbara at Side Street Framers is good friends with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The mall Santas are special helpers who report to the North Pole.
Julie Fling Irons
Elf parents (duh), and he hired them because they are so fast at making toys.
From Ireland, and they are kind and love children and work hard.
The elves are the native people of the North Pole. They were there before Santa came and thought that Santa was a really nice guy and decided to share their special toy-making powers with him. They talked and thought that their ability to make toys with Santa's magic would work well together. They have been working together for 195 years.
Melissa Oswalt, answering on behalf of her 9-year-old, Wyatt
Walk through the front door.
Santa can make his own chimney.
Santa has a special key. It unlocks any door, but it only works on Christmas Eve.
Julie Fling Irons
He shops at same place and loved that pattern.
Santa sometimes uses your wrapping paper to cut down on cost!
Denise Mallet-Prevost Sobocinski
I leave paper, scissors and tape out for him to use.
Beth George West
That’s a trick question, not even reasonable.
Santa never gets tired of milk and cookies, but you could leave out a nice bottle of wine if you want.
Of course he gets sick of it. That’s why he looks in the fridge while leaving presents to see what else we have.
He doesn’t make it around the world in one night. He makes it around the world in one morning.
K.S. Fadin, answering on behalf of her 4-year-old
He's magic. He can just teleport if he needs to.