Chat about Christmas 2006 with Santa Claus

December 22, 2006

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Santa Claus

He knows if you've been naughty or nice. Here's a chance to make your last-minute pitch to Santa Claus before the holiday rolls around!

Moderator:

Hi folks! I'm Joel Mathis, managing editor for convergence, and Santa is here! Welcome Santa! How are preparations for your big trip?

Santa Claus:

All the elves are busy working on toys. The sleigh is ready to go, and the reindeer have been anxious for several days.

kj:

Santa if I am at my Grandpa and Grandma's house for Christmas, how will you find me. Claire

Santa Claus:

No problem! I know where all the little boys and girls are this time of year!

mseybold:

I read in National Geographic that the magnetic north pole is constantly moving. Does this affect reindeer navigation every year? Or do you use GPS?

Santa Claus:

We've gone to GPS, but the reindeer were never bothered by the magnetic poles.

baumlaw:

Santa:

Do you prefer sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, or chocolate chip cookies? I make a good molasses and chocolate crinkle cookie. Are those okay? Good luck on your flight.

Santa Claus:

Baumlaw: I had a discussion here awhile back about cookies. I mentioned that warm chocolate chip cookies with a cold glass of milk were good. But then I thought about it for a minute and realized that peanut butter cookies and a cold glass of milk were good. And snickerdoodles and a cold glass of milk were good. So I guess to answer your question -- most any cookie and a cold glass of milk is good!

familyman:

Do you deliver toys on an empty stomach in order to eat all of those cookies?

Santa Claus:

familyman: No -- Mrs. Claus wouldn't let me leave without a little something to get me started!

blue73harley:

Please make sure our troops around the world get everthing they wish for. Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus:

blue73harley: I don't give everyone everything they wish for -- because sometimes when an adult wishes for a million dollars, I can't do that. I try to give everyone the things that they really and truly need!

toast52:

Will I get a skateboard for Christmas?

Santa Claus:

toast52: Skateboards, I usually talk to parents to make sure they feel you're old enough for a skateboard and can use it safely!

imagold:

There have been so many movies made about you over the years. Do you have a favorite Santa movie or a favorite actor that portrayed you? I'm partial to "Miracle on 34th Street" with Edmund Gwenn. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for delivering my new computer early!!!

Santa Claus:

imagold: We agree on favorite movies of Santa! After all, if you're going to believe in Santa, then Edmund Gwenn certainly had everyone believing! And Merry Christmas to you!

baumlaw:

Santa:

My kids want the Play Station 3 this year. How do your elves make all those component parts?

Santa Claus:

baumlaw: It's tough sometimes! But sometimes we don't make as many Playstation 3s and that sort of thing as people would want for Christmas, because I feel it is better to do other things rather than sit around playing video games all day!

Moderator:

Santa: How big is your "naughty" list compared to your "nice" list?

Santa Claus:

The nice list outweighs the naughty list by a very large amount, because it is really tough to get on my naughty list! It's something you have to work at! But you need to work at the nice list all year!

Moderator:

Do you still leave lumps of coal for the naughty folks? Or something more modern?

Santa Claus:

We've changed from coal, because it's too expensive and it's bad for the environment! I usually try to find something else that isn't as bad for the environment -- and it varies from naughty child to naughty child!

Moderator:

Take me through your itinerary on Christmas Eve.

Santa Claus:

I have a little snack, loading the sleigh, double-checking the naughty and nice list, making sure that the reindeer are ready to go. Then we're ready for our mission!

Moderator:

How do you get to all those children in one night?

Santa Claus:

If you're aware of the way the Earth turns, I start and follow the time zones so that I'm always on time! It doesn't hurt to use a little magic!

Moderator:

We don't want to take too much of your time -- any more messages for the kids?

Santa Claus:

Don't forget that you need to be good all year! And that means doing what your parents tell you! And being good to other people! I'll be looking forward to all the cookies and milk, and the reindeer I'm sure will enjoy all the treats you leave for them! And may everyone have a Merry Christmas!

Comments

baumlaw 8 years, 4 months ago

Santa, what advice would you give me to tell my older son who thinks you are not real?

kj 8 years, 4 months ago

when I was little we always left cheese and crackers for Santa (mom and dad thought Santa would need a break from the sweets) and water and carrots for the raindeer.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 4 months ago

I see, he's still avoiding the scandal of just why he keeps landing on Weaver's each year requiring rescue!


Hey! Red Guy! turn on that GPS thingy this year!

stargateatlantis 7 years, 5 months ago

hi i like to know it i getting anything good this year and have anyone in my family been good this year too ps do u know when stargate atlantis season 4 out on dvd and are there going to be an mutant x season 4

bearded_gnome 7 years, 5 months ago

whataya mean gretchen? you want a pony? if the whole world got a pony we'd all have too much roadapples around here...and you in ottawa too...no...ask for something better, like algore's jet with the magic contrails.

my comment of a year ago still holds with emphasis: 22 December 2006 at 9:17 p.m.

Suggest removal Permalink Anonymous user bearded_gnome ( Anonymous) says:

I see, he's still avoiding the scandal of just why he keeps landing on Weaver's each year requiring rescue!


Hey! Red Guy! turn on that GPS thingy this year!

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