Meet Santa Claus (aka Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Saint Nick or simply Santa)
Santa Claus brings gifts to the homes of children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve. Santa lives at his house on the North Pole with his wife Mrs. Claus, a countless number of magical elves who make the gifts that he delivers each year, and eight flying reindeer. Santa makes a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them as either “naughty” or “nice” and delivers presents, including toys, candy, and other gifts to all of the boys and girls on the “nice” list in the world. Santa sometimes leaves a lump of coal for those children (and not a few adults) on the “naughty” list.
20 Questions with Santa Claus
1. Your first job.
I have been doing this since, well, forever.
2. The job you always wanted as a child.
An aerobics instructor.
3. Your pet peeve.
Older kids who tell the younger ones that I am not real. And people who don’t wear masks.
4. Complete this sentence: On December 24th I …
5. Your biggest indulgence.
You would probably think I would say cookies, but really I’m all about the mani and pedi.
6. One thing no one knows about you.
I am lactose intolerant.
7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
Mrs Claus, my iPad (so I can check the naughty and nice list) plus lots and lots of sunscreen since there is so much to cover.
8. Your favourite reindeer.
Good thing reindeer can’t read … it would have to be Dasher.
9. If you were not being Santa what would you be doing right now?
Probably a Walmart greeter.
10. Hero or villain.
Hero, although I guess for those that end up with coal in their stockings I am a little bit of a villain too.
11. Your life’s motto/mantra.
It is never too late to get on the nice list.
12. Your favourite song.
Even though it sounds like a stock answer, I really can’t get enough of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Silent Night” during the season.
13. The last book you read.
Bossypants by Tina Fey.
14. If you were a cartoon character what cartoon character would you be?
Po from Kung Fu Panda.
15. What will it say on your grave marker?
I really did know when you were sleeping.
16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?
The Easter Bunny.
17. Your idea of happiness.
Letters to me that are not just filled with endless requests for toys.
18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?
You should exercise more.
19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.
The ability to bring joy to so many children (and a few adults too).
20. To be or not to be?
How about “always will be”?