Santa Claus Q+A

Santa Claus Q+A

On Dec. 24 from 12–1 p.m. ET, Mrs. Claus will host this exclusive Scribble Chat to share insight into how the Big Guy gets ready for the Big Night.

  • 12/24/2013 6:35:14 PM Mrs. Claus
    What's Santa's favourite cookie? Who takes care of the reindeer? What's the North Pole like?

    Hosted by Mrs. Claus, this Christmas Eve live chat answered these questions and more. Read the replay to get the lowdown on Kris Kringle and his journey around the world.
  • 12/20/2013 7:14:48 PM Santa Claus

    The final countdown 
    Santa loves the Big Apple! 

    Ho ho ho and happy holidays to everyone! 

    As you can imagine, we're as busy as ever up here at the North Pole: the reindeer are carbo-loading for the big trek, Mrs. Claus is putting the finishing touches on one of her patented jingle-shaking playlists and the elves are feverishly cranking out the iPhones.

    But, wait-- what's that you say? You can't contain your excitement until Christmas morning? Well, you're in luck! On Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus will be hosting a chat with yours truly, showing you exactly what a day in the life of ol' Saint Nick is like. From my in-sleigh hi-jinks to my regional costume changes, you'll full access to the entire Santa gang!

    We'll also be answering questions from YOU so be sure to send in your queries and we'll answer them. 

    And be sure to check back here everyday until then because in their downtime, the North Pole crew may be posting some treats to tide you over until the big day. 

    So join us on Dec. 24 from 12–1 p.m. ET

    Merrily yours,


  • 12/21/2013 2:31:31 PM Mrs. Claus
    Hello, everyone—Mrs. Claus checking in! 

    I am so very excited to hear from all of you and to pass your questions on to Santa on Christmas Eve! We had the elves put together a super-smartphone so that Santa will be able to stay in touch with us while he is delivering presents. (Not while driving the sleigh, of course—Santa doesn't text and fly!)

    Santa took the sleigh for a test run the other day (yes, this is the daytime—it's always dark on the North Pole at this time of year!) All system are go—Santa and the reindeer are set to fly on Christmas Eve!

  • 12/21/2013 2:33:06 PM Mrs. Claus
    I don't know about all of you, but one of my favourite parts of Christmas is all the wonderful music it inspires! 

    Mrs. Claus' favourite Christmas tunes

    To help you get as excited as me, I put together a list of a few of my favourite Christmas songs from over the years. I think there's a little something for everything in this list.

    First, there's nothing like a good sleigh ride when there's some snow on the ground. 

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    Another classic, another favourite. Everyone likes feeling holly jolly, and when it's around Christmas time, it's the absolute best. 

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    Another great part about Christmas is how people try to brighten up the long nights. Check out this family home, who set their Christmas lights to one of my favourite Trans-Siberian Orchestra tunes.

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    Do you remember the 1990s? I do, and I'll admit—I was a big N'Sync fan.

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    And a contemporary take on another classic Christmas tune—those Glee cast members really know how to belt one out! Also, they think it's cold there? I'd like to invite them up for dinner...

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    Beliebe it or not, Bieber fever has spread as far north as our humble abode. (Shh...don't tell, but even Santa is a fan.) I love that Justin Bieber lent his voice and boyish good looks to this Mariah Carey classic! 

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    And no Christmas tune list would be complete without this tune. Mister Bublé is just so dreamy...

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

    I also really like this version of the song...

    by Mrs. Claus via YouTube

  • 12/23/2013 1:01:17 AM Correspondent Elf
    Hey guys! I've snuck away from the shop for a few minutes to say hello. I'll make this quick—we have a lot to get done before tomorrow!

    A lot of people ask us what us elves do to unwind after a long day of toy-making. To that question, I have one word: MOVIES!

    The best Christmas movies as decided by elves

    There's nothing better after a long day of making magic happen then kicking back with a good flick and a giant bowl of popcorn. (A few years ago, there was a last-minute incident with a child on the Nice List that resulted in the elves' quarters getting a popcorn maker.) So, without further ado, here's some of our favourite Christmas movies.

    Home Alone



    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer 

    National Lampoons: Christmas Vacation 

    A Christmas Story 

    Die Hard 

    Black Christmas

    (Because sometimes, you just need something that's not a happy movie.) 

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    What does YOUR Christmas look like? Send us your photos to and join us for the event on Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. ET!
  • 12/24/2013 3:21:20 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
  • 12/24/2013 3:25:32 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Good morning my little sunshines! It's a beautiful day in many parts of the world – and a beautiful night elsewhere. Santa packed up his sleigh a little earlier and is off on his journey.

    Our chat is set to begin in one hour and 37 minutes. Send in your questions through the "Make a Comment" section, or send Kris Kringle an email at and we'll get to it soon.
  • 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Here are some updates about his journey today from NORAD: 

  • 12/24/2013 5:01:33 PM Mrs. Claus

    Merry Christmas!

    Good afternoon everyone and welcome to this very special edition of Scribble Chats. I'm your host today, Mrs. Claus. Santa will be chiming in from the sleigh via text, and the delightful Sunny Elf will also keep us posted with updates on the weather. 

    Feel free to drop me a question with the Make a Comment box, or send an email to
  • 12/24/2013 5:02:51 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Just so you know, feel free to leave questions and letters for me, too. I'm an equal partner in this operation!
  • 12/24/2013 5:03:55 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    I'd also love to see how you're spending your Christmases. Send your photos into
  • 12/24/2013 5:04:07 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    First questions, coming up! Are you Santa?
  • 12/24/2013 5:05:07 PM via ScribbleLive Sunny Elf
    Hey everyone! It is your favorite weather elf Sunny! I am back on Santa's sleigh with all my meteorological tools to help Santa navigate through all kinds of weather.
  • 12/24/2013 5:05:27 PM via ScribbleLive Sunny Elf
    What tools do I have you ask? Let me look in my bag....I have my thermometer, barometer, rain gauge, radar, umbrella, extra windshield wipers, a slicker, sunglasses, winter coat, and sunscreen. I hope I brought everything we need!
  • 12/24/2013 5:06:11 PM via SMS Santa
    You know it, Mrs. Claus! I'm in the sleigh and ready for some questions!
  • 12/24/2013 5:06:31 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Alrighty then, lovelies! Let's get started!
  • 12/24/2013 5:07:07 PM via ScribbleLive Genevieve
    Hi Santa, thanks for doing this chat. i know youre busy. i really wanted to know what's your favourite cookie?
  • 12/24/2013 5:07:19 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Hello there Genevieve! Santa's always told me his favourite cookie is my homemade chocolate chip mint cream shortbread surprise. It's an old, secret family recipe – but it's got a lot of butter in it, I'll tell you that!
  • 12/24/2013 5:07:35 PM via SMS Santa
    Good day, Genevieve! Mrs Claus' cookies are delicious, indeed. But I think variety is the spice of life. The Toronto Star published some delicious recipes recently...
  • 12/24/2013 5:07:51 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
  • 12/24/2013 5:08:11 PM via ScribbleLive Genevieve
    Thanks Santa! :)
  • 12/24/2013 5:08:59 PM via ScribbleLive trackin santa
    Does Santa wear googles over his eyes in case he hits a snow storm?
  • 12/24/2013 5:09:07 PM via SMS Santa
    I do wear goggles! We're always very conscientious of safety at the workshop!
  • 12/24/2013 5:09:43 PM via ScribbleLive Sunny Elf
    Sunny Elf here! We have just hit some turbulence and I almost tossed my Christmas cookies! Donner and Blitzen are trying to steer us into calmer winds!
  • 12/24/2013 5:10:08 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Oh no, Sunny! Watch out, and keep that sleigh solid! We don't want the presents falling overboard into an ocean!
  • 12/24/2013 5:11:56 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Marik2 makes a good point: 

    Remember the gluten-free cookies are good, too.Marik2at 12:09 PM

    And here's a great gluten-free alternative.

  • 12/24/2013 5:13:32 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus

    Christmas photos

    I asked everyone to send in some photos, and we got some! Here's are some of them, showing how you spend your Christmases. Feel free to send in more at

    Kirsten Rudyk on December 20 at 1:14 PM

    Tara Robertson on December 20 at 1:19 PM

    Dana Lacey at 12:11 PM
    Dana Lacey at 12:13 PM

  • 12/24/2013 5:15:21 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    We also have a few people saying just "Hello" to Santa. 
    This is so exciting, can't wait!kiwiandoliveon December 20 at 4:03 PM

    HiJim Newat 9:35 AM

    Hi Santa!StuckinTOat 11:57 AM

    hi santa i hope u come to my house tonight because iv been very goodsaoirseat 12:11 PM

    hi santamaryat 12:12 PM

  • 12/24/2013 5:16:13 PM via SMS Santa
    Marik2, you're right! In recent years, I've been experimenting with vegan and gluten-feee cookies and they're all delicious :)
  • 12/24/2013 5:16:25 PM via ScribbleLive Elf Michelle
    Santa, which reindeer is the naughtiest?
  • 12/24/2013 5:16:30 PM via SMS Santa
    Hi Michelle! All reindeer have a bit of a wild streak but Rudolph is definitely the most brazen-- I mean, he'd have to be to volunteer to lead the sleigh!
  • 12/24/2013 5:16:57 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Oh! And Santa has an extra message for Saorise...
  • 12/24/2013 5:17:01 PM via SMS Santa
    If that's true, Saorise, I'm sure I'll be stopping by!
  • 12/24/2013 5:17:25 PM via ScribbleLive Jake
    Santa, how old are you?
  • 12/24/2013 5:17:29 PM via SMS Santa
    Hi Jake! Let's just say this: I remember when your parents were childreb asking that exact same question!
  • 12/24/2013 5:18:17 PM via ScribbleLive peliconee
    Where is Santa now??
  • 12/24/2013 5:19:05 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    NORAD is tracking Santa, if you want to follow their feed: 

  • 12/24/2013 5:19:53 PM via ScribbleLive Sunny Elf
    Santa just asked me to give him the weather for the entire USA! Looks like some snow across parts of the Rockies and for the Upper Midwest region too. Nothing Santa can't handle!
  • 12/24/2013 5:20:05 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    Thanks Sunny!
  • 12/24/2013 5:20:13 PM via ScribbleLive Mrs. Claus
    My dears, if you haven't checked it out yet, drop by's chat replay with the lovely folks from NORAD. It ran yesterday, and there are some great tidbits in there about Santa and his annual trip.

    Live Chat: Talk to NORAD about Santa’s flight

    canada.comSanta Claus is coming to town, and the North American Aerospace Defence Command radar system is tracking his every move. As he lifts off from the North Pole on Christmas Eve, NORAD satellites with infrared sensors will follow Santa's sleigh as it journeys around the world.
  • 12/24/2013 5:20:29 PM via ScribbleLive Sunny Elf

    I just touched based with NOAA in the USA. They are in charge of all the main weather stuff there and they sent me this image on the chances of seeing a White Christmas!

  • 12/24/2013 5:20:49 PM via ScribbleLive Keebler
    Where do your elves live when they aren't making toys?
  • 12/24/2013 5:20:53 PM via SMS Santa
    Hi Keebler! We have a lovely resort up here where the elves love to spend their down time.
  • 12/24/2013 5:21:01 PM via ScribbleLive Nancy
    Santa, who takes care of the reindeer?
  • 12/24/2013 5:21:05 PM via SMS Santa
    Hi Nancy! Reindeer are incredibly intelligent and self-sufficient so I sometimes think they take care of us!
  • 12/24/2013 5:22:02 PM via email Renee Johnson
    we are decorating cookies for you and chocolate cupcakes
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