Alex Gardiner | Say What? About Santa

Alex Gardiner - Brian Kelly / Bainbridge Island Review
Alex Gardiner
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The Review visited Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary to talk about Santa Claus, elves and the holidays with kindergarteners.

How does Santa keep track of all the good and bad boys and girls? There are a lot of kids in the world.

"I think he has a big computer that contains all the people. I think so. I don't know for sure, but I think so because I saw it in the Polar Express movie."

What does Santa do if someone isn't very nice, does he give them a present anyway?

"He actually gives them coal."

Coal? What's coal?

"It's something that you burn to make electric, under a fire thing. It's not very fun. If you're bad, you get a bag of coal."

What would you do if you got a bag of coal?

"Give it to a train."

What have you done to be nice?

"I play with my big brother."

How does Santa get all the toys to give to kids?

"The elves make them all, and then they have a little book that contains all the names of all the kids in the whole wide world. And then he checks them off once they've got their presents."

Why does Santa have his workshop at the North Pole?

"If anyone tries to go up there, he's at the top of the North Pole, where it's too cold for anyone to go up there, except Santa. So if anyone tries to go up there, they can't."

Who is Santa's most famous reindeer?


Why is his nose red?

"One reindeer accidentally bumped one antler into his nose."


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