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John Vessenes | Say What? About Santa

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The Review visited Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary to talk about Santa Claus, elves and the holidays with kindergarteners.

Why does Santa live at the North Pole?

"Because it's cold so people can't really find him."

How does Santa sneak around and not be heard when he is dropping off presents?

"I don't really know. But, how I saw it in the Grinch was, the Grinch was sneaking around, so he wasn't making any noise, he was only stuffing all the presents up, and stuff.

"So they wouldn't have any Christmas. But then they were still singing. So instead of the normal two, it turned three sizes larger."

How does Santa get inside a house if there isn't a chimney?

"He would try to pickpocket the door."

Have you been good? What have you done that's really nice that Santa knows abut?

"I've been trying to help my dad fill up a hole. It's a huge hole."

What's the best thing about the holidays?

"Giving presents."

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