Q & A

Santa Claus took some time out of his busy schedule to chat. 162644

– with Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus.

What is something people don’t know about you?
That I have a beautiful singing voice. I really should show it off more!

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?
Seeing all the spectacular Christmas light displays as I fly across the globe in my sleigh. It really is a sight to see!

What would your last meal be?
Cookies and milk, without a doubt! Choc chip are my favourite, and I don’t mind a splash of Milo in the milk.

Do you have a favourite reindeer?
That would be like choosing a favourite child! They all do their best to help me bring joy to children across the world. They put in a lot of training during the off-season to make sure they’re in peak physical condition come Christmas time.

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
Die Hard – not a traditional choice, but one of my festive favourites. Mrs Claus prefers Love Actually.

How will you be spending Christmas day?
I’ll have a sleep-in after a busy night shift, then sit down with Mrs Claus for her roast turkey and cranberry sauce. She makes a great plum pudding, too – I always pour on plenty of custard … ho ho ho!

What is your favourite book?
My naughty and nice list, plus letters from boys and girls around the world.

What five guests, dead or alive, would you invite to a dinner party?
The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Mrs Claus, Michael Buble – one of the most festive blokes I know, and Tim Allen – his portrayal was so true to life.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Towards the end of my delivery run one year, after a few too many cookies, I had to enlist the help of Rudolph to free me from a slender chimney. I hit the gym after that one!

At school I …
Was the most organised student – I was always making lists. I was very creative, too, and whipped up plenty of woodwork and textiles projects. Toys were my specialty.

What is your favourite Christmas carol?
Santa Claus is Coming to Town is hard to go past … ho ho ho.

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