The magic of Santa Claus has had people scratching their heads for generations. Just how does he do all he does?

Inland 360 turned to kids for answers:

Ben Kaufman, age 7, son of Christina and Steve Kaufman of Lewiston

Inland 360: How do you think Santa remembers everything that kids want?

Kaufman: Maybe he has a giant list (spreads arms wide) that’s really long (spreads arms wider) and he writes everything we want and then he writes our names by it.

Inland 360:  You don’t think he uses a computer?

Kaufman: Maybe? (shrugs)

Addy Coats, age 6, daughter of Jon and Cassie Coats of Lewiston

Inland 360: Do you know why Santa wears a red suit?

Coats: ‘Cause it’s cold.

Inland 360: How does Santa know if you’ve been good or naughty?

Coats: His elves watch you, I think.

Lilly Metz, age 6, daughter of Ryan and Kate Metz of Lewiston

Inland 360: What does Santa feed the reindeer to make them fly?

Metz: Magical sparkle-thingies.

Inland 360: Why does Santa wear a red suit?

Metz: (pauses) Because Jesus died on the cross for us, ‘cause I have a bracelet that has red for blood, that’s why I think it.

Inland 360: How does Santa know who’s been naughty or good?

Metz: He puts it on a list. He spies on us.

Mia Ross, age 7, daughter of Phil and Heather Ross of Lewiston

Inland 360: What does Santa wear?

Ross: A red jacket.

Inland 360: Why do you think he wears that?

Ross: ‘Cause it’s magic.

Jon Bruni, age 7, son of Bobbi and Jon Bruni of Lewiston

Inland 360: How does Santa know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

Bruni: He has this place that has pictures of every children and when it goes red on them that means they’ve been bad and when it goes green on them that means they’ve been good.

Inland 360: Do you think you’re going to be on the naughty list or the nice list?

Bruni: Nice list, ‘cause I been trying to be nice this month.

Inland 360: How does Santa get into your house?

Bruni: He goes down our chimney, and I have no idea where our chimney is.

Paisley Miller, age 6, daughter of Kayla and Jeremiah Miller of Lewiston

Inland 360: How does Santa get around the whole world in one night?

Miller: The reindeer pull the sleigh. They fly.

Inland 360: How fast are the reindeer?

Miller: They’re really fast. Like as fast as a cheetah.

Inland 360: Does Santa feed them anything special to make them fly?

Miller: He doesn’t feed anything, what he does is he has these collars for them that make them fly.

Inland 360: They’re just normal reindeer and once you put the collar on...

Miller: They just start flying. Once you say a word.

Inland 360: What word?

Miller: Dash away all.

James Penner, age 6, son of Titus and Chantal Penner of Lewiston

Inland 360: How does Santa get around the world?

Penner: On his sled. The reindeer have magic so they can fly.

Inland 360: How fast do the reindeer go?

Penner: They go really fast. Like a rocket.

Inland 360: How does Santa get the reindeer to fly?

Penner: With earwax? Poke a stick at them?

Inland 360: How does Santa know who’s been naughty and who’s been nice?

Penner: Uh, well he has a paper. A magic paper. And everything’s on that list.

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment