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Kids on Christmas

By SERAINE PAGE
Central Kitsap Reporter Staff Writer
December 20, 2013 · Updated 9:43 AM
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Children get excited knowing that Santa Claus’ arrival is close. The CK Reporter visited students across Silverdale to find out just how Saint Nick gets the job done. From dashing off on his sleigh with presents to “shrinking down” to get under the front door, young children will always have an answer when it comes to Santa’s comings and goings. Photos and story by Seraine Page

 

Jackson Brady

Kindergartener, 5½

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“His bag takes him up and down the chimney.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“’Cause his reindeers go really fast — 50,000 mph.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“He ate lots of cookies and chocolate chips.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrot sticks.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“’Cause he was born that way.”

Miles Jackman

Kindergartener, 5

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“I think he goes under the door. But he turns invisible, that’s for sure.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“Because of his reindeer — they fly.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots and lettuce. I think ranch dressing, too.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“Because he wants it to be red.”

Hayden Hamann

Kindergartener, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“If you don’t have a chimney, he just goes through the door. If you have a chimney, he goes down it.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“He flies. He flies fast.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“Because he went in the (cold) air in the sky at night.”

Sadie Wiebe, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“A chimney. For my house, just through the door. I got a key.

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“He has magic.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“He ate all those cookies and candy canes. Cookies with rainbow sprinkles or Christmas sprinkles or pink sprinkles.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots—big ones and crunchy ones.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“Because he’s a very special reindeer ‘cause his nose is red and it lights up.”

Coa Hunter, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

A magic key that can open every door.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“He goes so fast.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“Eating all those cookies and milk.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots—regular size.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“Because he’s a red-nosed reindeer.”

Blake Herdman, 8

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“Magic. I don’t really know.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“He’s in his sleigh and goes really fast.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“From eating cookies—chocolate chip.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“I would feed them carrots and sausage.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“He ate chili peppers.”

Ruby Hall, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“He climbs down the chimney.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“Because his reindeer with special collars jingle bells that make them fly.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“He ate cookies and jam with a sandwich.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots and jam. Salad and leaves.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“He was born that way.”

Gabriel Hiller, 5

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“He goes down the well.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“He gets on his sled with his reindeer.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“He ate too many apples. I saw him eating all my nachos at my house.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots, and something red that’s hot.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“He ate something red and hot because reindeer noses are supposed to be red.”

Carter Schreier, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“I think he can shrink down and go under my door and shrink back up again.”

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“His sleigh. His reindeer have magic on them -- flying magic.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“Cookies -- I leave him chocolate chip. That’s what I leave him every year.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots -- orange carrots from the garden that he leaves on a plate.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“He was born with it.”

Bishop Bessler, 6

How do you think Santa gets into your house to deliver presents?

“’Cause his elves make presents and he gets in his sleigh. If he’s too fat to go down the chimney, he gets skinny

and goes down the chimney. Once he goes down, then he gets fat again.

How does he get around the world to deliver toys in one night?

“There’s so many toys and his reindeer go really quick and Santa gives you presents really quick.”

Why is Santa so fat?

“He ate a lot of gingerbread mans.”

What does Santa feed his reindeer?

“Carrots and grass.”

Why is Rudolph’s nose red?

“I think because he’s born that way. I think Rudolph’s nose was just red.”



 

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