A Santa Claus Mashup

   

santa1You know I love a good mystery, and Santa Claus is the ultimate mystery man, don’t you think? In order to get you in the holiday spirit, here’s a mashup of some fun posts about Santa Claus that may help clear up some things about this elusive gentleman.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy!

1. Wonder how NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) came to be the radar tracker for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? Here’s the story: NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR.

2. Is there a Santa Claus? An 1897 editor for the New York Sun answers a little girl’s question on the subject: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

3. Does Santa’s job look appealing to you? You’re not alone: Top 10 Reasons Why It Rocks To Be Santa (includes a “Manta Claus” video).

4. Where did Santa originate? Live Science tells us about The Real Man Behind the Myth.

No attributed artist, accompanied Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas," 1870.
No attributed artist. This drawing accompanied Clement Moore’s “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” published 1870.

5. How does Santa fit down the chimney? Here’s an answer for science-minded kiddos, involving carbon nanotubes and molecular compression: Can Santa Really Climb Down the Chimney?

6. Ever wonder about Santa’s reindeer? Well, Santa has a veterinarian to answer your questions: Santa’s Veterinarian Answers Kids’ Questions about Santa’s Reindeer.

7. Do your kids ever ask the question: “How does Santa deliver all those presents in ONE night?” Well, the answer is “relativity clouds,” as described in this cool article: Researcher Explains Science Behind St. Nick’s Christmas Magic.”

Happy Holidays, everyone, and may the magic (or science fun) never leave you.

~Kathy

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9 thoughts on “A Santa Claus Mashup”

  1. PatriciaPatricia

    Holy cow – that’s more info on any one holiday than anybody needs. Just believe I saw.

    Merry Christmas, Kathy!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    Awesome mashup. Merry Christmas, Kathy!!

  3. PhilPhil

    Just wanted to drop by and wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season!

    Now that’s a whole lot of Santa knowledge!

  4. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    I love this post! Baby girl was way into Santa this year and it was so fun. I’ve finally gotten over feeling guilty for the big fat St. Nick lie so now it’s just fun. 🙂

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