Have you ever wanted to know why Santa Claus comes down the chimney or if all children leave Santa Claus cookies? We’ve got all the answers to your questions about Santa Claus.
How Does Santa Claus Come Down the Chimney?
Well, know one really knows for sure but we have an idea. The Christmas poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” otherwise known as “Twas the Night before Christmas” written by Clement Moore in 1822 mentions a miniature sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer… A miniature sleigh and reindeer? He also says “with a little old driver so lively and quick. I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.” St. Nick is another name for Santa Claus. So, a miniature sleigh, 8 tiny reindeer and a little old driver, interesting. Is Santa Claus tiny? If Santa Claus is tiny then he can’t reach the door handle to open it. Going down the chimney is seems like the best option. But Santa Claus tiny how can that be? What about the kids without chimneys?
The best answer we can find is magic. It is said that Santa Claus uses magic to make himself, his sleigh and his reindeer small so he is not spotted in the sky driving his sleigh by airplanes or on roofs delivering presents and it makes im able to fit down those chimneys. As for kids who don’t have chimney’s Santa Claus simply uses magic to get inside. When he’s all donedelievering presents he uses magic to make himself, his sleigh and his reindeer back to normal size.
Does Everyone Leave Milk and Cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve?
No, in America it is tradition to leave milk and cookies for Santa Claus as he may get hungry while delivering all those presents. In other countries they leave different things.
In Denmark children leave out a special Christmas rice pudding or porridge for Santa.
In Britain, Australia and Ireland they leave Santa sherry and mince pies. Sometimes in Ireland they will also leave Santa Claus some Guinness.
In many European countries people celebrate Three Kings Day also known as Epiphany on January 6th. The Children will leave out their shoes filled with carrots to feed Santa’s reindeer, and other animals that may have been present at the birth of Jesus.
In Argentina children leave out hay and water for the Magi’s horses.