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Questions tagged [santa-claus]

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How does Santa eat every cookie?

Cookies are left for Santa Claus every Christmas in nearly every home. How can he possibly eat all of them every year without getting type 2 diabetes? And if he likes them so much (for we know that he ...
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How does Santa get the raw materials he uses to build toys?

Santa Claus builds toys in his workshop with the help of his elves. However, the North Pole is rather scarce in raw materials (e.g.wood, iron, copper) with which to build them. Where does he get these ...
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How would Santa’s elves be able to build complex electronic toys?

Everybody knows that Santa employs elves to help him build his toys. Traditionally, they use hammers and other tools to build toy trains, dolls, horses, etc. As more children were asking for ...
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How can Santa defend himself?

The world is full of grinches. Party-poopers who simply insist on taking the fun away from everybody else. They'll do everything they can to stop Santa from delivering his gifts — and too many ...
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How many Santas are required?

Since it's that time of year again, we need to look further into Santa's delivery mechanisms. We've discovered over the years that Santa is breaking a few laws, ignoring minor matters like IP laws ...
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How to “freeze” the world for a day to faciliate the dispersal of presents by Santa Claus? [closed]

In my world, Santa Claus is the head of a large, super-secret organization that utilizes advanced technology and paramilitarily organized elves to distribute presents to billions of households on an ...
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One additional day of the year in order to faciliate present dispersal by Santa Claus [duplicate]

In my world, Santa Claus is the head of a large, super-secret organization that employs a large army of paramilitarily organized elves to disperse presents at Christmas, utilizing automated factories ...
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How can rogue governments be prevented from violating the Santa Secrecy Pact?

In my world, Santa Claus is not a squid who employs quantum tunneling, as implied by some questions here. He is neither a hyperdimensional being or superhuman. Instead, he is the head of a major ...
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Plausible reason why Santa and his elves would start a military force? [closed]

So, I’m doing a story we’re my main character accidentally injured Santa Claus in a hunting accident. Him and his friends have to fill in and deliver all the gifts. He messes up, Badly and ends up ...
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Why do companies do so well during Christmas time? [closed]

I mean, Santa has been around for a while and his elves have been making kids toys since before I was born, so why do companies always tend to do so well and have empty shelves at around Christmas ...
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How can Santa keep his lists when the GDPR is around?

For my non European readers, there is excerpt of what the GDPR means: (emphasis mine) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all ...
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How hard would it be for Santa to give a present to one child?

Santa has to start getting ready for Christmas 2018, and that means he needs a budget. Now, you might assume that this will require billions of dollars. But that assumes that every child is either on ...
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How does Santa fit down the chimney?

I have evidence that at some point last night a very large man, with a very large sack, somehow came down the chimney, left a gift under my tree, and departed without my noticing. There are sooty ...
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Help me to convince my son that Santa Claus exists, scientifically [closed]

I'm afraid that this might be off-topic, but here is my problem: As Christmas is coming, my son asks me lot of questions about Santa. I try to answer all his questions, but sometimes, I don't have any ...
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Santa is broke. How much does it cost for someone else to be Santa?

Well, Santa's finally done it. He's bankrupt, thanks to some rather dubious investments and some bad luck in the real estate market (a couple ice sheets he was renting out just melted away). Kris ...
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Why is Santa so jolly all of the time? [closed]

We know that he brings presents to all the girls and boys, lives at the north pole and brings happiness and festive cheer to people all over the world. He is also perpetually joyful. He is always ...
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🎅 How to deliver each kid a toy in this night? [duplicate]

HO, HO, HO, fellow worldbuilders. My name is Nicholaus, or simply Claus. However, most people will call me Santa. 🎅 I am the owner of a toy factory in the North Pole ☃. It is in the North's coast of ...
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Retour on Santas Presents

Okay, now it's December 27th, Christmas is done for this year. Santa delivered every present to every child on earth and to some kids on the moon. But, you know, kids of today are very picky about ...
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How does Santa deal with unbelieving parents? [closed]

This question is specifically about presents left by Santa and not about his existence. Presume: Santa exists. He delivers presents to all good children. He does not have to deliver presents by ...
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Colony on the moon - how fast can Santa deliver?

I sometimes tell my kid that when he grows up, he might be living on the moon. Last night he was worried that Santa won't be able to bring him presents there. To which I replied that sure, Santa can ...
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Who is spreading the rumour that Santa isn't real?

Let's assume for a moment that Santa does truly exist in some form or other, however unlikely it may be. We can safely assume that he lives at the North Pole, provides children on the nice list with ...
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What is the science behind Santa's carrying bag?

Each year without fail the notorious serial house breaking old man always deliver the present to all the children in the world, yes you heard me now that's billions and counting, and a piece of coal ...
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How many elves does Santa need to enslave to make toys for the kids?

Santa keeps his elves under horrid, appalling conditions. Working everyday of the year for little pay in the freezing cold of the North Pole. But just how many elves does he need? How many elves ...
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From where will Santa deliver after North Pole melts?

I know that Global Warming is controversial topic, so for scope of this question please accept below statements as facts. (And if you have hard time accepting them, just assume alternate Earth): By ...
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How to heat your house by being naughty [closed]

Assume that Santa Clause gives out Coal to more than just children for being naughty. Also assume that the amount given is proportional (in some way) to the amount of naughtiness one can do legally. ...
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How can Santa exist when kids are cryogenically grown until adulthood

In a world where raising immature and children is unproductive for your time, children are grown in the governments' massive KidStoragetm plants. By simply donating a hair from both parents, the ...
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How does Santa afford the materials to make the toys?

While Santa has slave labour the elves to make the toys, the toys have to be made from source materials, most of which may not be available on the North Pole. So how does Santa actually afford the ...
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How does Santa avoid Heart Attacks from bad cholesterol?

Santa delivers to the homes of the 7 billion people on Christmas night, eating cookies and milk at each of the homes. Provided each home puts out a glass of milk and 3+ cookies, that's a lot of milk ...
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If Santa can time travel, why does he need elves to make toys?

Santa is a time traveller. Notice that when going back in time, he steals the presents which he delivers going forward. So, what do the elves do?
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Robotic Micro Assembler Santa

So it occurs to me one of the major logistical limitations that Santa runs into is the volume of gifts even more so than the weight...particularly once they are gift wrapped. Think about how much ...
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Santa is a time traveller. How does he not violate causality?

People wonder how Santa can deliver all his presents in one night. It's, simple: he's a master time traveller. (This post will form the base of a long series of questions). Here's how Santa's usual ...
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Santa is Satan, but why?

Santa is Satan, after all the clue is right there in the name. But why? What reason would the font of all evil and the generally unpleasant one have to pretend to be a jolly fat man and give away ...
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How do Santa and the reindeer survive delivery night?

This related question asks about considerations for Santa's sleigh (particularly weight), but my question is more basic: how do you design a vehicle that satisfies Santa's design requirements, ...
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Can I use my Earth changing invention to help out Santa?

Lets face it, my Earth changing invention is pretty awesome. It can change anything into anything, I've used it to build a business empire and I've got my own 'north pole'. While I haven't been able ...
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How does Santa protect himself from IP lawsuits?

As is well known, all of Santa's presents are manufactured by elves at the North Pole. However, a lot of presents are protected by various IP rights. Be it Adidas clothing, a DVD of the newest ...
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How does Santa keep the elves from revolting?

As it's that time of year I thought I'd do a Christmas themed question that is a big problem for the old man up north; Why don't the elves rise up and kill Santa? First let us consider the horrible ...
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How can the NSA capture Santa Claus?

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows you when you're awake, he knows if you've been bad or good, so the NSA wants him to take. Santa Claus' intelligence collection systems are state of the art. ...
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Santa exists. How do we react?

TL;DR: Santa delivers physical objects to 95% of people (including adults) who ask for it in the form of a letter. He will start this Christmas and will continue until decided otherwise. And yes, he ...
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How much does Santa's sleigh weigh?

As we all know, Santa loads his sleigh with gifts for millions of children around the world and sets about distributing them during the night of December 24/25. To make them all fit in his stylish ...
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What if Santa does not want Norad to track him?

The North American Aerospace Defense Command track Santa Claus' position each year as he delivers presents. Santa has mostly been cool with this (it's made him a little nervous in the past), but he's ...
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Anatomically Correct Santa

With advanced technology would it be possible to make something like the Santa in the story as well as the reindeer? If so could a realistic Santa be a human or would him and his reindeer have to be ...
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How can Santa exist when adults buy the toys?

This really gets to me when I watch modern-day Christmas movies. These movies usually present the notion that Santa exists and adults don't believe in him. From what I've seen, it's either because of ...