Santa prepares for big rush
IT'S not easy being Santa at Christmas time.
Handling all those requests from children - big and little - must be totally exhausting.
So when all the presents are delivered, what does Santa do to celebrate?
When all the hard work is done, how does Santa spend his Christmas Day?
The Gympie Times asked Santa at Centro Gympie some of these hard-hitting questions and got some interesting answers.
Q: What is the most requested toy this year?
A: Barbie is very popular with the girls. Boys mostly want a Nintendo 3DS or Lego.
Q: What is the most interesting request you got from a child?
A: One little girl didn't want to have to go back to hospital. On the flipside, a little boy wanted a big 250cc motorbike.
Q: What does Santa want for Christmas?
A: A good rest.
Q: What does Santa do on Christmas Day after he has delivered all the toys?
A: Mrs Claus and the elves and I will have a short holiday before starting on next year's Christmas preparations.
Q: What is your worst Christmas experience?
A: Getting stuck on Christmas Eve due to a very foggy night, only to be rescued by Rudolf with his red nose.
Q: What is your best Christmas experience?
A: Mrs Claus's special Christmas roast and plum pudding for dessert - that keeps my figure looking great.
Top gifts on children's wish lists this Christmas:
- Let's Rock Elmo.
- LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet
- Nerf Vortex Nitron Blaster
- Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime
- Fijit Friends Interactive Toys
- Animal Planet Air Swimmers R/C Flying Fish