Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas season is quickly inching near us. The night breeze is slowly turning cold, yuletide carols playing on the radio, shopping centres becoming more crowded each day and yes, that famous Coca Cola commercial featuring Santa Claus will be traipsing on your telly in no time. And yet there are still so many things to know about Santa.
Feels like there’s no stopping Christmas celebration, isn’t it?
How about stopping Santa Claus?
Ooops…that means we need to have super magical powers like his to do that. Embracing him seems a lot easier to do, so we sat down with Santa and after a short tête-à-tête, here is what we gathered.
If you were one of those few lucky children who caught a glimpse of Mommy kissing Santa Claus last year, you might even get luckier today as we bring you five interesting facts you might not have heard of about that sneaky merry old man who barged into your homes last Christmas.
- Santa Claus would easily pass the Mensa International. In fact, his ability was way beyond what any organizations could comprehend. Benjamin Britten’s Cantata about Santa stated that the happy elf was able to speak the moment he came out from the womb of his mother. His first phrase was “God be glorified.”
- Despite numerous creepy legends circulating about Santa Claus, our man was indeed an advocate against prostitution and cannibalism. His selfless heart and pure intention to always rescue the needy were all evident in his history.
- In, 2008, Santa Claus was declared and granted a Canadian citizenship by Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration office. This explains the millions of letters addressed to Santa that the said country receives every year. To further solidify the claims, Guinness Book of World Records had shown proof that in 2006, Canada received a whopping 1.6 million wishful letters from people all over the world.
- “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose…” Did you ever wonder why the equally-popular character staged a uniquely interesting nose? Science has it that Rudolph, because of his undying dedication to his job, had caught a parasitic infection due to an all-night icy temperature while distributing presents around the globe.
- Did you once stare into the night sky and ask yourself how Santa Claus managed to deliver all those gifts in that very limited amount of time? While other studies claim that he needed only approximately 31-34 hours to perform his duty to the nice girls and boys worldwide, according to the people behind the North Pole Lab workshop, Santa uses relativity clouds which perceive time and space in a very unique manner, almost like there is some magical intervention involved. This process allowed Santa to have a controlled space-time where months are equivalent to only a couple of minutes in our own time. Sounds amazing, isn’t it?
From sharing fun facts to defying scientific impossibility, Santa Claus will prove to us every year that his spirit is here to stay as he brings more colour and meaning to the yuletide season.
Indeed, Santa Claus is coming!
Wait Santa skeptics, are those sweet cherubic smiles painted on your faces?