Santa Claus speaking
...also known around the world as Sinterklaas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Père Noël, Ded Moroz, and by many other names. Whatever you call me, welcome to my official website! I’m very pleased to have you here.
I’ve been in this business for a few millennia now and I must say, it’s been a wonderful journey. In the 4th century I primarily operated in what’s now called Turkey, tossing purses of gold through people’s windows or down their chimneys.
By the time of King Henry VIII of England, I’d not only drastically expanded my range, but significantly transformed my image, choosing fur-trimmed red and green robes to match the colder climate (and they’re so comfortable, too!).
Around the 1820s my route was so long that, even with the use of magic portals, time-stretching, and a self-propelled wagon, I simply could no longer undertake it without help. I approached the Arctic Reindeer Association and began what has been a long-lasting and fruitful collaboration. In a few short years I’d assembled a crew of eight wonderful reindeer that have been my constant companions and dear friends ever since. Only in 1939 did I dare alter the chemistry of our team by adding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It was an experiment that proved immensely beneficial and, I must say, solidified my good standing in the reindeer community.
It was in 1849 that I met, courted, and eventually married my dear Mrs. Claus, who has shaped both my personal and professional life for the better.
In the early twentieth century, thanks to several beverage companies and the wonderful people at Puck magazine, I underwent my most famous rebranding and adopted the red-and-white color scheme that has become my trademark.
And now, with the advent of the Internet and smart phones, it seems high time that I clamber aboard the digital bandwagon. Frankly, the elves have been pestering me to do so for years; but then, they bothered me about installing a telegraph, and by the time I finally got around to it, the telephone had been invented! Nearly the exact same thing happened with Betamax, so you can see why I was initially cautious.
But Cinnamon the Elf—now the head of our IT department—taught herself to build websites, and persuaded me to purchase a smartphone. (Actually, she got Mrs. Claus to buy one first. Smart elf.) Once I saw the immense potential benefits of the web, I agreed to go ahead with an Official Santa Claus Website.
My hope is that this website will serve as a point of contact between me, my team at the North Pole, and all the many children of this wonderful world. My lifelong goal has always been to bring smiles to the faces of every child—or, indeed, to those who continue to be children at heart. May your visit to this site fill your heart with warmth, joy, and peace, not only during this holiday season, but every day hereafter.