Jessie loved Trudy’s peanut butter cookies. She missed some questions Trudy asked Santa while she begged for another cookie. But now that she has a full tummy she is ready to listen to some more of the interview.
Trudy: What is your favorite symbol of Christmas?
Santa Claus: The plant the Poinsettia. It reminds me of my childhood. My mother would always take us to a candle lit poinsettia greenhouse in November. She would let each oneof us pick a colored poinsettia to take home. We’d get hot chocolate and go sledding afterwards. It is one of my fondest memories.
Trudy: What is your full name?
Santa Claus: Christopher Colin Claus – Christopher is my great grandfather’s name and Colin is my father’s name. I changed my last name to Claus when I was offered the position of Santa Claus.
Trudy: What’s it like to fly in the sky with reindeer?
Santa Claus: It’s thrilling. The sled swoops from side to side and travels at extremely fast speeds. It’s a bit like traveling on a roller coaster. The first couple of years I delivered the toys I was sick to my stomach when I returned to the Claus house. I had a bad case of motion sickness but ever since my stomach has settled and I like to ride with the reindeer as much as I can.
Trudy: There is a rumor in our classroom that you and Jessie ran in a marathon and won. Is this true?
Santa Claus:Yes, it was the last Santa’s fun run. Jessie ran before me urging me on. We won easily and donated our winnings to the local animal shelter. I couldn’t have won that race if Jessie hadn’t been there,
Trudy: What is Jessie’s worst quality?
Santa Claus: She snores like a banshee. In the middle of the night you can hear her throughout the Claus house. Some nights she’s so loud she actually wakes Molly.