At this magical time of year, we thought it would be fun to get a little insight from students at Liberty and Sixes elementary schools who, it appears, are Christmas experts. We hope their answers will help you understand some of the mysteries of the season.
Below are their responses to our questions.
Scroll down to bottom to see a picture gallery of some of our contributing experts.
How does Santa get down the chimney?
He holds his breath. Millie D., Kindergarten, Liberty
He uses his magic dust. Parker M., Kindergarten, Liberty
He holds his nose and does his magic. Myles T., Kindergarten, Sixes
His suit is slippery. Egan C., Kindergarten, Sixes
Magic makes the chimney bigger until he hits the bottom. Billy H., first grade, Sixes
I don’t even know, I don’t have a chimney. Ian S., first grade, Sixes
What do the elves do while the children are sleeping?
They go out to the fireplace and sit. Cooper K., Kindergarten, Liberty
They watch over the children. Keelin M., Kindergarten, Sixes
They move around to different places in the house. They even eat chips and salsa! Egan C., Kindergarten, Sixes
They stay up all night and eat Christmas cookies. Jessica H., first grade, Sixes
What do reindeer like to eat?
They eat Christmas trees and grass. Bailey V., Kindergarten, Liberty
They eat oatmeal mixed up with Lucky Charms. Claira P., Kindergarten, Sixes
They eat chicken bones. Zavier Q., Kindergarten, Sixes
Hamburgers with ketchup and lettuce. Cammie W., Kindergarten, Sixes
Veggies and fruits all smooshed up in a little tiny bowl. Jessica H., first grade, Sixes
Seeds…well, it’s food that looks like seeds but they always make a mess on my porch. Ian S., first grade, Sixes
Reindeers eat rain and grass. Jackson R., first grade, Sixes
How does Santa travel the world in just one night?
Some people say he has magic rocket boosters on his sleigh and then his horses pull him to give him even more power. Billy H., first grade, Sixes
He’s magical…it’s that magic sled. Jessica H., first grade, Sixes
He’s magic….that’s all we can know. Reagan J., first grade, Sixes
He has a magic snow globe that he throws and it makes him go places. Olivia B., first grade, Sixes
With his magical reindeer. Anderson C., first grade, Sixes
Why is Rudolph’s nose red?
He just growed it that way. Jackson W., Kindergarten, Liberty
Because he is at the front and needs a light. Lily S., Kindergarten, Liberty
He ate too many red lights. Zavier Q., Kindergarten, Sixes
Santa dipped his nose in red paint. Carlee P., Kindergarten, Sixes
Um- because when his nose shines it makes Santa see. Faith H., Kindergarten, Sixes
Who’s Rudolph? Oh yeah, the one with the red nose…I guess God did it. Zayden T., first grade, Sixes
That’s his personality. David M., first grade, Sixes
What is Mrs. Claus’ job during the Christmas season?
She decorates the trees. Brody S., Kindergarten, Liberty
To get all the wrapping paper for the presents. Marina F., Kindergarten, Liberty
She drinks coffee. Avery T., Kindergarten, Liberty
She makes sure Santa is awake. Julie W., Kindergarten, Liberty
She writes naughty and not naughty notes for Santa Claus. Noah K., first grade, Sixes
She usually helps Santa by riding on her broom. She rides it behind him to watch him because she is really his mom, I think. Jordan R., first grade, Sixes
She sews his outfit during the Christmas season. She also bakes cookies and brownies and she gets him a present while he is gone. Lily M., first grade, Sixes
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