Isn’t this something every child wonders at one time or another? Maybe, or… maybe not. As a matter of fact, I think when I got older, I wondered why I never did think about it. I was so trusting in the magic of Santa, I just didn’t give it a thought.
Now that I’m a grown-up I have probably given it more thought than ever. I have kids and I must be prepared if the question where to arise…. an unanswered question about the working of Santa could lead to trouble.
I love the Santa Clause movies and how the Fireplace “mouth” opens wide to allow Santa to walk right out. That is by far my favorite thought of how Santa makes his way through the chimney. I use that same excuse for our house, even though we have a large wood burning stove inserted into our fireplace. No matter, as we still have a chimney.. so Santa’s magic just makes it open wide to allow him and his big bag of toys through.
For a house or apartment without a fireplace, then a special Santa Key will allow Santa easy entry into your home… of course, this isn’t any ordinary key… it’s all about magic and it only works for Santa on Christmas Eve. I’ve found these at stores around Christmas time… but making your own could be more fun.. a little glitter, a long silky or velvety ribbon and wish of magic.
Looking for a more scientific approach to how Santa climbs down the chimney? Check out HowStuffWorks.