Hello Zack and Robin! I'm so glad to hear from you darling folks. Santa and I are doing well this year. Same ol', same ol'. It's really delightful to live at the North Pole during the summer – we have 24 hours of daylight for a long time! And although we now have 24 hours of night, the Northern Lights brighten the darkest hours.
Hello George! How did Santa and I meet? Well, a long, long time ago, before we lived at the North Pole, I saw him and he saw me. There was a glimmer in his eye, and I couldn't resist.
It was love at first sight, and the love continues to this day!
Hi Mary! Let's just say that after doing this for so many years, I've got a few tricks up my sleeve! If you've been nice, I'll find a way to make it inside :)
Why hello Kirsten! Lovely to see you on our chat. Santa's favourite brand of egg nog is home brewed.
Annie and Jason-- your family gave me lots of notice about where you'd be tonight so I won't miss you!
Is anyone else going somewhere special for Christmas?
Hi Derek! Rudolph absolutely helps all the time. Be sure to look up and wave tonight as we're flying near Brampton!
Hi there! Red is my favourite colour but I do like to mix it up a bit. In fact, when I visit South Korea I usually change into a blue suit!
Oops! And to take it back to that question about egg nog...
Sunny Elf, how are you doing up there?
Looking at radar and seeing rain as we approach Barcelona, Spain! I better get Santa his umbrella!
Oh dear, Sunny! Don't forget his rainjacket!
He'll be in for a treat when he hits Toronto tonight...
We have a question from someone stuck at an airport, too.
Oh dear, sweetie! Although Santa is magical and powerful, he still can't control the weather. And though you're stuck in Toronto, there are lots of people with big warm hearts in the fair city who would love to take you in for a turkey – or tofurkey – dinner. I say home is where the heart is.
Hi Yousef! I hope you're enjoying your new home-- Canada is a wonderful country. And I'll definitely be making a stop by your house tonight. Merry Christmas!
Hey Sunny Elf, what are you listening to up there? What are your favourite songs?
What is my favorite Christmas song? It is a 3 way tie between "Let it Snow", "Frosty the Snowman" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas".
Hi Nick! While making toys and checking my list takes up a lot of my time, I enjoy surfing, knitting and reading when I find the chance. Happy holidays!
Hi Mike! I'll see what I can do ;)
Hi Kayla and Emma! Thank you for the kind words! I'll definitely be stopping by tonight. And please make sure to say hi to aunt Dana for me-- she and I are very good friends!
Hi Sara! Thank you for your question. It does get cold at the North Pole! It's the northern-most point in the Northern Hemisphere, which is the half of the earth above the equator on most maps. Sunny, do you have anything to add?
On December 21, we transitioned into the winter solstice period. That is the time in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun's elevation with respect to the North Pole is at its most negative value since the previous December. The hemisphere has its longest night and shortest day around the moment of solstice with the night within the Arctic being 24 hours long.