We conducted an exclusive interview with Santa Claus about what to expect this Holiday Season and that according to him, “Christmas isn’t Canceled.”
Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t been the year we were all hoping for. It was supposed to be a year of major celebrations where most of the holidays ended up on a Friday or Saturday, including Halloween. Well, Hanukkah runs from from Thursday, December 10 through Friday, December 18 and Christmas Day lands on a Friday this year.
We decided to look through an old rolladeck (think of it as an analogue contact list) to see if we could find someone to connect us with Santa Claus and sure enough, we were able to to talk to him! Now, he didn’t allow screenshots of our interview because he’s got a image to maintain, so we’re posting a classic artist rendering to go along with this exclusive Q&A with Santa Claus.
FanboyNation: Woah! Santa, we’re at the end of November and you’re still pretty trim. What gives? I thought you were supposed to be chubby and plump by now.
Santa Claus: Well, as you know, 2020 has been really rough on everyone and I figured that in order for me to better serve the children of the world, I needed to end up on my own Nice List, so I spent a lot of time outside in the sun, getting my Vitamin D and exercising to boost my immune system, so we here are (big belly laugh, with a much smaller belly).
FanboyNation: Well, Santa, to be fair, you are the kind of the sheltering in place king. You’ve got thousands upon thousands of acres in the North Pole; for you it was a bit easier than for many.
Santa Claus: You’re right my boy, and I haven’t forgotten about that, but since December 27, 2019 (Santa needs a day off, you know), we’ve been hard at work getting things ready and when we first caught word of this tragic pandemic, we took extra precautions to stay healthy and safe, which we hope everyone else is trying to do so too.
FanboyNation: Well, you already know I constantly wash my hands so…
Santa Claus: I see that, but you’re going to need to wear your mask a little more often, don’t allow yourself to get too lazy with that. It’s not a chinstrap.
FanboyNation: Wait you saw…(sigh) look who I’m asking.
Santa Claus: (Big belly laugh).
FanboyNation: Okay, so here’s the deal. We’ve heard a lot of buzz about Hanukkah and Christmas being canceled this year and we know a lot of little kids and a bunch of us big kids are going to be disappointed, so what gives?
Santa Claus: Christmas isn’t canceled! We’re just taking a few extra precautions is all! We make sure all the parents and guardians are being safe for the children and the grandparents if for no other reason.
FanboyNation: All right, let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty. We are already amazing as to how you get around the entire world in one night and are able to eat all those desserts, but this is 2020 and we’ve been taking a lot of precautions, so what happens with all that?
Santa Claus: Well, I’ve been taking care of myself this year and I want everyone in the world to know that although my immune system is up, I still want all of us to be a little healthier this year and I’m asking that instead of leaving me milk and cookies this year, you just leave a little note instead. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll probably still nibble on some desserts here and there, but it’s better to take care of each other this year with a reminder that we’re all in this together.
FanboyNation: So, a note or picture instead of cookies to show our appreciation for what you do indefinitely?
Santa Claus: Well — maybe just this year.
FanboyNation: Santa, let me in on the secret, what’s really going to go down at the tail end of 2020 in getting everything to everyone?
Santa Claus: I’ve made my list, I’m getting ready to check it twice and I am hoping for a lot of help from the adults, parents and guardians out there. If not everything comes through as supposed to, we will have to make arrangements for a later date.
FanboyNation: Okay, okay, you know I’m going to fish. Can you give me a clue as to what I’m going to get for Christmas?
Santa Claus: (Long pause) Hmm…let’s just say with the right attitude, you’ll be happy that it can keep you warm for a little while.
FanboyNation: Awe man…
Remember everyone, the world has been through worse. Not only are we dealing with a pandemic, but there are still wars, famine and other issues besides this inconvenience of not fully gathering with everyone this year, even though some of the people who are telling us not to gather are breaking their own rules.
So please know that Hanukkah and Christmas aren’t canceled, just maybe a little less festive than usual, which will make us appreciate past years and years to come that much more.
Don’t take my word for it; you heard it from the not so big guy in red himself this year.
Happy Holidays everyone.