Family Traditions: Logistics….
December 19, 2011 5 Comments
How can Father Christmas get around the world to all the children in just one night and what happens as we have no chimney?
It’s a well know fact that in 4 days Santa will start his journey around the world, far from being impossible, this is a logistical possibility which is watched and enjoyed by our smalls every year. According to NORAD he doesn’t experience time like we do, what is 24 hours to us might be weeks or months for Santa! He starts on Christmas Day as it dawns in the South Pacific and then delivers his way across New Zealand and Australia then heads through Japan and onto the rest of the world… Of course, the children need to be in bed and asleep before he gets here! When they wake, they watch him deliver to all the children who have Christmas day start after we do.
It’s a complicated trip which we follow all Christmas eve with great interest, with intense discussions on time zones, calling out the countries and discussing the things the children there like to eat or what animals exist in the area that might see F.C pass over head.
You can find out more about this and enjoy it yourself here http://www.noradsanta.org/
We view F.C’s journey via our Wii internet on the telly, I think my daughter will be espeically pleased to see him arrive in Kentucky where her friend as gone for christmas as she’s a little worried that he might not find her!
We love that NORAD shows Father Christmas’s journey for the children of the world, it’s magical and I’d like to say THANKS! You guys rock xx
So yes, he can get here fine! The only problem being, is we have like so many houses these days, blocked up our chimney and stuck a huge bookcase in front of it!
So what do we do? We leave him out a key of course!!