We’ve all know Santa makes his list and checks it twice. But that’s not all he does. We’ve got an insider’s look at what Kris Kringle does to prepare for his big day. It may not all be what you expect.
Reindeer games – Santa’s reindeer need year-round care for their epic 24-hour journey on Christmas Eve. Now, you can check in on Dasher, Dancer and the rest 24 hours a day, seven days a week via webcam. Each day at 5 p.m. ET, Santa comes out to feed his reindeer and check his mailbox for letters from kids around the globe.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/12/13/bts-christmas-reindeer-cam.wxmi"%5D
Home for Christmas – Mr. Claus paid a visit to two little girls who just wanted their soldier father home for Christmas. If these kids ever questioned whether Santa's real, this gift surely put those doubts to rest. Just watch their adorable reaction to this pre-Christmas surprise.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/12/10/dnt-santa-brings-soldier-home.wlky"%5D
Hanging around – Even Santa has a bad day sometimes. Recently, Saint Nick got his beard stuck in a rope while he tried to rappel down to a waiting crowd at a mall. Maybe he should stick to going down chimneys.[cnn-video url="http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/11/30/von-santa-beard-stuck.millyolson"%5D