Gotta Watch: Santa like you’ve never seen him before
Santa feeds his reindeer.
December 13th, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Santa like you’ve never seen him before

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.

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.

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.

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  1. Waterboard Mrs. Sandusky

    Hence, reality bites.

    December 13, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jonbill

      Good idea, Santa is role model to kids. Most of time I write to Santa through santaletter4you.com and get reply from Santa.

      December 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JohnW

    I like the idea of the webcam, but I'm thinking it would be a lot more realistic if Santa wasn't wearing the red suit. Seriously, he can't wear that every day!

    December 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Craig

      Ok, really?

      December 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fish

    I love the soldier surprise stories! Offsets all the pedophile and murder stories.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Aelia

    that second vid about the little girls who got their father home for christmas made me cry. It's so sweet.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Thornette

    Santa Clause is a stalker. Seriously.
    "He sees you when you're sleeping." "He knows when you're awake."
    Does that not creep anyone else out?

    December 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    WHY DO THEY MAKE UP LIES AND WE ARE STUCK WITH THE BS FOR LIFE.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    WHEN I WAS 9 0R10 I WAS TOLD I WAS TOO OLD FOR TOYS, THATS WHEN IT LOST ALL MEANING.

    December 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Sandra LeVin

    AWWWW c'mon! It's a cute holiday story that's meant to make people smile and feel happy!
    Whenever anyone does something good, unselfish and kind, that is Santa Claus.

    December 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. raven

    All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth! Anyone member that?

    December 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. s kel

    yes raven and im leaving milk and lemon cookies for Santa.

    December 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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