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    Christmas Eve (24th day)

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      Christmas Eve (24th day)

      Well it's almost here. The big day for all the kids out there, both large and small kids of course.

      For those of you who haven't yet got all those presents for Santa to deliver, you have just a few hours left. If they haven't been arranged through the Royal Mail already, then forget it. They won't be delivering tomorrow as that's Santa's domain and the CWU has strict guidelines that forbid any Postie from working on Christmas Day. Failure to abide by this will result in the Postie getting the sack. That's a sack full of toys of course, with instructions on where to deliver them.

      Of course the shops will be a little bust too. Those last minute shoppers will be out getting the last joints of meat that they can. Of course there will also be plenty of vegetables and loaves of bread to pick up too.

      The mince pies are in danger of being sold out. The hot cross buns are in plentiful of supply though. It is predicted that they'll still be on out shelves until sometime around March or April.

      Any left-over chocolate Santas will be taken back and melted down. They'll be reformed and wrapped up to look like bunnies, just in time for April 5th.

      Of course I'm joking.

      Left over chocolate Santas? Hey, there's a woman here!!!!

      For tonight though please don't forget to leave out your gift for Father Christmas and his Reindeer. Traditionally it's a little food and drink as he's burning off all those calories whilst he's out delivering all those presents around the world.

      Suggestions include:

      • Mince Pie
      • Slice of Stollen cake
      • A few chocolates
      • Carrot
      • Couple of sprouts
      • Parsnip
      • Turnip
      • Measure of Brandy or Cognac or Whisky or Gin or Whiskey. Other beverages are available, but hands off my Baileys!


      You can keep track of him on Norad's website. This should give you plenty of time to sort out those last minute events such as sending those over-excited children to bed early so that they are guaranteed to wake up even earlier in the morning.

      Official NORAD Santa Tracker

      It should all kick off around midday our time as the first deliveries are made in the Pacific. This year they've had a webcam hidden in the Grotto as Santa and the Elves have been packing up the presents. The camera appears to be positioned so you can't read the labels and all the presents appear to be wrapped up away from the camera so you can't see if you are getting that wonderful gift this year.

      It won't be long now. He's been seen harnessing up the Reindeer.

      Earlier this month a Norwegian newspaper published Father Christmas' Obituary. Once the error had been spotted it was quickly withdrawn. Reports of the journalist being led off to join the elves were apparently untrue.

      So this concludes the final post in this series. I trust you have enjoyed them.

      Just one final thing to say...


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      Have a wonderful time and a very happy Christmas

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      Re: Christmas Eve (24th day)

      Happy Christmas everyone!
      Have fun over the next few days, enjoy keeping your sky remote and router busy too!

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      FYI, you will probably never see santa, even using high speed cameras, his average speed has been calculated at 650 miles per second. This does not actually allow for the time taken to descend chimneys or in the case of properties without said items to pick locks and enter the premises to deliver the presents; allowing for this would make his average speed between destinations considerably higher.

      if everyone leaves the traditional mince pie and glass of something alcoholic, it is estimated that he eats approximately 83334 tons of mince pies and around a half a million gallons of alcohol in a single night, assuming 20ml is the average tipple.

      I for one would not like Santa's hangover on boxing day.
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      Re: Christmas Eve (24th day)

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      FYI, you will probably never see santa, even using high speed cameras, his average speed has been calculated at 650 miles per second. This does not actually allow for the time taken to descend chimneys or in the case of properties without said items to pick locks and enter the premises to deliver the presents; allowing for this would make his average speed between destinations considerably higher.
      Moving at the kinds of speeds he does, wouldn't he be able to 'phase' through walls, in much the same way as Flash?

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      if everyone leaves the traditional mince pie and glass of something alcoholic, it is estimated that he eats approximately 83334 tons of mince pies and around a half a million gallons of alcohol in a single night, assuming 20ml is the average tipple.
      Moving at the kind of speeds he does, all those calories would soon be burned off, same too for the alcohol, hence the white light seen following him.

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      I for one would not like Santa's hangover on boxing day.
      He has the rest of the year to get over it!


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      Re: Christmas Eve (24th day)

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Moving at the kinds of speeds he does, wouldn't he be able to 'phase' through walls, in much the same way as Flash?



      Moving at the kind of speeds he does, all those calories would soon be burned off, same too for the alcohol, hence the white light seen following him.



      He has the rest of the year to get over it!


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      Re: Christmas Eve (24th day)

      Hello All
      Well finished Today around 11.45am working year over now until return 8th Jan 2016 !!
      Car tucked up in the Garage for 36hrs until My unpaid Services as Chauffeur are required for the Sales : Nice Madras with trimmings tonight & a few Beers will watch
      Scrooge & some TV favorites : Hope Santa knows My address as My Letter requested
      a nice Malt !!............
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