Santa’s List Day!
Are You Naughty or Nice?
Santa’s List Day is the same day every year, so you can surely count on this annual day of observance always falling on December 4th! We all know the song quite well – and we likely sing it to our kids in a
threatening loving way: "He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake!" Santa’s List Day is referred to as a "National" day, but there aren’t any congressional or presidential proclamations that I could find.
So… have you been naughty or nice this year?
Santa and his Elves have been checking up on children all over the world. They want to know who has been naughty and nice, so clearly they had to put together an organizational system to help them remember. Santa has TWO lists. We all hope the longer of the two lists is labeled "NICE", but of course Santa has to keep a naughty list, too. Hopefully you’ll wind up on the nice list, but.. who knows?!
Santa Claus is finalizing his naughty and nice list TODAY, so with this deadline comes a lot of panic! If you made the naughty list, I’m not sure what to say in order to make you feel better..there’s always next year? Getting yourself on the naughty list is VERY difficult to do, so chances are you’ll be okay! You’ll have a lot to celebrate today if you made the nice list, such as kicking back and taking off for the next 3-weeks! Christmas is only 21 days away, but the review process for Santa’s list doesn’t begin until December 26th. Kick back and enjoy the next 3-weeks without any concern — if you made the naughty or nice list, you’ll be free to break a few rules for 3-weeks! 😉
Origin of Santa’s List Day:
Personally, I suspect that Santa Clause himself is responsible for the origins behind Santa’s List Day. He’s a jolly and fun guy, but very detailed and organized. Formulating a specific day to add onto his calendar that will mark a deadline for naughty and nice lists sounds just like something Santa Claus would do! ;0)
Saint Nicholas, also known as Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century saint and Greek Bishop of Myra in Lycia. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, Saint Nicholas is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker.
Saint Nicholas’ birthday was on December 6th and many (many) moons ago, people began to celebrate "gifts day" a few days before his birthday. Since he was a saint with a reputation for bringing gifts to others, Saint Nicholas Day became a day of festival celebrations for children in many countries throughout Europe.
Naughty or Nice List Ratings: Santa Claus is allowing access to his TOP SECRET Naughty or Nice Archives! You can check your current rating from Santa Claus using his Nice-O-Meter!
Santa’s List Game: Santa’s elves went on vacation and he has misplaced his lists! Help Santa find his lists so that all of the children around the world can have a very Merry Christmas this year.
Santa’s Good and Bad List Tool: Santa’s Net also has a tool available to help you find out whether or not you are on the naughty or nice list this year. Scan Santa’s database, which will scan all of the names on the GOOD list to see if you made the cut or not.
Santa’s Official Good List: As the official publisher of Santa’s Good List, you will definitely get a definitive answer as to whether or not you’ve been naughty or nice this year. You will be able to chat directly with one of Santa’s elves at the North Pole. They will ask you a few simple questions to verify that you are name is on Santa’s list, which will require the assistance of a parent or guardian. Thereafter, you will receive an access key code so that you can see for yourself!
Email Santa Claus Your Christmas List: Technology is a wonderful thing — especially when it comes to the ability to actually send an email to Santa Claus! There is so much to do on EmailSanta.com, so be prepared and ready to have lots of fun! You can write to Santa Claus, check the Santa Claus tracker, browse Santa’s photo album, take a peak at Santa’s autograph, and SO much more!