How does Santa eat all of those cookies? Little Friends explain

Published 2:22 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Everyone’s stockings are hung from the mantel, chimney or other special place just waiting on the Jolly Ole Elf to bring Christmas cheer.

In Christmas tradition, most everyone leaves something sweet for old Chris Cringle.

The incorporation of cookies dates back to European immigrants who came in the 1900s, and the trend became even more popular during the Great Depression.

But just how does Saint Nick eat all those cookies?

The Star-News asked preschoolers at Little Friends Preschool the question.

Levi Stockton

Levi Stockton

Levi Stockton wasn’t sure.

“My mom and dad help me make gingerbread cookies,” he said. “Santa likes my cookies and I leave his reindeers oats,” he said.

Jenna Kate Clark

Jenna Kate Clark

Jenna Kate Clark said Santa probably has a belly ache at the end of the night.

“I didn’t know how to write my name at home,” she said. “My mom told me that if I didn’t learn, she was going to call Santa and tell him not to bring me anything. Now, I can write my name.”

Riven Adams

Riven Adams

Riven Adams took the simple route.

“He eats then with milk, one by one,” he said.


Mary Katherine O’Neal said the cookies are why Santa is obese.

“That’s why he has a big tummy, he eats too much,” she said.

Stella Katherine Wells

Stella Katherine Wells

Stella Katherine Wells said he needs the energy.

“He eats them because he needs energy to go to other houses,” she said.

Riley Driver said he eats lots of cookies.

“But he doesn’t get sick,” he said. “I don’t know why. My momma may know, but I don’t know.”