A: Santa's reindeer have hollow bones—like birds. Light-weight bones allow these animals to jump really high—and practically fly. Their bones— combined with incredibly strong leg muscles, give them lift-off abilities—like a rocket!
Reindeer Secret: There are over 500 reindeer who help Santa and the elves. Little do people know they sleep in large nests in trees.
A: "Chris" Kringle was born in the year 1900. In the year 2022, he'll be 122 years old. According to some sources, he should live to the year 2200. Other scientists believe that he could live forever, based on his unique DNA from Ancestry.com
Santa Secret: Yes, those are turkeys pulling his sleigh before he met the reindeer.
A: Not any time soon. There are reasons why Santa could live a very long time, like Noah from the Bible. Similar to how we put fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator to make them last longer, this is why Santa moved to the chilly North Pole—so he can live longer!
Santa Secret: The Kringle brothers claim these are the keys to living a long time; eat healthy, stretch your muscles, get regular exercise and plenty of rest. Also— don't let stress bother you.
A: Yes, Santa's beard is real. But he does trim it after Christmas and grows a new one out each year.
Santa Secret: During the summertime most people wouldn't recognize Santa. He's thinner, his beard is shorter, and he doesn't always wear his famous red suit. Many people have seen Santa at a sporting event and didn't know it was him.
A: Yes. Christopher Kringle possesses a unique brain like Albert Einstein. Recent MRI shows a larger than normal brainstem, with higher functioning cranial nerves. This powerful area of the nervous system gives Santa a 20-30% better functioning SENSORY SYSTEM. This "defect" in his brain allows for this "heightened awareness." This is how he knows which children have been good— or bad.
A: Yes. During World War II, after Chris Kringle officially became Santa Claus, nine-hundred-and eleven decoy Santa's were asked to help—they work for The North Pole Company. However, the real Santa is still out there every December. Most children have seen him— but very few can tell the difference.
Santa Secret: There is only one way to tell the real Chris Kringle apart from the Mall Santa's— and that's by looking at his hands.
A: Santa's birth mother is Natasha Cringleski. She was born in either Russia, Mongolia, or China but does not know exactly where. She's also never met her parents. The same group of evil men (Confraters) that want Santa dead— have been trying to find her since she was a baby. There are rumors she has a twin sister, but no one has ever seen her. Natasha immigrated to America in 1897 and met her husband Luke getting off the ship at Ellis Island.
A: Santa's father is Luke Kringle, but his real name is Lars Klause. He was born in Austria, and his parents were missionaries from all over the world. Growing up in the Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg, Austria, Luke is a hardworking father who teaches his two sons everything he knows. After adopting Wally— his goal in life is to teach his boys how to work hard and become successful men—together, as a team.
Wally is the best big brother in history. He's Christopher's best friend and older mate by three years. The two boys share a unique bond of having fun and living life— filled with ups and downs. Life as we know it today would not be the same without William Lee Williams, otherwise known to his adopted family as Wally.
Wally Secret: He's terrified of public speaking which is why most people have never heard of him.
A: Yes. When Chris Kringle was a boy, he had a crush on Emily Wright—but was too shy to tell anyone he liked her. Little does anyone know that Emily is related to the famous Wright Brothers, who invented the first flying machine.
Santa and Wally secret: Both boys have many friends from all over the world. They grew up in New York and love different cultures.
A: 1957. Chris Kringle first meets his wife Norene Williams during the 1920s. They end up getting married twice, for special reasons that cannot be disclosed now. Very few photographs were allowed at either of the wedding ceremonies— and for several distinctive reasons.
Santa Secret: Their 1957 Hawaiian wedding is absolutely incredible, and Mrs. Claus will give you one hint— Elvis Presley sang the first song at the reception.
A: Yes. The Elves are an ancient society of shorter humans that have lived underground in caves, caverns, and tunnels since the dinosaur age
Elf Secret: Elves don't die, in case you didn't know. There are exactly 1029 Elves that reside under the Village of Elf— an impact crater at the North Pole. Chris and Wally are very protective of the Elves—because they only think and do good things.
A; No. He's just incredibly smart and can remember everything. Wally claims Chris has a photographic memory. As stated before, Santa's higher functioning brainstem allows for a 20-30% increase in neurological and sensory functionality. This allows him to see a little better in the dark, listen to conversations a tad farther away, and have a super-sense of who is naughty or nice. He does have a unique brain, like his friend Albert Einstein. Certain smells and tastes bother him. His mother claims he can also hear dog whistles.
A; No. But he's the real brains behind Santa and Christmas. Wally runs the family business and has never made a bad decision his whole life. He knows the meaning of protecting his younger, smart, naive brother.
While equally intelligent in different ways, Wally knows how "Wall Street" got its name. He loves Christopher and knows their importance to humankind—working together as a team. Think "Yin and Yang" when the two brothers work together—they can do anything!
A: Yes. He and Wally started a handyman business out of their garage as teenagers. They invented a "gift" that became a worldwide sensation during the Roaring 1920s. Santa is the inventor and scientist, while Wally runs the financials and knows how to market ideas. They strike it rich several times in different economic sectors. They find Pirate's gold, diamonds, lost art, and rare artifacts. They own more land than most people know. While they are extremely wealthy, you'd never know it because they don't want anyone to know.
A: The Elves make all the toys. Santa and Wally supply all the raw materials, tools, machines, and technical details for the most advanced factory in the world. Mrs. Claus keeps everyone organized, especially the Elves. Christopher learned about mass production when he was a boy working at the Hershey factory and helping Henry Ford with the assembly line. Santa's Toy Factory is considered to be the most productive facility in the world.
A: Chris Kringle first meets his wife Norene during the Roaring 1920s. She's a flapper, or a dancer, but a horrible singer and "sings like a man," according to sources. Chris and Wally have to keep her under secret protection because they know the bad guys want to find her. The Confraters have tried to capture Mrs. Claus several times, which is part of the reason they secretly move her up to the North Pole. There is only one woman in the world who can deal with the Kringle brothers, and its Norene Williams, who oddly has the same maiden last name as Wally.
A: Yes! Very much so. Both have a musical gift and have been known to sit down at a piano for hours. They both play numerous instruments and have been inspiring people for decades. The 1908 hit song, "Black and White Rag," was named in their honor. The black and white brothers have influenced hundreds if not thousands of musicians around the world over the last 120 years.
Kringle brother secret - there is hidden meaning here, but you'll have to wait and see why. Real music is used in the story.
A: They live in the Village of Elf—a hidden area that very few humans have seen. They mostly live underground in tunnels and in caves. There are a few buildings above ground that cannot be seen from space. You won't be able to see them from Google Earth. Think Area 51—everything exists underground. Darkness rules their world as there is very little sunlight atop planet earth.
A: There are exactly 1029 Elves. If their population ever reaches 1031, high-ranking members have been informed they will all die. When a new baby Elf is born, older members volunteer to give up their life for the newborn. Elves are the oldest living species on planet Earth. However, the teenage elves are so quick and speedy no one can take their picture. Only photo's of elder elves and baby elves exist.
A: There aren't many natural resources in the Village of Elf. They eat a lot of fish and boil snow for water. There are a few edible plants, fruit trees, and some underground vegetation up north. On the surface there is mainly pine trees. There is one resource they consider a delicacy— called RDP— a secret for later. The Elves are lucky to be alive until they meet Chris and Wally Kringle.
A: Yes. The Elves know that Santa is the solution to their survival. They have been praying for his arrival for thousands of years, and if he cannot save them, no one can. Santa also has to teach the Elves how to read and write, among several other things for the Village of Elf to thrive.
A: Many years ago, in what is believed to be the year 1427, a ship crashed on the outskirts of their Village. The Elves have been looting the ship for centuries and everything they own has come from this ship in some way, shape, or form—even their clothing.
A: Not at first. For millions of years, the Elves and reindeer were scared of each other. Santa knows they need each other to survive and creates a symbiotic bond between the two—then they start getting along in 1942, after Santa and Wally first arrive.
ELF SECRET — please don't ask for pictures of the Elves. They don't stay still long enough, but you'll see them in action soon enough.
Made for kids with adult historical secrets. Visit the Village of Elf, meet Wally, and discover how presents are delivered around the world. Pixie the Elf may also make a guest appearance—if you can find her.