Santa doesn't usually talk to the media this time of year, but he spoke to us.
North Pole: Population: 2,226: twenty five of whom don't even come close to minimum height requirements.
Then there's the "not" so tiny reindeer, and one very large bowl of jelly that happens to belong to the town’s most famous resident. Santa Claus was gracious enough to take time out of his extremely busy schedule to give us an extended one on one sit down interview.
Here is the transcript:
Bob: "Santa, are you ready for Christmas Eve?"
Santa: "Yes I am."
Bob: "All right... thanks."
Santa: "Merry Christmas."
Bob: "You too."
You can guess why he's so busy: 150,000 wish lists have poured into the North Pole Post Office, this month alone. "Most kids want a bicycle... I don't know where you'd ride it in North Pole today,” said Gina Huffman of the North Pole Post Office.
That's on top of the 2,000 to 3,000 live requests from kids who sit on his lap each and every day.
Bob Redell, NBC News.