NEW ZEALAND! Lovely land
Did you know? No advertising is allowed on New Zealand television or radio on Christmas Day
People often go camping or have a BBQ on the beach.
Auckland, New Zealand
For: Gisborne, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand...HERE WE COOOOMEEEE
uuuh it's pretty hot down here in DownUnder! I need to take my long john off! Kids, turn around please!
I just flew past a pack of migrating birds!
A quick stop in Antartica...I guess Santa did not find too many people there (nor too many attractive, young women! Kinda glad of it!)
As we will in Australia soon, here are few things you kids probably don't know about that amazing continent:
Some artists have depicted Santa in traditional Australian clothing and have his sleigh pulled by kangaroos.
Some people leave “adult beverages” out for Santa.
Adelaide’s Christmas parade is the largest in the world, attracting 400,000 people.
The price of a Christmas postage stamp is lower than that for a standard letter which encourages people to reconnect over the holidays.
OMG! Santa you are so tricky! I thought you were going to Australia after New Zealand, now I see you are headed the opposite direction!
Stop playing tricks on me!
Meri Kirihimete (Merry Xmas as Maori say in New Zealand) - yes, I also have time to learn things during this hectic trip!
He's now headed towards Auki, Solomon Islands: who knows where they are? If someone's been there...don't hesitate sending us the pics of your holidays! We'll stick'em on the sleigh as soon as Santa comes back! He loves rambling around with few sunny pics by his side!
I know, I rock!!
Ups, birds again!!!
Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
I remember the Kamchatka from the times I used to play risk with my husband and the reins! Rudolph has always been the winner - Santa is too nice to say something, but he always god mad at Rudolph for winning all the times!
Dear Kim Jong-un, we'll deliver presents in North Korea too :)
quick quick before the children wake up!
I think I'll grant Serghei a pardon and put him on the nice list ...,
Heading to Komsomolsk-on-Amur... pay attention, not MON AMOUR, but ON AMUR! :)
Sunny here! We are heading toward Sapporo Japan! Seeing a little light snow on radar! Visibility may drop a bit. Rudolph has made his nose a little brighter so we can see where we are going!
KIDS IN JAPAN: GET READY
Meri Kurisumasu (or 'Meri Kuri' for short!)
A traditional delicacy in Japan is Christmas cake which is a white sponge cake covered with cream and strawberries - I AM LOOKING AT YOU SANTA, STAY AWAY FROM IT!
Don't worry - even if I shouldn't have eaten that last bit of shortbread, back home...
I should have put more holes to my belt....ouch!
Better to change topic...er....let's see... DID YOU KNOW THAAAT....because of a very successful ad campaign in the 1970s, going to Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas dinner is somewhat of a national custom in Japan. In fact, some stores even take reservations months in advance!