Writing to Father Christmas and Much, Much More

Received this email in December 2002.
I would like to know if the kids in Australia write to Santa Claus in the North Pole or the South Pole? What is the address for Santa where you are? Thank you. I am a 7 yr old girl who would like to know.
P.S. Are you an Elf ?   How do you know so much ?   Are you Santa's best friend or what ?
Answer     All Australian children write to the North Pole because it is winter time up there and down here it is summer.     I know so much because I am 71 years old.
Grown-ups only
Only daddies and mummies, uncles and aunties or grown-up children are allowed to look at this special Santa letter hidden on another page. Are you old enough    YES       NO

How Australian say "Merry Christmas"

In response to one visitor asking "I was wondering if there is a special way that Australians say Merry Christmas?".
My wife remembered something that she learnt in her childhood.
Divide Merry Christmas into M - erry - Ch - ristmas.
Swap the Ch and M and rejoin to make "Cherry Mristmas".
Merry ChristmasOr what about like this from the Land Down Under.

Cooling off during work

In December 1999 a photographer from the Ulladulla Times newspaper caught Father Christmas stripping off for a cooling swim before continuing on his rounds. The next year he was seen by a billabong, boot and sox off, cooling his feet.

Father Christmas enjoys the Australian weather

There was an unconfirmed story
that he was also seen
waterskiing and wind surfing (See the 1977 postage stamp).

Father Christmas cools his feet in a billabong

The Man in Red

Santa Claus and Father Christmas are fully interchangeable names for the man in the red suit. With no chimney for him to climb down, how does he arrive to place all those presents under the tree? I believe he must have a master key to every modern home in Australia, and lets himself in the front door. As we still have a chimney I know he does not have a key to our door. Father Christmas driving his white kangaroo.
While in Australia he drives white kangaroo, instead of reindeer.

 
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