Santa Speaks 2016

Santa Speaks 2016

Once a year — and only once a year — Santa sits down for an interview with the media. Under normal circumstances Santa will select a member of the media who usually does not get big story opportunities. But this year he took that a step further and is being interviewed by one of his own, an elf. And that elf is Crash Murphy, Kringle Radio’s own eye-in-the-sky reporter who follows Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Crash: Thanks for talking with me, Santa. Sorry it has to be with an amateur this year. Santa: Don’t apologize for anything, Crash. You’reRead more

Santa Speaks 2015

Santa Speaks 2015

Each year Santa takes the time to speak extensively and exclusively with a member of the media. This year Santa speaks with Naomi Carlson of The Herald Star of Blueberry, Maine: Naomi: First off, Santa — how about dem Cubs? Santa: [laughs] Hohoho, I was wondering how long it would take you to ask! Naomi: You’ve been telling us for years, Santa. Santa: Well, they have been very good boys this year, that’s for sure. Naomi: Will they win it all? Santa: I don’t know, but won’t it be fun to watch? Naomi: Santa, does Mrs. Claus get frustrated withRead more

Santa Speaks 2014

Santa Speaks 2014

As we start our trek into the Holiday Season, it is customary for Santa to sit down with a member of the media to discuss the issues of the day and the latest happenings at the North Pole. This Year, Santa sat down with Austin Ball of the Madison Gazette: Austin: Santa, I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to interview you. It is definitely the highlight of my career. Santa: Well Austin, you were a bit persistent. My media relations people tell me that you submitted a request every day this past year. Plus letsRead more

Santa Speaks 2013

Santa Speaks 2013

Every year Santa Claus sits down with one lucky member of the media for an extensive interview. Everything is on the table and anything can be discussed. This year Santa sat down with Angela Petrie of Coventry Daily Herald, a small publication in West Virginia. Here is their conversation: Q: Hello, Santa. I can’t believe I’m speaking with the real Santa Claus! A: Well, belief is what it is all about, Angela. Q: Is it really about belief, Santa? Why is believing in Santa important today? A: It actually isn’t about believing in Santa, it is about belief. Q: Belief?Read more

Santa Speaks 2012

Santa Speaks 2012

It’s October and that can only mean one thing, it’s time for Santa’s annual interview with the media. Every year Santa sits down with a member of the media to talk about what’s going on in the world, how things are going at the North Pole, and the state of Christmas. This year Santa is sitting down with an up and coming journalist, 7th grader Rose Beckwith of the White River Middle School Gazette. Q: The first thing I would like to do is take a minute to thank you for sitting down with me, Santa. When I submitted myRead more

Santa Speaks 2011

Santa Speaks 2011

Santa Claus annually meets with the media to conduct a candid interview about what he thinks on a variety of topics. This year Santa sat down with Mark Wade, the new Ambassador to the North Pole from My Merry Christmas.com, who is conducting his first ever interview with Santa: Q: The first thing I want to do is thank you Santa for taking the time to sit down with me. How have you been this year? A: Great! Nice to see you again, Mark. Have you been a good boy this year? I know I’ve been trying to do better.Read more

Santa Speaks 2010

Santa Speaks 2010

Every October Santa sits down to be interviewed by a media personality. This has been his tradition almost as long as there has been a modern media. This year, Santa sat down with legendary West Virginia newsman Rusty Belz of radio station WVIP. This year Santa talks about retirement, Christmas in tough times, what he takes on the sleigh and using a whip. Rusty Belz: Welcome to WVIP and the first ever live interview with Santa Claus! Santa Claus: Uh, Rusty? This isn’t the first live interview I’ve ever done. Rusty Belz: No, but it is the first one we’veRead more

Santa Speaks 2009

Santa Speaks 2009

Santa met this year with Jeff Westover, editor of My Merry Christmas.com, where these interviews have been hosted for over a decade. As you know, once a year and only one a year does Santa sit down with a member of the media. Santa grants these interviews only if they are published verbatim and do not include any editorial commentary from the interviewer. In this year’s interview Santa discusses the tough economy, the Chicago Cubs, recent news events and, more than ever, reveals new information about the love of his life, Mrs. Claus. Jeff: Thank you, Santa, for selecting usRead more

Santa Speaks 2008

Santa Speaks 2008

Early every October Santa sits down to be interviewed by a media personality. This has been his tradition almost as long as there has been a modern media. This year, Santa sat down with long time political reporter Hugh Kelly of KLIP-TV. This year Santa addresses the state of the world, the elections, the importance of talking with parents and his concerns with the Chicago Cubs — again. Oh — and Santa tells a joke this year, too. Q: Hello, Santa. A:. Hello, Hugh. How are you? Q: Fine, fine. I’ve got to ask you first thing — are youRead more

Santa Speaks 2007

Santa Speaks 2007

Just as he does every year, Santa has been interviewed in advance of Christmas. And just as he has done in the past, Santa has met with an aspiring journalist, this year being 17-year-old Jeremy Hart of Fontana, California. Jeremy did something no other journalist with an exclusive interview has ever done — he opened up the questions to the world. For more than a month the public was invited to submit their questions for Santa to Jeremy. The result is this candid conversation where we learn more about the modern Santa Claus than ever before. Q: Hello, Santa. NiceRead more