With less than a week to go before Christmas, it’s getting busy for the Claus family.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at their cottage on the Carlisle Square at the Christmas parade held on Dec. 1 where they listened to the requests from the town’s children and posed for photos.

Local resident Cindy Miller helped The Sentinel with this week’s 5 Questions featuring Mrs. Claus.

“Santa and Mrs. Claus want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a very joyous New Year,” she said.

Q. How busy is it at the North Pole with less than a week to go before Christmas?

A. Here at the North Pole we get really busy at the beginning of December. Santa and I try to visit as many parades as we can. We are busy with reindeer games so everyone is ready to fly on the big night. Elves are busy checking toys and games to be sure we have every child a special gift. The kitchen is busy cooking all kinds of good foods and desserts.

Q. What are the most-requested toys from the children you have visited in Carlisle?

A. The most requested toys here in Carlisle would be “Star Wars” toys, Lego, Barbie, game systems and the usual teddy bears. The most unique request was for Penn State football season tickets.

Q. What is your favorite part of visiting the children in our area?

A. Santa and I both enjoy the parade here in Carlisle. We love seeing all the smiling faces and the Christmas joy of all the children we meet. Santa and I enjoy hearing everyone’s Christmas wishes. We also love meeting the adults who share our Christmas spirit.

Q. What do you do while Santa is out on his big Christmas Eve trip?

A. While Santa is on his big trip I usually watch a Christmas movie, with “Miracle on 34th Street” being one of my favorites. I have always loved “Miracle on 34th Street” because of the magic of believing in Santa Claus.

Q. If you could ask for anything at Christmas, what would it be?

A. If I could have one wish for Christmas it would be for everyone to be kind to one another and have peace on earth. Finally it would be great for all people to remember the true meaning of Christmas and for them to help each other throughout the year and not just at Christmas.

Email Tammie at tgitt@cumberlink.com. Follow her on Twitter @TammieGitt.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.

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