“Our family was too strange and weird for even Santa Claus to come visit… Santa, who was jolly – but, let’s face it, he was also very judgmental.” -Julia Sweeney
Everyone loves to point out the holes in the Santa Claus theory. After all, how could one person with a sled, powered by eight flying reindeer, deliver presents in one night to hundreds of millions of households all over the world? And yet, every Christmas morning, children wake up to find they did, in fact, get a visit from Santa.
Surprisingly, from a physics point of view, there’s no reason at all to suspect this is impossible! Sure, it might require a little bit of technology that’s at the limit or slightly beyond of what we’ve developed, but everything necessary is within the realm of physical possibility. With the exception of the flying reindeer, there’s no Christmas magic required!