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A Fool Proof Guide To Letting Santa Into Your House, If You Have A Gas Fire Place [WITH PICTURES]

So the kids are all snug in their bed, cookies are on the table, stockings are hung from the chimney with care. But then you realize, there is a glass casing covering your gas fire place and it now seems like Santa has no way in.

Here is a step by step guide for even the most foolish elf to ensure Santa can enter your home this Christmas:

But first, let me clarify, Santa is magic, but toys aren’t magic (hence they cannot shrink or become translucent and pass through walls, haven’t you seen the Grinch?). 

Alright, listen carefully, you wouldn’t want to be a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins would you?

Step 1:  Place a ladder against your home. 

This one may seem like a “no brainer”, but after doing the math, Santa is approximately 2019 years old. If Scottco is 51 years old and his knees aren’t the strongest, I’m assuming Santa can’t make that jump.

 Especially considering your kids are on the “nice list” (because you’re a great parent, right?), so they’ll be getting loads of great new gifts. 

I found this cool way of dressing up your ladder.

Christmas Lights Ladder

Step 1(a):  Invest in a Santa Landing Strip

Santa Runway

Landing on the roof seems like a silly idea for a natural gas household. Where is Santa going to enter, the dryer vent? Probably, not. Alternatively, invest in a Santa landing strip.

Step 2:  Make A Sign

Now this is where you can get creative. Get a light bright like Buddy the Elf, make it very clear where Santa is going to enter. Front door? Great. Back door? Perfect. Through the window? 

I don’t think the jolly old man would mind. Ensure the color of your sign is bright red, just in case its snowing.  Remember how Santa found Rudolf? Bright, red light.

Square Santa This Way Light Up Box Sign ...

Step 3:  Place A Trail Of Treats

I bet Santa weights what, 300 pounds? (sorry Santa). Climbing down that ladder and searching for the entrance has probably tired him out. At this point, he’ll need some encouragement to find the right spot to drop the toys. Especially since his routine is to pop down the chimney, eat snacks give gifts and onto the next. Lets make it easy on Old St. Nick with a nicely laid out path of treats.

Step 4: Don’t Forget About The Reindeer

I know this is not exactly a step in ensuring Santa can deliver you gifts, but it’s important. These 9 reindeer must fly to millions of homes, delivering millions of presents. I like to use zip lock bags or put the veggies in a Tupperware container that Santa can throw in his sac.

You probably have too much Tupperware anyway. 

Step 5: Prepare Santa’s Departure

I know what you’re thinking: what if we kept Santa and had Christmas cheer year round? 

I’m sorry to say, but even with magical creatures on a magical night, that is still a crime.  So here is how you will let Santa leave. 

Normally, Santa would lay “his finger aside of his nose, and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.” In my experience, Santa hasn’t had a hard time leaving, because often he has soot on his boots from the chimney. 

Instead, he has to leave your house stuffed like your in laws at Christmas. because of the extra cookies. We know how long that takes. I usually brew Santa up a nice hot cup of java to get him moving. 

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This may look cute, but in this guide, our goal is to help Santa get in and out.

This may not be universal knowledge, but the best way to spread Christmas is cheer singing loud for all to hear. The same works for getting Santa back in his slay. 

I recommend using the website https://voicechanger.io/ to make yourself sound like Alvin and the Chipmunks for recording your Christmas Caroling. Set it on repeat.

Congratulations, you now know how to let Santa into your house if you have a gas fireplace and can avoid getting on the naughty list next year!

Merry Christmas from the Scottco Family!

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