What do you leave out for Santa on Xmas eve?

(25 Posts)
pigleychez Wed 25-Nov-09 09:36:17

This is our first year of Santa so was just wondering what everyone else leaves.

Mincepies
Carrot for rudolf
Glass of milk
???

DH wants a beer and curry left for Santa!

Oooh, mince pie, carrot for rudolph and a glass of milk here

Santts will be leaving footprints up to the fireplace this year (DHs foot with talc shook round)
<<<<<<excited beyond what a 25 year old should ever be about Christmas>>>

grin

mince pie, glass of wine and a carrot for rudolph. and this year, dd2's dummies wrapped in a box to be exchanged for a little gift!

MrsMattie Wed 25-Nov-09 10:11:32

Carrot for Rudolph

Glass of sherry or port and a mince pie for Santa.

Santa doesn't drink milk, FGS! grin

charlotteolivia Wed 25-Nov-09 10:12:14

mince pie, carrot and a bottle of ale

disenchanted- my dad used to do that with his army boots at the front door!!

Poledra Wed 25-Nov-09 10:12:33

Mincepie, carrot for Rudolph, drink for Santa. The last has been different things, depending on what the DDs think is acceptable - milk, tea (in a flask coz Santa might be cold hmm) and last year, a malt whiskey. [happy DH emoticon]

We don't drink so Santa has to do with milk

Poledra Wed 25-Nov-09 10:18:40

Well, Dis, it probably helps line his stomach against all the whiskies/port.sherry he drinks at all the other houses grin

Drunk in charge of a sleigh, anyone??

Intoxicated reindeers too I bet.

Shame on him.

hebdenhedgehog Wed 25-Nov-09 10:23:24

Ummm, we start with sprinkling 'magic' Christmas Powder outside (glitter with oats), which attracts Rudolph to the house, then...

Mince pie and port / whisky / etc for FC, and carrot and water for Rudolph. DD did have concerns one year about all the other reindeer, so we ended up leaving a bunch of carrots and bucket of water outside grin

All carefully left with crumbs / end of carrot leaves at the end, usually with a thank you note from FC, written in shaky handwriting (cos he's in a hurry!)

Like the idea of footsteps on the floor!

MrsJohnDeere Wed 25-Nov-09 10:50:47

Carrot
Mince pie
Glass of single malt

well we don't have santa-we have father christmas...

and we leave him a mince pie, a glass of whiskey and a carrot for the reindeer.

father christmas often leaves muddy footprints on the hearth here

TsarChasm Wed 25-Nov-09 10:54:19

Milk!?? shock

Love the idea of a curry grin My dh would totally agree with that sentiment.

Ninks Wed 25-Nov-09 10:56:39

Carrot, mince pie, milk, drop o' the hard and a few Quality Street.

lillypie Wed 25-Nov-09 10:57:23

We sprinkle reindeer food outside and leave out mince pies and cider for Santa

(everyone knows that Santa drinks cider in thee west country grin)

Mince pie, carrots for reindeer, and, because we are usually at my parents for christmas, lemonade for FC. This year We'll be at home and I'll be in charge, so he'll probably get something stronger grin

DoingTheBestICan Thu 26-Nov-09 07:48:16

Reindeer food outside to attract them,a mince pie,a carrot for Rudolph & a tumbler of whiskey for Father Christmas.

I put some flour in a bag with some glitter,shake it & then sprinkle round the front door,then put DH's boots on top to make footprints (we dont have a chimney so FC uses a special key we bought from the local card shop)

Then just as ds is going to bed one of us will go outside & tinkle some bells,ds thinks its Father Christmas' sleigh.

Cannot wait for Christmas (manic excited Christmas emoticon)

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Thu 26-Nov-09 07:52:57

Mince pies & sherry for Father Christmas
Milk & carrot for rudolf and other reindeers

Father Christmas can have alcohol, as he is not actually driving. The reindeers are. grin

PavlovtheForgetfulCat Thu 26-Nov-09 07:53:28

not sherry, bleurgh. mum was the sherry fan. i meant port.

Flame Thu 26-Nov-09 08:00:24

DD tells me that this year we are leaving mince pie and chocolate (he has to do all the houses so needs 2 things), plus milk or beer - she wasn't sure.

Oh and reindeer food. (oats with glitter)

BertieBotts Thu 26-Nov-09 08:45:29

The reindeer food is genius. You can buy packets of it for £1 for various charities, I'd never seen it before.

I was convinced Father Christmas was real for far longer than I should have been because the carrot top was always left, nibbled in a very reindeerlike way. grin

hebdenhedgehog Fri 27-Nov-09 09:28:59

Oats with glitter is easier and cheaper than special supermarket bags. DC can help make it maybe.

The idea of course is that the birds eat the oats on the ground before DC go out in the morning, so the oats have magically disappeared and the reindeer DID find the house okay!

Not sure what the glitter does, maybe it's just 'magic'?!

Cookies for Santa

Dog food for reindeer. (DD thought they would like it)

TinselinaBumsquash Fri 27-Nov-09 09:39:09

Mince Pie and Milk, we dont condone drink driving in our house. We also leave glitter Oats and a carrott for the Riendeer. In return Santa leaves some crumbs on the plate and a thank-you note and some foot prints on the carpet... messy sod.

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