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Those of you without chimneys, how does Father Christmas get into the house?

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MrsJohnDeere Wed 25-Nov-09 10:55:10

We don't have one and I need to come up with some ridiculous story asap to tell ds1 who has started to ask difficult questions. grin

fannybanjo Wed 25-Nov-09 10:55:48

Through the front door! wink

HuwEdwards Wed 25-Nov-09 10:56:48

with his magic keys

Nicotinic Wed 25-Nov-09 10:56:58

We say Santa has a magic key that opens up the doors of the good boys and girls houses. This has yet to be questioned, but I'm sure it will come!

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flossie64 Wed 25-Nov-09 10:57:27

I saw in a shop in Edinburgh at the weekend a special key you leave out for him to get in trough the windowor door.
It seemed quite nice and was not expensive.

HuwEdwards Wed 25-Nov-09 10:57:33

after all he couldn't come down a hot chimney either so he has a key that can open all houses.

fannybanjo Wed 25-Nov-09 10:57:52

oh yes, with his magic key! <ho humm>

piratecat Wed 25-Nov-09 10:59:47

magic of course, he magics himself thru walls!

Buda Wed 25-Nov-09 11:00:17

Magic key I have heard.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 25-Nov-09 11:01:13

Like the magic key idea. grin

KEAWYED Wed 25-Nov-09 11:03:16

lots of places sell magic keys esp for santa.

ive seen one in Ethel Austin for a £1 and it has santa on.

SycIsTOTALLYFatFree Wed 25-Nov-09 11:05:41

Y Y Y, magic keys grin

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unfitmummy Wed 25-Nov-09 14:03:50

in our house we always said that mummy and daddy opens the door to santa - so that when we were being bad mum would say "when i see santa i'll tell him you are being naughty"!

Chickenshavenolips Wed 25-Nov-09 14:04:56

We have an ornate, 'magic' key which we hang on the front door on christmas eve, just after they leave the mince pie and carrot out under the tree wink

AnnieOneForTennis Wed 25-Nov-09 14:06:56

We used to have a very sooty chimney but Santa would have landed in the turf range, so he used to knock on the front door. Then we'd scarper to bed. Never questioned it... Dad would always answer and tell him to come back later hmm
He should have used his magic key really...

Magic keys and icing sugar 'snow' footprints up the stairs

legalalien Wed 25-Nov-09 14:19:00

He doesn't - he leaves the presents on the doorstep or under the upturned recycling bin, just like royal mail.

mrsruffallo Wed 25-Nov-09 14:21:51

He breaks in.
We hack at the door and leave it slightly ajar

watercress Wed 25-Nov-09 14:27:09

How strange to see this thread. I've just come back from browsing the shops in my lunch hour and saw in all the (admittedly less glamorous) card shops, a special key that you leave out for Santa. 99p it was.

In the past, I seem to recall my mum leaving the bathroom window ajar. I didn't sleep for fear of burglars...

TitsalinaBumsquash Wed 25-Nov-09 14:28:34

We have a Santa key ( a big metal key engraved ith a picture of Santa) we hang it on a ribbon and hang it on the front door for him.

JackBauer Wed 25-Nov-09 14:37:12

We took DD1 to see father christmas last year and he asked her
'Do you have a chimney?'
And when she said no he, veyr seriously, took out a sparkly pen and book and solemnly wrote

DD1 - No chimney. Don't forget Key.

He then showed her his magic key which he would use. He was a bloody good Father christmas, he told off a boy for calling him santa saying that was his American cousingrin

Juillet Wed 25-Nov-09 14:42:44

I thought it was through the radiator pipes. Feel suitably chastised. smile

We do have a HUGE fireplace, in fact two, but ds knows they each have a lounger cushion stuffed up them so it would be unlikely FC could squeeze his portly self past those.

However. Ds has seen the Santa Clause and knows it's he doesn't really question it.

Mrs ruff. You don't mean you attack the door with a pickaxe, surely?

moosemama Wed 25-Nov-09 15:02:07

Definitely watch Santa Clause with him. Its great for explaining the magic of Father Christmas getting down the chimney - my ds2 was amazed when we watched it together. (FC magically shrinks and stretches to get down the central heating vent then a magical fireplace appears in the room and he pops out!) grin

We have half a roll of upholstery wadding stuffed up our chimney to stop the draughts. Really ought to get it together to order a chimney balloon. blush

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