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31st Jul '16 11:57:47 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in a DCComics Holiday Special, in which Max Mercury (a super-speedster) has a great deal of trouble convincing Impulse (another speedster) that Santa ''doesn't'' exist.

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* Played with in a DCComics Creator/DCComics Holiday Special, in which Max Mercury (a super-speedster) has a great deal of trouble convincing Impulse (another speedster) that Santa ''doesn't'' exist.
25th Jul '16 1:12:20 PM EDP
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* In an Italian ComicBook/DonaldDuck story set when he was a child his friend Millicent tries to disprove Santa's existance this way, but Donald and the others simply reply [[AWizardDidIt it's magic]]. Later they ''do'' see Santa, Millicent says it's an imposter because he's too slow... Then they discover he has a magic watch he uses to have all the time he needs in a single night.

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* The various aspects of this get addressed in the ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse, sometimes contradicting each other due NegativeContinuity:
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In an Italian ComicBook/DonaldDuck story set when he was a child his friend Millicent tries to disprove Santa's existance this way, but Donald and the others simply reply [[AWizardDidIt it's magic]]. Later they ''do'' see Santa, Millicent says it's an imposter because he's too slow... Then they discover he has a magic watch he uses to have all the time he needs in a single night.
** In one story Scrooge discovers he has a toy factory that operates at loss, and decides to visit it to close it down... Only to discover that, at some point, he ''bought Santa out'', and he's single-handedly financing Santa's operations. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Scrooge declares that Santa will be the only executive of his companies allowed to operate at loss]].
** Another Italian story tackles both the time and where Santa gets all the toys: he makes all the deliveries on time [[AWizardDidIt because of magic]], and as for the toys... His elves assemble most of them, but lately he has to complement them with Scrooge's toys, totaling almost ''half'' the deliveries (no mention of how he ''pays'' for the toys, both those made by the elves and the ones bought from Scrooge).
25th Jul '16 1:02:40 PM EDP
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* In an Italian ComicBook/DonaldDuck story set when he was a child his friend Millicent tries to disprove Santa's existance this way, but Donald and the others simply reply [[AWizardDidIt it's magic]]. Later they ''do'' see Santa, Millicent says it's an imposter because he's too slow... Then they discover he has a magic watch he uses to have all the time he needs in a single night.
21st Feb '16 11:12:26 PM jormis29
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* Of course Calvin of CalvinAndHobbes is childlike enough to believe in Santa and logical enough to think about these questions all the time. He wonders not only about how Santa can deliver the toys so fast, but on at least one occasion asks how Santa makes the toys, given the problems of paying for elf labor and the raw materials to make the toys. He also expresses discomfort, on quite a regular basis, with how he's in the position of being judged as "naughty or nice," and who is Santa to judge him that way? But he doesn't seem to have noticed that adults (and even many children) seem not to believe in Santa, so he's got no cognitive dissonance there.

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* Of course Calvin of CalvinAndHobbes ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' is childlike enough to believe in Santa and logical enough to think about these questions all the time. He wonders not only about how Santa can deliver the toys so fast, but on at least one occasion asks how Santa makes the toys, given the problems of paying for elf labor and the raw materials to make the toys. He also expresses discomfort, on quite a regular basis, with how he's in the position of being judged as "naughty or nice," and who is Santa to judge him that way? But he doesn't seem to have noticed that adults (and even many children) seem not to believe in Santa, so he's got no cognitive dissonance there.
26th Dec '15 11:21:15 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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But of course when Santa has flying reindeer and elves working with him, he might not be limited to natural means. The usual answer is that he can [[TimeStandsStill stop time]].

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But of course when Santa has flying reindeer and elves working with him, he might not be limited to natural means. The usual answer is that he can [[TimeStandsStill stop time]].
time]]. Simpler yet, AWizardDidIt.




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* Of course Calvin of CalvinAndHobbes is childlike enough to believe in Santa and logical enough to think about these questions all the time. He wonders not only about how Santa can deliver the toys so fast, but on at least one occasion asks how Santa makes the toys, given the problems of paying for elf labor and the raw materials to make the toys. He also expresses discomfort, on quite a regular basis, with how he's in the position of being judged as "naughty or nice," and who is Santa to judge him that way? But he doesn't seem to have noticed that adults (and even many children) seem not to believe in Santa, so he's got no cognitive dissonance there.
17th Dec '15 11:26:34 AM FF32
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* The SCPFoundation [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2412-j once attached a satellite tracking device]] to him to find out once and for all.

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* The SCPFoundation Wiki/SCPFoundation [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2412-j once attached a satellite tracking device]] to him to find out once and for all.
8th Dec '15 1:20:34 AM dvorak
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* The Christmas special of ''Little House On the Prarie'' had a neigbor recount how his big brother showed him a big stack of presents as proof that Santa wasn't real. His father told him that Santa actually delivers every family's shipment of goodies as soon as they were ready since it's impossible that he does it all in one go. His big brother got coal that year...
23rd Nov '15 8:46:41 PM FF32
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---> Results are hard to interpret. The tandem of SCP-2412-J and all the sub-SCPs apparently was capable of clearing very high distances within seconds (this is theorized to be a form of teleportation), and even co-existing in numerous locations at once. When asked to name the party responsible for these anomalies, SCP-2412 replied simply "Magic." and refused to elaborate.

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---> Results are hard to interpret. The tandem of SCP-2412-J and all the sub-SCPs sub-[=SCPs=] apparently was capable of clearing very high distances within seconds (this is theorized to be a form of teleportation), and even co-existing in numerous locations at once. When asked to name the party responsible for these anomalies, SCP-2412 replied simply "Magic." and refused to elaborate.
17th Nov '15 5:27:10 AM DragonQuestZ
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It probably wouldn't surprise you if we said the story of SantaClaus wasn't written by someone considering [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the ramifications and feasibility]] of one airborne human delivering presents to every house on planet 196.9 million square miles big in only 24 hours. Thus in fiction, a question often brought up to disprove the existence of SantaClaus is: How the hell could he deliver all those toys to so many children in one night? There are so many factors involved, it just wouldn't be possible by natural means.

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It probably wouldn't surprise you if we said the story of SantaClaus wasn't written by someone considering [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the ramifications and feasibility]] of one airborne human delivering presents to every house on planet 196.9 million square miles big in only 24 hours. Thus in fiction, a A question often brought up to disprove the existence of SantaClaus is: SantaClaus: How the hell could he deliver all those toys to so many children in one night? There are so many factors involved, it just wouldn't be possible by natural means.
16th Nov '15 11:29:02 PM TARINunit9
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A question often brought up to disprove the existence of SantaClaus: How the hell could he deliver all those toys to so many children in one night? There are so many factors involved, it just wouldn't be possible by natural means.

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A It probably wouldn't surprise you if we said the story of SantaClaus wasn't written by someone considering [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale the ramifications and feasibility]] of one airborne human delivering presents to every house on planet 196.9 million square miles big in only 24 hours. Thus in fiction, a question often brought up to disprove the existence of SantaClaus: SantaClaus is: How the hell could he deliver all those toys to so many children in one night? There are so many factors involved, it just wouldn't be possible by natural means.
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