The Cold Clause

Posted by Santa Claus on December 19th, 2011

Now that it is so close to Christmas, I want to be sure that I do not get sick!  A few elves have caught the cold, so I have to be extra careful!

Would you like to find out if I am going to be healthy for Christmas?

Do not worry.  I am sure I am going to be healthy for Christmas!  I have some tricks up my sleeve.

Of course, the first thing I did was get my flu shot!

Another trick is that I make sure to wash my hands… often!

Today I worked in the shop with three elves that had the sniffles!  We even worked on the same chess set.

When it was time for a lunch break, I washed my hands with nice hot water.  I sang “” as I scrubbed.  This helped me to make sure I scrubbed my hands long enough.

I also make sure I drink my orange juice.  Orange juice is full of something called Vitamin C.  Do you know what Vitamin C is?  Well, it is something that helps your body stay healthy.

If I do get sick, I use these same tricks.  I also try to go to bed early so that I can get lots of sleep.

If I get sick, chicken noodle soup and hot tea also help me to feel better.

I guess if I do get sick I could always let drive the sleigh this year.  I know he has wanted to try it for some time now.  He calls it “the Cold Clause”.  HHHOL!  (That means “Ho!  Ho!  Ho!  Out Loud!”)

But I don’t think I will be sick this year.  Besides, I go to see the Elf Doctor in just a few days!

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S.  What do you do to keep from getting sick?  Do you think I should let Clumsy the Elf drive the sleigh if I get sick?  You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!

P.P.S.  My name really is Santa Claus, not Clause!  That was just a silly joke in a movie!  HHHOL!


157 Responses to “The Cold Clause”

  1. gaby

    santa lose some wait


  3. leah

    Santa i love you and over the past years you have gave me all the presents I wanted. i take medicine when im sick and to stop me from getting sick i wash my hands like you.

  4. Abi

    be carfull of the cold santa.

  5. grace

    hi santa i thank that if you stay safe for the gurmsthen you wont get sick but if you do get ick i would let the elf die but only if you trust them.LOL

  6. Makenna

    Hi Santa its me Makenna u sent me a letter love ya and your wonderful storys

  7. rebecca

    I don’t think you should let clumsy the elf drive the sleigh becausehe seems a little clumsy [like his name]he might give the children the wrong presents

  8. Annie

    When i have a cold i lie in bed and my mom brings my hot tea and hot tomato soup(which i do not care because i love it:))
    and iget a good rest!!!one thing i do not like about a cold is my nose is red!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. taylore

    where did silly clumsely get clourse from

  10. bob

    i dont think clumsy should drive beacuse he is clumsy

  11. jade

    if i was santa clause and i was sick,i would let mrs clause ride the sleigh because i am sure that she has seen santa ride the sleigh.i wouldnt let clumsy the elf (sorry) drive the sleigh because he`s CLUMSY. And all of the elves are too small.Well.MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!! Xxxxxxx :) :)

  12. Amy

    when i have the cold ilke it because i get of school. I love u santa cluas.


  14. alana

    I dont think you should becouse he could crash into the houses

  15. Ashley

    Hey Santa i say Don’t let CLUMSY drive the sleigh besides he’s clumsy and i dont want him to give me wrong present but maybe he can help you call out the places like map:)

  16. emily

    no because his name is clumsy and he could get hurt or get lost and i think you will not get sick

  17. ALEXA


  18. Riley

    You should not let Clumsy the Elf dive the slaigh because he’s you said vitamin c is good.

  19. olivia

    i think mrs claus slold drive the sieigh if you get sick!

  20. Taryn


  21. Kaitlin

    Well, since Clumsy is EXTREMELY clumsy, you should not, I repeat, NOT let him drive the sleigh if you get sick.

  22. Mattie

    To stop my self from getting a cold i have lots of fruit and fruit juice.I also have some handwash that stops germs making you ill.
    I think your elf could ride your sleigh but i would prefer it if you and Rudolf did x

  23. Brennan from Denver, CO

    I would avoid the person that has the sickness politely. Don’t let Clumsy drive the sleigh if you’re sick. He’s clumsy

  24. natasha

    santa can you please tweet me on where you are please

    many thanks from natasha
    your friend

  25. Emily

    Santa i think clumsey the elf should drive your sleigh and tell him to do what you would do so he can do some work ……

  26. Emily

    i hope you feel better

  27. Mark

    I hope you are well so that Clumsy doesn’t crash into my chimney!!

  28. Lucy

    I hope you stay well Santa because I don’t want clumsy to crash into my christmas tree. And I don’t want him to tickle my feet at night because I’ll get a jelly fright.

  29. Makayla

    Do you have an Elf named Bernard? The reason why I am asking is beacause my Mom said Bernard made my dangly earings and he made my Areal jewlrey box.
    I think he should drive the sliegh on Christmas Eve.

  30. haillie

    hi santa i am sure you will stay healthy enough to deliver all of our presents

  31. tia

    i dont think clumsy should do it because 1. he is 2 clumsy 2.all of us depend on santa 2 bring us our presents! wont get sick i know you wont because you’re santa you cant get sick and u wont get sick

  32. asha

    yea i agree with tia u wont get sick santa because we all believe in u

  33. Victoria

    Hi Santa! When I’m sick, I go to bed an hour early. I take medicine and have chicken soup for all my meals. Also, if clumsy the elf isn’t realy Clumsy, then I think it’s fine that he deliver’s presents! Just so he doesn’t get confused, write the name of the person on the present! Then he can just look and see who’s it is! Merry Christmas!

  34. emily

    No!!!!!! Do not let clumsy drive the slay!!!!!!!He`s to clumsy!!!He`ll crash!!!!!!!

  35. Sarah

    Not a very good idea to let clumsy drive the sleigh because I know you will be better soon.

  36. maggie

    Well lets hope clumsy does not drive the sleigh

  37. Rebecca

    Please don’t get sick! Merry Christmas Santa!! :)

  38. Rylee

    Don’t do it he might forget me unless the reindeer know the rout!HHHOL

  39. kaitlyn

    Dear santa i have a cold right now i hope i get better before you come love yall in the north pole

  40. Jessica

    If you get a cold or get sick I think you should not let the Clumsy drive your sleigh unless someone else is with him. At least one of the elves or Mrs.Claus should be with him.

    Jessica :)

  41. Aaliyah

    i bet you won’t catch a cold your santa claus but anyways have a merry christmas and a happy new year

  42. Gianna

    Santa I think you want get the cold because you are extra healthy! I hope you have a merry Christmas!!!!

  43. Marc

    Take medicine if you get sick. Hop you have a good run :D

  44. Livvy

    Do let Clumsy drive the sleigh!

  45. alina

    if you get sick you should let clumsy the elf drive the slay

  46. audriana

    i hope your elves fell better soon and i hope you don’t get it i love you !!!!!! love,audriana

  47. willow the elf

    hey santa, have you ever met an elf named buddy
    btw i think that clumsey should 1.not drive your your sleigh
    and also what i do if i get sick or get a pain is take powdered asprin aka BP and add it to my water and i ALWAYS take vitamins O_O

  48. thalia

    i always get lots of rest i hope you feel good for christmas

  49. Brianna

    Dies Clumsy the elf even have a brain to do anything

  50. Sophia

    tell mrs.claus to take extra care of you and drink lots of chickin soup

  51. Trinity

    I don’t think you should let Clumsy drive. It even says it in the name! Clumsy. Something could go wrong. He could crash or fall out of the sleigh!

  52. Heather

    When, I get sick, I cough and sneeze into my arm so that noone else will get my sickness.

  53. Aleksander

    im afiend what if your elve gets sick flying well anyway i hope you are not going to get sick
    p.s do not worry everthing is going to be fine santa
    pp.s have a nice year!!!!!!

  54. Aleksander

    The only thing to do if you are sick is tell miss claus and she will give you hot soup and lay in bed for about 5 hours then drink some hot tea REMMBER you are right santa once i didnt wash my hands and i got so sick on chimas well i hope the same thing is not going to happen to you and do not worry santa becuase you have magic right? so you can magicly make your slef not sick anymore right well this year you woundt get sick belive in yourslef santa you are awesome you are unbeatalble just trust me to do thes things you have to do themm to you know why i feel great right now and i did all those things i listed santa there is one thing i want to say to you about the clod……………….DO NOT WORRY YOU HAVE MAGIC and im sorry but you must do thoes things BYE SANTAAAAAAAAA

  55. melanie

    drink lots of milk

  56. Dartagan

    Nopee…Because He’s Clumsy

  57. sydney

    do not let clumsey drive the sleaih.

  58. Piper

    well santa we all hope you can guide the sleigh oh and i feel sily for spelling your name that way oh and when im sick i like eat crakers and drink celtzer water it always seems to help

  59. Brianna

    SANTAA please don’t be sick! y please feel better! that’s all i want for christmas okay? you make people happy every year and all i want is me my family and you to be happy too!

  60. Sophie

    Hello Santa! Well, I have a cold and I know what it feels like. I sure hope you get better in time for the big delivery!
    P.S. We love Christmas and Santa Claus!

  61. fifi

    No You do it No clumsy driving the sleigh

  62. fifi

    are you sick for real i hope you are better soon if you are and please dont let clumsy drive the sleigh.

  63. fifi


  64. Kaely

    pls,pls do not let clumsy drive the sleigh!
    he might crash,listen to his name closeley….
    pls do not NEVER EVER let him drive santa!!!

  65. Rylen

    Don’t let Clumsy drive the sleigh!!Make sure you keep drinking that OJ to stay healthy!

  66. Georgia

    I do not think clumsy should giude the sleigh because he is clumsy please i want you to giude the sleigh santa

  67. kate

    get well soon Santa and the elves take care from Kate.

  68. Bethan


  69. Dominic

    Hi santa

  70. liam

    i hope you dont be sick. i will be sad if clumsy gave me the rong givs. it will be a rip of.
    ps if clumsy drifs he mhit smash in to some thing.
    pss he mhit crash in to your xmas tree!

    hope you have a ho ho xmas

  71. wemberly

    santa make shure you eat healthy and what is your favrite part of chritmas

  72. cameron

    i hope you do not let clumsy drive because his name is clumsy that maens he can probly fall but we don`t want him to get hurt.

  73. Megan

    Hey Santa, if your sick than don’t let clumsy drive the sleigh! But its unfair to keep clumsy from wanting to drive the sleigh so if your not sick let clumsy have a little turn at drving it :) But don’t let him drive it the whole way around the world or he will probably crash the sleigh with all the hard work the eleves maden will go to waste! Good luck santa and get well soon if your sick! Love you xoxoxo

  74. Zsombor


  75. Thet Su

    Dear dear Santa,
    I am sorry to hear that you are in danger of catching a cold. Please take care of yourself and keep your body warm. And if you need medicine, just visit me by Christmas eve and I’ll leave medicine for you. :) My mom owns a pharmacy so it will be FOC. :D Love you Santa! XOXO
    Thet Su

  76. robbie

    hi santa it robbie! please can i have a tin of chocolate biscuits,i promise not to be naughty have any tantrums and i will keep my room tidy. thank you:)

  77. carrie

    Clumsy the Elf should not drive the sleigh this year, it is your job!!! =)

  78. Jonah

    Don’t let him do the whole thing if you get sick, but you can let him do little on some test runs. It would be fine for him to fly a bit on a test run.

  79. jacqueline

    i know i have been naughty to my brothers and my dad sometimes both of my parents but i been really trying hard to be EXTREMELLY nice from this day forward and it loooks like i have not been naughty after all and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all thats at the north pole

  80. Alyson

    hi santa i wanted to let u know what i want for christmas – i pod – ipad -dsi

  81. amber

    i think that santa is healthy and if you do get sick you should stay in the warm and mrs clause will look after you. im not really sure if you should let clumsy the elf drive the slegh on his own he needs to have someone to keep an eye on him

  82. georgia

    is it could at the north pole santa

  83. Katie

    If i get sick i stay warm and i dont go out in the snow. At the moment I have a blocked nose and a cough:(

  84. gab

    stay healthy hope you don’t get sick
    especially because it is really close to Christmas so good luck and merry Christmas

  85. Jamie

    hi santa

  86. henry

    i like your stories

  87. louise

    hi santa i like u

  88. Grace

    once i have bin sick but it wasd last year i was not sick this year well just this year i was not sick and i am okay now i will not have to say that because i was not sick.

  89. lewin

    I love angry birds. Potst sticks mom

  90. malia


  91. Caity

    I’m sick today:( home from school. But that only means 1 and a half more days until christmas break! and only 5 days until christmas!!Dont get sick santa, we all love you and are thankful for everything you do.

  92. jordan

    I think not because of his name.

  93. Ryan

    Hi Santa!:) Maybe You should not let Clumsy Drive The Sleigh Just beacuse….. He Might Make A Accident ;) Bye Santa!

    Love And Christmas Spirt:Ryan

  94. ethan

    i thinck you shou’ld drive the sleh just i n case somthing happend.



  96. michael

    Thanks santa e mailing me a letter
    i love you santa love michael

  97. kiana

    hhhol is so so so so so so so so so so so funny oh and i suggest you don’t let clumsy the elf drive the sleigh if you get sick, you should get Mrs. Claus to do it!!!…..:):)

  98. Jesse

    I keep resting and resting and resting!!!

  99. hannah

    Well first of all, my mom goes to the store to get this type of milk and helps me and puts a cold cloth on my forehead and that brings me backup on my feet in no time!!!

    P.S. and it makes me feel a lot better!!!!!!!!

  100. Emily

    yes santa i hope you get better

  101. Makayla

    I don’t think Clumsy the Elf should drive.Mabay Mrs.Claus should if you get sick Santa.OR……. Any other Elf can.Now I’m NOT saying that I don’t like Clumsy the Elf I do like him,…even though I NEVER met Clumsy the Elf,but thats just my OPINION.

  102. Makayla

    Hi Santa it’s me again. If you are sick when you get to my house I could drive the sleigh but could you have mabey….. an Elf that knows how to drive th sleigh to help me,….if you will get sick.

  103. Rylie

    Everone at the north pole is kind,and nice


    When i get sick i usally sit down and watch t.v and have chicken nooled soup:)

    and when i get sick i usally get really tired so mostly i just sleep alday then the next day i actullay feel a little bit better and i can do little bit more like walk around and stuff

    and if you do get sick i think you should let clumsy do sleigh but then at the back of my brain i am kinda wondering because his name is clumsy :)

  105. nicole

    i say dont because it has the name clumsy in its not fair to the other elves. and if clumsy did wont he get tired at one point. you have to right santa? …. well love you santa!!!!

  106. amber

    If u don’t want to get sick eat some chicken noodle soup.because when I was feeling down my grandma Rose Winters gave me some soup and then I felt better

  107. Morganne

    No because I want you because your santa

  108. Ariana


  109. Chance

    Santa Claus, please do not let Clumsy drive the sleigh, because then he will crash it, and no one will want that! I suggest you keep healthy with your clever tricks. Merry Christmas, and I will see you in 4 days!

  110. Jason

    I don’t think that you should let him drive because what my dad always says when I want to drive, ” if you drive, we all would be hanging from the crotch of a tree somewhere.” So if you are smart like my dad, don’t let him drive (no affence clumsy)!

  111. John Paul

    You should keep fit and active. Also keep yourself nice and warm on cold days. If I were you I would not want Clumsy to drive the sleigh he might accidentally crash the sleigh and he won’t be able to deliver the presents without a sleigh.

  112. Amelia

    Santa please dont get sick all the children are depending on you and if you do get sick maybe give clumsy a go maybe just for a ride around the workshop and see how he goes dont just let hime ride the sleigh around the world for the first time you will all crash and that will not be good
    Keep washing your hands and drinking that orange juice maybe you will be skinner this christmas im just kiddingyou look good just the way you are.

  113. cliodhna

    hi i am cliodhna i am age 10 years old and i have the flu and i was being sick last night on the 20/12/2011 and i live in ireland .it is 3 day to christmas eve here and i can wate to christmas day.i hope you santa clause donot get the flu and be sick and elfs to oh and miss clause and reindeers so i hope you have a merry christmas bye.

  114. Asher

    Santa, We appreciate Clumsy’s willingness to be your replacement if you are sick, but we would prefer that you stay healthy and drive yourself to our house. We are not sure Clumsy is as qualified as he thinks he is. IT has taken you many years of practice to get the trip just right. If Clumsy does drive please take a picture.

  115. Kitten

    I take a long hot shower to clean out my pours and stuffs. DONT GET SICK SANTA!!!!!

  116. LISA



  117. alexis

    how many days until you come?

    boy do you rock!

  118. alexis

    it does’t rock to be sick kitty

  119. alexis

    kitty hope you get better!

  120. alexis

    hahahhahaha hahhahahhahahhahhahah!

  121. Jenna

    I think it would be sad if you don’t ride the sleigh but I still wan you too but if he needs too, than its fine I guess.

  122. Brittany B.

    I agree with Kitten.Long, HOT showers help me feel ALOT better.
    Brittany B.
    age 12

  123. mckenzie

    dear santa I am afraid that clumsy wont know where to go so PLEASE dont get sick and by the way if you get sick make sure you rest and drink lots of water

  124. Mayson

    Santa clause my name is Mayson and i don’t want you to get sick because then you can’t deliver presents to the boys and girls stay healthy santa clause

  125. Jamie

    hi santa only 2 more days to christmas

  126. rascal

    hello santa i am a hamster and my owners are always getting colds but i dont get them because i hide away and cover my mouth and nose when they sneeze or cough thats all my tips for today i hope to give you more advice merry xmas and i hope to see xmas eve night not long now and i hope you stay well

  127. Natalie

    cant wait till Christmas Santa . keep up the good work!

  128. Kim

    Dear Santa,Hi!Don’t get sick because you can’t deliver presents and also,I drink medicine and not go outside when I’m sick.I love you!Looking forward to see you!Bye!<3

  129. Leah, 11 from Scotland

    I dont think you should because his name says it all! Clumsy!!!

  130. Anonymous

    no, because his name is clumpsy and he is clumpsy and he will do something wrong

  131. jennifer

    his name is clumsy and i bet he is going to be clumsy do not let him do it if he can not do it let Mrs.Clause do it. merry christmas

  132. Johnathan

    I think if you get sick you should let Mrs. Claus do the run for you. But make shore you teach her first. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas Santa.

  133. paige

    no,clumbsy elf is clumbys it is is in the name p.s. sorry about the spelling

  134. Azlyn

    I sure do hope you are not sick on Christmas because everyone will be very sad!

  135. Azlyn and Mackenzie

    I hope you don’t ceach a cold.
    I hope you fell better soon.

  136. shavel

    If you got sick i will put plate of health snakes see you soon

  137. taylor baxter

    i dont go to school ween i am sick

  138. Azlyn

    Dear Santa,
    I hope you do not get sick because,what if Clumsy the elve gets lost and forgets a bounch ok kids!I hope the elves fell better soon!

  139. marisa

    dear santa i well all whays love u

  140. maren

    i would hate it.

  141. BAILEY

    i know you will not get sick because you know what to do santa good job

  142. anonamous

    i have the cold right now **achoo!!**

  143. BAILEY

    i know you will not get sick this christmas because you know what 2 do thank you 4 praying 4 my mom

  144. Kayleigh

    I stay away from people who are sick.

  145. Hailee

    Santa I love you

  146. Brittney

    When I get sick I sometimes stay home from school. I lay in my mom’s big bed and watch TV. But this year I am trying to not miss a day of school starting at 3rd grade. So if I get sick I will go to school for a little bit and then go home. My mom will have to send a note or email in first so my teacher knows.

  147. rachel

    merry christmas jb!

  148. amy


  149. amy

    :-D :-p :-A :-o :-l :-y :-b

  150. amy

    :-D :-o :-D :-o

  151. angelica

    i get sick alot to i am sick right now i have a cold

  152. kayshone

    yes i would because i don’t wan’t you get sick even MORE Santa Claus

  153. emily

    its ok you whont get sick im couting on you

  154. christopher

    I don’t think it would be a good idea to let clumsy the elf fly the sleigh because he’s well you know clumsy.

  155. larry

    what are you doing

  156. Csepke

    I try not to get sick by drinking lots of tea and vitamin C.I also take little chuable vitamins.And when I go out in winter I always put on my scarf that santa gave me one year and I put on my hat my vest a jumper and my warm winter coat,I also put on my boots and my gloves.But not just at winter time, I always put on the right clothes so I won’t get sick.I also try to be happy all the time because happiness helps you not to get sick.And if I do get sick happiness also helps to make me feel better.That is how I try not to get sick.

  157. June

    I think Mrs.Claus should drive the sleigh.

  158. sara

    i get sick alot cuz of my cat. she gives me the sniffles

  159. whitley

    no because his name is clumpy


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