I grew up in… the Arctic, at my family’s property, The North Pole. It was a pretty isolated childhood, but the elves were always happy to keep me company. The first thing I do when I wake up is… go outside and feed the reindeer. If I could be better at anything it would be… navigating. I’m lucky that I have a GPS now, but I have become lost a few times over the years. I am at my happiest when… I am bringing joy to children around the world. That, and when I have enough time off, taking Mrs Claus on holiday somewhere warm and sunny. When I am not working I am… either reading (my favourite books are A Christmas Carol and Sleigh Repairs for Dummies), having epic snow fights with the elves, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen with Mrs Claus. I wish I could… make every child’s wishes come true. I do my best, but some requests just aren’t possible, and that’s the toughest part of my job. My biggest fashion blunder was… thinking I could pull off skinny jeans and swapping my usual half-moon glasses for a pair of tortoiseshell wayfarers. Mrs Claus says she thinks I was having a midlife crisis, but really I just got swept up in that whole hipster craze. The cornrows she convinced me to get while we were holidaying in the Caribbean in the early 2000s are a close second. When I was growing up I wanted to be… the next ‘Santa’ just like my father and his father before him. The Christmas spirit runs in our family. I couldn’t live without… Mrs Claus, the elves, and of course, my trusty reindeer. My most annoying habit is… I never knock before entering a house. When you’re delivering presents, you sneak around a lot, so it’s hard to switch that off. It’s made for some pretty awkward situations with the elves and is something I really need to work on. My hidden talent is… fitting into tight spaces. Even I don’t know how I do it sometimes! I laugh out loud when… I’m nervous. I don’t spend much time around people outside of December as I’m usually either hard at work or laying low, so I tend to laugh a lot in social situations. I’ve always been very jolly though, so I guess it paints an accurate picture of the kind of person I am! People don’t know that I… am actually terrible at gift wrapping (I usually get help from the elves) but I am great at freestyle rapping.]]>