Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! Santa Claus (Jultomten in Swedish) has been visiting us with Christmas gifts this year again.

Lifecruiser Christmas Gifts 2010

That was just some of the nice Christmas gifts Santa left here in a hurry… You can see some more Lifecruiser Christmas gifts photos at Flickr.

Did you know that Santa must travel about 102.8 million kilometers to visit 108 million homes at Christmas? No time for any breaks there!

In order to make it, he has to fly with a speed of 1040 kilometers per second, roughly equivalent to 3000 times the speed of the sound.

He only has 1 / 1000 second to land, climb down the chimney and leave the Xmas gifts at each home.

Source: Illustrerad Vetenskap (Swedish Science Magazine)

No wonder that we never manage to see him!!! *giggles*

I’m sure that many persons wish they had his travel speed right now, since there are a lot of people stuck everywhere due to the snowy weather and canceled transportation, at airports, bus stations, train stations and even on the roads.

Isn’t it strange how the weather always turn bad just around Christmas when people want to get somewhere for Christmas…?

We, on the other hand, are stuck at home in Stockholm, wishing we were somewhere else without all the snow and minus degrees. Brrrr.

We wish you all a Happy Christmas Holidays, filled with joy & love!

Lifecruiser Christmas Travel

Earlier Christmas posts by Lifecruiser:

Merry Christmas 2009
Christmas Dinner Delights 2008
Swedish Christmas Dinner Preparations 2008
Different Christmas 2007
Merry Christmas All Bloggers 2007
Some Swedish Christmas Gifts
Christmas Street Market Stockholm 2007
Wordless Christmas
Swedish Christmas Traditions
Christmas Eve is here (2006)
Christmas Preparations (2006)
Lucia with Glögg & Lussekatter (2006)
Lighten Up Christmas (2005)

5 Comments on “Santa Travel Speed Need”

    Kuanyin said:

    Whizzing by like Santa to blow some warm tropical breezes your way & to wish you two a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

    claudie said:

    Jultomten is so sweet!!! It’s the best fest of the year! I dream I have one day a Christmas with snow!!! The only right christmas!!!
    Anaïs and Kalle had a lot of chance. Their flight to Finland from Marignane via Frankfurt was cancelled; They came back home and slept home!!! They could fly from Nice via Münich!!!! :razz:
    chance they had when I saw people several days sleeping in the airports!!!

    Jeni Hill Ertmer said:

    Thanks so much for the comments you made on my post -regarding some Swedish traditions that were often observed in my family when I was a child. I had forgotten about the Swedish potato sausage we usually had and also, that meatballs (Swedish of course) were almost always on the menu too but I don’t recall our family ever having any type of special Swedish ham. Of course, I wasn’t part of the preparation team in the kitchen back then so it’s possible we did but if so, it was never mentioned. I do have a question though about the Kalvsylta. I know that is the correct name of the gelled veal concoction that was a major part of our Christmas celebrations but it was never called by that name. I have no clue how to spell it but it was pronounced somewhat like this -”luugamousse.” Have you ever heard it called anything like this? I made it once for my family back in the early 80s and my girls wouldn’t touch it so my son and I had the whole pan of it to ourselves . However, even though my trial at making this turned out very well -it jelled perfectly, had good flavor and all that, the thought of my son and I having to polish off a whole pan of it by ourselves gave me a lot of pause about fixing it again. A whole lot of work for something only 2 people would enjoy doesn’t keep something on my menu, for sure!

    Gattina said:

    Nice gifts ! We had quiet some troubles to get out of Waterloo but then no problems until Amsterdam and even there it hasn’t snowed that much so we had a nice Christmas you can read it today (monday) on my blog !

    TorAa said:

    I have no excuse at all, but I think it was a phone call…
    Even 13. days X-Mas has been history….

    Hope to see you soon

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