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#1 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

What's the traditional snack in your house to leave out for Santa?
Do you also leave a snack for the reindeer?

#2 Libster

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

I discussed this with my daughter tonight actually, she wants to leave some Milk Arrowroots and milk for Santa and an apple for the reindeer original.gif

#3 Ianthe

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

Shortbread and milk. And carrots for the reindeer.

#4 imamumto3

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

DS said he will leave chocolate because thats what Santa likes, I will encourage him with that one!

#5 ImpatientAnna

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

When I was growing up, Santa apparently wanted a Crown Lager and Tim Tams

#6 mummy.to.one

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

A beer and some form of biscuits for Santa I think, the reindeer got carrots out the backyard which would be half eaten the next day original.gif

#7 Funky Cold Ribena

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Mince pie and glass of sherry for the big guy. Carrots for the reindeer.

#8 wildflowers

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Santa likes to have a beer and cookies.  The reindeer like grass and carrots but theydo leave a lot of mess and glitter outside.

#9 Just Another Cat

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

We haven't been leaving anything out so far (my oldest is only 3). I'll be reading for some ideas for this year though.


Edited by GrumpyTurtle, 26 November 2012 - 07:25 PM.


#10 kpingitquiet

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

Cookies and milk. Celery for reindeer.

I don't get the beer thing. Santa shouldn't drink and sleigh-drive, dammit!

#11 Broxie

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

Yes, it does seem he'd be quite tipsy after a few houses.

#12 Alpha_Chook

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

This year for Santa we are leaving out some Canadian Club Whiskey and Dry and some M and Ms. For the reindeer probably some carrot and apple.

#13 Buffalo Soldier

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

Milk and chocolate chip cookies here - means I have to bake cookies on Christmas Eve because they'd all be gone if I baked them any earlier.

My kids are firmly of the belief that kangaroos pull the sleigh in Australia (thanks Rolf Harris!) so we just leave out some grass and water for them.

#14 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:06 AM

Beer and biscuits for Santa.

Water and carrots for the reindeer original.gif

#15 Little Women

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Milk and shortbread that we baked on the day for Santa.  Water and carrots for the reindeer.

#16 mumof3kidlets

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

Christmas fruit cake, some milk ice n a dash of baileys biggrin.gif

#17 JustBeige

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (Broxie @ 26/11/2012, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's the traditional snack in your house to leave out for Santa?
Do you also leave a snack for the reindeer?

Ice cold glass of water - Australia is Hot and Santa would very likely be thirsty and one of my homemade ginger bread cookies.   DH usually guides their choice (he's the one who has to enjoy it later with a cuppa!)

Raindeer get carrot and we wash out and top up the dog water bowl so they can share that with the dog. (Luckily our dog likes to much on carrot)


Now that they are older and dont believe in Santa, they still do the Santa cup and biscuit thing as they think mum and dad deserve a cuppa and a bikkie laughing2.gif

#18 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

Glass of milk and a piece of Christmas cake and carrots for the reindeer.

#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Was informed by ds a few days ago I needed to buy cookies, milk, carrots and lollies when I go shopping next wub.gif   Not sure who the lollies are for?

#20 Always amazed!

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

Milk cookies and carrots here!


#21 sophiasmum

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

Milk & cookies for Santa.

Water & carrots outside for the reindeer.

#22 lottiebobs

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:50 PM

mince pie and whisky for Santa, carrot and water for the reindeer.

#23 Kaonashi

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Whatever treats I've made that year. Usually Christmas themed cake balls or gingerbread & a glass of milk. Reindeer get carrot. Santa may or may not have forgot to eat his treats last year. ph34r.gif

#24 Party of 5

Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

We read The Night Berfore Christmas and leave milk and choc chip cookies for Santa. We always leave carrots for the reindeer too (even when I was a kid)

#25 *~~Jess~~*

Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Tim tams and a beer for Santa and a carrots for the reindeer.




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